Friday, October 10, 2014

Guess What Came to Dinner

Or How to Treat Parasitic Infections

Now, this is a subject nobody really wants to talk about. The fact is, however, that 90% humans all over the world will have a problem with intestinal parasites during their lifetime. This news is quite shocking and people in North America or Europe usually associate parasitic infestation with poor, under-developed countries. They couldn't be more wrong. The rate of parasite-related illnesses in North American is skyrocketing.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies parasites to be one of the six most dangerous diseases that infect humans. Parasites outrank cancer as the number one global killer and account for many digestive disorders from which people all over the world suffer.

On the menu?

How do you know that you have parasites?

There are many symptoms of parasitic infections and not all of them concentrate in the digestive tract. Some symptoms may be unclear and can be confused with symptoms of other diseases and patients are often misdiagnosed unless a parasitology test have been performed at a lab. 

Symptoms of parasitic infestation may include:
  • diarrhea
  • gas or bloating
  • bad breath
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain or tenderness
  • chronic fatigue or weakness
  • anemia and malnutrition despite proper diet
  • weight loss
  • weight gain
  • abdominal swelling
  • chronic sinusitis
  • skin infections and acne
  • passing a worm in your stool
Intestinal infestation is caused either by protozoa or by helminths. Protozoa such as Giardia lamblia are single-celled organisms that can multiply within the body. The word "helminth" comes from the Greek word for worm. Helminths are multicellular organisms that, when mature, can be seen with the naked eye. The most common types of helminths are tapeworms and roundworms. Helminths often find their way into a body of a human host through house pets, contaminated food or water, through soil, mosquito bites, and even through a sexual intercourse. Poorly washed vegetables eaten raw may also contain eggs of parasites.

Black Walnut

For ages herbalist all over the world used herbal preparations to help their patients get rid of intestinal parasites. Herbs such as garlic, black walnut or wormwood are quite effective in removing parasites from the body. In addition, increased hygiene and care at meal preparation are necessary during the treatment. The amount of time needed in order to accomplish complete removal of parasites from the body depends on the severity of parasitic infestation. It is suggested that patients should absolve a 6-week protocol since 6 weeks is generally the life cycle of a harmful organism. The protocol should be repeated at least once after three months or so.

Proper hygiene

Look for the best herbal products on the market or visit the GHC for more information about the Harmful Parasite Cleanse

By Dominique Allmon

Harmful Organism Cleanse Kit

*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Garcinia Cambogia - Miracle Weight Loss Pill or Hype?

Garcinia cambogia extract is a popular weight-loss supplement that is being used for weight management by many people all over the world.

Endorsed by doctors, celebrities, studio hosts and every day people, Garcinia Cambogia has been called the "miracle of weight loss". This tiny pumpkin shaped fruit from Southeast Asia has taken our nation by storm since it was first seen on the Dr. Oz show in late 2012. Garcinia Cambogia, also known as Malabar tamarind, Pazham Puzhi, Gambooge, and Bitter Kola, has been used in meals and traditional medicinal practices for generations in some cultures. The reduction in body fat and amazing transformation stories from around the globe cannot be denied.

The Science

The main reason that Garcinia Cambogia is so effective in healing and weight loss is because it is an excellent source of the isomer Hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Studies done on rats show that oral ingestion of Hydroxycitric acid appear to inhibit the enzyme Citric acid lysase, which is necessary in the synthesis of fatty acids, and this in turn reduces food intake and thus body weight. The main thing to know is that it takes time and patience to burn fat and reduce obesity with Hydroxycitric acid - it is no miracle pill.

The Dosage - The recommended dosage of Garcinia Cambogia (and the bioactive HCA) is about 500mg taken thirty to sixty minutes before a meal. This can be taken two to three times a day, and most people take it once before breakfast and once before lunch. Most Garcinia Cambogia supplements on the market contain about 60% Hydroxycitric acid by weight in its salt form.  

Prevention of Weight Gain - HCA works well to prevent overeating and weight gain. Scientists noted in a study done on rats that the Hydroxycitric acid (in the same amounts found in Garcinia Cambodia pills) successfully inhibited serotonin re-uptake into rat corticol by twenty percent (at 300uM concentration), though no sort of prevention was noted at about 1000uM (1mM) of Hydroxycitric acid. Thus HCA's effect of suppressing appetite is believed to be directly related to the prevention of serotonin, though the full effects of the trial didn't appear until forty-five days in.

Study on Weight Loss - A study done on humans who had a BMI between 27.5 and 39 (most of them obese) gave half the group 100mg of Garcinia Cambogia (combined with 400mg Inulin and 200mg white kidney bean extract) before each three meals a day for a time of twelve weeks. The other half of the group was given a placebo for the same amount of time. At the end of the study the supplement and diet group lost 4% body weight while the placebo and diet group did not. Dropouts were also higher in the placebo group than the supplement one.  

Other Benefits - If 500mg of HCA is ingested along with 2g/kg of carbohydrate right after exercising, humans show a small increase in the rate of glycogen resynthesis. Oral ingestion of Garcinia Cambogia leaves was able to improve urine output (in the range of 17-39% aqueous or 36-72% ethanolic). Ingestion of the supplement was also able to successfully normalize an increase in serum levels of creatinine and urea, which is believed to help with kidney impairment. The polyphenolic component and iron content of the seeds are thought to slightly increase testosterone and also the red blood cell count.

What Doctors Say

While Dr. Oz is the largest proponent of Garcinia Cambogia, he is not the only celebrity who has seen the amazing benefits of this "miracle" supplement. It has been reported that Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez have all lost significant amount of body fat with Garcinia Cambogia alone. In fact, there are many clinical studies that report it will help to flush out your system and melt away fat without any negative side effects. In short, the "miracle of weight loss" has been reported to do the following:
  • Increase metabolism, boosting weight loss efforts.
  • Stop fat production so you can burn fat more quickly.
  • Reduce cholesterol and belly fat within 28 days.
  • Take inches off your waistlines without diet or exercise.
As with everything, you have to try it first to see whether it is working for you. Everybody is different. And remember, no matter what you do, you can either support your weight loss with minor changes in your daily routine or you can sabotage it with behaviors that are detrimental to your health. The choice is yours.

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*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

8 Great Uses For Oregano Oil

According to Greek myth, oregano was a beloved and cherished herb of the goddess Aphrodite. She grew it in plentiful amounts in her garden on Mount Olympus. Given this history, it’s no surprise that oregano has been studied intensely and its benefits for human health are well known. It’s potency is due to the active compound in oregano — carvacrol.

Oregano oil is a potent concentration of the herb and can be applied in various ways — directly on the skin or internally. Here are 8 of the many powerful ways oregano oil can benefit the body.

1. Cold Sores - Cold sores are typically caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Although carvacrol isn’t a cure for herpes or cold sores, it has been shown to have some activity against the microbes that cause flare ups. A recent study suggests that carvacrol can kill up to 90% of herpes simplex type 1 viruses within an hour. 

2. Food Poisoning - Undercooked food is a haven for the toxic organisms that can really do a number on your system. Some research has found that these organisms may be inhibited by the active chemical compound in oregano oil. 

3. Muscle Discomfort - Oregano itself is tremendously soothing and research shows that oregano oil may be helpful for reducing discomfort in joints, muscles, and bones. Best of all, it doesn’t work like opioids and doesn’t have addictive tendencies. 

4. Promoting Intestinal Balance - Keeping a proper balance of bacteria in your intestines is crucial for supporting good health. A healthy colony of intestinal flora is necessary for proper digestion and it defends against sickness. Good bacteria also supports the immune system and may be helpful for balancing mood. Carvacrol promotes gut health by creating an appropriate balance of good bacteria vs. bad bacteria. 

5. Bone and Joint Discomfort - Redness from irritation is one of the main contributors to arthritis, a painful condition that targets one or more joints throughout the body. Science is moving swiftly to discover how oregano affects arthritis but preliminary studies suggest that carvacrol may hold some promise for easing the discomfort associated with arthritis. 

6. Harmful Organisms - If you travel to underdeveloped areas of the world, you may be exposed to organisms that can wreak havoc on your health. Avoiding the water may not be enough to completely protect you either. Even harmful organisms in your natural environment carry a high infection risk, especially if the body is already in poor health. Research has shown that carvacrol may be able to fight some of these invaders. Bring your oregano oil while traveling! 

7. Yeast Infections - Carvacrol is to fungus what Raid is to cockroaches.  Research shows that plants containing this compound are effective in fighting candida. 

8. Liver Toxicity - Toxins exist in our water, food, and even the air we breathe. The ever-present barrage of toxins in our environment is extraordinary, and the burden it places on our liver is equally mind boggling. Carvacrol may help detox the liver, our primary detoxifying organ. Using this herb during a regular detox regimen may be helpful for boosting the detoxifying process. 

There’s a few options for oregano oil on the market, Global Healing Center offers a really nice organic blend of oregano oil. Have you tried it? What are your experiences? Leave a comment and let us know.

By Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

Natural Body Defender. Nature's Purifier. Organic Oregano Oil.

*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.