Nature’s vast reserve of plant medicines

More governments around the world are moving to accept natural medicine: Could this be the beginning of a healthy future?

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(NaturalNews) In Switzerland, health insurance plans are on the cusp of covering homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, holistic care and traditional Chinese medicine. In 2009, two-thirds of the Swiss spoke out in favor of incorporating these important and long suppressed healthcare strategies into their healthcare system. By May 2017, all these great healthcare methods will be included in Switzerland’s constitutional list of paid health services.

Will health insurance plans around the world begin competing to incorporate holistic healthcare strategies?

Health insurance plans have long been used to cover the costs of only interventions and drugs, encouraging system dependency. If more of these payment plans started covering preventative medicine and holistic approaches, pharmaceutical drug use and medical interventions would be drastically reduced, thus lowering the cost of healthcare for all. Could Switzerland’s powerful change in health insurance coverage be the beginning of a healthy future for millions?

For far too long, people have been left in the dark about the array of healing molecules in plant-based extracts. The only “medicines” that get studied and legitimized as “scientific,” are the synthetic creations of drug inventors. Even though these synthetic arrangements don’t work in harmony with the body’s natural systems, they are perpetually pumped out and capitalized on.

If patients were treated as individuals and healthcare providers approached each situation holistically, then perhaps patient health could be restored as a whole. By understanding nutrition utilization and putting it to work in an individual’s body, healthcare professionals could prevent the use of high cost interventions that don’t always work for cancer and other diseases. By understanding the signs of nutritional imbalances, healthcare systems could respond by helping patients incorporate the right whole foods into their diets instead of prescribing them pills to suppress the body’s natural communication.

What if health insurance plans started covering gym memberships, encouraging people to take action to activate their bodies’ lymph systems, an important part of maintaining immunity to disease?

Will the inclusion of cannabidiols in medicine open up scientific study on nature’s vast array of plant molecules?

What if the government recognized the therapeutic anti-inflammatory benefit of curcuminoids in turmeric root, the antioxidant qualities of catechins in cocoa and green tea, or the liver protective glycyrrhizin in licorice root? Real medicine is synthesized directly by nature and works in harmony with the body.

Healing and healthcare is everywhere, whether in the form of polyacetylene, an electrically conductive, anti-fungal property of burdock root, or in the pain-relieving and nervous system-restoring cannabidiols in hemp. Pharmaceutical drugs today have vicious side effects, but nature’s foods, like blackberries, bilberries and olives contain powerful properties like quercetin, which relax the vascular system, calming the heart. The question we should all be asking is: “Where has real science education gone?”

In Brazil, the government is making huge strides, approving use of Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO) to treat epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain. Stuart W. Titus, PhD and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Marijuana, Inc. says, “Brazil is a shining example of how a national government has responded to humanitarian interests and has swiftly and diligently passed favorable legislation on behalf of the health and well-being of its people – children in particular.”

Will other countries follow suit? The United States, which touts its system as the most scientifically advanced, is far behind in terms of incorporating nature’s vast medicine palette. In America in particular, antibiotic overuse is causing the evolution of superbugs that are both deadly and hard to eradicate. What if doctors started working with patients’ natural microbiomes to promote diversity and strength of the good bacteria in their guts? What if we worked with each individual’s natural chemistry and microbial co-hosts so that the body could protect itself and more readily adapt to its environment?

With healthcare systems bent and broken and doing more harm than good, there’s only room for improvement, a need to bring a holistic approach and a model of compassionate, individualized care back to the forefront. As cannabidiols become accepted in Brazil to treat life-altering conditions, there can only be an increased awakening to the healing benefits of plant-based healing molecules.

Monday, May 16, 2016 by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer
Tags: holistic healthcare, natural medicine, Switzerland

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6 Responses to “Nature’s vast reserve of plant medicines”

    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      Second, some infections produce a lot more biofilm than others. FL1953, a.k.a. Protomyxzoa rheumatica, creates huge amounts of biofilm. Lyme in its acute stage is reversible, but mature Lyme biofilm are laughing. Sialostatin L, a chemical in the tick’s saliva, can suppress the immune system so that the infection can really get to work.

      And third, biofilm can be found anywhere. Teeth, lungs, sinuses, eyes, ears…head and shoulders, knees and toes…even medical equipment can have biofilm on it.

      But not all is lost

      Experts like Schaller and Buhner seem to be in consensus that we can get rid of a lot of biofilm, but there is no proven way to completely eradicate it. Schaller provides specific biofilm treatments for specific infections and medical troubles such as sinus infections and cystic fibrosis.

      With Lyme, however, he seems to focus on eugenol, which is found in various forms in high concentrations in clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil, and bay leaf, with lower potencies in celery and dill. Schaller seems to hint that this is a direct Lyme biofilm treatment. Why hint? Schaller is the son of super-sued baby doctors or OB/GYNs, and also works hard to defend LLMDs, so he is careful about direct pronouncements for legal reasons in our present IDSA litigious climate.

      Personally, if I feel healthy, I don’t fixate on the bug slime leftover in my body. Rather, I keep up with practices to keep it at bay, some of which you will find below. (Check out this infographic for more information on how I stay in remission.)

      Lyme-specific Biofilm

      We can actually spread infection when we release biofilm with biofilm-busters. For this problem Schaller recommends that we increase biofilm-busters gradually, use more than one antimicrobial, and pulse or stop treatments briefly if we feel overwhelmed with die-off. With this last option, sometimes antimicrobials that stopped working start working again. Sometimes they work at even lower doses because Lyme’s biofilm has decomposed. Think of a home after a hurricane—the water or killing agent can now get into the deeper rooms.

      That said, never take a dose of anything that will make you feel persistently sick.

      Essential oils, herbs, and foods for different types of biofilm

      Below are some of my notes from Combating Biofilms. My concern for biofilm goes beyond Lyme. Schaller lists about thirty common or deadly troubles caused by biofilm. As Lyme patients we are used to blind spots. For example, indoor mold is an issue in 30% of USA structures but how many physicians learn this from their primarily drug-company-based education?

      I also think having Lyme means we are all the more likely to contract additional pathogens. After I read this book, I started making more of an effort to de-slime and disinfect my sore throat—some cancers even come from biofilm mouth infections. Think about your sore spots and look at these biofilms as possible culprits and consider these possible treatments:
      •Eugenol, cinnamol, farnesol, xylitol, gingerol and lactoferrin for dental biofilm and other infections mentioned on PubMed.
      •Achillea ligustica, a type of yarrow plant for Streptococcus pyogenes, Candida albicans and Bacillus cereus biofilm.
      •Linalool oil for Candida, Lactobacillus casei, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus sobrinus, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Streptococcus mutans biofilm.
      •Lysozyme and resprine found in Rauwolfia for Klebsiella pneumoniae biofilm.
      •Silver, xlitol and lactoferrin for wounds. Silver is a global infection killer, but infections can become resistant to silver over time.
      •Farnesol, isopulegol, thymol, carvone, nerol, carvacrol, eugenol, a-thujone, and β-ionone (can be found in tea tree oil) for mature yeast biofilms. (Schaller found in his research that Diflucan was ineffective against the biofilm of Candida.)
      •Unheated allicin from garlic for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and A. actinomycetemcomitans biofilm.
      •Serrapeptase for listeria and L. monocytogenes biofilm.
      •Nattokinase for clots; he loves that we know precisely 100 mg stops fibrin from clotting in precise units (100 mg equals 2000 FU – or clot-busting – units).
      •Lactoferrin for E. coli, Klebsiella, and Streptococcus pneumoniae biofilm.
      •Lactoferrin and xylitol together for P. aeruginosa and Lyme biofilms.
      •Houttuynia for MRSA biofilm.
      •Xylitol for wounds with P. aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms..BUT when combined with glucose or fructose, biofilm formation is enhanced.
      •Erythritol for P. gigivalis, S. gordonii biofilm.
      •Honey high in methylglyoxal for sinus infections, Staphylococcus aureus, P. aeruginosa and Streptococcus pyogenes biofilm. (Schaller doesn’t recommend using unpasteurized honey on open wounds. He mentions select types of honey as having benefits for specific infections. He seems to offer it as a measured helpful tool—not perfect but a useful tool.)
      •D-amino acids (reverse amino acids, particularly D-tyrosine) for the release of fibers that link biofilm cells together. Different combinations dissolve a wide range of biofilms making them 80-98% easier to kill.
      •Ionic silver for increasing permeability of fungal biofilms, MRSA, E. coli, and many other biofilms.
      •Olive products like this one for E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, and Staphylococcus aureus biofilm.
      •Apple skin for Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria biofilm.
      •Grape seed extract for Staphylococcus aureus biofilm.

      A note on Vitamin D

      The active form of vitamin D regulates cathelicidan, a gene that aids immunity in general, and more specifically takes action against biofilms. So sufficient vitamin D is vital if you would like your own immune system to be able to kill pathogens (and get off those damn antibiotics one day).

      Vitamin D is complex and has hundreds of receptors. Low levels may be a sign of Lyme’s presence while increasing cancer risk and the risk of thin bones. Higher levels of vitamin D may calm inflammations.

    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      4. Lactoferrin (binds to iron, depriving biofilm matrix of this essential mineral). Lactoferrin is often used in biofilm protocols without Lyme Disease (see note below)* present. Use 100% Lactoferrin (meaning the single supplement). Practitioners suggest buying the 250 mg. capsules, using brands like Symbiotics, Jarrow, or another single high quality lactoferrin supplement.)

      START THE DOSE AT 125 MG OR LESS, as severe Herx. can result if you use too high a dose to start. Slowly work up the dose to a manageable one over a period of weeks. (Get some empty capsules and measure out doses.) We can’t stress enough the importance of going slowly.

      8. Curcumin / Turmeric – at higher levels or concentration (supports liver, breaks down mineralizations, assists in musculoskeletal pain support, enhances immunity). Use curcumin products that are made to be “bioavailable” (able to be dispersed in water) because turmeric and curcumin are fat soluable, not water soluable. Try CuraPro and Theracurmin

      11. Essential Plant Oils (chemicals in many volatile oils disrupt the biofilm, inhibit the “quorum sensing” ability of the colony, and turn off the biofilm’s pump system.) EPOs are also helpful in degrading biofilm. This is why Biocidin Advanced Formula* is at the foundation of our early protocols, because it includes essential plant oils, but also broad spectrum antimicrobials. Other Essential oils that help with biofilm include Piper nigrum, Rosmarinus officinalis, Syzygium aromaticum l., Origanum compactum benth., Eucalyptus globules, Citrus reticulata blanco var tangerina, Boswellia carterii, and Thymus vulgaris.

      13. Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula) (inhibits biofilm-forming pathogens and their secretions) Start with a low dose and when symptoms subside, increase the dose. Haritaki is available in single caps and is a component in Triphala.

      Biofilm Penetrating Herbs:
      •Terminalia Chebula (hezi)
      •Berberine extracts from Coptidis Rhizome (huang lian)
      •Cimmcifuga (sheng ma)
      •Cinnamon twigs (gui zhi)
      •Forsythia (lian qiao)
      •Gentiana (long dan cao)
      •Granatum rind
      •Honeysuckle flower (jin yin hua)
      •Magnolia bark (hu po)
      •Mint (bo he) kills bacteria under oral biofilms
      •Mume fruit (wu mei)
      •Phellodendron (huang bai)
      •Rhubarb (da huang)
      •Viola (zi hua di ding)
      •Earthworm (di long)
      •Angelica Root, Angelica Sinensis, Chinese name: Dang Gui; White Peony Root, Paeonia lactiflora Chinese name: Bai Shao; Tree Peony, Paeonia suffruticosa Chinese name: Mu Dan Pi – These herbs interrupt the bacteria’s nitric oxide pathway and disrupt how bacteria form biofilm
      Perhaps I should get back into taking triphala again and Chinese tonic herbs like I did in the past and ignore the toxic metal worries, I enjoyed the wholeprocess even though it was hit and miss sometimes.

      Ron Teeguarden, master \herbalist at that caught my interest in a big way, he has been a major person bringing Chinese tonic herbs to north America. I am disappointed he does not look more healthy for one taking so many tonic herbs, his skin, hair, bloated yin stomach on photos and video.
      or maybe im looking to deeply into things but I couldn’t help noticing

      I enjoyed taking triphala though

    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      Coffee enemas should no longer be viewed with suspicion or disgust but instead as a powerful weapon used in a home spa setting

    • Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

      Your Soul Urge number, also known as your Heart’s Desire or Soul Desire, indicates what motivates you down deep into your core.This is the number that reveals to you what drives you from a soul-level.

      This is a great number to know because it might explain some of those “irrational” thoughts and feelings you come up against – those feelings you just can’t explain, yet you feel with great intensity. How “surprising” they are to you will depend on how in alignment your Soul Urge number is with the rest of your Core Numbers.

      To truly understand your Soul Urge Number, you’ve got to figure it out first!

      1. Calculate your Soul Urge Number
      Your Soul Urge Number is derived from your birth name, specifically the VOWELS in your name.

      2. Click on your personal number below for your number’s interpretation:

      Here’s a handy chart to see what numbers are linked with what vowels

  1. Deuteronomy 33.22 says:

    Detoxification & Gallstones

    D-Limonene activates several of the Phase I and Phase II liver detox enzymes responsible for clearing toxins. However, I believe its greatest detoxification effect is its ability to clear fat sludge all around the body. The terpenes of d-Limonene literally dissolve fat sludge. For example, turpentine is nonfood terpenes used to dissolve oil based paint. Similarly, terpenes are one of the best compounds for dissolving cholesterol. This is why they have been shown to dissolve cholesterol gallstones. This is more common in women, because estrogen helps to supersaturate the cholesterol into a stagnant condition.

    D-Limonene is also active in the lymphatic system where fat-soluble sludge often builds up and causes “plumbing problems.” These include excess mucous, shoulder stiffness, and many types of headaches. Of course, a stagnant lymph system is an immune system handicap.

    An overweight person tends to build up stagnant fat in all the wrong places, which needs to be cleansed and metabolized. D-Limonene offers tremendous promise in this regard. At this time no studies evaluate whether or not it can clear out stagnant fat buildup in the arteries or damaged fat accumulation in white adipose tissue (extra pounds of stubborn fat), however, theoretically it would be quite good at these cleansing activities

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