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Category Archives: Health

Healing Autism

Research has shown that there is neuroinflammation in the brains of individuals with autism and other mental disorders. This could be due to a number of factors such as the presence of environmental toxins in the body which can damage the DNA repair system in the cells. When the DNA repair system is damaged, free radicals accumulate. Free radicals are produced during normal cellular metabolism but when they accumulate in the cells due to DNA damage, they become harmful to the body.

In autism, gut inflammation, “leaky gut syndrome” and neuroinflammation are common. Leaky gut syndrome is increased intestinal permeability caused by mainly by environmental factors like toxins, antibiotics etc. In leaky gut syndrome, undigested food compounds pass through the gut into the blood stream and causing an allergic reaction which can lead to the development of various diseases.

When the gut microbiome is compromised, nutrient absorption is impaired and this can lead to nutritional deficiencies. These deficiencies can also damage the DNA and lead to disorders like autism and other diseases. For instance, for people with autism and other mental disorders, studies show that there are deficiencies in vitamins B6, B12, folate, and zinc. Vitamin B12 deficiency may lead to neurological damage and brain dysfunction. Zinc deficiency may lead to brain and immune dysfunction. All these can be treated by healing the gut and eating a well balanced nutrient rich diet. Eating a diet that consists mostly of fresh fruits and vegetables and some cooked food including animal protein can go a long way in providing the body great nutrition necessary for great health.

Raw food contains antioxidants that get rid of free radicals and help to repair the cells in the body. Probiotic food and probiotic supplements can help to heal the gut by increasing good gut bacteria and decreasing leaky gut syndrome. Adding vegetables, fruits and leafy greens to the diet is vital for good mental health and decreasing autistic symptoms. Juices and smoothies contain a load of nutrients and antioxidants which are healing to the gut and the body as a whole.

Homeopathic Medicines for Asthma

Spongia Tosta
Spongia Tosta is a help for asthma with dry cough. The cough in this situation can be deep, barking, hacking kind. The cough is attended with excessive dryness of all the air passages. Together with dry cough, whistling from the chest on inspiration in noted. Respiratory is likewise tough. In most instances, warm liquids deliver remedy from the cough.

Antimonium Tartaricum
Antimonium Tartaricum is an extremely good for asthma with immoderate, rattling cough. The cough is loose, rattling and the lungs experience complete of mucus. Mucus from the lungs is raised with lots trouble. Respiration is rapid and difficult. Excessive suffocation is located. The suffocation worsens on lying down, with a need to sit up.

Ipecac and Sambucus Nigra
Ipecac and Sambucus Nigra are tremendous for treating asthma in kids. Ipecac works well when there’s excessive cough with mucus rales in chest. The cough is observed by means of suffocation, shortness of breath and gasping for air. The kid may additionally emerge as blue and stiff all through the assault. Homeopathic medicine Sambucus Nigra is indicated for night time episodes in kids. A child in want of Sambucus Nigra wakes up abruptly at night time, with cough and suffocation.

Dulcamara and Natrum Sulphuricum
Dulcamara and Natrum Sulphuricum are very beneficial for asthma in damp weather. Amongst them, Dulcamara is the high quality prescription for loose, rattling asthmatic cough in damp weather where the person has to cough a long time to expel phlegm. Natrum Sulphuricum is the maximum beneficial Homeopathic medicinal medicine in which cough with thick, ropy, inexperienced phlegm is present. Natrum Sulphuricum also works properly in which the asthma worsens round 4 am and 5 am. Natrum Sulphuricum is also most of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for treating in kids.

Thyroid Condition

In order to diagnose whether or not you have any problems with the gland, your doctor will focus on cardiac, neurologic, skin and vision findings. This is done using different types of tests and scans depending on the results of the initial findings.
The first test that is usually done is the TSH or thyroid- stimulating hormone test, which calculates the amount of hormones in the blood. Excessive amounts of hormones indicates that the problem is due to over-production whereas lower than normal amounts indicates that the gland is not producing enough hormones.

Other blood tests may include the Free T4, TSH receptor antibody or TSI and the Antithyroid antibody tests.

In addition to blood tests, your doctor may also do a nuclear thyroid scan by injecting or asking you to swallow a minuscule amount of radioactive iodine. An increase or decrease in iodine update could be an indication of hyper or hypo thyroidism.

Thyroid ultrasound is another exam that helps to determine the number, size and types of nodules that are present in the gland.

Fine-needle aspiration is another testing procedure, in which the doctor obtains a sample of issue using a fine needle. This is usually done using an ultrasound as guidance. The tissue that is obtained is then under a microscope to detect any signs of cancer.

Effective Treatment Options

There are no home treatments for this condition as most of the underlying factors are beyond the scope of home care. You must go to a doctor to get a proper medical evaluation and treatment.

Some of the more common non-invasive treatment options may include medication and treatment using radioactive iodide. In most cases, both of these treatment methods are very effective in suppressing or even completely halting the production of hormones. Sometimes, however, when more aggressive methods are required, the doctor may recommend surgery.

Gluten Allergy

If you were to embrace a “gluten-free” lifestyle 10 years ago, a variety of food selections may not have been in the repertoire at the time. However, this once niche market has gone mainstream in the last 5 years, growing to a multi-billion dollar industry. Whether out of necessity or choice, gluten-free living now offers a variety of its cohorts. Athletes quest for nutritional options, and our drive to provide our athletes with an education to make informed choices on their food selections grow, gluten is one of the topics that continually is talked about. Questions often arise during nutritional seminars on what exactly is gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in many different types of grains/breads.

How many times do we feel the effects of gluten after a night of eating out? Having that beer before dinner with the bread almost all restaurants bring to the table, as well as the plate of pasta, have us packing into the car bloated and uncomfortable, suffering from what can be considered a Gluten Buzz. Now, there are many reasons to feel bloated, but gluten can be the culprit. Only 1 percent of the population has been identified as gluten intolerant, but as more people try the gluten free lifestyle, many of us have noticed a much more pleasant feeling following food consumption.

Athletes quest for supremacy, and the drive to improve their quality of life has broadened the scope of the topics which are frequently discussed with the athletes. Whether out of necessity or choice, gluten is one of those subjects which is repeatedly discussed.

Gluten is a protein found in many different types of grains. This protein provides elasticity to the dough and the fluffy texture to bread. Food items which contain gluten are Barley, Couscous, Wheat, Rye, Malt, Durum, Spelt etc.. Oats have been known to have some cross-contamination of gluten since they are usually processed in wheat factories, so these are not recommended in individuals with true gluten allergies. Celiac Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ADHD and Autism are a few of the disorders which can be avoided by adopting a gluten-free lifestyle.

Eucalyptus Oil Therapeutic

A very common therapeutic use for Eucalyptus oil is to help with respiratory problems. If you have allergies, a bad cold or sinus issues which cause you to have trouble breathing Eucalyptus essential oil can help. You can add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water. Put your head over the bowl. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the Eucalyptus aroma. This will help your nasal cavity to open up and you will be able to breathe better. Many times an infection causes the nasal cavity to swell which is why there is trouble with breathing. Eucalyptus oil has healing properties that can reduce swelling in the nasal passage.

If you have a bad cold or need mucus in the lungs to break up you may wish to use a lotion or salve with Eucalyptus oil in it. Rub it on your nose and chest to improve breathing. You can make your own emergency therapeutic lotion by using an unscented lotion found at the store and adding a few drops of Eucalyptus oil. Mix together and apply to your chest. This lotion also works well for healing dry skin. Never apply essential oil directly to the skin. Never drink or ingest it directly.

Another common use of Eucalyptus essential oil is in bath salt or soap to help reduce pain in the muscles and joints. If you have Fibromalgia, Arthiritis or a pulled muscle, relaxing in a bath with Eucalyptus oil can help those muscles to feel better. You may wish to use a little Eucalyptus bath salt or Eucalyptus bath oil in your bath. This helps your mind to relax as well as your joints and muscles. Many times tense or strained muscles are the reason why your body is in pain. Eucalyptus essential oil has a strong smell so you don’t need to use much.

Nosocomial Asthma

The pathophysiological mechanisms of asthma include bronchoconstriction and obstruction of the airways. This is due to the effect of the edema that occurs in the airways as a result of a series of cellular inflammatory reactions.The cells that are involved are the lymphocytes, mast cells,eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, resident cells and epithelial cells together with other inflammatory mediators recruited by the body in response to foreign antigen but unfortunately turns into an overly cellular response.

In asthmatic condition, a phenomenon in arterial blood gas pattern is observed, where variations in blood arterial carbon dioxide concentration: PaCO2 and the changes in blood Ph levels are used as an indication of the severity of the asthmatic condition. This is the increase in the PaCO2 and the drop in the Ph levels during an asthma attack. At a certain degree where the lungs cannot exhale any more carbon dioxide from the lungs due to airway obstruction, there is an increase in PaCO2 in the blood and consequently a drop in the blood Ph levels below the standard levels of 7.4, as the asthmatic condition worsens.

Among the factors contributing to both acute and chronic asthma includes, environmental factors such as environmental exposure to allergens and smoke, also areas prone to respiratory infections are contributing factor.Allergens are known to trigger body’s immunity thus bringing about a deployment of the cellular immune mechanism.

First Aid Tips For an Asthmatic patient.

The first indication of an asthmatic attack is commonly a shortness of breath which is mostly characterized by a struggling wheezing breath. The patient may later become immobilized, and they convulse if the situation is not handled the patient dies. Once it has been identified that a person is having an asthmatic attack follow the following tips.

  • Sit them up and allow them to bend forward a bit to create more lung space for smooth breathing.
  • Eliminate the allergen or take the person away from the triggering cause, this may be away from the dusty or smoky or cold places.
  • Help the patient take their antiasthmatic medication such as using the inhaler or taking antihistamine drugs.
  • Call for medical help if the patient does not show any improvement.

Exercising With Hypothyroidism

Build muscle – this may be the last thing on your exercising to-do list. But building muscle is important in many ways. Not only will you be strong, but having more muscle has been proven to burn more fat by increasing metabolism, even when you are at rest.

There are lots of exercises you can use to build muscle. If you would like to do them at home, then you can buy free weights to use. Alternatively, you can build muscle with strength training exercises. These include pushups, lunges, leg raises, and squats. If these aren’t for you, then visit any nearby gym; you will find a good selection of equipment aimed at building muscle.

Get motivated to exercise – when just getting started with exercise, you will likely be very motivated. You will see yourself exercising every day. However, it does not take long before all this motivation disappears. And you may soon find yourself sedentary.

But there are lots of tricks you can use to keep your motivation. One of them is by listening to music while you exercise. This makes the workout fun and it distracts you so you don’t pay attention to your exhaustion.

Secondly, you can also try working out with friends. Just make sure that your goals are not broadly different. This will ensure that you do the same exercises most of the times.

Create fitness goals – it is pointless to start exercising without first having a goal; you won’t know what you would like to gain in the end. And chances of losing your motivation are high.

Are you trying to lose weight? Do you want to build muscle? Whatever it is that you want, make sure that it’s specific. And it helps to write it down so you can look at it at least once a day.

Autism and Cord Blood

Many Americans have been resorting to this to heal ASD in their child. The brand-new U.S clinical trial is said to be the very first to get U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval. Administered and managed by Dr. Michael Chez, the Director of Paediatric Neurology, Sutter Medical Center, a team of researchers sometime back had published the outcome of a Phase II Clinical Trial that looked into the effectiveness and security of autologous umbilical cord blood cells for autistic children that deployed a placebo-managed, double-blind design. Back in 2017, these medical researchers at Duke University also published a Phase I security trial assessing autologous umbilical cord blood in autistic children. The emphasis on cord blood cells being a potential cellular therapy accompanied with favourable findings from past clinical studies, promises a brighter future in treating ASD. CBR in its initiative to explore the potential of stem cells has offered institutional funding for Stutter clinical researchers.

The Scope of Newborn Stem Cells

The emphasis on cord blood cells being effective in treating ASD stems from its innate benefits. Cells from umbilical cord blood have set of benefits such as:

· Anti-inflammatory properties – Research has revealed that stem cells possess the capacity to normalize inflammation and migrate to the location of neurologic injury.

· Secure and available – Blood from the umbilical cord is collected easily when a baby is born and can be stored indefinitely for any future use by a close family member or the newborn donor

· Bystander effect- It is said that infused stem cells secrete factors which regenerates the body’s innate healing mechanism in and around a surrounding tissue through paracrine signalling, which is also called the bystander effect.

ASD Research Kickstarts

The very first clinical research making use of the blood from umbilical cord that was earlier banked from the autistic child was completed recently. The children between the age group 2 and 6 who had ASD were researched on for this study. The objective of this trial was to evaluate if blood from the umbilical cord was a secure means to use it on these children and record any health improvement that might occur in a year. This children team was given one dose of stem cells via intravenous infusion and the effects were observed. This study paved the foundation for other advanced studies to commence in future. It proved that cord blood cell was a secure therapy mode when transferred as an infusion. It also recognized certain symptoms that could have been influenced.

Types of Allergies

Food Allergies
Food allergies are probably one of the most common and are often the first that many people will think of. Sufferers tend to be allergic to a wide range of foods, and the intolerances themselves can be quite specific. Celiac disease, for example, is an intolerance to gluten. However, this is also another rarer allergy in which a person will be allergic to most processed cereals – meaning that they are unable to eat bread, wheat, oats or anything else that has been processed by modern agricultural farming methods.

Allergies to Grass and Pollen
Grass pollen also tends to be quite a common allergen for a lot of people and the symptoms of this will usually manifest during the summer time. Those with a grass allergy will often try to avoid places where there is a lot of grass, which can sometimes have a serious impact on a person’s quality of life depending on what kind of outdoor activities they do. In cases like this, certain types of medication will be taken.

The most well-known symptom of a grass or pollen allergy tends to be rhinitis when the nose gets inflamed and starts to cause a significant build-up of mucus. While this can be a nuisance in many cases, some people find that symptoms can get so bad that they end up being unable to work, go to school or even sleep.

Skin Allergies
Skin allergies can be quite varied as well. The most common symptom tends to be a hives and eczema, which can have a range of different causes. Eczema, for example, is often caused by contact with specific substances such as perfumes or latex. Other conditions may also be present which can exacerbate it, such as to have particularly dry skin.

Types Of Thyroid Disorders

Grave’s Disease

Named after the doctor, who first revealed it, it is a common form of overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism. It is an autoimmune disorder that strikes when the immune system of the body attacks the thyroid gland, and hence, results in overproduction of thyroid hormone. With high level of thyroid within the blood stream, the body may show symptoms such as:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Intolerance to heat
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Bulging eyes and improper vision
  • Frequent bowl movements or even diarrhea
  • Hand tremors
  • Irregular heartbeat

Goiter

A noncancerous result of the thyroid gland, goiter is common worldwide and is considered mainly an outcome of iodine deficiency within the body. Goiter can affect at any age, but is common in people above 40. Medical history, pregnancy, radiation exposure, and usage of certain medication are the major risk factors of this illness. Mild goiter cases may not reveal any symptoms, while complex goiter cases may show up with following symptoms:

  • Tightness/swelling in the neck
  • Wheezing or coughing
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Difficulty in breathing and/or swallowing food

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid disorder can also lead to another acute ailment known as Thyroid Nodules. The nodules are the growth form in or on in the thyroid gland. The primary cause for this illness is however not known, but it is witnessed that it can be cancerous in nature in small fraction of cases. The risks associated with thyroid nodules may increase with age. Thyroid nodules does not unveil any symptoms, but if they grow large enough then they can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Tremors
  • Clammy skin
  • Increased appetite
  • High pulse rate
  • Nervousness
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling in neck
  • Problem in swallowing and breathing
  • High level of pain