Immune System

Oh, Those Superbugs!

Posted on December 20, 2017

Common and serious infections are getting even harder to treat with all the bacteria, viruses and parasites that are able to survive some of the drugs we are using, like the basic antibiotics. These also include pneumonia. According to the World Health Organization they are in every country and if it keeps getting harder to […]

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Can Arginine Enhance The Immune Response?

Posted on December 15, 2017

Researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Universita della Svizzera italiana (USI), shows that L-arginine, which is an amino acid that is consumed through diet, can actually boost the activity of a particular type of immune cells, called T cells. The metabolism of these cells is organized and the cells […]

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Bladder Cancer & Vitamin D

Posted on November 16, 2017

Other than the already known benefits of Vitamin D, could there be yet another important benefit?  Our vitamin D intake is important, as low levels have been linked to a risk of bladder cancer.  These findings are coming from results presented recently at the Society for Endocrinology conference in the United Kingdom. Evidence has already […]

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Treating Pain Without Drugs

Posted on November 10, 2017

The United States released a federal report revealing that more than 54% of adults had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012. This is a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care expenses and disability compensation, and a significant price Americans pay for pain. […]

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Increase Vitamin E

Posted on November 8, 2017

How about tossing in some whole eggs to a colorful salad? According to research from Purdue University this will boost the amount of Vitamin E . Vitamin E is the second-most under consumed nutrient in the average American diet. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to Wayne Campbell, […]

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Castor Oil Benefits

Posted on November 6, 2017

The castor oil seed has a very unique chemical composition.  The seed plant is native to India and 90% of its composition is ricinolete acid.  This is a fatty acid that is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s healing properties.  In Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Persia and 17th Century Europe and the Americas, […]

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Butter Yellow, Milk White

Butter Yellow, Milk White?

Posted on October 24, 2017

Why would butter end up yellow in color when the beginning product of milk is white? The cows eat grass and flowers, which contain the yellow pigment beta-carotene, and then store the pigments in their fat. Therefore, the cream, butter and other diary foods from cows contain the fat containing the beta-carotene as well as […]

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Cancer Fighting Pineapple Enzyme

Posted on October 23, 2017

Relying on chemotherapy, conventional cancer treatment has proven a dismal failure in the United States. Chemotherapy is extremely toxic and works against your body’s natural ability to fight cancer by destroying host immunity instead of supporting it. Healthy cells throughout your body are destroyed right along with the cancer cells that often lead to faster […]

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Honey fights bacteria

Posted on September 4, 2017

Manuka honey has been used for millennia as a remedy for inflammation and bacterial infections. A study conducted at the University of Southampton in the U.K. reported that the honey from Down Under may be useful for decreasing the risk of infection, and helpful in preventing pathogenic bacterial colonies called biofilm from developing on catheters […]

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The Citrus sinensis (orange) belongs to the Rutaceae family. The oil is extensively utilized in aromatherapy as it helps soothe tensed muscles and aids as a mood lifter, as well as used as a fragrant lotion or cream when blended with carrier oil. Adding as flavoring to beverages, sweet meats, chocolates, biscuits, confectionery and baked goods are ways orange oil is used. You can also industrially use it as a concentrate for room fresheners and deodorants. It has an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that provide a lot of benefits to your health. Orange oil can be used as a tonic to help curb inflammation in the body by reducing pain and irritation. There is a carminative property that helps expel intestinal gas that induces chest pains and indigestion, by relaxing the stomach and anal muscles. Orange oil is also believed by organic nutritionists to help treat muscular and nervous spasms. It aids in relieving anxiety, anger and depression in aromatherapy and is beneficial in promoting a healthy wellbeing as it detoxifies your body and boosts your immunity. Improving digestion and relieving constipation are benefits of the orange oil. It is found to inhibit angiogenesis, metastasis and cell death in human colon cancer cells, according to a study. The oil from blood oranges may offer great potential for prevention of cancer. Try it for nourishing dry, irritated and acne-prone skin when mixed with carrier oil, and a treatment for calluses on your feet when used as a cream or ointment. Orange oil can be used as massage oil on various areas of the body. Add a few drops of the oil to a warm bath or body wash, but be careful to use it with carrier oil as it can irritate the skin. If you use it topically, be sure to stay out of the sun for at least 12 hours. It works great as a room freshener when you mix it with water in a spray bottle and squirt it lightly into the air. Use it in vapor therapy as it immensely helps in relieving tension and stress. The fragrant scent will help to induce sleep in children, especially at night. The orange oil is normally safe but again, you should avoid sunlight after applying as it may cause phototoxicity. If it is consumed in large amounts, the oil may result in vomiting and nausea. Consult with a professional before using the oil if you’re pregnant, epileptic or have other medical problems. If you are using the orange oil for therapeutic needs, be sure to dilute it with a base oil or lotion and do not use the essential oil in high concentrations as it may cause dermatitis or skin inflammation. Dr Fredda Branyon

Benefits of Orange Oil

Posted on June 26, 2017

The Citrus sinensis (orange) belongs to the Rutaceae family. The oil is extensively utilized in aromatherapy as it helps soothe tensed muscles and aids as a mood lifter, as well as used as a fragrant lotion or cream when blended with carrier oil. Adding as flavoring to beverages, sweet meats, chocolates, biscuits, confectionery and baked […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon