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Alternative Health Suggestions for an Aging Brain, Pt 3 of 4

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Aging brain; memory loss, poor memory, pre-senility, early onset dementia, dementia, forgetfulness, comprehension issues, frontal temporal dementia, Alzheimer’s, attention deficit, ADHD, lack of concentration, lack of focus, easily distracted, feeling overwhelmed at dealing with simple tasks, feeling overwhelmed with life, food allergies etc.

 

Let’s recap the highlights from Part 1 and Part 2 of this article

 

In part 1(link), we talked about why it was important to eat food grown organically vs. conventionally grown; I talked of MSG (monosodium glutamate) and how this neurotoxin ruins your memory, cognitive functioning and overall health; and we spoke about why it was incredibly important to avoid eating foods that were genetically modified (GMOs) or contained GMO components. And since there are no global labeling laws for these, the only way to avoid them is by eating an all organic diet, or as a minimum, by at least eating only foods labels as NON-GMO.

 

In Part 2 (link), The topic got a little more serious. I mentioned how Mr. Mueller had coined the term “cell phone dementia” (or had you already forgotten?) I went over why it was so important to reduce, as much as you could, your exposure to microwave radiation from cellphones, cordless phones, WIFI, bluetooth, GPS, cellular towers (masts), Smart meters, etc.

Radiation exposure is cumulative. And don’t forget your smart meters! They are like having a cell phone attached to your house. Replace it. Reduce all forms of wireless communications to help keep that mind of yours sharp as a tack! Go retro! Go wired. I even gave you a long list of SOLUTIONS and alternative ways you could reduce your exposure and still survive in today’s world. Yes, you can survive even if you don’t have that cellphone on you 24/7, I promise!

 

Now in Part 3, let’s talk about a few more ways to help stop premature aging of our brains.

 

Ionizing Radiation & X-rays Age our Brains

 

We are constantly exposed to nuclear (ionizing) radiation (look at this weeks readings!) . Did you know some of the proving symptoms for Radium bromatum (the radiation used for cancer treatments, a form of ionizing radiation) are apprehensiveness, depression, fear of being alone in the dark, a cloudy mind and unable to think clearly! And ionizing radiation such as Plutonium, Uranium, Cesium, etc., causes cancer.

Stay away from unnecessary x-rays, especially dental x-rays (refuse them & offer to sign a waiver) and from unnecessary mammograms. You can use Thermography instead. If you have to be exposed to an x-rays, take a few doses of the homeopathic remedy X-ray 30C afterwards.

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Dental Gum Pockets Healed – Homeopathy

“Finally, I just talked to the gal who does my dental cleaning because I wanted to be sure that all of my info is completely accurate. So, here it goes:

For the past year or more, my gum pockets had started getting worse (normal range is between 1-3) and I had 4 teeth that were measured at a number 4 and 1 was a number 5.  If this had continued, I would have had to have a procedure to scrape the tooth root and tighten the gum tissue that holds my teeth.  I started using diluted Calendula Mother Tincture as a mouthwash 5 months before my last dental appointment (I have these appointments for cleaning, etc., every 6 months) and my dental hygienist gal was pleasantly surprised with my clean mouth. Read more

Alternative Health Suggestions for an Aging Brain, Part 2 of 4

Read Alternative Health Suggestions for an Aging Brain, Part 1

Just because something has become commonplace doesn’t mean it’s healthy or good for us.
Ah, part 2 of how to help your aging brain. First, I’m going to recap some of the symptoms of an aging brain, just to get you pumped up and motivated to read what I’m about to present to you today since you probably won’t like it!

 

Symptoms of an Aging Brain, an incomplete list:

  • Slower comprehension
  • Confusion
  • Difficult concentration
  • Easily distracted
  • Weakness or slowness of memory
  • Cannot remember what you were about to do or say
  • Forgetfulness for short term events
  • Forgetfulness for long term events
  • Lack of or poor focus
  • Short attention span
  • Saying the wrong word or phrase
  • Getting left and right confused
  • Speaking words in the wrong order
  • Garbled speech or thoughts
  • Inability to handle daily tasks such as returning phone calls or emails
  • irritability
  • Mood swings

 

Remember, these “brain malfunctions” have become so commonplace that many people have come to think of them as normal. We now think it’s “normal” that children, teens and twenty-somethings are showing these symptoms and we laugh when it happens when we should be worrying and looking for causes and solutions. Just because something has become commonplace doesn’t mean it’s healthy or good for us.

 

Identifying and Removing Wireless Communications

You may be saying, “Yeah, yeah. Mr. Mueller and his staff keep telling me to reduce my exposure to microwave radiation – to get rid of my cell phone, turn off my WIFI and cordless phones,” but you should keep reading this anyway. You may think you have no choices. You may think you can’t do it or live without it. But every little bit of exposure you can reduce WILL help.

 

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Alternative Health Suggestions for an Aging Brain, Part 1 of 4

We’ve become so concerned with the visible effects of aging that most of us are overlooking the decline of the most important organ that is truly aging before its time – our brain!

 

Do you suffer from any of these complaints:

  • Slower comprehension
  • Confusion
  • Difficult concentration
  • Easily distracted
  • Weakness or slowness of memory
  • Cannot remember what you were about to do or say
  • Forgetfulness for short term events
  • Forgetfulness for long term events
    Just because it has become commonplace doesn’t mean it’s good health!
  • Lack of or poor focus
  • Short attention span
  • Saying the wrong word or phrase
  • Getting left and right confused
  • Speaking words in the wrong order
  • Garbled speech or thoughts

If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms, then you have some degree of brain aging! These types of “brain malfunctions” have become so commonplace that many think of them as normal. It’s now so “normal” that children, teens and twenty-somethings are showing these symptoms. Just because it has become commonplace doesn’t mean it’s good health

 

In clinic, we hear these complaints from nearly all of our clients. In response, with Mr. Mueller’s help, I have compiled this list that will help you identify/remove/change things in your life which cause your brain to age prematurely.

 

There’s No Shame

First, I feel it’s important to mention that many people feel ashamed at admitting they have memory issues. No one wants to think of themselves as “weak minded”, “mentally ill”, mentally sick or even brain damaged, right? But that very shame you may feel, or even that denial you may have about just how bad your symptoms have become is …JUST A SYMPTOM! A homeopath would use this to help find a remedy to help you…hmm, shame coupled with memory problems and perhaps denial… the homeopathic remedy Lycopodium comes to mind!

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Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer: Recipe

Hand sanitizers are, in principle, a good idea. But the ingredients in most commercially available ones contain a toxic soup of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Why put harmful, immune lowering chemicals on your skin – the very same skin which so readily absorbs toxins into your blood stream?! After all, the purpose of hand sanitizer is to help boost your immune system, not burden it!

Essential Oils Are Medicines

With some many “natural” and “organic” varieties of hand sanitizers available now, why would I want to make my own? Because I have been unable to find one that meets both criteria: 1) has nothing in it that I don’t approve of, 2) is reasonably priced and 3) is unscented. I, for one, don’t want any fragrances on my hands, even if they are “natural”! People have become addicted to fragrances in their everyday lives. Most people do not realize HOW scented their households and lives have become until something snaps in their own health and they become chemically sensitive like I did 12 years ago.

Every fragrance can cause symptoms, seen and unseen. For example, Lavender essential oil, which is in SO MANY products these days, has been the subject of a homeopathic proving (like a drug trial or test). What does that mean? it means that people have noticed symptoms when using lavender and the homeopathic proving set out to find out EXACTLY what kinds of symptoms this substance could elicit!

Lavender, as with most essential oils, is a medicine. Reactions to any substance are dose dependent. The larger the dose, the more symptoms. And, as my final injection of homeopathic tennets goes – everyone has their individual sensitivities. Some people are more sensitive, some people are more robust! And then let’s not forget people’s peculiar sensitivities…all of these things – dose, sensitivities and peculiarities – will determine if and when someone reacts (get symptoms) from a peculiar substance. Read more

Why Buy “Natural” Diapers

Before the birth of our first child, my husband and I decided to use cloth diapers. Not only would cloth diapers create no landfill waste, but they had no chemicals or fragrances in them – a healthy choice for a healthy baby! Although I wasn’t keen on the idea of having even more laundry to keep up with, I thought it was worth the effort. However, fate had a different plan.

 

After a 44 hour labor followed by a c-section, my body felt wrecked. (Unlike many, this surgery was medically necessary, but that is a story for another blog!) For more than six weeks, I was unable to carry my new baby girl while walking. In my disabled state, the high maintenance of cloth diapers was simply no longer an option. So, for the first few weeks, we continued to outfit our sweet bundle in whatever disposable diapers they had given us in the hospital. But I knew that I absolutely didn’t want her to be in the “conventional” diapers like Pampers, Loves or Huggies for the long-term.

 

What We Noticed

Our brand new baby girl immediately had problems with diaper rash. Constant problems. Her poor bottom would have tender red spots that sometimes merged into a large solid “beet-red” area. It hurt her to be wiped. She got to the point where she would squirm when I tried to put a new diaper on her. After a month of this, I decided there had to be another, better way.

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Hidden Sources of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

If you are suffering from one of the following conditions, you should pay attention to hidden sources of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in your diet:

  • Those sensitive to MSG
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Seizures / Epilepsy
  • Food allergies and food sensitivities
  • Idiopathic abdominal swelling (of unknown origin)
  • Cancers
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Electro-hypersensitivity
  • Epstein-Barr syndrome (EBV) or human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune diseases like Dermatomyositis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Any Arthritic syndrome like Osteoarthritis or Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Metabolic Syndrome (which includes: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels); aka metabolic syndrome X, cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome or CHAOS
  • High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, arterial hypertension
  • Non-specified aches and pains
  • A host of other named and unnamed conditions

The following information comes directly from one of the most
reputable websites for MSG names www.TruthInLabeling.com.

The risks associated with ingestion of (or even contact with) monosodium glutamate and other ingredients that contain MSG are simple and straightforward:

  • Brain damage/injury
  • Endocrine disorders (obesity and reproductive disorders)
  • Behavior disorders
  • Adverse reactions
  • Neurodegenerative disease.
  • Obesity
  • Retinal degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Cancer
  • Heart irregularities
  • Asthma
  • Names of ingredients that contain processed free glutamic acid (MSG)1

    (Last updated March, 2014)

    Everyone knows that some people react to the food ingredient monosodium glutamate. What many don’t know, is that more than 40 different ingredients contain the chemical in monosodium glutamate (processed free glutamic acid) that causes these reactions.  The following list has been compiled over the last 20 years from consumer reports and information provided by manufacturers and food technologists. Read more

    Clean Living Tips – Unscented Laundry Alternatives

    Avoiding synthetic or artificial fragrances will go a long way towards improving your health. These implicitly harmful petroleum-based fragrances have been implicated in a host of chronic diseases. They are categorized as neurotoxic, excitotoxic and some are even carcinogenic (cause cancers)!

    They also contain “scent suppressors” (think of products like “Febreeze”). Scent suppressors inhibit and reduce your ability to smell and taste, which in turn, limits your ability to “smell” when something is harmful and should otherwise be avoided!

    Anchor

    Going UNSCENTED is easier &

    more important than you may think

    START SMALL! Today, make a promise to yourself to

    BUY UNSCENTED LAUNDRY PRODUCTS!!

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    Healthy Cosmetics: Nail Polish

    The following article on nail polish is excerpted from our October 2013 Newsletter…

    Every step you can take towards improving your health counts. Cosmetics and personal care products are a big area where you can make healthier choices, simply. Take nail polish, for example. The nail polish for sale at your local drugstore contains multiple ingredients that are toxic for your health such as camphor (antidotes most homeopathic remedies in addition to its health effects) and known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and toluene, just to name a few.

    So, yes, there are safe alternatives to nail polishes. Yes, you still have to remove them with very toxic rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol. But overall, they are somewhat safer. So if you aren’t willing to ditch nail polish all together, then consider using one of the following brands instead:

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    Toilet Hygiene – Commentary, Solutions

    Oh, he went there alright!
    Bidet

    In the spring of 2011, Dr. Joseph Mercola (you know the guy, www.mercola.com) had a daily blog post about the most personal of the personals- toilet hygiene! That’s right, he talked about our cleanliness on the toilet, and what we could do to improve it. An honorable endeavor that we have shied away from until now, but I figured, if he can talk about it, so can we!

    In Mercola’s article, he takes the “convincing” approach and gets, uh, graphic about it (see link below). Of course, he has a product to sell. But I have to say, what he’s come up with is a good solution. He is selling a toilet-mounted bidet!

    What is a bidet? Well, even if you know the answer to this question, this is still an interesting article from Wikipedia (an outfit we don’t usually promote- but that’s a topic for another post!). Read more