The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
Due to magnesium’s ability to be absorbed through the skin, its sulfate form — Epsom salt — has been used for centuries to help detoxify the body.
Arthritis is a broad term which we use to describe a group of over 100 diseases that affect these areas of the body. Wherever there is a problem involving inflammation around the joints and associated discomfort in movement, we refer to it as arthritis despite the multiple different causes that can lead to this. The other common name that is used in the same broad fashion is rheumatism.
The deficiency of nutrients in the American diet is uncontested. Even if one believes they are eating a healthy diet, the hidden chemicals, GMOs, and pesticides in our food chain is disconcerting. Add to that the relevance of soil depletion over the decades, acid rain and contaminated water, air and soil. It just becomes way too difficult to tell yourself that you can attain all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need in the American food market alone. If your physician tells you that supplementation in a waste of money- they are simply misinformed- it wasn’t taught in medical school. The main nutrients that are most deplete in our everyday diet include magnesium, zinc, B-complex (especially vitamins B3, B6 and B12), probiotics, and essential amino acids. This lack of nutrients leads to more negative ions in the body and less positive ions. This ion imbalance leads to the formation of calcium stones and accumulation of excess calcium deposits in our circulatory system, kidneys, joints – another direct correlation to FMS. We generally need less calcium and more magnesium. The importance of a balanced intestinal flora has already been stressed. The medical term for this is called dysbiosis.
Want to know how long gluten has been suspected as a cause of neurological disorders? About 60 years…and it still hasn’t been recognized in the mainstream!
Two of the oils, oregano and patchouli, are powerful anti-fungals. I don’t know the science behind it, but my guess is that the anti-fungal properties play a role in the success in busting through plaque psoriasis. As far as the bergamot, I knew that it was a terrific stress reliever and felt that the added boost would be beneficial.
In the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have conducted extensive studies on far-infrared heat therapy, and they report many amazing discoveries. In Japan, an “infrared society” comprising medical doctors and physical therapists is dedicated to advancing research into hyperthermia and the benefits of far-infrared heat. Their findings support FIR thermal therapy as an effective healing method.
The most common side effect of an ACE inhibitor is a nagging persistent cough. These drugs can also cause an imbalance in potassium levels (too much) which in turn, may create cardiac irregularities – the very thing they are prescribed to prevent. Garlic, tuna, sardines, hawthorn berry, whey protein and omega-3 fatty acids are just some of the foods that act as natural ACE inhibitors.
I realize that high cholesterol levels are found in heart disease, but nutritionists contend this is but a symptom of the disease, not the cause. High cholesterol is symptomatic of many other diseases as well and is caused by an underlying nutritional deficiency, dietary intake and lifestyle. A deficiency of the B vitamins and magnesium harm artery walls and weaken the heart muscles. Rancid and hydrogenated oils are very toxic to the heart. Lack of exercise, high stress levels and depression all contribute to heart disease.