Acid Reflux – Support can be found with a high quality unprocessed salt, not diluting the meal with excessive fluids, adding apple cider vinegar with meals or taking a hydrochloric acid supplement.
Acne – Tea Tree oil contains chemicals known as terpenoids which kill bacteria has been successful as a topical application. Zinc helps reduce inflammation; kills propionibacterium acnes, the main bacteria associated with acne, and improves the skin environment that makes it more hostile to this bacterium. Progesterone cream applied topically may alleviate acne in adult women by counteracting the excessive production of androgens that causes most cases of adult acne in women.
Allergies, environmental –
Anxiety – GABA, Kava (Piper methysticum), Valerian root, L-theanine
Athlete’s foot – liquid grapefruit seed extract, Cajeput Oil, Lapacho, Sanguinaria, Thyme, Usnea
Bed wetting – St. John’s Wort with Plantain
Blood Clots, dissolves – Capsicum, Chestnut Leaf, Horse Chestnut or use nattokinase
Blood builder – 1 raw farm egg with liquid chlorophyll with yellow dock mixed in 5-6 ounces of Concord Grape Juice . There is an enzyme in the Concord Grape Juice that will kill any bacteria that may be in the raw egg.
Blood thinner – In place of Coumadin, take 2 to 3 tablespoonfuls of cod liver oil daily and add 800 Vitamin E to keep the oil from turning rancid in blood stream. (Per Jonathan Wright, MD)
Blood sugar control – coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, chromium, and cinnamon
Bone spurs, dissolve – gravel root or hydrangea root or stoneroot
Bruising, trauma, and pain – Arnica montana applied externally on areas of trauma to prevent swelling, bruising and pain
Brittle Nails – biotin
Burns – Honey mixed with aloe vera
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome –
Cataracts – L-carnosine eye drops: apply 1 to 2 drops in each eye one to four times daily. One good brand is Visual Ocuity, which can be ordered at integratedhealth.com.
Colds or Flu – great defense and offense is Oregano, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Echinacea, Elderberry, and Zinc gluconate lozenges
Cold Sores – Lysine inhibits the virus’ ability to replicate itself. In a study of 1,543 people with herpes simplex, 88 percent of the people who took an average of 936 mg a day of supplemental lysine showed an improvement in symptoms, with lesions healing in an average of five days or less in 83 percent of those people. If you are prone to cold sores, take a preventive daily dose of 750 to 1,500 mg of lysine a day, and increase it to 3,000 mg when an outbreak is imminent.
Coughs – Make onion syrup by covering several large chopped onions with liquid honey. Low heat under 130 degrees F. for several hours and strain. Hold the syrup in the mouth and let it trickle down. Adding Cherry bark tincture is a big plus.
Croup – Catnip or peppermint tea with a few drops of tincture of lobelia.
Dry eyes – Fish oil: a minimum of 2 g daily
Floaters – Simply take 8 oz distilled water and place 1 teaspoon MSM in this, along with 1-2 drops of 35% H2O2 for purification purposes. Be sure the dropper bottle you are using is sterile. You could purchase Visine or other drops and empty it out for a good dropper bottle.
Ear Infection / Earache –
Gallstones – (Eighty percent of gallstones are cholesterol and 20% are calcium salts with the pigment bilirubin.) Dissolve stones with gravel root or stoneroot (dissolves calcium) while taking lecithin to emulsify the cholesterol.
Gout – (There is some degree of kidney dysfunction in 90% of people with gout.)
Gums, tighten – Alum Root, White Oak Bark
Headaches – (Aspartame is one of the most common causes of headaches. MSG is another common cause of headaches and migraines.) Apply Peppermint oil to the temples to remove headaches that are behind the eyes. Headaches in the back of the head are usually from tension in the neck indicating a need for magnesium. Butterbur at 150 mg/day has been very successful for migraines. It may take 1 to 3 months to be effective. Continual issues with headaches and migraines are usually a liver issue.
Hearing, restore – in German tradition, 2 drops in each ear 2 times per day to restore lost hearing
Heart attack, stop – carry liquid capsicum as it will expand the arteries
Heart Disease – Consuming 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day can lower your odds for heart disease by 44 percent. Just 1 tablespoon a day can slash your risk by 28 percent.
Hemorrhaging – capsicum or white oak bark extract
Hemorrhoids – will disappear — sometimes literally overnight — when a mixture of 20 drops of SSKI (potassium iodide) and 1 ounce of flaxseed oil is applied to them at bedtime.
Kidney stones – The combined effect of vitamin B6 and magnesium was tested in a landmark study performed 25 years ago. 149 recurrent stone patients were given magnesium and B6 daily for 4.5-6 years. Before receiving this treatment, these patients suffered an average of 1.3 stones per person per year. Stone formations fell to 0.1 per person per year, a 92.3% improvement.
Dissolve calcium oxalate kidney stones with Gravel Root or Hydrangea Root. Take Marshmallow at rate of 40 drops every hour if you are passing a kidney stone as it will coat the stone and “ease” it on through the urinary tract.
Low blood pressure – Adrenal insufficiency is the usual underlying cause of hypotension.
Memory and Brain Shrinkage – High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine. In a 2010 study, participants received relatively high doses of B vitamins, including:
After two years those who had received the vitamin-B regimen suffered significantly less brain shrinkage compared to those who had received a placebo. In those who had the highest levels of homocysteine at the start of the trial, their brains shrank at half the rate of those taking a placebo. The latest study takes this research a step further, showing not only that B group vitamins may slow brain shrinkage but that it may specifically slow shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent.
Motion Sickness and morning sickness – ginger
Muscle Cramps and Spasms – powdered magnesium citrate
Polyps – Bayberry removes polyps wherever they are in body. Bee Propolis will encapsulate and remove nasal, sinus and colon polyps.
Rashes that itch – topically apply thyme extract or thyme oil
Ringing in the ears or tinnitus – Dodder seed extract – 1 to 2 drops in ear daily (some have gotten great results). Therapeutic doses of B complex with zinc along with Ginkgo biloba at 240 mg daily.
Ringworm -(highly infectious fungal disease) Clinical studies have demonstrated that topical application of Neem oil may cure 75% of cases of ringworm within three days. You may also try one of the following herbs topically: sanguinaria (blood root), usnea, Amargosa, black walnut, and cajeput oil.
Scabies – Neem oil has been proven to be effective. Cajeput oil and sanguinaria (blood root) may work.
Skin tags – Bayberry, Wheat Germ, Laetrile or apricot seeds (SKC-ML formula from Good Herbs)
Spider bites – Plantain with Good Herbs formula PO-K Plus-L (Echinacea, Golden Seal, Virginia Snake Root)
Splinters – use Plantain to draw it out
Toenail fungus – topically apply grapefruit seed extract
Ulcers – Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) and Mastic (1,000 mg daily for one month)