Apr 062011
 

Instead of stressing how to live with and manage diabetes it is time to
Prevent and Avoid Diabetes!

Over 50 health conditions point to an increased risk of Diabetes 8 to 14 years before a possible diagnosis. These condition and approaches to avoid a future with diabetes are described in the Avoidiabetes Books by Rivkah Roth DO DNM®

See the newest numbers and report just released by the Canadian Government or read their April 4, 2011 Report…

 Posted by at 9:35 AM
Mar 282011
 

Q: My partner once again has worms but doesn’t seem to be able to tolerate the meds prescribed by the doctor. What natural medicine remedies are there?

A: From your question I gather that this is not the first time your partner is plagued by parasites. Intestinal parasites in humans are quite common given a conducive intestinal environment or a lowered immune system.
Short of passing worms in the stool these are the symptoms to look for:
• distended lower abdomen
• bloating or gas
• abdominal pain
• weight loss
• hunger pangs despite eating
• borborygmus (growling tummy)
• stomach pain or tenderness particularly around the navel area,
• nausea or vomiting
• itching around rectum or vulva especially at night
• tiredness and anemia
• dark rings around the eyes.

If you suspect or have found intestinal parasites the approach is two-pronged.

Firstly, get the kind of parasites identified. Not every kind of worm needs the same approach and remedies. Sometimes several stool samples are needed for this. Also, to avoid negative findings, make sure the lab you are using is specialized in handling parasites.

The quickest way to get rid of parasites is with conventional remedies from your pharmacy. Since these remedies kill worms but not larvae, in Europe, we always repeat these medications ten to fourteen days later in order to get rid also of the next generation before they have the opportunity to multiply.

Be prepared: the greater the parasite load the greater the amount of toxins released by the dying off worms. Feeling nauseous after taking prescription medication thus is to be expected. This is where natural medicine comes into play.

Secondly, key to avoid these unwanted guests is to create an intestinal environment hostile to them. Intestinal parasites thrive on anything sugar, including alcohols, fruit juice and refined carbohydrates such as breads, pasta, etc. Thus, avoid processed foods.

In addition, several foods have traditionally been used to create an intestinal climate hostile to new parasite development:
• Eat pumpkin seeds, carrots, beetroots, raw garlic, pomegranates (with seeds not juiced), papaya seeds, barberries, fennel seed.
• Up your Vitamin C to 2000 mg or to tolerance in form of chewable tablets (for better oral versus intestinal absorption).
• Drink ample fresh and non-chlorinated water to keep well hydrated and remove the toxins.

Natural medicine also uses a variety of herbs and traditional Chinese herbal medicines to help expel parasites. However, these remedies should be used under the guidance of a qualified practitioner only.

Once you are rid of the parasites, replenish your intestinal flora with good quality probiotics and stick to your fresh food lifestyle, i.e. keep avoiding sugars and processed foods, to keep new worms at bay.

Only you can make the decision about what will work best for you and your digestive system. Raising relevant questions is important. Have your doctor help you make your decision or consult with a qualified natural medicine professional before you decide on your customized plan of action.

 Posted by at 3:10 PM
Jan 032011
 

About the Central Role of the Duodenum

I have mentioned it before but it might not hurt seeing it in writing again…

  •  How well our digestion works determines how well our body and brain function.
  • The mucous lining in our intestines hosts the majority of our body’s lymph and immune system cells. This directly affects toxin drainage and defense from communicable diseases.
  • Inflammation anywhere in the body causes an acidic environment and triggers the calcium buffering mechanism: Calcium is forced to leach from bones and teeth into the blood stream in an attempt to balance the pH value.
  • Leached calcium plays a major role in bone loss (osteoporosis), calcium build-ups, heart disease (hardened arteries, high blood pressure / hypertension), various forms of arthritis, brain fog, vision issues, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions.

The first part of the small intestines following the stomach is the duodenum. A healthy and properly functioning duodenum…   

attaches to the…

  • anterior lumbar spine SI region (!!!).—To all osteopaths, chiropractors, body workers: you cannot expect a structurally stable low back and pelvic region until the gut is free of inflammation!
  • diaphragm (via the ligament of Treitz), possibly leading to signs of shortness of breath, GERDS, heartburn, tiredness, restless or light sleep, anxiety, etc.

controls…

  • how much and how often food is released from the stomach for absorption in the intestines.
  • bile release from gallbladder and prompts several other digestion-related liver functions.
  • enzyme release from the pancreas.

plays a role in the…

  • control of insulin production.

absorbs…

  • calcium and a majority of all other minerals and nutrients.

produces…

  • vitamin K (which then is stored in the pancreas and is responsible for calcium to remain in the bones and out of the arteries!!).

and…, and…, and…

Any or all of this does not function if we experience chronic or acute inflammation, bloating, dysbiosis (leaky gut syndrome), etc. or have been diagnosed with lazy stomach, irritable bowel (IBS, IBD), Crohn’s, GSE (gluten sensitive enteropathy), Celiac Disease (CD), or other gastrointestinal conditions.

The “Proof is in the Pudding”

After bariatric surgery (bypasses the duodenum and part of the jejunum) 90 to 95% of the patients no longer show signs of diabetes but suffer from the same mineral deficiencies a celiac would typically expect due to inability of duodenal absorption.

If you experience bloating or gas on a fairly regular basis or carry the proverbial “beer-belly” or a “spare tire” it is time to consult your doctor or a well qualified natural medicine professional.

 Posted by at 12:06 PM
Dec 162010
 

Worth repeating before the Holidays…
From cravings to headaches, sinus issues to fibrocystic ovaries, tender breast tissue, discharge, acne and more, excess sugar may be at the root of many of your health challenges.

“Sugar” comes in many forms:

  • anything sweet(ened) – except for herbs such as stevia
  • anything grain and starch (their carbs too turn to sugar in the body)
  • anything dairy (lactose also turns to sugar in the body)

Sugar makes the body more acidic and lowers iron (Fe) levels.
This in turn lowers the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. As a result, energy levels drop and heart and lungs are forced to work harder (shortness of breath and anxiety) as may be the kidneys (water retention).

Sugar causes inflammation and triggers the calcium leaching metabolism. This can add to the formation of fibroids (uterine and breast tissue). Amenorrhea (lack of or delayed monthly flow) or dysmenorrhea (painful menses and premenstrual syndrome) may be early signs of calcium leaching and pH buffering.

Sugar may promote acne. Higher levels of sugar are commenly related to acne and other skin eruptions. These can serve as early risk indicators for possibly future diabetes.

Sugar nourishes yeast cells. Yellowish or whitish discharge are a common result and possible sign of a yeast infection.  

Sugar nourishes cancer cells.  This process possibly is connected to sugar displacing blood oxygen. If detected early, many cancer cells can be outright starved if sugars, grain carbs and lactose are cut from the diet.

Now that we have recognized the “rat” let us remember the Power and Importance of Antioxidants!

 Posted by at 8:27 PM
Aug 022010
 

One in two individuals worldwide is at risk of developing diabetes or metabolic disease during their lifetime and at great socio-economic cost. 

Research identifies over fifty health conditions as early risk indicators for diabetes. Avoiding diabetes is possible – eight to fourteen years before a possible diagnosis – naturally and without major costly interventions. But patients are on their own.

 The Avoidiabetes movement aims to develop worldwide satellite systems of specialized Early Diabetes Risk Recognition and Avoidance health professionals. In addition, we are developing a system of public live-in centers teaching meal preparation, food shopping, and Avoidiabetes lifestyle management.

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 Posted by at 3:30 PM