Health & Wellbeing

Mother reverses autism symptoms in daughter by eliminating MSG from diet

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A biochemist located in the San Francisco Bay Area believes that she has drastically improved, if not cured, her daughter's autism through eliminating monosodium glutamate, or MSG, from her diet.

Katherine Reid, Ph.D., says her daughter Brooke began exhibiting symptoms of autism at age two. Brooke's communication capabilities were far below average, and she failed to develop normal human connections. She also suffered from tantrums and digestive complications including constipation.

Dr. Reid's husband, a cellular biologist, became suspicious of his daughter's symptoms and began researching, only to find that Brooke was showing nearly every characteristic of autism. After seeing their pediatrician, who also agreed that something was wrong, the family hired a psychologist to test Brooke's learning abilities. The results were devastating in that they showed that she suffered immensely from severe learning disabilities, ultimately diagnosing her with moderate autism.

"She was in her own world," Dr. Reid said. "Her actions were repetitive, like doing a puzzle over and over again for hours. And she exhibited signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder. She couldn't stand going home in the stroller on a different route without having a screaming tantrum."

Soon, most of Dr. Reid's free time was dedicated to researching autism and the struggles that other families were experiencing. Through her research, she learned that many children suffering from the disorder had improved symptoms after altering their diets to exclude MSG, gluten and dairy products.

15 Natural Remedies To Treat Acid Reflux and Ulcers

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Both acid reflux and ulcer pain are very common and the typical symptom related drugs your doctor will prescribe are proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) whose main action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Besides the many the side effects of these drugs, they teach your body to stop producing acid, further complicating the underlying cause of the disorder. Misdiagnoses for acid reflux, ulcers and many types of gastrointestinal (GI) distress which are caused by too little acid rather than too much make problems far worse for patients once medical intervention of this kind is followed. Natural remedies have the power to relieve and even heal many of these conditions with no side effects and virtually no recurrence of symptoms.



1. Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most favored remedies for acid reflux. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water and drink. This is effective for overnight relief as well if drank before bed.

Walk in the Forest to Heal Oneself - Fractal Enlightenment

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forest-bathingI have always been a nature lover, who appreciates spending time outdoors and soaking in the positive energy of the green surroundings. So I was simply thrilled when I came across a popular practice in Japan called ‘Shinrin-yoku’ which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ also known as ‘forest bathing‘.

Spending time in nature is healing energy for the mind, body and soul. The idea with Shinrin-yoku, a term coined by the government in 1982 but inspired by ancient Shinto and Buddhist practices, is to let nature enter your body through all five senses, and feel at one with the forest. It is about being mindful of your surroundings and the experience.

It’s not about extreme outdoor sports or being alone in the wilderness, but about allowing your body and psyche to unwind in the peace of the woods, similar to natural aromatherapy. Ancient wisdom and tribes, who live in harmony with nature, have advocated this for long, and only in recent years there have been studies carried out to prove the health benefits of forest bathing.

Read the rest here... (fractalenlightenment.com)

Peaches for Prevention and Halting Cancer Growth

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Can we just hang up our hats and admit that every fruit is a superfruit? It turns out peaches are beyond amazing.

A Washington State University food scientist and colleagues at Texas A&M have found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread. They are emphasizing good nutrition for preventing cancer.

Compelling research in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, showed that the compounds could be recommended as a novel addition to therapies that reduce the risk of metastasis, or spread. But it doesn't have to come from a compound or supplement.

Just two to three peaches a day, which could easily be achieved with a juicer, blender or blaster - have an astounding effect.

Read the rest here:

http://www.riseearth.com/2014/03/peaches-for-prevention-and-halting.html#.Uzh5bFf3Lq0

Top 8 foods and herbs for healing cancer

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With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.

Sea Vegetables

Kelp, kombu, and nori are three of the more common sea vegetables with remarkable effects on cancer. They are one of the richest and most bioavailable sources of iodine, a substance lacking in the average diet that is implicated in many patients with breast and ovarian cancer.

They are also rich in calcium and potassium, as well as all minerals, which assist in promoting a very alkaline environment, which makes it very difficult for existing cancer to survive.
 

Algae

Chlorella and spirulina are two of the most potent algae and are proven cancer fighters.

Due to their incredible detoxification action (including binding to and eliminating heavy metals) and immune boosting properties (by promoting production of healthy gut flora and fighting candida overgrowth), they are a must have when healing cancer.

Read the rest here:

http://www.riseearth.com/2014/03/top-8-foods-and-herbs-for-healing-cancer.html#.UzMroYX3Lq0

Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found to Grow and Repair Brain Cells

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You may know them as “shrooms”, “Magic mushrooms”, psilocybic mushrooms, or you may not know them at all. They are a natural plant that, like marijuana, is banned by the U.S. Government. But like marijuana, these mushrooms may not be without medical properties. Like marijuana, they could deserve a place on natural medicine shelves for their ability to treat depression, eradicate mental illness, and improve cognition – not in police evidence rooms.

According to research from the University of South Florida, psilocybin, the active component within psychedelic mushrooms, is able to grow new brain cells—potentially offering treatment for mental illness and improving cognition.

Study says vegetables play role in positive and negative thinking

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(NaturalNews) Plenty of thoughts exist as to what a person's favorite color or music choice says about them, and now one study says that whether or not we serve vegetables with meals carries significant emotional meaning.

Researchers set out to determine if the addition, or lack of, a vegetable with a meal altered the eater's attitude towards the meal as well as about the person who made the food. Turns out, there's a lot to be said about serving vegetables beyond providing a range of health benefits.
 

The link between vegetables and perception

The two-phased study involved interviews in addition to a national survey involving 500 American mothers with more than two children age 18 or younger. Study participants were asked to describe their feelings about both the meal and the food preparer based on whether or not a vegetable accompanied the meal. Descriptors such as "loving" and "selfish" were among the list to choose from.

The Tropical Fruit that can Detox Toxic Fluoride

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Tamarind, or Tamarindus indica L., is a sub tropical and tropical fruit-producing tree indigenous to tropical Africa. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for gastric distress as well as to boost cardiovascular health, but the fruit’s medicinal values extend beyond those benefits. Tamarind health benefits should be known by all.

The tamarind fruit is a long, bean-shaped fruit that encloses a stringy pulp within its casing. It can be eaten or made into a healing paste or salve in order to receive its multiple benefits. In Eastern Asia, fruit of the tamarind has been used as a poultice applied to foreheads of those with fevers.

“Tamarindus indica has broad spectrum antibacterial activity and a potential source of new classes of antibiotics that could be useful for infectious disease chemotherapy and control.”


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9 Natural Alternatives To Ibuprofen and NSAIDs With No Side Effects

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How many people do you know that turn to ibuprofen to relieve inflammation and pain? This nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), available both over the counter and by prescription, is commonly used a number of painful conditions such as arthritis, menstrual symptoms, headaches, and various inflammatory conditions. However it is also linked to anemia, DNA damage, hearing loss, hypertension, miscarriage and even influenza mortality. So why not use natural alternatives that have no side effects and are just as effective?

A HEROIC JOURNEY: MOVING BEYOND A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY - Brian Schulz

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DEAR FRIENDS- In this period of history- where there is still an much pain being unintentionally passed from generation to generation and a serious blindness to the emotional needs of developing children- countless millions of us grew up in dysfunctional/emotionally damaging families.

To fully grasp what I refer to as "the generational cycle of pain" and the revolution of love and awareness that can heal it, please read my essay "Revolution of Love: Understanding Children's Rights". It is available in the Notes section of my Timeline.

The self-liberating and self-loving challenge for people who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive and/or invalidating families is twofold.

First we need to stop looking for love and validation from people who are too unconscious and closed-off to give it to us.

Secondly we need to focus all of our energy, passion and devotion on giving OURSELVES the love we need and deserve- from within!

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