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MTHFR what is it,how to address it

An MTHFR mutation is a problem associated with poor methylation and enzyme production. MTHFR mutations affect every person differently, sometimes contributing to hardly any noticeable symptoms at all, while other times leading to serious, long-term health problems.
Although the exact prevalence rate is still up for debate, it’s believed that up to 30 percent to 50 percent of all people might carry a mutation in the MTHFR gene, which is inherited and passed down from parent to child. (1) Around 14 percent to 20 percent of the population might have a more severe MTHFR mutation that impacts overall health more drastically.
The MTHFR gene mutation was discovered during the completion of the Human Genome Project. Researchers realized that people with this type of inherited mutation tended to develop certain diseases, including ADHD, Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, autoimmune disorders and autism,more often than those without the mutation.
There is still a lot to learn about what this type of mutation means for people who carry it and go on to pass it along to their children. As the website MTHFR.net states, “Research is still pending on which medical conditions are caused by, or at least partially attributed to, the MTHFR gene mutations.” (2)
To date, there have been dozens of different health conditions tied to MTHFR mutations, although just because someone inherits this mutation doesn’t mean that person will wind up experiencing any problems.

What Is a MTHFR Mutation?
According to the Genetics Home Reference Library, MTHFR is a gene that provides the body with instructions for making a certain enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. In fact, “MTHFR” is the shortened name for this enzyme. (3)
There are two main MTHFR mutations that researchers focus on most often. These mutations are often called “polymorphisms” and affect genes referred to as MTHFR C677T and MTHFR A1298C. Mutations can occur on different locations of these genes and be inherited from only one or both parents. Having one mutated allele is associated with increased risk of certain health problems, but having two increases the risk much more.
An MTHFR gene mutation can change the way some people metabolize and convert important nutrients from their diets into active vitamins, minerals and proteins. Genetic mutations can also alter neurotransmitter and hormone levels. In some cases, although not all, changes in how this enzyme works can affect health parameters, including cholesterol levels, brain function, digestion, endocrine functions and more.

Natural Treatments for MTHFR Mutation Symptoms
1. Consume More Natural Folate, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
Acquiring more folate (not folic acid, which is synthetic vitamin B9) can help with methylation. Getting more folate is very different than taking folic acid supplements, however. Some research even suggests that people with MTHFR mutations might have a harder time converting folic acid into its useable form and actually experience worsened symptoms from taking supplements containing folic acid.
Getting enough folate is especially important before and during pregnancy. The period three months before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy, mothers who get enough folate lower their children’s risk for various health problems. Look for the bioavailable form of folate in supplements called l-methylfolate and consume plenty of foods with folate.
Having more folate in your diet means you’re better able to create the active form of 5-MTHF. Some of the best high-folate foods include:
Beans and lentils
Leafy green vegetables like raw spinach
Asparagus
Romaine
Broccoli
Avocado
Bright-colored fruits, such as oranges and mangoes
Those with a MTHFR mutation are also more likely to be low in related vitamins, including vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These are easier to obtain from supplements, but food sources are always best. To get more B vitamins, focus on eating enough quality protein foods, organ meats, nuts, beans, nutritional yeast and raw/fermented dairy products.image
2. Treat Digestive Problems, Including Leaky Gut and IBS
Digestive complaints are common among people with MTHFR A1298C mutations. Many things affect digestive health, including nutrient intake, inflammation levels, allergies, neurotransmitter levels and hormone levels. For people who are already prone to nutrient deficiencies, leaky gut syndrome can make problems worse by interfering with normal absorption and raising inflammation.
To improve digestive/gut health, the following dietary adjustments can be very beneficial:
Reduce intake of inflammatory foods, such as gluten, added sugar, preservatives, synthetic chemicals, processed meats, conventional dairy, refined vegetable oils, trans fats and processed/enriched grains (which often include synthetic folic acid).
Increase intake of probiotic foods, which are fermented and supply “good bacteria” that aids in digestion.
Consume other gut-friendly foods, including bone broth, organic vegetables and fruit, flaxseeds and chia seeds, and fresh vegetable juices.
Focus on consuming healthy fats only, like coconut oil or milk, olive oil, grass-fed meat, wild-caught fish, nuts, seeds, and avocado.
3. Reduce Anxiety and Depression
Because of how it can negatively affect levels of neurotransmitters and hormones like serotonin, testosterone and estrogen, MTHFR mutations are tied to higher incidences of mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and chronic fatigue. High levels of stress can also make MTHFR mutation symptoms even worse. Tips for dealing with these conditions include:
Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids: Help to reduce inflammation and are beneficial for cognitive health.
Regularly practicing natural stress relievers: These include meditation, journaling, spending time outside, giving back or volunteering, praying, etc.
Regularly exercising: Helps to improve hormonal balance and sleep quality.
Using soothing essential oils, including lavender, chamomile, geranium, clary sage and rose.
Eliminating use of recreational drugs and reducing alcohol intake, which can both make symptoms worse by interfering with methylation. (4)
4. Protect Heart Health
Studies show that homocysteine levels tend to rise with age, smoking and use of certain drugs, so the first step is to focus on taking care of yourself as you get older and limiting use of harmful substances. (5) Other tips for keeping your heart healthy include:
Eating a healthy diet, especially one with plenty of high-fiber foods
Getting regular exercise and keeping your weight in a healthy range
Managing stress to prevent worsened inflammation
Consider taking the following supplements, which can help improve blood flow, cholesterol and blood pressure: magnesium, omega-3s, CoQ10, carotenoids and other antioxidants, selenium, and vitamins C, D and E.

article by dr.ax

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Melatonin All the test/data

MELATONIN

everything you have ever wanted to know

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Essential oils what they are used for

Bergamot Citrus bergamia Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, Antidepressant
Black Pepper Piper nigrum Colds, Aches and Pains, Influenza, Flatulence, Rheumatism
Carrot Seed Daucus carota Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diuretic
Cedarwood Cedrus Atlantica Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis
Clary Sage Salvia sclarea Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains
Cypress Cupressus sempervirens Menopausal problems, Colds, Rheumatism, Nervous Tension, Astringent, Wounds
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus Sore Throats, Coughs, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems, Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea
Frankincense Boswellia carterii Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions, Tension
Geranium Pelargonium graveolens Bronchitis, Respiratory Problems, Swelling, Inflammations, Tension, Nervous Conditions
Ginger Root Zingiber officinale Rheumatism, Muscular Aches and Pains, Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism, Digestive Disorders, OCD Compulsive Thoughts
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi Obesity, Kidney and Liver Problems, Migraine, Depression
Jasmine Jasminum Officinale Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual Problems, Laryngitis, Anxiety, Relaxant, Lethargy
Juniper Juniperus Communis Liver Problems, Obesity, Rheumatism, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Urinary Infections
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Burns, Inflammation, Cuts, Wounds, Eczema, Dermatitis, Fainting, Headaches, Influenza, Insomnia, Migraines, Nervous Tension, Infections, Sores, Ulcers, Acne, Boils, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis
Lemon Citrus Limonum Sore Throat, Nervous Conditions, Blood Pressure, Digestive Problems, Gallstones, Debility, Fever, Anxiety
Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiratory Problems, Fevers, Insect Repellent
Lime Citrus aurantifolia Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches, Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety, Astringent
Marjoram, Sweet Origanum majorana Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal Cramps, Menstrual Problems, Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Circulatory Disorders, Muscular Problems
Melissa Melissa officinalis Nervousness, Bacterial Infections, Fungal Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema
Myrrh Commiphora myrrha Wounds, Mouth Ulcers, Dermatitis, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fungal Infections, Candida
Neroli Citrus aurantium Depression, Anxiety, Hysteria, Diarrhea, Nervous Tension, Menopausal Problems, Dermatitis, Cardiac Tonic
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans Nausea, Vomiting, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Heart Stimulator
Orange, Sweet Citrus sinensis Depression, Anxiety, Constipation, Nervous Conditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative, Antiseptic
Palmarosa Cymbopogon martini Skin Infections
Peppermint Mentha piperita Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches, Migraine, Liver Problems, Arthritis
Pine Pinus nigra Bladder, Kidney Problems, Rheumatism, Respiratory, Sore Throats
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Gout, Headaches, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Skin Infections, Muscular Aches and Pains, Sprains, Dandruff, Alopecia, Obesity, Spinal Injuries
Sandalwood Santalum album Acne, Cystitis, Menstrual problems, Depression, Skin Infections, Fungal and Bacterial Infections
Spearmint Mentha spicata Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia Fungal Infections, Viral and Bacterial Infections, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts, Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock
Vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides ADD, ADHD, Nervousness, Insomnia, Rheumatism
Ylang Ylang Cananga odorata Palpitations, Anxiety, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Sedativeflowers1

this article from biosourcenaturals.com


Oil pulling/cavities interesting data everyone should read

What in the world is Oil Pulling, and does it help with cavities…..

written by Trina

Later, I heard about oil pulling. It was such a strange term, I didn’t even look into it for a while. Till I realized that the pain and sensitivity I had been experiencing in my teeth off an on for a while might be remedied through this idea. So, I read up on it—it made sense (coconut oil is anti-bacterial, and could pull toxins from your mouth when you swished it in your mouth for 15-20 min.)—and I tried it.teeth-and-organ-relationship

 

I posted the above photo on my Facebook page and had a lot of friends ask me to report how it worked. So, here’s the report:

I loved how my teeth felt on this new cleansing routine—I felt it reduced plaque and made my teeth stronger. Within a month, all sensitivity I’d been experiencing in my lower molars was gone.

So, I quit toothpaste, and replaced it with oil pulling, and my teeth have never been healthier.

Now, that’s my story, but I put a ‘we’ in the title, because Jeremy’s got a story, too.

And Then Mr. Holden Tried It…

Several months ago, my husband came up to me and said, “I think I have a cavity.” I looked in his mouth and was mortified. His back wisdom tooth was—I kid you not—green and brown and black and pitted, and definitely did not look healthy. Neither of us had ever had a cavity before, but I was pretty sure this was a case study.

I said, “Honey! You need to start oil pulling right away!”

Well, you know, he kinda looked at me the way I imagine you looked at me when I said I quit toothpaste.

But a week later, he felt a chunk flake off of said tooth, and the next morning he pulled out the coconut oil before breakfast. (It’s suggested that you rinse first thing in the am).

He began oil pulling faithfully every morning, as well as taking cod liver oil (upping nutrition was something I read was key to regenerating tooth decay). Within 3 days, he said the pain was gone. And a month later, after oil pulling 5-6 times a week, I looked in his mouth, and his tooth was—are you ready for this? White. White with a bit of yellow, but the black and green and brown had disappeared. The hole the infection had created remained, but all infection and pain was gone.

People, I am not lyin’ here.

Tooth regeneration is possible, and surprisingly simple…

God designed our bodies so incredibly. If we are nourishing our bodies well, He designed them to be able to heal from injury and disease—even our teeth.

I share our stories because the idea of ‘healing your teeth’ is quite foreign to people. But listen to this…

“That tooth decay is caused by nutrient deficiencies and not bacteria has been proven in both animal and laboratory experiments published in books and dental journals…

…If brushing, flossing, massive fluoridation campaigns, and dental surgery were effective in preventing tooth decay, it would not get worse over time. It would stay the same, or get better.”  (Ramiel Nagel of CureToothDecay.com)

But that’s not what’s happening, is it? It has become normal to have our teeth rot out of our head, starting not in our 60’s, or 40’s, but as children and even babies.

“What is missing from the ADA’s bacteria theory of cavities is that strong teeth resist acid and bacteria. And when you, the consumer, understand that a strong tooth resists acid indefinitely, then the next logical question is, what makes a tooth strong?” (Ramiel Nagel)

The answer, which Ramiel details in his ebook (linked below) is good nutrition. And you know what it means when I use that term around here…lots of whole foods, good fat, raw milk, tasty meats and properly prepared grains and veggies. Ramiel especially stresses whole, raw milk in the diet and plenty of deeply nourishing fats like butter oil and cod liver oil.

So, gotta a toothache? Wish you had stronger teeth? Don’t despair. You can actually do something other than have them all pulled and getting dentures. (Oh, yay!) Increase your nutrition and try oil pulling!

How to Oil Pull With Coconut Oil

  1. Scoop about 2 tsp. of coconut oil out of your jar and pop it in your mouth.
  2. Chew or hold the oil in your mouth till it melts and becomes liquid (takes about 30 seconds).
  3. Start swishing, pulling the oil back and forth and sideways through all your teeth.
  4. Swish for 20 min., spitting the oil out (into the trash) when you’re finished.

Why Oil Pulling works:

Your teeth are actually porous, comprised of yards and yards of minute passages (like a sponge) that bring nutrients to the outer enamel when good nutrition is present in your diet…or suck toxins into the teeth when nutrition is lacking. Oil itself has the ability to cut right through plaque to the tooth surface, and coconut oil in particular has rich, anti-bacterial properties. It’s believed that  one of the reasons oil pulling strengthens teeth is that it can help reverse the flow of toxins, pulling bacteria out of the teeth, and becoming a vehicle to dispose of toxins. Also, we’ve found the swishing action can be as effective as flossing, without any damage to gums (yes–I’ve gotten popcorn kernels out with oil pulling!)

Where to get good Coconut Oil:

Any organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil will work for this. If it smells like coconut, that’s a sign that it hasn’t been over-processed and still has all the wonderful things God put in the coconut to begin with! You’re looking for coconut oil that is cold pressed, extra virgin, and organic, like this brand available right from Amazon (this is an affiliate links–thanks for helping me keep the lights on around here!).

Here’s some resources for further reading on Healing Cavities…


Castor oil detoxes

How Castor Oil Packs Help You Detox

article by dr. David Jockers-photo by gina tyler

Castor oil has been around for centuries and dates back to its use in Egypt over 3,500 years ago (2). Castor oil packs have the ability to promote both the circulation of blood around an organ and an area of the body as well as increase the flow of fluids through the lymphatic system.

Castor oil effectively supports the body’s natural detoxification abilities. Traditionally used in alternative medical practices such as Ayurvedic therapy, research regarding the effects of castor oil remains limited due to lack of funding for clinical testing. However, the use of castor oil remains widespread. Anecdotal evidence suggests that castor oil packs are a trick of the health trade that has not been forgotten and with good reasoning.

Today, many medical experts around the world recommend individuals to use castor oil packs to help detoxify their bodies.

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What Is Castor Oil?

Also known as Ricinus Communis, castor seed oil is created from pressing the seeds of the plant to be used for a variety of conventional purposes. Castor oil is made up of phytochemicals including:

  1. Undecylenic acid
  2. Rincinoleic acid.

Composing 90% of the chemical structure of castor oil, rincinoleic acid is a fatty acid believed to be the responsible mechanism by which castor oil exhibits numerous health properties. Ricinoleic acid is released in the intestines and has been found to bind with receptors that line the intestinal tract and the smooth-muscle cells in the uterus therefore promoting natural healing abilities. (2, 4)

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Safety Concerns When Consumed Orally

Castor oil is considered safe by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives which is also made up with members of the World Health Organization. (1)

Although generally recognized as safe and found in high concentrations in some cosmetics such as lipstick, toxic effects have been associated when castor oil is consumed and is not recommended to be taken orally. (1)

Given the lack of support for the research of castor oil packs in clinical trials, physicians remain unaware of the physiological effects that castor oil has on the human body. Limited studies and tales of midwifery have reported symptoms of ingesting castor oil to include nausea, cramps, loss of fluid and electrolytes (2).

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Therapeutic Uses of Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs involve the application of externally administering castor oil to the skin’s surface so that it can slowly be absorbed. Castor oil packs have many potential therapeutic uses including the ability to treat and cure the following conditions: (1, 3, 4, 5, 6)

  • Skin conditions such as fungal infections, rashes, acne, warts, callouses, eczema, allergies and other inflammatory skin problems
  • Parasitic infection such as ringworm
  • Dry eye
  • Liver disorders including cirrhosis
  • Headaches
  • Appendictis
  • Gallbladder inflammation
  • Epilepsy
  • Arthritis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intestinal problems such as constipation
  • Induce Labor
  • Cancer

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Castor Oil Promotes Lymphatic Drainage

How can castor oil treat and possibly cure cancer? Castor oil exhibits anti-cancer properties by promoting the lymphatic system to remove the buildup of debris and toxins in the body. When the lympathic system is not functioning properly, liquid can accumulate within the network of tubes responsible for filtering bacteria and become stagnant. One study found that injecting rats with castor oil helped to suppress tumors which developed as the result of liver damage. (1).

Other research has found that when oil is absorbed through the skin, not only is there an increase in both lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, but there is also an increase in lymphocyte production. Lymphocytes are critical to the immune system because they signal a call for aid when the body is under attack from foreign substances. (4)

For these reasons, castor oil packs may be an alternative therapy that can boost the immunity of individuals with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus infection) or AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). It may also be possible that castor oil can have health benefits when simply massaged onto the skin.

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Promotes Healthy Digestion & Elimination

Castor oil is popularly known in folklore as a potent carthartic which stimulates the complete release of substances from the gastrointestinal tract and ultimately causes defecation (3). Castor oil packs however may have the same therapeutic properties when applied to the skin following absorption.

Applying castor oil packs to the abdominal region can help you achieve regular bowel movements as well as experience an increase in energy. As a result, scientists also speculate that this laxative effect, which simultaneously removes infectious agents from the lining of the gut, may also alleviate symptoms of depression. (4)

Elderly patients participated in a study in which they were administered castor oil packs for therapeutic care. 80% of these individuals sought relief from symptoms of constipation for over ten years and were observed to have immediate improvements following less than 3 days of treatment. (5)

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Supports Natural Detoxification

As a result of the ability of castor oil packs to promote lymphatic drainage and both digestion and elimination, castor oil packs ultimately aid the body to naturally detoxify. Understanding the clues your body is signaling to you is necessary to help you understand how effectively your body is currently able to promote detoxification.

 

Liver’s Vital Importance to Detoxification

The liver serves vital functions in the body and is absolutely required for the process of detoxification. As you have already read, a weakened lymphatic system increases the buildup of debris, toxins, and pathogenic bacteria, weakens organs and increases the risk for cancer.

For example, consider the liver to serve the same function as the garbage disposal in your kitchen. The liver helps circulate fluid in the body and transforms toxins into a substance in which then can be:

  1. Dissolved
  2. Flushed down the bile ducts
  3. Relocated into the small intestine
  4. Eliminated from the body as stool

This is why noting a chalky white appearance in your stool can indicate to you that your liver is functioning poorly. Bile is produced by the liver when toxins are being eliminated and it is also what gives stool its brown appearance.

Applying castor oil packs to the skin’s surface near your liver can assist in the detoxification of toxins from the body promoting optimal gastrointestinal health and reducing your risks of cancer as a consequence of stagnant toxic waste within the lymphatic system.

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Purchase Castor Oil Packs

Purchasing a high quality castor oil is required to receive the optimal healing benefits. There are a few recommendations to follow when purchasing castor oil to ensure you are receiving the highest therapeutic grade castor oil available. The following is a list of labels that you should look for when buying castor oil:

  • “cold pressed”
  • “without hexane”
  • “100% Pesticide Free” or “Organic”
  • “non-hybridized”
  • “Free of preservatives and additives”
  • “non-solvent extracted” or “unrefined”
  • “non-deodorized”

Where to Purchase Castor Oil Materials

Whether you are seeking to purchase the whole kit to create a castor oil pack or you only aim to buy the castor oil itself, a few recommended products follow to help you begin your search for a high quality product.

Purchase the Pack Materials

The two following retailers offer castor oil kits for purchase if you do not already have the materials on hand. Do note that the kits do not supply organic castor oil and it may be best if purchased separately. Pesticide residue contained in castor oil can be absorbed through the skin.

Radiant Life: Buy the whole kit from Premier Research Labs Castor Oil here or purchase the materials separately. Premier Research Labs Castor Oil is cold-pressed, non-solvent extracted and hexane-free. The kit also includes organic cotton flannel and a wrap-around pack.

Heritage Store: This kit  includes hexane-free, cold pressed castor oil along with unbleached wood flannel and castor cleaning towelettes for removing oil after treatment.

Buy the Oil Separately

Banyan Botanicals Ayurvedic Herbs: Buy pure, unrefined, and organic castor oil here.

Heritage Store: Purchase cold-pressed, hexane free, organic castor oil from Amazon here.

Dr Adorable Inc.: Also sold on Amazon, Dr Adorable Inc. castor oil is a product of India where harvesting methods produce a purer bean. This castor oil is cold pressed, hexane free, organic and can be purchase using this link.

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Castor Oil Pack Instructions:

Before applying a castor oil pack to the skin’s surface, test for skin sensitivity. Rub a small amount of castor oil directly onto a limited area of skin to determine if a reaction develops. Another recommendation for use is to avoid using electric heat pads without an automatic shut off following a period of time. Many individuals provide testimonials of falling asleep with ease during castor oil pack treatments.

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When to Avoid the Use of Castor Oil Packs

The use of castor oil packs is not recommended if you are experiencing the following circumstances:

Women who are Pregnant: Limited research is available regarding how castor oil may induce labor. Some research suggests that the ricinoleic acid contained in castor oil may signal a response from the lining of the uterus. Therefore, castor oil is not recommended for women who are pregnant unless recommended by a doctor to stimulate labor. (2)

Women Experiencing Heavy a Menstrual Flow: Women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding should also avoid the use of castor oil packs during menstruation. Otherwise, castor oil packs may possibly help to ease cramping and regulate a women’s menstrual cycle.

Individuals with Gastrointestinal Problems: The ricinoleic acid has been found to interact with the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and can exacerbate conditions for individuals with certain gastrointestinal complications. Individuals experiencing ulcers, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and colitis should avoid castor oil packs unless otherwise recommended by a doctor.

Individuals with Extreme Skin Sensitivities: Castor oil packs should also not be used by individuals with chronic skin conditions with heightened skin sensitivities. These individuals are at an increased risk of developing a reaction from the topical application of castor oil packs. (1)

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Summary of Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs have been said by many to relieve their symptoms of constipation, remove ovarian cysts, treat skin problems and are used as a remedy for inflammation resulting from joint and muscle pain. What symptoms do you have that castor oil packs can help you heal from?

Until alternative medical remedies such that as castor oil packs receives greater support and funding for scientific research, the potential uses for its powerful healing abilities remain only anecdotal evidence. If you are seeking a treatment to help your body naturally detoxify and help your achieve optimal health, give castor oil packs a try and share your story.

Sources for this Article Include:

  1. Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate SE, Ricinoleic Acid, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Zinc Ricinoleate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Ethyl Ricinoleate, Glycol Ricinoleate, Isopropyl Ricinoleate, Methyl Ricinoleate, and Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate. International Journal of Toxiciology. May 2007;26:31-77. DOI: 1080/10915810701663150
  2. Tunaru S, et al. Castor oil induces laxation and uterus contraction via ricinoleic acid activating prostaglandin EP3 receptors. PNAS 2012;109(23):9179-9184. DOI: 1073/pnas.1201627109
  3. Kelly AJ, et al. Castor oil, bath and/or enema for cervical priming and induction of labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2001;(2):CD003099. PMID: 11406076
  4. Circle of Life: Amazing Castor Oil: Ancient Remedy, Modern Healer Link Here
  5. Arslan GG, and Eser I. An examination of the effect of castor oil packs on constipation in the elderly. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-62. PMID: 21168117
  6. Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment Link Here
  7. The Weston A. Price Foundation: Support for the Liver: Link Here

Other Sources Include:

Banyan Botanicals Ayurvedic Herbs Link Here

Amazon: Castor Oil Pure Organic Cold Pressed Virgin 16 oz Link Here

Amazon: Heritage Store Organic Castor Oil, 16 oz Link Here

Radiant Life: Premier Castor Oil Link Here

Amazon: Heritage Store Castor Oil Pack Kit Link Here

Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat: Ancient Remedy, Modern Healer Link Here


Bachflower remedies

Guide to the Bachflower remediesphoto by ginatyler

Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling.

For more information on each remedy in this list click the relevant link. It might help to read some case studies first to see how they work.

AgrimonyAgrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face

Aspen – fear of unknown things

Beech – intolerance

Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes

ChicoryChicory – selfish, possessive love

Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present

Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred

Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility

Gentian – discouragement after a setback

Gorse – hopelessness and despair

Heather – self-centredness and self-concern

HollyHolly – hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle – living in the past

Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something

Impatiens – impatience

Larch – lack of confidence

Mimulus – fear of known things

Mustard – deep gloom for no reason

OakOak – the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion

Olive – exhaustion following mental or physical effort

Pine – guilt

Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones

Rock Rose – terror and fright

Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives

Star of BethlehemStar of Bethlehem – shock

Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain – over-enthusiasm

Vine – dominance and inflexibility

Walnut – protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet – quiet self-reliance leading to isolation

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild OatWild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow – self-pity and resentment

The original system also includes an emergency combination remedy. Other pre-mixed combinations are offered by many remedy producers, but they tend to be ineffective because they are not chosen individually.

article from the Bach Foundation


“love” potion,essential oil mixes

“LOVE POTION” for Valentines day-

A list of 6  do it yourself formulas,why not make your own-

rose2 since many of you already have most of these essential oils

pick your favorite formula……………..

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Magnesium -signs of deficiency……….

MAGNESIUM……
Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying for it.
Just about every single person you come into contact with – especially those with a health problem, but even those with only minor complaints – are suffering in some way from this nationwide deficiency. Including you!

What Exactly Is Magnesium?

Magnesium is life.

It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, right next to sulfur (which is JUST as important).

Along with being a mineral, magnesium is also an electrolyte. “Sports drinks” (aka sugar-filled scams) claim to contain electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium because we sweat away these important nutrients during exercise, and their deficiency is what leads to the common problems athletes face, such as muscle cramping! But believe me – electrolytes (especially magnesium) do so much more than treat and prevent muscle cramps.

First off, electrolytes are what allow us to be living, electrical beings. They are responsible for all electrical activity (and thus brain conductivity) in the body. Without electrolytes like magnesium, muscles can’t fire, your heart cannot beat, and your brain doesn’t receive any signals. We need magnesium to stay alive, point blank. As soon as we don’t have enough of it, we start to lose the energy and conductivity that keeps us going. Technically, as soon as we become deficient, we slowly begin to die, getting more aches and pains day by day, feeling worse year after year. I can’t stress it enough… signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere, if you just look.

Magnesium is a cofactor in over three hundred reactions in the body, necessary for transmission of nerve impulses, temperature regulations, detoxification in the liver, and formation of bones and teeth. However, magnesium shows its true power in cardiovascular health. The Weston A. Price foundation writes, “Magnesium alone can fulfill the role of many common cardiac medications: magnesium inhibits blood clots (like aspirin), thins the blood (like Coumadin), blocks calcium uptake (like calcium channel-blocking durgs such as Procardia) and relaxes blood vessels (like ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec) (Pelton, 2001).”

Nearly EVERYONE has signs of magnesium deficiency but we don’t realize it…

Symptoms include:

  • Constipation
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Lethargy
  • Impaired memory/thinking
  • Seizures
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Chronic back pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Muscular pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • ADHD
  • Brain fog
  • Tension
  • Anxiety disorders such as OCD

Anything that makes you tense and tight could potentially be due to magnesium deficiency. If you can’t relax or you can’t stop — think magnesium! Full-blown health problems can even be tied back to this crucial mineral. Most people with ANY chronic disease or issue benefit greatly from magnesium supplementation therapy. This is because chronic illness = stress, and stress depletes magnesium. The following are conditions that are likely to have magnesium deficiency as a part of the puzzle:

“Similarly, patients with diagnoses of depression, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, tremor, Parkinsonism, arrhythmias, circulatory disturbances (stroke, cardiac infarction, arteriosclerosis), hypertension, migraine, cluster headache, cramps, neuro-vegetative disorders, abdominal pain, osteoporosis, asthma, stress dependent disorders, tinnitus, ataxia, confusion, preeclampsia, weakness, might also be consequences of the magnesium deficiency syndrome.”

Amazingly, the article referenced above even mentions neuro-vegetative disorders as a possible result of magnesium deficiency. This would include comas. Stress hormone production requires high levels of magnesium and stressful experiences can immediately lead to complete depletion of magnesium stores; could this be a contributing factor to why we see comas after traumatic accidents/injuries? As I mentioned above, magnesium is an electrolyte responsible for brain signals and conductivity. Without magnesium, people in comas may not be able to come to and resume conductivity. Many people with diabetes also fall into diabetic comas. Diabetes is listed as another possible consequence of magnesium deficiency. Could this be a factor in diabetic comas as well? Something to think about and research further!

Cravings

Do you crave chocolate? Why, when people are stressed out, do they go for chocolate? Chocolate is one of the highest food sources of magnesium.

Magnesium is associated with so many disorders that Dr. Carolyn Dean of the Nutritional Magnesium Association has devoted an entire book to discussing how she has treated thousands of patients for a wide array of diseases, with magnesium as the primary component. Her book, The Magnesium Miracle, is a must-read if you have any of the magnesium deficiency symptoms above, or any health problems in general – as there is likely a magnesium component to everything. Check out 50 Studies Suggest That Magnesium Deficiency Is Killing Us.

Why Don’t Doctors Find Magnesium Deficiencies In Tests?

Unfortunately, conventional medicine has not woken up to the amount of research that has been done on magnesium deficiency.

One of the reasons Western Medicine is so off base with magnesium is how they test it: with blood tests.

Blood tests do not yield ANY information about magnesium… why? Because the body controls the levels of blood magnesium very tightly. If the magnesium in the blood drops just a little bit, you’re going to have a heart attack. It’s that sample. So to prevent this, the body will rob all of its cells, tissues, and bones of magnesium in order to keep the blood levels constant. If you do a blood test for magnesium, the cells could be completely empty while your blood levels remain constant.

What’s worse is that magnesium is not even in your blood. 99% of the magnesium in the body is stored in the cells that get robbed, while a mere 1% of your body’s total magnesium is in the blood. These tests are a complete waste of time, and they’re not educating doctors to this reality.

“A serum test for magnesium is actually worse than ineffective, because a test result that is within normal limits lends a false sense of security about the status of the mineral in the body. It also explains why doctors don’t recognize magnesium deficiency; they assume serum magnesium levels are an accurate measure of all the magnesium in the body.” – Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Magnesium Miracle.

Why Are We So Deficient?

Here’s the short(ish) version: Number one, we’re being poisoned by our food. Number two, we’re increasingly stressed out. We’re running our engines on high to keep up with life and it’s draining us. Stress hormone production requires high levels of magnesium and stressful experiences lead to depletion of magnesium stores. Number three, we’re eating more sugar than ever. For every molecule of sugar we consume, our bodies use 54 molecules of magnesium to process it. Fourth, low levels in the soil and modern farming techniques deplete stores of magnesium. And lastly, magnesium is depleted by many pharmaceutical drugs and estrogen compounds such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics, cortisone, prednisone, and blood pressure medications (“Drug-induced nutrient depletion handbook,” Pelton, 2001). Diuretics in coffee and tea (caffeine) also raise excretion levels. Oh and by the way – flouride competes for absorption with magnesium!

Nowadays, nearly everyone is magnesium deficient – no test needed. Refined/processed foods are stripped of their mineral, vitamin, and fiber content. These are anti-nutrient foods because they actually steal magnesium in order to be metabolized. When consumed, they demand that we supplement with magnesium or we are destined to break down eventually due to severe deficiency. Like I said, sugar is the worst offender. Every single molecule of sugar you consume drags over 50 times the amount of magnesium out of your body.

Well, what if you eat a healthy diet? Processed products are not the only foods that are devoid of magnesium. In general, magnesium has been depleted from topsoil, diminishing dietary intake across the board while our need for magnesium has increased, due to the high levels of toxic exposure we come across in our daily lives (air, water, plastics, chemicals, the list goes on!). The soil is depleted of magnesium because of the pesticides that are sprayed on all conventionally grown plants and worldwide pollution that affects even the cleanest fields. Pesticides also kill those beneficial bacteria/fungi that are necessary in order for plants to convert soil nutrients into plant nutrients usable by humans.

Article by;Organic Olivia

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