Shingles is a painful expression of the herpes zoster virus. It is on the rise in not only the elderly but now also in younger people and children, something never before seen in history, due to the chicken pox vaccine. The vaccine not only has caused this disease to flourish but it has made it more severe, as now we are seeing deaths from shingles where before, it was not deadly.
Dr. Gary Goldman's (1) research (2) on the chicken pox vaccine and its cause of this new shingles epidemic drew attack by one of the many arms of the pharmaceutical industry, the CDC (3) who tried to bury the evidence and tarnish Dr. Goldman's reputation and end his career.
Clearly vaccination must halt, however the industry and its revolving door relationship with regulatory bodies has proved again and again that nepotism, corruption, meddling with science and violently threatening its own researchers who retain their morals is just fine with them, so wise consumers we must be.
Since we can no longer trust big medicine's science and sincerity, we must learn to doctor ourselves. So what can we do in a case of shingles? One thing that is so wonderful about natural medicine is there are hundreds of solutions to illnesses. I will only present here what I learned in naturopathic college as I refer back to my clinic notes, but there is much more than this that can be found with further searching.
First of all, what is shingles? Shingles is an infection of a nerve area caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes pain and a rash along a band of skin supplied by the affected nerve. Symptoms usually go within 2-4 weeks. Pain sometimes persists after the rash has gone, more commonly in people over the age of 50. (4)
Holistic Nerve & Immune System Supporting Protocol:
Homeopathic remedy most indicated: Rhus toxicodendron 30Ch - take as needed for pain. Of course a constitutional homeopathic remedy more individually specified is ideal.
Vitamin C - I prefer Biomed's Right C as it is in its best chemical format (ascorbate) which is reduced and buffered - take 1/2 tsp in some water or juice 3 times a day minimum. Ascorbate has many roles. It supports the immune system, skin and collagen repair.
Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin - I use either Genestra's B12 or Biomed's Optimum B12. Both are chewable lozenges enhanced with methylfolate, which is necessary to run the full methylation pathway. Vitamin B12 protects and supports nerves.
Alpha Lipoc Acid (ALA) - Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body. It is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants attack "free radicals," waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues.
Super Neuragen DHA - This DHA supplement reduces nerve pain in cases of shingles. DHA, the most abundant omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid in the brain, is found in neuronal synapses, indicating a role in cognitive and neurological functioning. DHA metabolites may help to support neural cell activity. Buy it here.
Botanical Tisane - Any member of the mint family will assist with shingles (hyssop, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, self-heal, spearmint, thyme, lemon balm). A botanical blend can be made with Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) and licorice together. It can be ingested and applied topically to the rash as a liniment.
Colloidal Silver - Take 1 ounce twice a day internally of a 15-20ppm colloidal silver and use topically to reduce pain, kill the virus and prevent secondary infection to the lesions.
Capsicum (for post-herpetic neuralgia) - mix red pepper into a natural skin lotion or use my all natural Joint Care Pepper Rub and dab onto the skin. Wash hands after well. Best to do a skin patch test first before heavy application.
Passiflora incarnata, Passionflower (for post-herpetic neuralgia) - The dried powder is applied topically to assist wound healing and reduce pain. (5)
Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) - Skullcap contains antiviral properties and much more: it is antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, neuroprotective, astringent, febrifuge, antipyretic, anticholesterolemic, haemostatic, sedative, & tonifying.
The antioxidant properties of flavonoids found in Baikal skullcap have been studied and confirmed. It has a neutralizing effect against free radicals that cause cancer, wrinkles and other degenerative diseases. The herb’s extracts also exhibited protective action against UV light oxidation, and have potential uses when it comes to treating skin diseases. Because of its high antioxidant content, Baikal skullcap works as a good tonic for the immune system.(6)
Angelica sinensis (dong quai) - take in either a decoction or tincture. This is contraindicated in pregnancy. Modern science has confirmed that dong quai does have a beneficial effect on inflammation, as well as pain-relieving and muscle-relaxant effects. Do not take this with any drug that slows blood clotting as dong quai also has this property and it could have an additive effect.
St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum - One of the best supporters of nerve repair and function. Can be taken as a homeopathic remedy, as a botanical supplement and/or a topical oil. Reduces pain and inflammation.
Oil of Oregano - This potent natural antibiotic is excellent for viral attacks, herpes, hepatitis or shingles. When you feel the onset of a cold, flu, herpes or shingles, you should immediately increase your dosage to 3 drops of oregano oil every one to two hours to keep levels high while fighting an attack. You can also apply the oil onto your skin. Buy it here.
Sea Buckthorn Oil - Used topically this oil reduces the pain and sensitivity of the shingles lesions. Sea Buckthorn Bud Extract has been shown to reduce the growth of the influenza virus (7), so it may also assist the body in reducing viral infections of other types. Buy bud extract here. As well, Imu-gen contains this sea buckthorn extract, English Walnut and Dog Rose to supply much needed nutrients to the immune system.
Essential oils - A blend of any or all of the following essential oils can be applied with a proper carrier oil (castor, sweet almond, grapeseed, fractionated coconut oil, etc) - camomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, tea tree. As well French clay and activated charcoal can assist topically with healing.
Foods: Pear juice, portlosa oleracea (Chinese vegetable), organic soybean & watercress (which are high in lysine), black bean sprouts, carob, lentil sprouts, lentils, spinach, velvet beans, peas, pumpkin seeds, asparagus, butter beans, Chinese cabbage, fava beans, fenugreek & organic papaya.
Acupuncture/acupressure points: GV14, GV20, CV17, GB20, GB34, GB35, GB41, TW5, TW6, LI4, LI11, SP6, SP10, ST40, ST36, HT7, PC6, Huatuo-jiaji, Sheyan, Longyan points & moxa.
As you can see, there are many natural approaches to helping the zoster virus express and resolve without complications. It is always wise to ensure the individual with the affliction is drinking plenty of pure, fresh water (spring) and eating a mainly living, green food and superfood regime, avoiding meat, dairy, wheat, corn and soy.
It is also wise to steer clear of the chickenpox vaccine to prevent something worse from occurring, either damage from the vaccine itself in the moment or down the road. Chickenpox parties are on the rise again to get a younger child exposed so they can have natural, life long immunity and a reduced chance of herpes zoster. You can get involved in social media natural immunity groups to find people in your local area to help you with this.
Best in health,
(1) Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D - http://www.whale.to/vaccines/goldman_h.html
(2) Chicken Pox Vaccine Associated With Shingles Epidemic http://paraven.net/chicken-pox-vaccine-associated-with-shingles-epidemic/
(3) Gary Goldman, PhD - Exposing Problems with Chickenpox Vaccine http://www.whale.to/a/goldman.html
(6)POWERFUL BENEFITS OF SKULLCAP, BAIKAL http://urbol.com/powerful-benefits-of-skullcap-baikal/
(7) Sea buckthorn bud extract displays activity against cell-cultured Influenza virus https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718352/
So many of our simple, natural remedies have been suppressed and made illegal by the Carnegie/Rockefeller/Morgan industrial medicine empire. So many in fact, it would take me years to talk about them all.
One very simple cure for arthritis was made into an evil, scary and dangerous poison by these very same vested interests.
This very simple and powerful natural mineral is known as BORAX.
Yes, that is the very same borax you find in your laundry aisle at the grocery store.
I remember visiting California and walking on these amazing white hills of borax with my sunglasses on to avoid the glare, remarking to myself how this phenomenon could be naturally created! But It is!
It isn't a poison at all, actually it is very safe, of course in the correct dose. In fact table salt (a true poison) has a worse LD50 than borax. (Borax is LD50 2.66 g/kg in rats).
Borax contains boron, a vital anti-inflammatory mineral that assists the body in many ways: it chelates heavy metals, can remove fluoride from the body, it kills parasites and candida, helps with obesity, gout, cancer and lipid disorders. It is also a hormone normalizer and supports the immune system. Its main claim to fame however, is its ability to cure arthritis.
<<<Please note: this is NOT boric acid, people!! Do not use that, it's not the same thing!>>>
HOW TO TAKE BORAX:
10mg per day should be used to heal a specific disorder. 7mg is a maintenance dose.
To get a dose of 7mg per day:
Prepare the solution: Dissolve one level teaspoon of borax in 1Q/1L of pure water. (1tsp/1L pure water).
Stir well. Use a mason jar with a lid, label it and store it in the fridge.
Daily Usage: Take 1 tsp of your prepared solution orally, twice daily with meals and keep your magnesium levels high as borax needs magnesium to work best.
When doing as part of a cancer treatment protocol, increase the dose to 1 teaspoon 3 times a day.
For maximum magnesium absorption, topical use is best. I use and recommend
EASE Topical Magnesium: http://www.yummymummyemporium.org/store/c49/magnesium
Yes, you will hear people say, but it kills roaches and deters ants! Why yes it does! If they eat whole borax in their little insect bodies, sure. You will hear people say but it has warnings on the box! Why, yes it does, because of what I mentioned above regarding those vested interests keeping you in the dark regarding simple cures & prevention for diseases. These are the people that make the laws. Makes you question why things are the way they are, doesn't it?
For a LOT more information, please read the references below.
Ihope you enjoyed this healthy dose of truth today!
Love and well being,
Therapeutic Organic Sulfur Crystals can be excellent for:
1. Improves skin health and complexion: Organic Sulfur is necessary for collagen production. Sagging skin and wrinkles, as well as dry, cracked skin are all developed through a loss of collagen.
Organic Sulfur works together with Vitamin C to build new, healthy tissues. Organic Sulfur can normalize collagen formation and radically improve skin health.
2. Improves flexibility: Research has shown that Organic Sulfur is highly effective in improving joint flexibility. Additionally, it helps to produce flexible skin and muscle tissue.
This leads to an increase in overall flexibility due to a restoration of the “juiciness” in the tissues.
3. Detoxifies the body: One of the most important features of Organic Sulfur is that it makes your cells more permeable. This means that it allows toxins and metabolic waste products to easily be moved out of the cells, while essential nutrients and hydration can be moved in.
Organic Sulfur helps dissolves calcium phosphate, so it has a remarkable ability to break up the bad calcium that’s at the root of degenerative diseases like heart disease.
4. Strengthens hair and nails: Collagen and keratin and both critical for the production of healthy hair and nails. Organic Sulfur is a bonafide “beauty mineral” that provides the sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin.
It’s also highly noted to contribute to exceptional strength and thickness of the hair and nails, which can be noticed in just a couple weeks of consistent use.
5. Accelerates healing: Lactic acid and other byproducts cause pain and soreness in the body. Organic Sulfur increases the ability of the body to eliminate waste products at the cellular level. This speeds recovery and frees up more energy for rebuilding.
6. Naturally Increases energy: Due to the increased permeability of the cells, less energy is required to deal with the accumulation of toxins. This results in more energy being redirected towards activity and necessary healing. Digestion is the biggest energy requirement of the body (Approximately 70-80% of your energy is spent on digestion each day). Organic Sulfur increases the absorption of nutrients so that the energy expenditure on digestion is vastly reduced.
7. Anti-inflammatory: As you already know, Organic Sulfur is a powerful anti-inflammatory due to its ability to allow metabolic wastes to be removed from the cells. Excess weight on the body is actually inflammation.
The cells of the body are chronically inflamed and retaining the byproducts of metabolic processes. Sulfur needs to be present In order for these toxins and wastes to be removed from the body.
When these byproducts can be removed from the system, then the cells can also dispose of excess fluids that were being stored as a buffer. What results is a natural and effective reduction in unwanted weight.
Yummy Mummy Emporium & Apothecary sells this helpful supplement HERE!
Blood Pressure Medication: Ace inhibitors, beta blockers or diuretics aka 'water pills'.
Do you want dementia, Alzheimer's or a kidney disease? If you said yes, then please go right ahead and take the above drugs.
These set of drugs and even the tests of blood pressure are some of the most highlighting of the sheer ignorance of the conventional medical establishment when it comes to health and healing the body.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS NOT A DISEASE.
To look at hypertension as pathology is something for snake oil salesmen, like the Big Pharma drug lords are.
One should NEVER decrease blood pressure, whether with a drug or an herb.
The way MDs and even NDs are taught to check for hypertension is a very poor test: the almighty blood pressure cuff. This tells you just about nothing other than the body is toxic/stressed which you could tell just by talking to the patient for 10 minutes, or heck, even looking at them. In colder climates, the blood is thicker and slower. In different body types, sizes, sex, race, your muscle in the middle layer of the vessel is different and will give a different result. Are you a body builder or an accountant? What is considered hypertension? Depending on the Country or the year, this seems to change, quite a bit. So where's the science, dudes? Oh wait, there is none.
Checking your blood pressure a few times, telling you it's a "silent killer" to scare the life out of you and then giving you a substance to lower the number on the cuff is simply adding insult to injury. The drugs even doubly so by poisoning an already poisoned system and can cause a huge list of side effects. They only mask the problem which set you up for a worsening of the underlying condition The tests are silly, the drugs even sillier.
"What??? But I could have a STROKE!!!"
Did you ever go for a run and have a stroke? No, but your blood pressure SURE was high! Do you even know what a stroke is? It's LACK of blood flow to an area. Think about that for a few moments as you pop your beta blocker.
So let's ask the all important question that few doctors will ever ask you: WHY is your blood pressure high?
Could it be, because you are toxic? Could it be, because of eating a diet high in MSG, canola oil, high fructose corn syrup, GMO foods, sugar, running table salt, bleached grains, etc., all day long? Could it be you are full of parasites? Could it be because you aren't sleeping properly and getting the 5 REM cycles you need each night to regenerate your nervous system? Could it be you are dehydrated? Could it be because you are chronically stressed? Could it be you don't breathe properly? Or is it because you just went for a run?
Listen folks: Your blood pressure is adaptive. IT ADAPTS!
Your body IS BRILLIANT (I will always keep reminding people of this).
If you are toxic then your blood pressure is going to be high because it has to be. It's saving your life. It's moving oxygen to vital areas of the body like the brain, the kidneys and the liver which is keeping you alive. It needs to move faster in the attempt to repair the damage being done by all the lifestyle choices that are keeping your body inflamed. Do you want this to go on and on? Of course not, you don't want to keep struggling through a toxic state! Unfortunately MD's do not learn very much nutrition in their schools that are governed & paid for by the pharmaceutical industry. How basic physiology was overlooked is another question.
So do YOU want to reduce your blood pressure simply and naturally, in a way that is totally FREE??? Want to not be on a drug that gives you brain damage and reduces your potassium levels?
Well then, get ready to hear your solution: diaphragmatically deep breathe for 10-15 minutes each day. Yup, that's it. This exercise is FAR more effective than dangerous, suppressive medication. I'm not even exaggerating a little.
This is the single most helpful thing that you can do to manage your own blood pressure, help the body get oxygen to its various locations (instead of forcing it to slow down, giving it less help), assist the immune system to identify the toxins and get them out, and to calm down the sensors in your neck triggered by carbon dioxide, which is an acid, which will in turn respond by naturally regulating your blood pressure. Hooray!
Want to not be toxic anymore? Stop eating non-foods (as I will say each time), drink fresh spring water, JUICE VEGETABLES, eat enough healthy fats, journal before bed, TAKE PLENTY OF GOOD HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL SALT (yes, we need salt for health, just not that horrible iodized table salt which contains bleach and caking agents that can cause hypertension and other problems), stay away from blue light devices before bed (try reading a physical book), sleep in a fully dark room (so that your brain makes melatonin which gives you that REM sleep), exercise for 30 minutes a day (or at least 4-5 times a week), and STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS!
It's really that simple.
I hope you enjoyed this healthy dose of truth today!
Love and well being,
If you want help coming off your medications I am available for consultations, both at a distance and in person. Rates vary based on time.
How to Do Diaphragmatic Breathing:
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