Ginger is used for ailments that run from simple colds and sniffles to rheumatoid arthritis.
Its effectiveness against headaches has been documented. Taken at the first sign of migraine, ginger can reduce the symptoms and severity of headaches by blocking prostaglandins, the chemicals that cause inflammation in blood vessels in the brain. This anti-inflammatory activity in ginger can shorten the discomfort of headaches, colds and flu. Ginger blocks the production of substances that cause bronchial congestion and stuffiness. Its main compounds, gingerols, are natural cough suppressants.
It works as well to reduce joint swellings in people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study found that ginger eased the symptoms in 55 percent of people with osteoarthritis and 74 percent of those with rheumatoid arthritis. Considering the health implications of drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex, ginger seems a much safer and more cost-effective alternative.
Ginger works like aspirin to thin…
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Practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world –detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, then feeding your body with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. These foods will assist in boosting your metabolism, optimizing digestion, while allowing you to lose weight and fortify your immune system.
Artichokes help the liver function at its best, which in turn will help your body purge itself of toxins and other things it doesn’t need to survive. It ups the liver’s production of bile, and since bile helps break down foods which helps your body use the nutrients inside them, an increase in bile production is typically a good thing.
Apples are full of wonderful nutrients. You get fibre, vitamins, minerals and many…
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Our daughter has been dealing with lupus for many years. So, I try to read and share information like this because I always learn so much and hope and pray that others will learn something new about autoimmune diseases. Thank you for these articles.
The core issue involved with autoimmune conditions involves restoring the body’s proper immune response and digestive function. This is what is called root-cause healing because it addresses the bottom line problem of autoimmune diseases. Doctors and even holistic healers can reach the symptoms and make a patient FEEL better, but that does not solve the underlying ailing that cause so much suffering and discomfort to millions of people.
The autoimmune attack on the various organs, systems and tissues of the body wreak havoc and often goes undiagnosed or misunderstood. Toxic drugs and immune suppressing chemicals only make the conditions worse as they weaken the body’s ability to fight these alien forces.
So what is a solution for this plague of diseases that has been attacking people for so many years? The reality is that once the body’s immunity receives the tools such as immune modulators, that it needs…
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This is an excellent post.
If the filtering and/or detoxification systems within the liver are overloaded or inefficient, this will cause toxins, dead cells and microorganisms to build up in the blood stream. This will then increase the workload of the immune system, which will become overloaded and irritated. The immune system will then produce excessive inflammatory chemicals, and in some cases, auto antibodies, because it is in a hyperstimulated state. This may lead to symptoms of immune dysfunction such as allergies, inflammatory states, swollen glands, recurrent infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or auto-immune diseases. Some of the more common autoimmune diseases are systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Immune dysfunction is common in the chemically overloaded environment we live in today, and is exacerbated by nutritional deficiencies inherent in processed and high fat diets. Suppressive drugs are often used…
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Hopefully, this educational post will encourage lupus patients to consider traditional Chinese medicine for another very credible resource. I recently tried a TCM natural supplement for a chronic cough and lung infection, and I received great results. Of course, always follow your physicians’ orders or print this post for them.
Lupus and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Treating lupus with acupuncture and Chinese herbal formula requires that we first understand the disease from the Chinese perspective. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) looks at the human body a little differently than conventional medicine that defines lupus as an auto-immune disease.
It is common today to refer to this new perspective as a paradigm shift. It is looking at things a little differently than the conventional scientific fashion. With this done, we find answers to medical issues that hadn’t been considered prior, and of course we find new and effective treatments as well.
One way of explaining the vast majority of lupus symptoms from the Chinese medicine perspective is through the diagnosis of Yin deficiency. The purpose of this article is to explain what Yin is, what happens when you don’t have enough of it, and finally show how many of the symptoms of lupus…
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