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(Thank you Sharon)

Have a friend that uses this combination for her allergies,  has eliminated allegra, Claritin, and so much more healthy for you.  Plant, no chemical based.
1 daily of Butterbur.....(note benefit for asthma)
2 daily of Stinging nettles....(also an excellent source of Vitamins)
2 tsp of raw Honey (bought locally is the best) 
she drinks a cup of tea in the evening with it.
NOTE:  If it is a rough season, day or wind blowing she will take same dose in the evening too, but usually only once a day.
She has had severe allergies to all kinds of things, foods, plants, animals ect, so when she shared this blew me away for she is doing great.  Give it a try or if you know of family friends who have it, please PAY IT FORWARD.

I added quecertine is wonderful for allergy as well asthma.

Raw honey rubbed in nasal passage kills unwanted bacteria.

Oil of oregano rubbed in nose kills both

bacterial as well as viral infections.



Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases.

One Highly Effective Arthritis Remedy:

A good friend of the author's successfully used the following regimen with 100% success to rid not only himself, but also friends and two other family members of various forms of arthritis:

1) Plant Minerals - minerals are the building blocks of the enzymes necessary for the utilization of all other vitamins, etc. (rock minerals are a waste of money since only 5-15% can be broken down by the body before being eliminated. Minerals already digested by plants are potentially 100% absorbable).

2) Colloidal Gold - gold has even been used by mainstream medicine to treat severe Arthritis.

3) MSM, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Collagen

4) Calcium with Ostivone

5) Colloidal Silver - some arthritis is believed to be viral related and colloidal silver is an extremely good anti-viral agent.

Since arthritis comes in so many different forms and since no two people are alike, what works for one person or one kind of arthritis may not work for a nother. Following are other remedies, treatments and information which have reported to have been effective with at least some people and some forms of arthritis:

Juices for arthritis:

Black cherry juice is good for arthritis. Take two glasses of this juice twice a day (each glass contains four ounces of juice diluted with four ounces of water). You can discontinue this treatment once the pain clears up.

People with rheumatoid arthritis should include in their daily diets juices high in the anti-inflammatory nutrients. These nutrients include beta-carotene (found in parsley, broccoli and spinach) and copper (found in carrots, apples and ginger).

Rheumatoid arthritis improves with a glass or two a day of pineapple juice. Pineapple is a rich source of the enzyme bromelain, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Other Useful Juices:

* Carrot, celery, and cabbage juice. Add a little parsley.

* Potato juice (If you are not allergic to this).

* Cherry juice.

* Take juice of half a lemon before every meal and before going to bed.

* Carrot, beet, and cucumber.

* During acute stage, one pint to one quart celery juice daily.

* Radish, garlic

Caution: Certain juices may cause adverse reactions in people with osteoarthritis. Avoid citrus fruits, and be careful with vegetables from the nightshade family, including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Citrus seems to promote swelling, and nightshades contain psylliu m alkaloids, which cause problems for some people.


* Dilute five drops of essential oil of ginger in 20 drops of a carrier oil such as wheat germ or almond oil (available from health shops), and massage into painful areas. Remember that essential oils should never be taken internally.

* Glucosamine sulphate. This is a glucose-based chemical produced naturally in healthy joints, where it is used to repair and maintain cartilage, and seems to be effective in reducing arthritic pain, at least in mild to moderate cases. So far, no adverse side effects have been reported, but it is the subject of major clinical trials in the U.S., so we should soon know a great deal more.

* Bathua. Drink one tablespoon of the juice of fresh leaves of bathua every day on an empty stomach for two-three months. Do not add anything to the juice and do not eat anything for two hours before and after.

* Warm mustard oil, spread it over Madar leaf (Indian) and foment the joint by spreading the leaf over the joint and keeping it there for a few hours for arthritis relief.

* On an empty stomach take three to four walnuts or one fresh coconut.

* Gin and raisins. (I know this sounds crazy – but I have personally spoken with several people who swear by it!)

Put three shot glasses or small containers on your counter. In each shot glass, put 9 (not 8 or 10) golden raisins, not regular raisins. Pour just enough gin over them to jus t barely cover them (any kind of gin should do). By the 3rd day, the gin should be absorbed by the raisins. Eat the raisins from one shot glass, and set the glass up again with 9 more golden raisins, just barely covered with any kind of gin, and put the fresh glass at the end of the line. Each day, eat the 9 oldest raisins, then set it up again. Repeat until pain-free, usually 72 hours. It is truly amazing. And cheap!

* Mix equal parts of the following herbs: black cohosh, genitian root, angelica, colombo, scull cap, valerian, rue and buckthorn bark, and take one heaping teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. Let steep, and drink three 1/2 cups per day.

* Alfalfa (Medicago saliva): Alfalfa is a folk remedy for arthritis in southern Appalachia. Alfalfa tea is rich with nutritive minerals. We recommend that you do not take the alfalfa powder; take the tea instead. Alfalfa contains 1-canavanine, an amino acid that can cause symptoms that are similar to those of systemic lupus, an autoimmune disease that can also cause joint pain. Some scientific studies show that these symptoms can occur in both animals and humans as a result of eating alfalfa. The amino acid is not present to any significant amount in alfalfa tea. Place 1 ounce of alfalfa in a pot. Cover with 1 quart of water and boil for thirty minutes. Strain and drink the quart throughout the day. Do this for two to three weeks, and then take a break for seven to ten days before starting again.

* Angelica (Angelica arch-angelica): Angelica is an herb that has been used in European folk medicine since antiquity. It can be used to treat arthritis. The Western variety of angelica has 12 anti-inflammatory constituents, ten antispasmodic (muscle relaxant) constituents, and five anodyne (pain-relieving) ones. The Chinese sometimes use their native variety of the plant (Angelica sinensis) for the same purpose. The Chinese species is sold in North America under the names dang gui or dong quai.

Place 1 tablespoon of the cut roots of either species of angelica in 1 pint of water and bring to a boil. Cover and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until the water cools to room temperature. Strain and drink the tea in 3 doses during the day for two to three weeks at a time. Then, take a break for seven to ten days and start the treatment again if desired.

* Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa): An American Indian treatment for arthritis involved using the root of black cohosh. There are five species in the Cimicifuga genus worldwide that have been used to treat rheumatism. Black cohosh contains aspirin-like substances as well as other anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic constituents. Simmer 1 teaspoon of black cohosh root in 1 cup of boiling water for twenty minutes. Strain and drink the tea in 2 divided doses during the day. Do this for two to three weeks, and then take a break for seven to ten days before starting the treatment again.

* Boswellia has unique anti-inflammator y action, much like the conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used by many for inflammatory conditions. Unlike NSAIDs, however, long-term use of boswellia does not lead to irritation or ulceration of the stomach.

* Celery (Apium graveolens): The remedy of eating raw or cooked celery seeds or large amounts of the celery plant to treat rheumatism arrived in North America with the European immigrants. Using celery to treat rheumatism persists today in North American professional herbalism. Various parts of the celery plant contain more than 25 different anti-inflammatory compounds. And, taken as a food, celery is rich in minerals: A cup of celery contains more than 340 milligrams of potassium. (A potassium deficiency may contribute to some symptoms of arthritis.) Dosage: Place 1 teaspoon of celery seeds in a cup. Fill the cup with boiling water. Cover and let stand for fifteen minutes. Strain and drink. Drink 3 cups a day during an acute arthritis attack.

* Devil's claw is a good anti-inflammatory agent. Take 1,000 milligrams (1 gram) twice daily.

* Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate): Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties and it can be absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is one of the most important of the essential minerals in the body, and it is commonly deficient in the American diet. A New England remedy for arthritis is a hot bath of Epsom salts. The heat of the bath can increase circulation and reduce the swelling of arthritis. Fill a bathtub with w ater as hot as you can stand. Add 2 cups of Epsom salts. Bathe for thirty minutes, adding hot water as necessary to keep the temperature warm. Do this daily as often as you like. (If you are pregnant or have cardiovascular disease consult your doctor before taking very hot baths).

* Feverfew has been used for centuries for arthritis. Some studies have found that the anti-inflammatory effects of this herb are greater than those achieved by NSAIDs. Take 250 milligrams once or twice daily.

* Ginger (Zingiber officinale) In one study, Indian researchers gave three to seven grams of ginger a day to 18 people with osteoarthritis and 28 with rheumatoid arthritis. More than 75 percent of those participating in the study reported at least some relief from pain and swelling. Even after more than two years of taking these high doses of ginger, none of the people reported side effects. Many people drink ginger tea for osteoarthritis. A ginger compress is also beneficial for arthritis.

* Ginseng Liquor (Panax quinquefolius): Ginseng contains constituents called ginsenosides, which have a variety of pharmacological actions. It is an adaptogen - it increases the body's ability to handle a wide variety of stresses. Chop 3.5 ounces of ginseng and place in 1 quart of liquor like vodka. Let the mixture stand for five to six weeks in a cool dark place, turning the container frequently. Strain and take 1 ounce of the liquid after dinner or before bedtime every night for up to three months. Then, take=2 0a break for two weeks before starting the treatment again.

Notes: Be sure to use American ginseng, not Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) for this remedy. Asian ginseng can actually aggravate the pain of arthritis. If you are prone to gout, the alcohol may aggravate your condition. In that case take ginseng tea without alcohol.

* Hop Tea (Humulus lupulus): The hop plant contains at least 22 constituents that have anti- inflammatory activities, including several that act through the same cellular mechanisms as steroid drugs. Four constituents have antispasmodic properties, and ten may act as sedatives. The fresher the plant, the better. Today, hop tea is a popular remedy for rheumatism. Place 2 or 3 teaspoons of hop leaves in a cup and fill with boiling water. Cover the cup and let stand for fifteen minutes. Drink the tea while it's warm. Drink 1 to 3 cups between dinner and bedtime as needed.

* Licorice acts in the body like cortisone, without the harmful side-effects. Licorice is believed to enhance the action of bupleuri. Licorice also has significant anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy activity. Licorice components are able to bind to glucocorticoid receptors on cells and exert glucocorticoid-like effects. It has been used historically in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, asthma and other conditions that put added stress on the adrenals. Long-term use of licorice can cause an elevation of blood pressure. Take 2 capsules daily.

* Mustard Plaster (Brassica alba, Brassica juncea): Mustard plaste r is a popular counter-irritant treatment for arthritis. The irritating substance in mustard is allyl-isothiocyanate. This constituent is not activated, however, until the seeds are crushed and mixed with some liquid. Only then does the mustard produce the irritation necessary for the counter-irritant effect. Crush the seeds of white or brown mustard or grind them in a seed grinder. Moisten the mixture with vinegar, and then sprinkle with flour. Spread the mixture on a cloth. Place the cloth, poultice side down, on the skin. Leave on for no more than twenty minutes. Remove if the poultice becomes uncomfortable. After removing the poultice, wash the affected area.

* Oregano (Origanum vulgare): Oregano, is a powerful antioxidant. The antioxidant activity of oregano and other medicinal mints is due in large part to rosmarinic acid, a compound with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties. The antioxidants in oregano may help prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radical reactions are probably involved in inflammation, degenerative arthritis and the aging process in general. And evidence is accumulating that antioxidants may help relieve osteoarthritis and Pineapple (Ananas comosus). Bromelain, a chemical in pineapple, helps prevent inflammation. Athletic trainers have been reportedly recommending pineapple to athletes to prevent and treat sports injuries. It is believed to have beneficial effects on arthritis also. Bromelain can help the body get rid of immune antigen complex, compounds that are implicat ed in some arthritic conditions. It also helps digest fibrin, another compound suspected of being involved in some types of arthritis.

* Red pepper, Cayenne pepper (Capsicum spp.): Red pepper interferes with pain perception. The pain-relieving chemical in red pepper, capsaicin, triggers the body to release endorphins, nature's own opiates. Red pepper also contains aspirin-like compounds known as salicylates. Compounds in red pepper can also help relieve arthritis when you apply the herb to the skin. Researchers have discovered that you'll get significant pain relief if you apply capsaicin cream directly to painful arthritic joints four times daily. In one study of this treatment, the capsaicin cream reduced RA pain by more than half. Osteoarthritis pain was reduced by about one-third. Place 1 ounce of cayenne pepper in 1 quart of rubbing alcohol (a poison not for internal use). Let stand for three weeks, shaking the bottle each day. Then, using a cloth, apply to the affected area during acute attacks of pain. Leave the solution in place for ten to twenty minutes, then wipe clean. You can also use an OTC (over-the-counter) cream that contains capsicum like Zostrix or Capzasin-P.

* Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis): Drinking rosemary tea to treat arthritis is an American folk medicine practice. The plant's leaves contain four anti-inflammatory substances-earnosol, oleanolic acid, rosmarinic acid, and ursolic acid. Carnosol acts on the same anti-inflammatory pathways as both steroids and aspirin, oleanolic acid has been markete d as an antioxidant in China, rosmarinic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory, and ursolic acid, which makes up about four percent of the plant by weight, has been shown to have anti-arthritic effects in animal trials. Put 1/2 ounce of rosemary leaves in a 1-quart canning jar and fill the jar with boiling water. Cover tightly and let stand for thirty minutes. Drink a cup of the hot tea before going to bed and have another cupful in the morning before breakfast. Do this for two to three weeks, and then take a break for seven to ten days before starting the treatment again.

* Sesame Seeds (Sesame indicum): A remedy for arthritis from Chinese folk medicine is to eat sesame seeds. One-half ounce of the seeds contains about 4 grams of essential fatty acids, 175 milligrams of calcium, 64 milligrams of magnesium, and 0.73 milligrams of copper. Increased copper intake may be important during arthritis attacks because the body's requirements go up during inflammation. Grind up 1/2 ounce of sesame seeds in a coffee grinder and sprinkle on your food at meal-time. You can use this treatment for as long as you like.

* Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica): Stinging nettle is an official remedy for rheumatism in Germany. It is the most important herb to consider for treating early onset arthritis. Nettle juice contains an anti-inflammatory component similar to that of steroid drugs. It also contains 47 parts per million of the mineral boron, figured on a dry-weight basis. Boron is an important mineral for arthr itis. (The Rheumatoid Disease Foundation suggests that three milligrams of boron, taken daily, may be helpful in treating osteoarthritis and RA.) Directions: Take 1 tablespoon of nettle juice three times a day. You can freeze the juice for later.

* Turmeric (Curcumin, Curcuma longa): Curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric, has significant anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been shown to be as effective as cortisone or phenylbutazone in certain models of inflammation. Curcumin also exhibits many beneficial effects on liver functions. The typical dosage of curcumin is 400 to 600 mg 3 times daily. Curcumin is sometimes given in combination with an equal dose of an extract of the pineapple plant called bromelain, which appears to possess anti-inflammatory properties of its own. Curcumin is thought to be quite safe. Side effects are rare and are generally limited to occasional allergic reactions and mild stomach upset. However, safety in very young children, pregnant or nursing women, and those with severe liver or kidney disease has not been established.

* Wild Cucumber Bark: Described as "the best plant for treating rheumatism and arthritis" according to herbalists. It can be put in drinking alcohol or made as a tea. Dosage: Take a teaspoon of it three times a day and one tablespoon at night. Note: Wild cucumber is a laxative. When taking wild cucumber bark, the dose should be kept below that which loosens the bowels.

* Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa): Wild yam contains diosgenin, a steroid constitu ent with anti-inflammatory properties. Wild yam tea is a popular folk remedy for muscular rheumatism. (Some eat the root of the wild yam instead.) Place 1 ounce of wild yam root in a 1-quart canning jar. Add a few slices of fresh ginger root. Fill the jar with boiling water, put the lid on tightly, and let the mixture stand until it reaches room temperature. Drink 2 to 3 cups of the tea each day for three to six weeks, then take a break for seven to ten days.

* Willow (Salix, various species): Willow bark was the original herbal aspirin. It contains a chemical called salicin, which the Bayer Company eventually transformed into aspirin that so many people with arthritis take daily. Willow bark tea has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects similar to those of aspirin. But because the irritation-causing ingredient in aspirin tablets is diluted in tea, you'll have less risk of stomach upset, ulcer and overdose if you take the tea instead of the pills.

* Wintergreen (Gaulteria procumbens): Wintergreen was used to treat arthritis by the American Indian tribes. The plant was accepted in the United States as an official medicine for arthritis in 1820. The chief active pain-relieving constituent in wintergreen is methyl-salicylate. This compound can be toxic when consumed in concentrated wintergreen oil, even when applied to the skin, so stick with using the dried herb. Place 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried wintergreen leaves in a cup and cover with boiling water. Cover the cup and let steep for fi fteen minutes. Strain and drink 3 cups a day. Do this for two to three weeks, and then take a break for seven to ten days before starting again.

* Yucca - Yucca has long been used to reduce arthritic pain. A double-blind clinical trial indicated a saponin extract of yucca demonstrated a positive therapeutic effect. It was suggested that effects were due to indirect effects on the gastrointestinal flora. It is possible that yucca decreases bacterial endotoxin absorption thus reducing this inhibition of cartilage synthesis.

* Sarsparilla tea, alfalfa tea, cucumber juice and gelatin have all been reported as successful remedies for arthritis. Remember, what works for one person may or may not work for another. This seems to be especially true as regards to arthritis remedies. Keep trying until you find what works the best for you.

Caution: Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) is widely promoted in health food stores as a treatment for arthritis. In the early 1990s, reports of liver toxicity for chaparral appeared in scientific documents, and 18 cases of adverse effects to chaparral have since been reported to the USFDA. Two of those patients required liver transplants. The individuals who were poisoned took powdered chaparral in the form of capsules, ingesting toxic constituents. You can avoid this by taking a tea instead. All folk applications for chaparrel use it in the form of either an external wash or internally as a tea and not powdered herb. We recommend that you do not use this herb due to=2 0its toxicity.

Vitamin and Nutrition Therapy for Arthritis:

* A low-fat, low-cholesterol diet filled with the complex carbohydrates found in vegetables and grains has been shown to be very helpful in dealing with many cases of arthritis. This type of diet reduces the fat in the tiny arteries that supply blood to the joints, allowing more oxygen and in addition to a good low-fat diet, a number of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are useful for arthritis.

* Vitamin therapy may relieve certain arthritic symptoms. Beta carotene (vitamin A) has an antioxidant effect on cells, neutralizing destructive molecules called free radicals. Vitamins C, B6, and E, as well as zinc, are thought to enhance collagen production and the repair of connective tissue. Vitamin C may also be advised for people taking aspirin, which depletes the body's vitamin C balance. Niacin (vitamin B3) may also be helpful, although excessive use may aggravate liver problems.

* Boron plays a major role in bone health. It helps the body regulate calcium, keeping it from leaving the body and weakening the bones. Epidemiological studies from several countries have shown that in areas where the soil contains more boron and people are presumably eating boron-rich foods grown in that soil, there is less osteoarthritis. When boron supplements were given to hospitalized arthritis patients, some 90 percent reported "complete remission" of symptoms. Apples, nuts and green leafy vegetables are good sources of boron.

* Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple, has a notable anti-inflammatory action. Take 200 to 400 milligrams three times daily, between meals.

* Black currant seed oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil contain essential fatty acids that increase the production of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins. Take 500 to 1,000 milligrams of any of these oils twice daily. It may take several weeks to notice an improvement in symptoms.

* DLPA (dl-phenylalanine) is a simple nutritional amino acid. Studies have shown that DLPA effectively blocks arthritis pain and joint inflammation in many patients. It is much safer than the standard arthritis medications. It takes longer to show an effect compared to standard anti-pain and anti-arthritis drugs. More about DLPA.

* Glucosamine, a compound of the simple sugar glucose and the amino acid glutamine, has been shown to be an effective natural means of slowing cartilage breakdown and encouraging cartilage repair. With continued use, it helps to relieve joint pain and stiffness. Several studies have shown that glucosamine can be a more effective pain reliever than ibuprofen for arthritis. Take 500 milligrams of glucosamine three times daily. It may take as long as six to eight weeks to attain maximum relief.

* Many people with arthritis are deficient in manganese, a trace element that activates important enzymes and is necessary for normal skeletal development. Take 5 milligrams twice daily for one month.

* Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM), a natural source of sulfur, can help relieve arthritis pain and maintain joint health. Sulfur is an essential component of make up connective tissue. Take 500 milligrams three or four times daily, with meals. Sulfur is naturally found in meat, milk, poultry and fish.

* Omega-3 fatty acids, found in many fish, have shown promise in fighting arthritis. Some 26 osteoarthritis patients ranging in age from 52 to 85 were given either an omega-3 fatty acid called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) or a placebo. Six months later, those who had received the EPA had less pain and were better able to perform normal activities, as compared to the placebo group.

* Pantothenic acid, part of the vitamin B complex, has been shown to help prevent and alleviate arthritis. The connection between this nutrient and arthritis was made nearly forty years ago. But there is definitive study that shows precisely how it works. Many people do find relief from their symptoms with pantothenic acid. Take 3 grams daily. It will take one to two weeks before you see any results. If no results are seen in three weeks, discontinue the supplement. Some physicians recommend up to 12 grams of pantothenic acid a day, but this should be taken only under your doctor's supervision.

* S-adenosylmethionine (SAM or SAM-e) is an amino acid derivative that has been shown in clinical trials to be comparable in effect to the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin. Like glucosamine, SAM plays a role in the formation of cartilage. It also exerts a=2 0mild analgesic effect. In one study, it was shown to be even more effective than Motrin in treating the pain of arthritis. Try taking it as follows:

Week 1 - Take 400 milligrams three times a day.

Week 2 - Take 400 milligrams twice a day.

Week 3 - Reduce to a maintenance dosage or 200 milligrams twice a day.

* Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that fights free-radical damage. Take 200 micrograms of selenium daily. You'll find selenium in almonds, barley and oranges.

* Shark cartilage may be useful. Each day, take one 750-milligram capsule per 11 pounds of body weight (or 1 gram of powder per 15 pounds of body weight), divided into three equal doses. Once you have achieved relief of pain, reduce the dose to one 750-milligram capsule per 30 pounds of body weight (or 1 gram of powder per 40 pounds of body weight). See more details in our shark cartilage page.

* Superoxide dismutase, also known as SOD, has also shown promise as an arthritis fighter. When 253 people with noninfectious joint inflammation were given a supplement containing SOD, 228 of them reported decreased pain and swelling, along with increased mobility of the afflicted joints.

* Vitamin E protects against muscle-wasting and is essential in cellular respiration, thus helping remove toxins. Vitamin E, like the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis, inhibits the prostaglandins that play a role in pain. When 50 patients were given either 400 IU of vitamin E or a placeb o, the vitamin E group reported greater pain relief and had to use less pain medication. In another study, 29 patients were given either vitamin E or a placebo for 10 days. Then the groups were switched without their knowledge, so that the vitamin E group was getting a placebo and the placebo group the vitamin E for an additional 10 days. The vitamin E produced "good" pain relief in 52 percent of the patients, compared to 1 percent for the placebo. Wheat germ, nuts and tomatoes are natural sources of Vitamin E.

Choose a product containing mixed tocopherols and start by taking 200 international units daily, then gradually increase the dosage until you are taking 400 international units twice daily, once in the morning and again at bedtime.

Caution: If you have high blood pressure, limit your intake of supplemental vitamin E to a total of 400 international units daily. If you are taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner), consult your healthcare practitioner before taking supplemental vitamin E.

* Vitamin C is important for the synthesis of collagen and the repair of connective tissue.

* Vitamin B6: Many older people are found to be deficient in B6. The first symptoms of a deficiency include tingling, pain, and stiffness in the hands. Arthritis patients are recommended to take a supplement of B6 in addition to the B6 that's in your recommended daily antioxidant vitamin/mineral supplement.

* Vitamin B1 and B12: One study found an important relationship between doses of NSAIDs20and vitamins B1 and B12. When administered to persons with arthritis, these two B vitamins enhanced the effectiveness of the pain killing drugs, allowing for a lower dosage of the drugs. The effect was seen in as little as seven days. If you take drugs for pain relief, it would be worth taking vitamins B1 and B12 to see if they help you reduce your dosage.

* Vitamin A and the minerals zinc and copper are crucial to the formation of collagen and connective tissues. Be sure that your daily multivitamin contains at least the minimum RDA of these.

About the author
Tony Isaacs, is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy" and "Collected Remedies"as well as song lyrics and humorous anecdotal stories. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally.

Obviously, there are many different causes and types of joint pain, each one unique. The term arthritis refers to a group of diseases that affect the various joints of the body. But did you know that in addition of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Lyme Disease, and Osteoporosis belong to over 100 different types of arthritis? The causes may be anything from age, injury, infection, or even genetics.

 Arthritis in all of its forms is a debilitating condition. There is no cure for arthritis (yet) and only your doctor can tell if you have arthritis. But many people who have the degenerative types of arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis (OA), degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia and the like have reported that a high quality liquid glucosamine can help their joints become healthier and move easier. Rheumatoid arthritis has more to do with the body attacking itself and less to do with cartilage, it is considered an autoimmune disease causing fatigue, occasional fever, and a general sense of not feeling well (malaise) in addition to arthritic pains.


Ok It is definitely time to talk about;

Autoimmune Deficiency Diseases

(This will eventually be quite a large section that will require its own room.)

•Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
•Acute necrotizing hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
•Addison's disease
•Allergic asthma
•Allergic rhinitis
•Alopecia areata
•Ankylosing spondylitis
•Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis
•Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
•Autoimmune angioedema
•Autoimmune aplastic anemia
•Autoimmune dysautonomia
•Autoimmune hepatitis
•Autoimmune hyperlipidemia
•Autoimmune immunodeficiency
•Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)
•Autoimmune myocarditis
•Autoimmune pancreatitis
•Autoimmune retinopathy
•Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP)
•Autoimmune thyroid disease
•Autoimmune urticaria
•Axonal & neuronal neuropathies
•Balo disease
•Behcet’s disease
•Bullous pemphigoid
•Castleman disease
•Celiac disease
•Chagas disease
•Chronic fatigue syndrome**
•Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
•Chronic recurrent multifocal ostomyelitis (CRMO)
•Churg-Strauss syndrome
•Cicatricial pemphigoid/benign mucosal pemphigoid
•Crohn’s disease
•Cogans syndrome
•Cold agglutinin disease
•Congenital heart block
•Coxsackie myocarditis
•CREST disease
•Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
•Demyelinating neuropathies
•Dermatitis herpetiformis
•Devic's disease (neuromyelitis optica)
•Discoid lupus
•Dressler’s syndrome
•Eosinophilic fasciitis
•Erythema nodosum
•Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
•Evans syndrome
•Fibrosing alveolitis
•Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
•Goodpasture’s syndrome
•Graves' disease
•Guillain-Barre syndrome
•Hashimoto's encephalitis
•Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
•Hemolytic anemia
•Henoch-Schonlein purpura
•Herpes gestationis
•Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
•IgA nephropathy
•IgG4-related sclerosing disease
•Immunoregulatory lipoproteins
•Inclusion body myositis
•Insulin-dependent diabetes (type1)
•Interstitial cystitis
•Juvenile arthritis
•Juvenile diabetes
•Kawasaki syndrome
•Lambert-Eaton syndrome
•Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
•Lichen planus
•Lichen sclerosus
•Ligneous conjunctivitis
•Linear IgA disease (LAD)
•Lupus (SLE)
•Lyme disease, chronic
•Meniere’s disease
•Microscopic polyangiitis
•Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
•Mooren’s ulcer
•Mucha-Habermann disease
•Multiple sclerosis
•Myasthenia gravis
•Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's)
•Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid
•Optic neuritis
•Palindromic rheumatism
•PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus)
•Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
•Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
•Parry Romberg syndrome
•Parsonnage-Turner syndrome
•Pars planitis (peripheral uveitis)
•Peripheral neuropathy
•Perivenous encephalomyelitis
•Pernicious anemia
•POEMS syndrome
•Polyarteritis nodosa
•Type I, II, & III autoimmune polyglandular syndromes
•Polymyalgia rheumatica
•Postmyocardial infarction syndrome
•Postpericardiotomy syndrome
•Progesterone dermatitis
•Primary biliary cirrhosis
•Primary sclerosing cholangitis
•Psoriatic arthritis
•Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
•Pyoderma gangrenosum
•Pure red cell aplasia
•Raynauds phenomenon
•Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
•Reiter’s syndrome
•Relapsing polychondritis
•Restless legs syndrome
•Retroperitoneal fibrosis
•Rheumatic fever
•Rheumatoid arthritis
•Schmidt syndrome
•Sjogren's syndrome
•Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
•Stiff person syndrome
•Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
•Susac's syndrome
•Sympathetic ophthalmia
•Takayasu’s arteritis
•Temporal arteritis/Giant cell arteritis
•Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
•Tolosa-Hunt syndrome
•Transverse myelitis
•Ulcerative colitis
•Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
•Vesiculobullous dermatosis
•Wegener’s granulomatosis
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Keep in mind that while washing hands frequently , taking immune booster supplements as well as taking other preventative measures, it is always best to address a cold or infection at the first sign. I take action immediately at the first tickle in my throat or nose.

Your Body ~

some great supplements;

Oil of oregano ( not to be confused with essence of oregano which is much stronger)

I cannot say enough about Oil of oregano. Not only is it an antibacterial but  it is also an anti-viral. Now that’s something  amoxicillin cannot do! Plus it’s a natural herb and does not destroy the good probiotics like antibiotics do. It does not require a prescription and it is pretty inexpensive to buy at your local health food store.

Vitamin D...especially for asthmatics and flu preventative taken with Vitamin A to help keep eyes clear of infection

Vitamin C
Keep up on minerals such as Potassium and Magnesium (taking an epsom salt foot bath will draw up lots of magnesium into your body)

Drink lots and lots of water. Stay hydrated

eat an apple a day...The pectin and vitamin C is great!
start your day with room temp good quality water with 1/2 fesh squeezed lemon and or lime

avoid dairy and gluten ,both very high food allergens

wash hands frequently.

water and lemon juice is a great substitute for the alcohol based sani soaps.You can rub the 1/2 squeezed lemon rind left from your morning water and lemon drink to rub on hands. Also great to rub on gums or tongue to kill bacteria in your mouth.

Gargle with salt water several times a day. Rinse with 1/8 tsp baking soda dissolved in room temperature water. Add 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar to kill bacteria in mouth as well as alkaline it to help keep bacterial germs down. (This is great to drink internally as well to balance alkaline inside your body.) Use a tongue cleaner to also remove bacteria.

Keep the PH in your body alkaline. Most free radicals cannot live in an alkaline base but rather they thrive and grow in an acidic one. While we might think of both vinegar and lemon as being acidic in nature, they both turn alkaline once they hit the body, not as an  acid !Gums brushed with pure baking soda and water keeps mouth alkaline and helps keep bacteria out...plus it whitens your teeth. Apple cider vinegar (2 Tbs) mixed in water as a mouth rinse and gargle before going to sleep
also works great.

Rinsing nose with a gentle saline works well in keeping moist to avoid sinus infections.

Honey in nose

Honey and purple onion for coughs

Your Home ~
Keep air moist with humidifier,vaporizer or bowls of water
Clean counters ,doorknobs phones,computer keys and remotes with white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide  to kill bacteria . Wash bedding in hot water with white vinegar. Use disposable cups and silverware to avoid spreading it and or use ht water with natural disinfectant soap on dishes.

Many colds come from bacteria while sleeping at night. Again keep the room moist.Place moistuerizer on lips and in nose to help trap bacteria while sleeping.Tiger balm in nose works great. It natually disinfects the nose as it traps bacteria and keeps the sinus paths clear and moist


 Colds or Flu Grammas Way


Stay safe
Stay healthy
stay warm



Like many diseases carried today. Diabetes develops once our Immune System

is compromised.

The CDC has estimated that by 2050, as much of thirty percent of the American population could suffer with diabetes. New studies show that diabetics, in addition to coping with the effects of their disease, also have nearly double the risk of cancer compared to the rest of the population.

Although much of the mainstream media continues to focus on the latest Big Pharma proposed "magic bullet" drug to cure diabetes (see, for example:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/ju...), increasing evidence shows that the disease can be prevented, curbed, or even cured by choosing the right foods.

"Nature is the best chemist" states University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram whose team studied the
health benefits of maple syrup. Their findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, showed that the substance derived from the sap of maple trees can protect against both diabetes and cancer.

natural sweetener offers abundant anti-oxidants. It also contains a newly identified substance called Quebecol, formed when the sap is boiled. This study is particularly interesting since the old-fashioned medical advice to diabetics was to steer clear of anything sweet.

Ayurvedic healers have long used natural herbs and
spices to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes. Two spices familiar to those who consume Indian food offer some protection against diabetes. The yellowy-orange powder turmeric, made from the rhizomes of a plant native to South Asia.

Research in the past decade has shown that turmeric not only aids against diabetes but also helps cleanse the
liver; offers natural anti-inflammatory properties; protects against breast and prostate cancers; counteracts depression; and slows the advance of Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin is the key substance in turmeric which researchers identify as the source of its multitude of healing powers.

Another substance used to spice Indian food,
fenugreek, also offers protection against diabetes. Fenugreek has the added benefit of boosting male sex drive, enhancing liver function, and helping to lower cholesterol.

A recent study involving the Yup'ik
people of Alaska indicates that consuming the type of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid can protect against diabetes. This study is particularly interesting because it suggests that the link between obesity and diabetes may be more complex than originally thought.

Although 70% of the Yup'ik
population is classified as obese, only 3.3% of them have diabetes. Fish which contain omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, salmon, lake trout, herring, tuna and salmon.

A 2006 Italian study found that
dark chocolate reduces the risk of insulin resistance. Don't buy a box of chocolates to celebrate this news, however. Only with raw, unprocessed cocoa without any refined sugars added offers the protective benefits.

Researchers involved in the study suggest that in moderation, dark
chocolate made with minimal processing are a healthier form of occasional indulgence than most other sweets, but their calorie content still makes them a potential danger.

powder and baking chocolate contain the highest levels of the flavonoids responsible for the positive health effects associated with chocolate. Dark chocolate provides fewer of these flavonoids while white chocolate has none.

Good news for those who crave a cup of morning coffee. UCLA researchers say coffee
consumption increases plasma levels of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) which regulates the biological activity of the body's sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen. These hormones have long been thought to play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

The natural
chemicals found in red grape skin and red wine known as polyphenols can help the body regulate glucose levels, preventing potentially dangerous plunges and surges in blood sugar levels. Health experts recommend that people consume wine in moderation and suggest that those already diagnosed with diabetes and/or those with weight concerns, take the calories in a glass of wine into account when considering whether or not to imbibe.

blueberries might help reduce your risk of diabetes, with the added benefit of helping you lose belly fat. A 2009 University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study found a blueberry-enriched diet significantly improved the health of laboratory rats.

Researchers believe that the high level of
phytochemicals - naturally occurring antioxidants -- in blueberries provides the health boost. Other sources of phytochemicals include cranberries and strawberries.

Due to the influence of
food advertising, many people have bought into the idea that a healthy diet offers less taste pleasure consuming foods high in cholesterol, triglycerides and refined sugar. The truth is that a diabetes-prevention diet can literally be a bowl of cherries.

A 2004 study at Michigan State University in East Lansing found that chemicals called anthocyanins, which are abundant in cherries, increased insulin production in animal pancreatic cells by 50%. These plant pigments, responsible for food color, are also found in strawberries, red grapes and blueberries. However researchers say cherries provide the best source of anthocyanins.

Beans can help regulate
blood glucose and insulin levels. They can help prevent diabetes, or minimize its effects in those diagnosed with the disease. They also help lower cholesterol levels and offer anti-oxidant properties. Red beans offer the highest anti-oxidant levels, followed by black beans.

oil has a unique molecular structure which makes it a superior health choice compared to most other oils. Olive, safflower and sunflower oil are all built from a long chain of fatty acids. These long chains are either deposited in blood vessels as cholesterol or stored as fat around the waist, thighs and buttocks.

On the other hand, the
coconut oil's medium chain fatty acids immediately become available as energy. These smaller, easily absorbed medium chain molecules supply the cells with essential fatty acids without glucose and without inhibiting insulin production.

Coconut oil also has antimicrobial, antifungal,
antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Most coconut oils do not impart a coconut flavor to food, so you can use them to replace other oils in most recipes. Try to buy only organic virgin coconut oil in order to obtain the maximum health benefits.

Almonds and
walnuts prevent diabetes by regulating blood glucose. Eating almonds before a meal helps regulate blood sugar levels, say researchers who published their study in The Journal of Nutrition. This effect means the nuts help lower the risk of diabetes, as well as help control the disorder.

A 2009 European study found diabetics who included walnuts in their diet had improved their insulin levels. In addition to fighting diabetes, nuts deliver other health benefits. According to an
article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, regular consumption of nuts alters blood lipid chemistry, reducing the risk of coronary disease and heart attacks.

Buckwheat -- which is technically a fruit rather than a grain -- helps control blood
sugar levels. Although holistic nutritionists have extolled the virtues of buckwheat for years, mainstream medical science -- and the mainstream media -- caught on to its benefits fairly recently. A 2003 Canadian study found that when extracts of buckwheat seed were fed to diabetic rats, the animals' glucose levels went down by twelve to nineteen percent. You can find buckwheat products, including pancake mixes and Japanese soba noodles, at most health food stores.

You might think of
cinnamon simply as a flavoring to sprinkle on a bowl of hot oatmeal, but this spice actually has a centuries-old tradition of healing. In addition to providing antioxidants and aiding against arthritis, urinary tract infections, sinus congestion, tooth decay and gum disease, the powdered bark of Cinnamomum trees is also effective against diabetes. It improves blood sugar regulation by significantly increasing your glucose metabolism. In addition, it has insulin-like effects in the body. Plus, proanthocyanidin, a bioflavonoid found in cinnamon, changes the insulin-signaling activity of your fat cells.

tea may help prevent the progression of type 1 diabetes, also known as childhood-onset diabetes, or prevent this disorder. Studies show green tea regulates glucose levels in the body, an important function since the pancreas in Type 1 diabetics produces little or no insulin, the hormone responsible for converting glucose (sugar), starches, and other foods into energy. Green tea also lowers blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, reduces complications associated with diabetes such as cataracts and cardiovascular disease and promotes weight loss.

If you prefer
black tea, your beverage choice can still help fight against diabetes. Researchers in China have found that polysaccharides, a type of carbohydrate that includes starch and cellulose, may benefit people with diabetes by slowing glucose absorption. Black tea contains more polysaccharides than either green or oolong teas. Additionally, a Scottish study found that natural chemicals found in black tea may protect against diabetes by mimicking the effects of insulin in the body.

If you have developed a taste for
seaweed though visiting Asian restaurants, congratulations: you have one more ally in your crusade to lose weight and avoid diabetes. Wakame, brown seaweed used to flavor Asian soups and salads, helps promote fat-burning proteins. It also helps promote the synthesis in the liver of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), a fatty acid also found in fish oil.

In addition to its weight loss and anti-diabetes effects, this ocean plant also helps prevent
prostate cancer, supports thyroid function, assists in blocking the growth of breast cancer tumors and can help fight radiation sickness. Researchers attribute wakame's healing properties to a carotenoid it contains called fucoxanthin.

List of Foods Mentioned Along with Resources for Further Reading on Their Health Benefits

1. Maple syrup

2. Turmeric

3. Fenugreek http://www.naturalnews.com/032818_c... http://altmedicine.about.com/od/dia...

4. Fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids

5. Chocolate http://www.naturalnews.com/017041.html http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gen...

6. Coffee http://www.naturalnews.com/032268_s... http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...

7. Red wine http://www.naturalnews.com/031323_r...

8,9,10. Blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...

11. Cherries http://www.sciencedaily.com/release... http://www.naturalnews.com/007261.html

12. Beans http://www.naturalnews.com/025175_c... http://myhealingkitchen.com/medical...

13. Coconut oil http://www.naturalnews.com/025388_o...

14, 15. Almonds and walnuts http://www.naturalnews.com/030131_a...

16. Buckwheat http://www.naturalnews.com/000134.html

17. Cinnamon

18. Green tea

19. Black tea

20. Wakame


High Blood Pressure

The impact of high blood pressure places millions of Americans at significantly increased risk from cardiovascular disease and sudden death from a heart attack. Big Pharma and modern medicine are quick to prescribe a vast assortment of pharmaceuticals that fill the coffers of the drug giants and have no effect on true cardiac risk. Publishing in the journal Phytomedicine, researchers found that a natural extract from the olive leaf plant can effectively lower blood pressure without the devastating side effects experienced by many placed on a lifetime of synthetic pharmaceuticals.

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. Because people in this group represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss from macular degeneration is a growing problem.

AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected in AMD, central vision loss may occur.


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Hypertension is one of the most devastating conditions that currently affects more than 50 million Americans. High blood pressure slowly and silently degrades the integrity of our vascular network of vessels and arteries, ultimately leading to heart attack, stroke and vascular dementia. Traditional medical practice calls for the administration of multiple pharmaceuticals that further degrade health and carry a long list of damaging side effects.

Researchers found that olive leaf extract taken at a dose of 500 mg twice per day naturally lowered blood pressure in Stage 1 hypertensive patients better than prescription ACE-inhibitor drugs. The study authors noted that extracts from leaves of the olive tree "have been used since ancient times to combat high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and diabetes and for other medicinal purposes."

Additionally, researchers found that the groups of subjects taking the olive leaf extract demonstrated significant improvements in triglyceride levels, a positive benefit not seen with the pharmaceutical group. Although the specific blood pressure lowering action of olive leaf extract is not known, the study designers believe it is related to the active compound in the leaf known as oleuropein. Oleuropein acts synergistically with other chemicals in the plant to "exert both ACE inhibitory and calcium channel blocking activities."

Further scientific evidence supporting the powerful impact exerted by the olive plant is provided by researchers published in the journal Clinical Nutrition. The study found that polyphenol rich, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil boosted levels of an antibody in the blood that neutralizes oxidized LDL cholesterol, which is implicated in the formation of coronary plaque. This significantly reduces the risk from atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries and from the progression of coronary artery disease.

Researchers again found that the antioxidant polyphenols oleuropein and caffeic acid found in olive oil exhibited powerful anti-diabetic, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory properties. In response to increased dietary consumption of the polyphenols, the study found that critical immune response mechanisms were stimulated and deadly LDL oxidation was retarded.

Olive oil consumption was shown to yield reduced levels of systemic inflammation and a reduction in arterial plaque formation. Health-minded individuals will want to include 25 ml (just under two tablespoons) of extra virgin olive oil daily to provide maximum cardiac health benefits.

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About the author
John Phillip is a Health Researcher and Author who writes regularly on the cutting edge use of diet, lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation to enhance and improve the quality and length of life. John is the author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a comprehensive EBook explaining how to use Diet, Exercise, Mind and Targeted Supplementation to achieve your weight loss goal. Visit My Optimal Health Resource to continue reading the latest health news updates, and to download your Free 48 page copy of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan'.


Sore Throat

Hi Stephanie, Can you suggest a home remedy for a sore throat?

 I gargle thru out the day with sea salt water,apple cider vinegar with a pinch of baking soda and water to kill bacteria and acidity in mouth that breeds bacteria (then make a glass to drink) Gargle but dont swallow peroxide in some water...use a tongue cleaner. a tsp of RAW honey soothes as well as kills bacteria.Chloraseptic losanges.Start each day with 1/2 sqeezed lemon in room temp water to bring the alkaline pH up in your body.A good slow release vit C. Sit in sun for Vit D for 15 minutes ( I leave my mouth open for sun to bathe

See Colds above for additional info

Also visit my health room


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oooops forgot a biggie! oil of oregano is an antibacterial, anti fungal and anti viral. It also  attacks parasites as well as candida all of which contribute to colds and throat infections.

People that will not take antibiotics take these capsules at health food stor.

It's my latest natural miracle supplement!:)

Thanks for asking! happy healing !

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