Category Archives: Homeopathic Remedies

What Causes Fatigue?

Have you ever wondered about the causes of fatique? Read on for more information about the possible causes.

Q. What are the causes of fatigue?

A. There are different types of fatigue. One is the type where you have difficulty with muscular strength, and going up the stairs seems harder than what it should be. The other one is fatigue from working, even in front of a computer, for instance. The one has to do with metabolic energy and the other with stamina. Fatigue could have several root causes, and a naturopathic clinic can usually establish which one of these it is.

1. Hormonal causes: When testosterone and progesterone are low, this will be felt in muscular strength. A saliva test given over the course of a day is needed to establish the exact ratios of hormone levels. Often doctors only give women automatic estrogen replacement therapy without doing a saliva test to determine whether or not testosterone and progesterone are low as well.

2. Glucose (sugar) metabolism: If glucose is not metabolized effectively in order to produce energy that reaches the muscles, muscle strength will also be weak.

3. Candida: Review the Candida symptoms here to determine if you may have this condition.

4. Epstein-Barr virus: EBV belongs to the herpes virus family and is one of the most common human viruses. When children are infected with EBV, the virus typically doesn’t cause any symptoms. When teens or young adults get it however, they often develop infectious mononucleosis (‘mono’ or ‘the kissing disease’). Although most cases of mono clear up in a month or two, EBV remains dormant (inactive) inside the person’s immune system cells. Most people have some traces of this virus in their body (95% in the US), because they have been exposed to it through other people, even though it may not have ended up as a full-blown case of diagnosed mononucleosis. It is often found that people who have had mono, have been treated with antibiotics  (used to treat symptoms such as tonsillitis, lymph gland swelling, etc.) and therefore have Candida. Although Epstein-Barr virus is claimed to be incurable, we have had tremendous success in treating it, along with Candida, on the 5-month Chronic Disease program, see here.

Note: It has been found that tung oil used for the manufacture of oil paints, varnishes, waterproof substance, anti-corrosives and other products, have EBV-activating potency. It is highly recommended to avoid all products that contain tung oil.

Euphorbia tirucalli, isa succulent cactus-like plant from South Africa, introduced as a garden and common houseplant (known also as pencil cactus, petroleum plant or milkbush). The sap of this plant has been clinically documented as actually promoting cancer development, suppressing the immune system, and activating dormant Epstein-Barr virus.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition in which irregular white patches develop on the skin. Any location of the body can be affected and most people with the condition have them in many different locations. Vitiligo has no known cause but occurs when the cells that give your skin its color (melanocytes) are destroyed.

First of all, we must always ask whether a condition is caused by a bacteria or virus. In this case, it has been found that it is not linked to any known bacteria or virus at all, but is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks itself.  Vitiligo is not an infectious condition and so cannot be spread from one person to another.

In addressing its spiritual causes one therefore can understand that there is lack of self-love as it is an autoimmune disorder. Self- love can only be present when there is self-knowledge – hence the tremendous emphasis that we place in our teachings on truly coming home to yourself, knowing what makes your heart happy and following those promptings. Any areas where guilt is felt in the body could create such a condition under specific factors or stressful events such as:

  • Childbirth
  • Damage or injury to your skin (from chemicals, sunburn, trauma)
  • Exposure to chemicals in the workplace or environment

 

Treatment

  • Strengthening of the spleen through use of Ailgeno spagyric* homeopathic remedy for several months, follow the dosage on bottle.
  • UV light therapy– may reverse the condition if used on a daily basis.
  • Grounding – Use a grounding mat under your bare feet while sitting for at least 45 minutes per day or grounding sheets on your bed. Grounding can also be done by walking with bare feet or wearing non-insulating shoes or sitting on the ground for 45 minutes.

 

What are *Spagyric Homeopathic remedies?

First developed by the 16th Century Swiss physician Paracelsus, spagyrism represents a form of homeopathy in which both vital healing energy and active substances are extracted from medicinal plants, creating powerful mother tinctures that can be further potentiated. Derived from the Greek words spao (separate) and ageiro (unite), spagyric remedies were originally created by fermenting parts of wild herbs. This process produced concentrated aromatic solutions that were extracted and separated from the bulk plant matter. After fermentation was completed, the plant material was distilled in a special device, and the remainder dried and burned. The ashes were extracted and purified via distillation, then recombined with the concentrated solution. As a result, the finished spagyric essence contained the mineral constituent parts of the plant. Paracelsus pointed out that the vital energy of an herb is more important than the plant material itself. Combining the ideas of Paracelsus with modern manufacturing techniques, PEKANA produces its powerful spagyric remedies using four key steps: separation, purification, incineration and reunification.

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How Much Water is Enough and Why It’s Important

Much of the extra weight and flabbiness we associate with eating extra calories is in fact due to toxins trapped under the skin, and related to inadequate water intake. Layers that appear as fat under the skin are often due to the build up of toxins that are not being flushed out, or that are not being handled by an overburdened liver.

The liver becomes overburdened when we use chemicals, non-organic food, cigarettes, alcohol or have poorly digested food due to improper food combining. See the entry of 2/26/13 for suggestions on (click here) Combining Foods for Optimal Nutrition.

Liver Cleanse
Using the following homeopathics for a liver cleanse every 3 months is advised. Remedies may be taken together, away from food at least one hour. Avoid metal, use plastic cup or spoon.
Itires – 1 bottle, supports the lymphatic system in detoxification. Dosage 20 drops, 3 times per day.
ApoHepat – 1 bottle, supports the liver in detoxification. Dosage: 20 drops, 3 times per day.
Toxex – 1 bottle, removes endogenous and systemic toxins from the body; microbial or heavy metals. Turbo-charges the excretion properties of gentler drainage methods. Dosage: Up to 20 drops, 2 times per day (lower dosage to tolerance).

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Baseline water intake
Figure 0.5 ounces x Body Weight in Pounds = Daily Fluid Requirement in ounces
OR
Sedentary – 1L of water a day (about 3 glasses)
Moderate to highly active – 1.5-2.5 L per day (about 4-5 glasses)
Note: Increase water intake with hot weather and exercising.

There is a large variation when it comes to individual water needs. Those who are active have increased water requirements, especially if exercising in hot weather. You should drink when you are thirsty but often we overlook our thirst when we are busy or exercising. Check your urine color – if it is white or slightly yellow, it’s a good indication that you are hydrated.

Tasty water
Many people simply don’t like the taste of water, but a little morning preparation can be done to add something pleasant to the water. For instance: 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider vinegar (organic, with the ‘mother’ in it), plus 2 droppers of Stevia can be added to four 12 ounce bottles of water every morning; carry these bottles with you throughout the day. Although the vinegar is conducive to releasing Human Growth Hormone (HGH) from the pituitary, which is conducive to reducing signs of aging, mint or mint and lemon juice, and other healthful ingredients can enhance the taste of water. Please be aware that the sipping of lemon juice and vinegar should be followed by rinsing the mouth with plain water, as the acidic content of these ingredients can erode enamel of the teeth. The mouth is typically an alkaline terrain.
Note: Use of glass or stainless steel containers is preferred for storing drinking water. Avoid prolonged storage of acidic ingredients in plastic bottles. Acidic ingredients, (plus heat when bottles are left in the car) contribute to the break down of plastic. Plastics* in the body mimic hormones causing a variety of disorders and even mutations in species.

*BPA, a chemical found in plastics is commonly found in human and animal tissue and are known as endocrine disruptors; chemicals that interfere with the endocrine (or hormone system) in animals, including humans. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male frogs can have female organs, and some male fish actually produce eggs. In a Florida lake contaminated by these chemicals, male alligators have tiny penises. There is also growing evidence linking this class of chemicals to problems in humans. These include breast cancer, infertility, low sperm counts, genital deformities, early menstruation and even diabetes and obesity.