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Candida:Conquering Yeast Infections - The Non-Drug Solution in Alternative Medicine

The majority of people who have Candida do not realize they have it until become seriously ill. The symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that it is very perplexing to both doctor and patient. Candida itself is totally preventable and if you have this condition, it can be completely and permanently eliminated. People may have symptoms that appear totally unrelated to the candida such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, vaginal yeast infections, headaches with sinus involvement, histamine allergic reactions and thrush white tongue, to name a few. more

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Edible clay therapy The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee meaning"The-Mud-That-Heals." In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, therapeutic clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. more

Re-awaken Your Body's Healing Power With Marine Phytoplankton, Mother's Nature's Milk From the Ocean Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. These nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression, harmful effects of stress, and mood swings. Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

LifeFlow Meditation

Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

How Immunocal Can Raise Glutathione GSH Level in Our Cells and Optimize The Immune System

Beyond Antibotics

The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About "The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies."Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Side Effects or Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drug Dangerous Side Effects of Flu Vaccine, H1N1, and Tamiflu Drugs

NFL cheerleader suffers brain damage after getting flu shot (watch the video). Medical doctors warning about dangerous side effects of flu vaccine and flu drug.

Parasites Infections in Humans and Animals

cell phone danger Prevent Breast Cancer!
Keep That Cell Phone Out of Your Bra
Cell phone microwave radiation seeps directly into soft fatty tissue of the breast.

Healing Teas Teas Are One of The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs
Teas can help fight depression and anxiety, heal skin conditions and gastrointestinal disorders, regulate hormone imbalances, improve your sex life, prevent illness, and help you heal faster. Many diseases and conditions for which we turn to modern medicine can also be treated naturally with healing herbs. These treatments can be safer, less expensive and possibly even more effective than traditional methods.

Green Pharma Dr. Myklebust, MD: "Teas are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols which are plant chemicals that may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other diseases"

truth behind the AIDS propaganda
AIDS/HIV/AZT: truth behind the propaganda

Magnesium Therapy
Magnesium Therapy
: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong - "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (TMJ) dysfunction.". Dr. Sidney Baker

Natural Stem Cell Enhancers

Natural Stem Cell EnhancersThe first natural plant-based stem cell enhancers have shown to trigger the release of millions of adult stem cells from the bone marrow very quickly. These stem cells can then migrate and attach to any cells, tissue, bone, muscle, cartilage, organ anywhere in the body needing repair.

Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins.Chemicals and Toxins Are The Primary Cause of Illness, Disease and Obesity. Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programs that cleanse the body of toxins. Detoxification for Optimum Health

Candida Yeast: The Modern Curse on Civilization

Candida Albicans, also known as thrush, is a negative yeast infection that starts in the digestive system and then spreads to other parts of the body. Women are most likely to get yeast infections although millions of men have the condition. Yeast infections are uncomfortable, irritating and at times embarrassing for women. Holistic medical doctors teach us that yeast is often started by taking antibiotics for other health conditions. In a balanced state yeast population is controlled by the friendly bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus. If this balance is disrupted the yeast can overpopulate and cause infections commonly known as candida yeast infection or thrush. The candida and bacteria associated with it can get into the blood stream from where it may find its way to other parts of the body leading to sore joints, chest pain, sinus problems and worse. Candida covers the intestinal walls which interfers with digestion and food nutrients. This prevents the body from functioning normally and can lead to numerous health problems: bloating, gas, food reactions and allergies, constipation, diarrhea and a host of digestive complaints. Candida can also spread to the vaginal area, the prostate, the heart, lungs, liver and cause numerous symptoms and illnesses. Candida Yeast The modern curse on civilization

Many women find after taking antibiotics, they get vaginal yeast infections (because their normal bacterial balance has been lost). Antibiotics bring on fungal and yeast infections thus will eventually be seen as one additional cause of cancer since more and more oncologists are seeing yeast and fungal infections as an integral part of cancer and its cause. We know that there is a relationship between Candida and chronic illnesses because when we treat the yeast and have the patient follow programs designed to control the yeast, the patient responds remarkably even after many previous medical treatment programs for unrelated conditions failed. Antibiotics are a common cause of Candida. Antibiotics destroy both harmful bacteria and good bacteria. When antibiotics destroy friendly bacteria it gives the Candida a chance to begin to multiply. Anyone who hasbeen treated with antibiotics for acne, major dental work or any condition where antibiotic use has been frequent, more than 1 course of 7-10 days, is a prime Candidate for Candida.

Candida is actually a mold which inhabits the body, generally arising in the colon. However, the word "yeast infection" is generally used to refer to when the candida mold has grown out of control, (due to a compromised immune system, use of antibiotics, refined sugar, chlorinated water, and alcohol use), and begun to create harmful effects within the body. Thus to say, "I think I have a candida or yeast infection," would mean that you have an overgrowth of the candida or yeast mold. The Candida mold feeds off of the food that you eat, especially sugars and starches. This takes away from the nutrients you need to survive. The mold then begins to produce it's own waste products. These wastes are toxic to the system and cause many of the sicknesses and diseases which plagues the population today.

Dr. Lisa Landymore-Lin wrote all about this in her book Poisonous Prescriptions asking, ‘Do Antibiotics Cause Asthma and Diabetes?’ We are now even beginning to question the role of antibiotics as a cause of cancer since they do lead to pathogen overgrowth especially in the area of yeast and fungi. Chris Woollams writes, “It is estimated that 70 per cent of the British population have a yeast infection. The primary cause of this is our love of antibiotics.

Normally, candida albicans lives peacefully in our intestines and elsewhere, in harmony with other flora that keep the yeast in check. Take an antibiotic and all this changes. By suppressing the normal flora, candida takes over and problems begin. In its mild form the result is diarrhea or a yeast infection. Dr. Elmer Cranton says that, “Yeast overgrowth is partly iatrogenic (caused by the medical profession) and can be caused by antibiotics and cortisone medications. A diet high in sugar also promotes overgrowth of yeast. A highly refined diet common in industrialized nations not only promotes growth of yeast, but is also deficient in many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the immune system. Chemical colorings, flavorings, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, etc., add more to stress on the immune system"

Greg B. Wilson, Ph.D. and James B. Daily, Jr., Ph.D. - "Our health is directly influenced by our immune system. The onset of almost all infectious and degenerative disease is preceded or accompanied by inadequate immune response. With intensifying concerns about the perils of vaccinations and antibiotic resistant organisms, a new weapon against disease is sorely needed. Transfer factors are such a weapon, and based upon almost 50 years of research, transfer factors appear to be highly effective with few, if any, side effects. If our immune systems are functioning normally, transfer factors are produced after we are exposed to infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Recent research, however, provides evidence that transfer factors, even from another animal such as a cow, can enable us to develop immunity to infectious agents before we are actually exposed to them. In addition, transfer factor administration can accelerate our immune response once we have been infected. This new approach to optimizing the immune response to infectious agents promises to revolutionize our approach to disease prevention and control!"

Transfer Factor in chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis "Results of conventional treatment of female non-bacterial recurrent cystitis (NBRC) are discouraging. Most patients show an unexpected high incidence of vaginal candidiasis, while their cell mediated immunity to Herpes simplex viruses (HSV) and Candida antigens seems impaired, and it is known that the persistence of mucocutaneous chronic candidiasis is mainly due to a selective defect of CMI to Candida antigens. Twenty nine women suffering of NBRC, and in whom previous treatment with antibiotics and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs was unsuccessful, underwent oral Transfer Factor (TF) therapy. TF specific to Candida and/or to HSV was administered bi-weekly for the first 2 weeks, and then once a week for the following 6 months. No side effects were observed during treatment. The total observation period of our cohort was 24379 days with 353 episodes of cystitis recorded and a cumulative relapse index (RI) of 43. The observation period during and after treatment was 13920 days with 108 relapses and a cumulative RI of 23 (P < 0.0001). It, thus, seems that specific TF may be capable of controlling NBRC and alleviate the symptoms." Use of transfer factor for the treatment of recurrent non-bacterial female cystitis (NBRC)

There are over 3,000 published papers and 50 years of research on transfer factors. There are thousands of case reports on the effectiveness of transfer factors. There has also been a lab study and a human study done with these products. In addition, the I nternational Transfer Factor Society sponsors an International Symposium every three years on the findings of transfer factor research. The Eleventh International Transfer Factor Congress was held in Monterey, Mexico in March of 1999.

"Transfusion of a Candida-specific transfer factor has been reported to be very successful (remission for > 10 years) when combined with antifungal" Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis

You can learn more about transfer factors Q and A about Transfer Factor - Education and Instinct - An Explanation of T-Factors Plus By William J. Hennen, Ph.D. - Transfer Factor for Animals - Transfer Factor for children

Where to purchase Transfer Factor

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All-Natural Treatment Method That Permanently Eliminates Yeast Infections

Former Yeast Infection Sufferer Reveals The Only Holistic System In Existence That Will Show You How To Permanently Cure Your YeastInfection, Eliminate Candida, And Regain Your Natural Inner Balance, Using A Unique 5 Step Method No One Else Will Tell You About

You Can Stop the Burning, Itching and Discomfort... All From The Privacy of Home. This information is an Absolute Must for yeast infection sufferers!! Not only does it deal with a sensitive subject in an informative, practical way but it explains the underlying causes, symptoms and natural treatments and actually gets to the root cause of the infection rather than just tackling the symptoms that so many other treatments seem todo. Easy and quick to use remedies that can be used everyday and have a whole host of other healthy benefits as well. In a nutshell it delivers a holistic approach to ridding the body of a Yeast Infection naturally, safely and permanently which of course is the desired result. Cure Yeast Infection without drugs or typical Yeast Infection treatments. Drugs, creams and typical Yeast Infection treatments sometimes work in a partial way and temporarily and the side effects are nasty. The tiny handful Yeast Infection sufferers who have learned how to treat their Yeast Infection from within and without ever using drugs or over the counters are the only people in the world who keep their system clear of candida infection permanently. Now you can learn these Yeast Infection cure secrets from a nutritionist and a former sufferer who knows from real-world experience exactly how it's done. more

Low thyroid is very common in cases of Candida. The thyroid gland has an important effect on the immune system. Adequate thyroid function also helps the digestive system operate correctly. As pointed out earlier, lack of proper digestive secretions can cause reduction of friendly bacteria. Constipation is also common with low thyroid. Body temperature will drop if thyroid function is low. A drop in body temperature stopsmany different chemical reactions from taking place. Some of these chemical reactions stop Candida overgrowth.

Imune Deficiency - Any condition that results in a weakened immune system can bring about Candida. Most notable are AIDSand CANCER. Candida can be considered a side effect of these more threatening illnesses.

Parasites and intestinal worms are more common then anyone would think. Some researchers have estimated that over 85% of all people living in North America and Canada have parasites. Parasites can be large worm-like creatures or small microscopic organisms. Either type destroy friendly bacteria in the intestines making yeast overgrowth possible. (natural parasites remedies)

Oral birth control pills are mostly the hormone estrogen. Supplemental estrogen in the synthetic form has been found to promote the growth of yeast. Several years ago the Great Smokies Medical lab published studies showing that hormones could effect intestinal bacteria. A common compliant of women on birth control pills is yeast infection. The copper IUD is another possible yeast promoter. It has been observed by David Watts, Ph.D., that copper promotes the growth of yeast. Often copper IUD users develop excessive levels of copper in their tissues. Excess copper can depress the adrenal, thyroid and immune systems of the body. This can make it more difficult for the body to resist yeast.

  • Food Allergies
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Problems
  • Weight gain
  • Skin Rashes
  • Low Sex Drive
  • Immune Disorders
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Headaches
  • Irregularities
  • Depression

Yeast infection of the genital tract caused by Candida albicans - Candida albicans infections are becoming increasingly common, especially in women. Such genital infections usually develop by the yeast spreading from normal skin or intestinal flora, uncommonly from a sexual partner. Two important factors contribute to this increase in cases: use of wide-spectrum anti-biotics and women using oral contraceptives. Predisposing factors include pregnancy, menstruation, diabetes mellitus, constrictive clothing, taking immuno-suppressive drugs or steroids.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection
By William G. Crook, M.D.

During the past seven or eight years, professionals and the public have been reading and hearing about a disorder that in the words of Dr. David Bell of New York is a "disease with a thousand names." Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Although this disorder has been described fordecades, even centuries, it came to the attention of the public following a 1984 outbreak which affected several hundred people in Incline Village, Nevada, a resort town on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

It initially was called the Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Syndrome (CEBVS). However, laboratory studies showed that a lot of people with this disorder did not have elevated levels of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus. In the spring of 1988, the name was changed to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And that's the name most people have been using. However, Dr. Paul Cheney and associates in North Carolina have suggested another name, Chronic Fatigue And Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS).

Still other people didn't like that name either because they felt that the word "fatigue" in the name trivialized the disorder. And they suggested still another name, Chronic Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CIDS).

Even before CIFS came to the attention of most Americans, people in England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada had been writing and talking about a disorder which they called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Epidemics of this disorder developed in several hospitals in the United Kingdom including the Royal Free Hospital. So it was called the Royal Free Disease. Epidemics also occurred in Iceland where it was called the Akureyri Disease. Then, in Australia, it was called by a different name.

Another group of professionals in the United States have described a closely related (or perhaps identical) disorder which they have labeled Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). And, as readers of Healthline know, during the past few years many professionals and nonprofessionals in the United States and other countries have learned of the observations of Dr. C. Orian Truss who described a disorder with similar symptoms which he called Chronic Candidiasis.

To learn more about CFS, I attended conferences sponsored by Brown University (1988), the University of California (1989) andthe CIFIDS Association (1990). At each of these conferences, speakers including Dr. Robert Hallowitz and Dr. Carol Jessop reported that the majority of their patients with CFS responded favorably to a comprehensive program which included a sugar-free special diet and antifungal medications including Nystatin, Nizoral and Diflucan.

Because of my interest in CFS, about a year ago I began working on a new illustrated book titled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Yeast Connection -- a "get well" guide for people with this often misunderstood disorder -- and those who care for them. (Publication date: July 24, 1992.)

This book will discuss the many factors which play a part in causing the illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. These include viral infections, food sensitivities, chemical pollutants, nutritional deficiencies, parasites and psychological stress.

In some individuals with CFS, the illness develops suddenly following an acute epidemic viral infection similar to the one that occurred in Incline Village, Nevada in 1984 or the Los Angeles Hospital in 1930. Yet the observations of Carol Jessop, a leading CFS clinician and researcher, show that this disorder often develops insidiously -- especially in individuals who give a history of:

* Repeated courses of antibiotic drugs in childhood, adolescence or adult years
* Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
* Diets loaded with sugar and alcohol

And, like many physicians who are working with patients with the Candida-Related Complex, Dr. Jessop found that most people with CFS can be helped by a comprehensive treatment program which includes:

* A sugar-free nutritious diet
* Antifungal medication
* Unpolluted home and work environment
* Psychological support
* Essential fatty acids
* Nutritional supplements including magnesium

Essential Nutrients Deficiency Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and circulation. more about marine phytoplankton's healing power

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Common tap water is high in chlorine which has been found to destroy friendly intestinal bacteria. This will allow Candida to grow as covered earlier.

Matthew Silver, MD - "An associate in her early fifties who had suffered for many years from the toxic effects of chlorine poisoning from inhaling vapors from an over-chlorinated swimming pool. This had resulted in many severe health challenges including extreme chronic fatigue and breathing difficulty that kept her housebound and dependent on oxygen. Even minimal exertion led to extreme shortness of breath. After just three days of drinking glyconutrients, she reported that all of her symptoms improved dramatically and that she was able to leave her house without oxygen and work in her garden, which she had not been able to do in years." The sugars found on all Glyconutrients (saccharides) also address the workings of the brain and nervous system – from memory and sleep to anxiety and depression.

Masi M, De Vinci C, Baricordi OR. Department of Pediatrics, University of Bologna, Italy."Fifteen patients suffering from chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis were treated with an in vitro produced TF specific for Candida albicans antigens and/or with TF extracted from pooled buffy coats of blood donors. CMI of the patients was assessed using the LMT and the LST in presence of candidine. The aim of the study was the clinical evaluation of TF treatment and the incidence of positive tests before, during, and after therapy. Immunological data were matched using the Chi square test. 87 LMT were performed for each antigen dose and at the dilution of 1/50, 58.9% (33/56) tests were positive during non-treatment or non-specific TF treatment. On the contrary 83.9% (26/31) were positive during specific TF treatment (P < 0.05). In the LST, a significant decrease of thymidine uptake in the control cultures in presence of autologous or AB serum was observed when patients were matched according to non-treatment, and both non specific (P < 0.05) and specific TF treatment (P < 0.01). Only during specific TF treatment was a significant increase of reactivity against the Candida antigen at the highest concentration noticed, when compared with the period of non specific treatment (P < 0.01). Clinical observations were encouraging: all but one patient experienced significant improvement during treatment with specific TF. These data confirm that orally administered specific TF, extracted from induced lymphoblastoid cell-lines, increases the incidence of reactivity against Candida antigens in the LMT. LST reactivity appeared not significantly increased with respect to the periods of non treatment, but was significantly increased when it was compared to the non-specific TF treatment periods. At the same time, a clinical improvement was noticed." more about TF treatment

Dr Bill Miller - "Why have middle aged women’s stroke rate increased three times in recent years? From 1999 to 2004 nearly 2% of women aged 35 to 54 suffered from a stroke compared to the prior Federal health Surveys from 1994 to 1998 in which less that 1% of women had the same condition.. No risk factors such as smoking, heart disease or diabetes had changed between surveys. What has changed is women’s waistlines! They are two inches bigger. Their body mass index (BMI) rose from 27 to 29. Dr Miller says your shoulders should be 10 inches wider than your waistline. Drink the Holy Tea and dump the toxins. Eat nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables to prevent stoke. And exercise with good hydration.

People who suffer from fatigue, muscle aches, food sensitivities, psoriasis, asthma and many other common complaints may actually have a yeast infection. Too much yeast (specifically, "Candida Albicans") in the body is a problem that applies equally to both men and women. Candida Albican, a common yeast, normally lives in the human body where it causes no problems-provided the body's biochemistry is balanced and the immune system is strong. "I recommend that 'Conquering Yeast Infections' be required reading for doctors and patients who are getting nowhere treating chronic illnesses." Jonathan Collin, M.D., Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Dec. 1996

Conquering Yeast Infections : The Non-Drug Solution for Men and Women

Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body, found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth, and throat. When the balance is upset, infection results. This is known as Candidiasis and the fungus travels to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. In the mouth, it is called thrush; in the vagina, it is called vaginitis. It affects both women and men but is rarely transmitted sexually.

Dr. Galland considers the availability of grapefruit seed extract to be "...a major therapeutic breakthrough for patients with chronic parasitic and yeast infections..." Dr. Galland reports treatment failures in only two cases out of 297. "It would be hard to overstate the value of GSE to my medical practice. It has no inherent toxicity. For the past year I have used GSE in the treatment of intestinal parasitism and chronic candidiasis with excellent results. In the treatment of candidiasis it appears as effective as nystatin, caprylic acid, and other non-absorbed intestinal antifungal agents. Many drug sensitive individuals find GSE to be much better tolerated than other antifungal preparations, and I have several patients in whom this product alone helped control chronic candidiasis when no other medication was tolerated or effective. In the treatment of intestinal protozoan infections, (Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica) GSE has for the most part been more effective than metronidazole and other prescription antiprotozoan drugs." -Dr. Leo Galland, New York, NY

Candida Yeast Infections and Grapefruit Seed Extract

Women with diabetes have more yeast infections because their vaginal environment is more conducive to the yeast growth. Corticosteroids and oral contraceptives should be avoided, as they may upset the normal and healthy balance of the body. The most healing diet for this condition is one that is fruit-free, sugar-free, and yeast-free. more

Healing Power of Grapefruit Seed

Alternatives to Antibiotics
Intestinal Candidiasis Stopped with GSE. Chronic candidiasis (both intestinal and systemic) is being treated with excellent results using grapefruit seed extract, according to numerous clinics and medical practitioners.

Dr. Leo Galland, M.D. of New York City, who also prescribes GSE for the treatment of candidiasis, advises patients to avoid its bitter taste by mixing it with carrot, vegetable, orange or grapefruit juice, while typically prescribing 2 to 3 drops(6-10 drops Nutribiotic), twice daily, diluted in at least four ounces of liquid. (Ed. note: The product is now available in tablet form.)

"After many years of treating patients with thrush and intestinal Candidiasis, I have found Citricidal to be very effective. It is easier to modulate the dose than other anti-yeast products, as there is no bad after-taste. The liquid Citricidal is excellent for administering to babies and children. Efficacy compares with nystatin and GSE is less expensive." -Dr. David Bayley, N.D. North Vancouver, BC

Vaginitis, inflammation of the vagina, is responsible for an estimated 10% of all visits by women to their healthcare practitioners. The three general causes of vaginitis are hormonal imbalance, irritation, and infection. Hormone-related vaginitis includes the atrophic vaginitis generally found in postmenopausal or postpartum women, and occasionally in young girls before puberty. Irritant vaginitis can result from allergies or irritating substances. Infectious vaginitis is most common in reproductive-age women and is generally caused by one of three types of infections: bacterial vaginosis , candidiasis or yeast infection, or trichomoniasis. Additional predisposing factors for candida infection include the use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, or adrenal corticosteroids.

Grapefruit See Extract in the Natural Candida 'Yeast Infection' (thrush) Treatment
Corticosteroids and oral contraceptives should be avoided, as they may upset the normal and healthy balance of the body. The most healing diet for this condition is one that is fruit-free, sugar-free, and yeast-free. more on the danger of corticosteroids.

Grapefruit Seed Extract is rapidly becoming the #1 safe herbal solution for chronic vaginal and intestinal yeast infections(Candida)and thrush. One doctor has reported success with 295 patients out of 297 being treated for chronic yeast and parasitic infections. In a test of 20 patients with vaginal yeast infection, 15 had relief of their symptoms in only 3 days after douching with grapefruit seed extract every 12 hours.

A GSE douche is used for vaginal infections and capsules or liguid drops mixed with juice for internal infections. Grapefruit Seed Extract is safe with no side effects and as a liquid may be used as a gargle and may be swallowed. And it has dozens of additonal healthy benefits. It's a strong anti-bacterial but doesn't seem to hurt beneficial bacteria.

Garlic neutralizes most fungi. Acidophilus supplies friendly bacteria that is usually deficient in people with fungal infections. Sambucal and Zinc Lozenges have shown to be effective for sore Throat symptoms. Various other supplements have been shown to benefit those with Yeast Infections, Thrush, and Candidiasis. Pau d'Arco teas has strong antifungal properties.

Cat's Claw (Una De Gato)
Uncaria Tomentosa, is being called by many the "Miracle Herb from the Rain Forest of Peru". The highly effective properties contained in the inner bark of the cat's claw plant have demonstrated, through centuries of usage dating back to the time of the ancient Incas, to have a profound and positive influence on the body's defense system. Studies conducted since the 1970s at research clinics in Peru, Austria, Germany, England, Hungary and Italy validate the traditional usage and indicates that this herb may be beneficial in ameliorating a host of modern day afflictions which have no answers from the orthodox medical arena. It is known to help nutritionally support the body's defense, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems through its antioxidant and build properties.

Cat's Claw (Una De Gato)is known to support a wide range of health problems associated with immune and digestive problems; such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, certain skin disorders, herpes, candidiasis,chronic fatigue, lupus, and tumors. It can also be used as an aid for stomach and bowel disorders including: Crohn's disease, leaky bowel, colitis, diverticulitis gastritis, ulcers, intestinal flora imbalance, and hemorrhoids. Cat's Claw prevents the formation of blood clots, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, and inhibits the formation of plaque. It is helpful for inflammatory conditions; such as arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism. It is also helpful with female hormonal imbalances, irregularities of the female cycle and with symptoms of PMS. It is also beneficial in support of diabetes and organic depression. Cat's Claw also protects from environmental toxins.

Cat's Claw

In Vitro Killing of Candida albicans by Fatty Acids and Monoglycerides
From the Institute of Biology, University of Iceland,1 Department of Anatomy, University of Iceland Medical School,2 and Department of Microbiology, National University Hospital,3 Reykjavik, Iceland

The susceptibility of Candida albicans to several fatty acids and their 1-monoglycerides was tested with a short inactivation time, and ultrathin sections were studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) after treatment with capric acid. The results show that capric acid, a 10-carbon saturated fatty acid, causes the fastest and most effective killing of all three strains of C. albicans tested, leaving the cytoplasm disorganized and shrunken because of a disrupted or disintegrated plasma membrane. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon saturated fatty acid, was the most active at lower concentrations and after a longer incubation time. more

The best source of essential fatty acids are flaxseed oil and fish oil. Learn about the incredible healing power of flaxseed oil

Homeopathic Remedies for Yeast Infections
"Yeast is an organism that sees an opportunity and makes the best of it. When a pH imbalance, overload of sugar, or worn-down immune system provide a chance, then a yeast infection in any warm, moist place may result. Sometimes, it occurs in the digestive tract, resulting in bloating. Nursing women may get yeast infections on their nipples and in their babies’ mouths. More commonly, women experience vaginal yeast infections. Regardless of location, there is usually itching, often soreness or swelling, and sometimes a discharge. Choosing a homeopathic remedy is easiest after defining the type of discomfort that arises and the type of discharge that is produced." click to learn more

It is advisable to consult with a homeopathic practitioner rather than attempt to self treat. click here to see a referral list to homeopaths in the US and Canada and to learn more about homeopathy.

Excerpt from
Treating Candidiasis without Nystatin, Ketoconazole, or Diflucan
Review by Jonathan Collin, MD Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients - December 1996
Conquering Yeast Infections: The Non-Drug Solution
by S. Colet Lahoz, RN, MS, LAc

Candida, can frequently be the culprit when: "...many patients continue to experience recurrent upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, sore throats, ear infections and colds with no apparent cause. Despite numerous rounds of antibiotics, even throat or ear surgery, they continue to have infection after infection. Other patients have terrible digestive tract disorders with continuous gas, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and heartburn, trying all sorts of medications and diets with little relief of their symptoms. What could be the cause of these symptoms? As unbelievable as it may be to many patients and doctors, this often ignored yeast, Candida, can frequently be the culprit. Yet Candida cannot just be "eliminated." We all look for the simple pill to cure all our problems; Candida is just not responsive to the magic bullet.

We know that there is a relationship between Candida and these chronic illnesses because when we treat the yeast and have the patient follow programs designed to control the yeast, the patient responds remarkably even after many previous medical treatment programs for unrelated conditions failed.

Candida-Related Complex : What Your Doctor Might Be Missing

To educate physicians and their clients alike about the modern epidemic of candida infections on account of antibiotic overuse and abuse, Sehnert and Winderlin have created a comprehensive manual describing candida-related complex (CRC), the candida organism, and candida's impact, especially on the immune system. They first establish that CRC is a real illness that will eventually be fully recognized by the general medical community, but many doctors have not been trained to detect it. They point out that the complex, caused by a normally harmless yeast organism, produces symptoms that vary from individual to individual and include fatigue, food intolerances, depression, anxiety, headaches, and memory impairment. A separate section on treatment covers the basics of recovery: a limited carbohydrate diet, prescribed antifungal medications, probiotics (i.e., "friendly" bacteria), and substances that naturally boost the immune system, such as vitamins A, C, and E. Appendixes list suggested readings, support groups, physicians treating CRC, and more. Whitney Scott

Excerpt from
My Anti-Candida Diet and Natural Treatments
by Dr. John DOMmisse

"...after a months-long continued no-sugar, no-white-flour diet, lactobacillus acidophilus, caprylic acid and colloidal silver program (or Diflucan, Nizoral, or Nystatin, except during pregnancy), the fatigue symptoms are eliminated or greatly diminished and the active antibody titers are returned to normal or near-normal." "... I have found the following diet and natural treatments (obtainable at healthfood stores) usually to be more effective than months-long, high-dosage Diflucan, Nizoral or Nystatin medications - and usually without side-effects"


More about the Candida Diet

East-West Clinic Studies of Candida

Le candida est une sur-croissance dans le corps de la levure candida albicans. Bien que cette sur-croissance commence dans les intestins, elle peut fréquemment se répandre ailleurs dans le corps. Ceci crée ce que l’on appelle ‘la candiose systématique’ ou ‘le syndrome candida’. Cette levure, naturellement présente dans nos corps en santé, devient pathologique quand elle change de sa forme levure à sa forme champignon. Celui ci crée des racines qui perforent les parois de l’intestin et transmettent la sur-croissance au reste du corps. Ainsi des toxines entrent dans le sang, accablant le système immunitaire et produisant une grande variété de symptômes. Candida International a pour but d'informer les gens sur le candida et ses traitements -Expliquer pourquoi le corp medical ignore généralement sa gravité et ses conséquences sur la santé du patient.


If you're like most International Health Foundation readers, you've been reading and hearing about the importance of calcium for many years. Many people, especially women, have been taking calcium supplements in their efforts to prevent osteoporosis and other disorders. Calcium is important, but so is magnesium.

During my pediatric residency training many years ago, we used injections of magnesium sulfate to reduce elevated blood pressure in children with acute kidney disease. Magnesium was also used as a laxative. Yet, it wasn't until the mid-60s, after reading several papers by Mildred Seelig, M.D., that I began to learn that magnesium plays an important role in keeping people out of the doctor's office, hospital or nursing home.

Then, in September 1977 1 read an article in Executive Health, on "The Dangers of Not Getting Enough Magnesium in the Foods You Eat." Although emphasis was placed on the abnormalities of the heart and blood vessels, observations were cited that showed that many patients who sought help for insomnia, tension and anxiety were magnesium deficient.

In a study of more than 200 patients, Dr. W. S. Davis, University of Pretoria used magnesium chloride tablets as a possible means of combating insomnia. They reported that sleep was induced rapidly, was uninterrupted and waking tiredness disappeared in 99 percent of the patients.

Anxiety and tension diminished during the day. In addition, no ill effects were noted in a group of patients participating in a longterm study in which before retiring they took eight tablets of 250 mgs. each of magnesium chloride over a 12-month period. (W.H. Davis and F. Ziady, "The Role of Magnesium in Sleep," Montreal Symposium, 1976.)

The Executive Health article also cited the observations of Dr. Edmund B. Fink, West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown. In his address at the international meeting, this magnesium researcher stated that:

* Magnesium deficiency not only exists but is common
* Although it is common, it is often undetected
* Chronic deficiency can produce long-term damage and can be fatal
* The manifestations of the deficiency are many and varied

In a recent letter from Dr. Fink, he also stated that, "Acute magnesium deficiency may also occur following several weeks of diuretics, cisplatin or amino glycoside use." more about William G. Crook, M.D's article

Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. We know that it is essential for many enzyme reactions, especially in regard to cellular energy production, for the health of the brain and nervous system, for healthy teeth and bones and is also an impressive infection fighter. A french doctor, A. Neveu, cured several diphtheria patients with magnesium chloride within two days. He also published 15 cases of poliomyelitis that were cured within days if treatment was started immediately, or within months if paralysis had already progressed. Neveu also found magnesium chloride effective with asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and emphysema; pharyngitis, tonsillitis, hoarseness, common cold, influenza, whooping cough, measles, rubella, mumps, scarlet fever; poisoning, gastro-enteritis, boils, abscesses, whitlow, infected wounds and osteomyelitis. In more recent years Dr Vergini and others have confirmed these earlier results and have added more diseases to the list of successful uses: acute asthma attacks, shock, tetanus, herpes zoster, acute and chronic conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and beneficial effects in cancer therapy. In all of these cases magnesium chloride had been used and gave much better results than other magnesium compounds. learn more

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PMS and Menstrual Cramps - Lifting the Curse of PMS

Natural Solutions to PMS: How to Get Rid of Your Premenstrual Symptoms Forever

Leading nutritional therapist Marilyn Glenville presents a prescriptive breakthrough program based on supplements, herbs and nutrition, which will help you get rid of physical and emotional symptoms and get your hormones back in balance.

Healing With Homeopathy
Homeopathy can be used to treat many common physical and emotional symptoms associated with menstrual cycles, hormone imbalances, and pre-menstrual syndrome. Because of its emphasis on treating the whole patient on a physical, mental, and emotional level, it is ideally suited for treating the wide range of possible symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Because homeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body's healing system to regain a sense of balance, problems involving hormonal imbalances respond well to homeopathic treatment. more

Evening primrose oil may be the blessing
"It changed my life!" writes one woman in an Internet newsgroup. "I can't function without it," adds another. More than 30,000 websites mention the syndrome and a wide range of alternative methods to ease PMS symptoms. Almost all talk about evening primrose oil; it seems to be the most common choice of treatment for women around the world. There is some medical support for the anecdotal evidence. Recent research suggests that PMS is not caused by a hormonal imbalance, as was thought, but by a nutritional deficiency." Catherine Shepherd

"A study at St. Thomas Hospital in London found that when PMS suffers were given evening primrose oil three times daily, 67% of the participants were symptom-free and 22% achieved partial relief. (In all total, 89% had positive results with the evening primrose oil.) Although not as popular in the United States, Evening Primrose Oil is available at most health food stores and nutrition centers. And, as more studies become available, we will find why Evening Primrose Oil was commonly called the “King’s Cure All” in 17th Century England." www.hhnews.com Our bodies desperately require fats - the proper fats - for ultimate skin beauty, especially as we age. But too many women have cut dangerous to their beauty quest out all fats - and that's dangerous to their beauty quest.

"I have been taking Transfer Factor now for a little over a month along with 1 oz of marine phytoplankton a day. Having numerous health issues, I figure I can't do anymore harm. For the first time in 20+ years I was able to function thru my menstrual cycle like normal. I had been taking migraine pills and when I could no longer afford those I would take 3 Ibuprofens every 3 hours for about 2-3 days, it killed my stomach, but the migraines and the pain were worse than having a tummy ache. I am now down to about 3 Ibuprofens in a DAY, not every 3 hours like previously. I also noticed since taking it that my yeast rashes (I have yeast in my blood) that would become inflamed on my chest and armpit is now gone. I haven't had a rash since I started the marine phytoplankton and the transfer factors. And I am waking up feeling much better, not so overly tired like I have been, I have been sleeping a little better." - Michelle M

Chinese Medicine for the relief of PMS

Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis), referred to as the 'female ginseng', is rich in vitamins and minerals and is one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. It is effective for female disorders such as menstrual disturbances, PMS and hot flashes due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, bactericidal and vasodilative effects. The herb is also used to regulate menstrual cycles, relieve menstrual cramps and alleviate symptoms related to PMS.

'Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D - Next to Panax ginseng, the root of dong quai is undoubtedly the most honored and respected herb in China, and is quickly gaining an equal reputation among users in the rest of the world.. Dong quai is used medicinally as a tonic, cardiotonic, respiratory tonic and liver tonic. It is used to promote circulation, to regulate the menstrual cycle and stop discomforts of menstruation. That means it's good for PMS. In Western herbal terms, it is used for dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), metrorrhagia (too much menstruation) and amenorrhea (too little, or no, menstruation). Dong quai is also often recommended during pregnancy to ease delivery, reduce pain and discomfort and eliminate complications as much as possible. Most of the actions of dong quai depend on the presence of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides, and flavonoids.' more

Additional Natural remedies for the relief of PMS

Magnesium Deficiency's role in PMS

Deficiency in magnesium causes PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) and instant relief can be obtained by taking the magnesium dissolved in water. Too much calcium and not enough magnesium cause PMS. This results in premature aging caused by the calcification of the female body parts. Taking the magnesium in a water-soluble form will totally reverse this condition. The magnesium in water will gradually dissolve the solidified calcium and help to assimilate it or to expel it from the body if the calcium is not needed.

Muscle spasms, muscle cramps, muscle jerks, muscle tics, eye tics, hic-ups are all caused by a magnesium deficiency. Take sufficient water-soluble magnesium and they will disappear. It is not calcium that handles these difficulties it is magnesium. It is calcium that is causing these difficulties.

The water-soluble Magnesium citrate powder Calm provides the most assimilable, effective, fast-acting magnesium available. You make it fresh each time and it works better than any other form such as tablets or caps. Also it handles the excess calcium in the body and gradually dissolves the calcium deposits and the calcified body parts giving a new lease of life. "Magnesium can be taken on its own without side effects or liability. The worst that can happen is that you will get diarrhea and get cleaned out, a great benefit. In which case you only need to reduce the intake down to a level where the diarrhea disappears but keep taking the magnesium. Magnesium taken on its own without any calcium will help you feel younger, more energetic, stronger, and give you a multitude of other benefits all as a result of the magnesium being present to do its job." more

Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer Called the "anti-stress mineral," it aids in relaxing nerves, relieving tension, assisting digestion, activating enzymes important for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, and modulating the electrical potential across all cell membranes. Magnesium is important in the production and transfer of energy, muscle contraction and relaxation, and nerve conduction. It also aids regularity, is necessary to keep vertebrae in their proper position, induces restful sleep, purifies and purges body tissues (combats acids, toxins, gases, impurities, and neutralizes poisons), and lowers fever. Magnesium is stored in the bowel, nerves and ligaments. Chlorophyll and green vegetables contain large amounts of magnesium. Note from Shirley: Whenever I have trouble having a restfull night sleep because I'm too wound up, worried or stressed out, I drink 1/2 cup of magnesium citrate (Calm is a highly absorbable magnesium citrate for restoring magnesium levels). I pour boiling water over one half to one teaspoon of magnesium citrate powder to which I may add some real salt or some raw honey. I also drink a couple of capful of Goji juice to help relax my nervous system. Within 10 minutes I'm peacefully asleep and no longer wake up in startle. Each time I drink my magnesium citrate at night I wake up wonderfully refreshed in the morning. (Magnesium oxide is the most common but is the worse to assimilate. Magnesium citrate is a water-soluble magnesium powder providing the most assimilable, effective, fast-acting magnesium available. Too much magnesium citrate can cause a laxative effect. If this happens, I simply reduce the dosage.) Magnesium chloride is also nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. I add magnesium chloride to my bath water and rub it on my skin after a hot bath. Other Natural Remedies for Insomnia Insomnia may include the following problems: 1) taking a long time to fall asleep, 2) awakening frequently during the night, 3) awakening too early in the morning, 4) feeling tired and dissatisfied with one's sleep upon awakening, 5) the inability to sleep at all., There are many causes of insomnia, some of which include: certain drugs, physical ailments, stress, poor diet, and systemic disorders.

Acupressure for Menstrual Cramps
Acupressure massage, an ancient Oriental healing method that applies finger pressure to specific points on the skin surface to help prevent and treat illness, can be effective in addressing many women's health concerns. Women's health expert Susan Lark, M.D., shows how to use acupressure to relieve the cramps, bloating, fluid retention, weight gain, and low back pain relating to their menstrual cycle.

Natural Progesterone: The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone John R. Lee, MD

A very clear explanation of the female hormone cycle and of the vital importance of NATURAL Progesterone. Discusses osteoporosis, menopause, pelvic disorders, PMS, cancer, fibro cystic breasts, and uterine fibroids. Priceless information for women and for the doctors who treat them. "A compelling MUST READ for anyone contemplating a hysterectomy and for those who have already had one. Easy to read, written in layman's terms, informative, thoroughly researched (over 500 footnotes) and enlightening. There is no hidden agenda - just strong data to educate and enable women to make informed decisions. This book tells you things your doctor should have told you but did not."An amazon.com reveiwer

Hormone imbalance can be reversed! Look and feel better than ever, just take the time to learn about yourself and read the information contained in this just released e-book about reversing hormone imbalance. Are you ready to finally look and feel great? If so…read on

Natural Woman Progesterone is an easily absorbed body cream containing plant based progesterone used to help relieve the symptoms of Menopause, PMS and Osteoporosis. Women along with medical experts and researchers are finding natural progesterone cream solves your menopausal and PMS related problems. Most importantly, medical researchers report that natural progesterone counteracts estrogen dominance. Dr. Lee started to use progesterone cream to treat the symptoms of PMS and menopause and achieved impressive results. Hundreds of women have written enthusiastic letters to Dr. Lee telling him how their PMS and menopause symptoms disappeared when they used progesterone cream (hot flashes, fibrocystic lumps, poor libido, mood swings and much more.)

Tampon Alert - Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome develops when the common bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, produce a toxin which is absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxin rapidly overwhelms the immune system and attacks the major organs, leading to kidney failure, collapse of the lungs and in severe cases, cardiac arrest. Alarmingly, half of all known cases of Toxic Shock are women using TAMPONS.

Toxic Tampons Pose Health Risks
by Sara Chamberlain

An American woman uses as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime. Most tampons sold by companies such as Tampax, OB, Playtex and Kotex are made of rayon or rayon-cotton blends. Rayon, a woodpulp derivative commonly bleached with chlorine, contains dioxin, an organochlorine formed during the bleaching process.

Mounting evidence suggests that low levels of dioxin may be linked to cancer (especially breast cancer), immune system suppression and low sperm counts. A February 7 Village Voice article estimated that 73 million US women regularly risk dioxin exposure when they put bleached sanitary products in contact with highly absorbent mucous membranes.

In 1992, a congressional subcommittee discovered a March 1989 memo stating that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists had detected trace levels of dioxin in tampons.

The memo warned that "the risk of dioxin in tampons can be quite high," and that "the most effective risk-management strategy would be to assure that tampons contain no dioxin." Subcommittee chair Ted Weiss accused the FDA of purposely ignoring the dioxin danger in tampons. A New York University School of Medicine study, published in the July 1994 issue of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggested that rayon also produces Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which cause toxic shock syndrome (TSS). When researchers tested 20 varieties of tampons for their ability to induce TSS toxins, the bacteria were detected in all US brands. 100% Organic Feminie Hygiene Free from pesticides, fungicides, bleaches or other chemicals. Organic Cotton Tampons and Organic Cotton Menstrual Pads.

The Premarin Industry: Holocaust for Horses Premarin - a prescription drug currently being used by over 8 million women with menopausal symptoms--is responsible for agonizing conditions and ultimate death of thousands of horses annually.

"Of the women in menopause today, about half start synthetic hormone replacement, but only half of those stick with it because of the side effects or fear of cancer risk. The threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. Premarin, an estrogen replacement drug for menopausal women made from pregnant mare's urine, is the top selling drug of any kind in the U.S. But justifiable controversy about synthetic hormone replacementmay mean that the threat of breast and uterine cancer is dramatically increased with HRT. In 51 studies covering 21 countries involving more than 52,000 women with breast cancer and 108,000 women without breast cancer, women who used Premarin for 5 years or longer had a 35% higher risk of developing cancer than women who had never been on HRT. (Good news! The higher risk for breast cancer diminished and largely disappeared after about 5 years off HRT treatment.) Most women don't know that Premarin, is made from pregnant mare's urine, and that the mares are kept in horrendous conditions - their foals are sold for slaughter. Premarin is the most prescribed of all drugs in America today. The mares are artificially inseminated and forced to spend their 11-month pregnancies in stalls so small they cannot turn. If they try to lie down, their heads are jolted upright by their halter chains. Long lines of pregnant horses stand, chained and strapped into cramped concrete and steel pens like rows of four-legged galley slaves. They shuffle uncomfortably from hoof to hoof. A forlorn look fills their eyes as they stare. Their coats are dull, their ears droopy - tell-tale signs of a horse's misery. Many get sore, swollen legs or become crippled from standing, months on end, in their tiny concrete stalls. The mares are kept constantly thirsty. They are denied water so that their urine becomes thick." Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D

  • Myths of Osteoporosis and Estrogen's Deadly Truth "...a story of deception, betrayal, hidden agendas, propaganda and misinformation. " Learn about the link between estrogen replacement therapy, osteoporosis and me by Dr. John Lee, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause
  • Estrogen dominance, women's problems and menopause Excessive estrogens and stagnation of blood circulation are the major cause of most women's problems including breast, uterine and ovarian cancers by Julia Chang, M.Sc
  • Before The Change: complete do-it-yourself program for managing PERIMENOPAUSE - Herbal Combinations for Menopause
  • Natural progesterone v/s synthetic progesterone Synthetic progestins, because they are not exact replicas of the body's natural progesterone, unfortunately create a long list of side effects, some of which are quite severe.
  • Osteoporosis and Arthritis linked to fluoride Fluoride is the most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and dental enamel more porous.

Natural Weight Loss Programs: a drugless approach
Some causes of obesity and or sudden weight gain may include: disturbance in thyroid function; glandular malfunctions; diabetes; hypoglycemia; hyperinsulinemia; emotional tension or stress; anxiety; depression; allergies.

Natural Health for Women
Homeopathy and Herbal Programs for Women's Health -Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, and Nutritional Medicine for Women's Health

Natural Progesterone and Women's Health---Acupressure for Menstrual Cramps---Menopausal Health: Could Chinese Medicine Help You?---Stress Reduction for Relief of Fibroids and Endometriosis---Lifting the Curse of PMS---Revisiting Accepted Wisdom in the Management of Breast Cancer---The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras---and much more

Toxic Shock Syndrome develops when the common bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, produce a toxin which is absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxin rapidly overwhelms the immune system and attacks the major organs, leading to kidney failure, collapse of the lungs and in severe cases, cardiac arrest. Alarmingly, half of all known cases of Toxic Shock are women using TAMPONS.

Toxic Tampons Pose Health Risks
by Sara Chamberlain

An American woman uses as many as 11,000 tampons in her lifetime. Most tampons sold by companies such as Tampax, OB, Playtex and Kotex are made of rayon or rayon-cotton blends. Rayon, a woodpulp derivative commonly bleached with chlorine, contains dioxin, an organochlorine formed during the bleaching process.

Mounting evidence suggests that low levels of dioxin may be linked to cancer (especially breast cancer), immune system suppression and low sperm counts. A February 7 Village Voice article estimated that 73 million US women regularly risk dioxin exposure when they put bleached sanitary products in contact with highly absorbent mucous membranes.

In 1992, a congressional subcommittee discovered a March 1989 memo stating that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists had detected trace levels of dioxin in tampons.

The memo warned that "the risk of dioxin in tampons can be quite high," and that "the most effective risk-management strategy would be to assure that tampons contain no dioxin." Subcommittee chair Ted Weiss accused the FDA of purposely ignoring the dioxin danger in tampons. A New York University School of Medicine study, published in the July 1994 issue of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggested that rayon also produces Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which cause toxic shock syndrome (TSS). When researchers tested 20 varieties of tampons for their ability to induce TSS toxins, the bacteria were detected in all US brands.