Immune System

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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Man with Sleepiness and Fatigue

Do you have Sleepiness and Fatigue?

Posted on May 20, 2017

Ernest Hemingway once said, “ I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when Im awake, you know?” Most of us can relate to his words when we do not get enough sleep. It makes us feel like we are possibly from another planet. Right? The most common and obvious cause of […]

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Campaign Against Supplements

Campaign Against Supplements

Posted on May 19, 2017

There is an ongoing campaign aimed at regulating supplements as drugs that would allow the drug industry to eliminate the competition of the supplement industry, increasing its own profits.  Their point is that supplements are not regulated as drugs, so therefore they are unsafe.  The strange thing is that prescription drugs kill many more people […]

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MRSA And UV Light

Posted on October 23, 2016

I’m sure that by now you have heard that the US hospitals, all over our great nation, are full of MRSA. Every time you are in the hospital and have surgery, you face the chance of contracting a serious and potentially fatal complication of infections. The current drug-resistant pathogen using to combat infections often fall […]

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Study accidentally finds Chemo can make Cancer Worse!

Posted on June 28, 2016

  I have to report on an article that a friend sent me. The name of the article was, Whoops! Study Accidentally Finds Chemotherapy Makes Cancer Far Worse. I was intrigued to learn more so that I could confidently report the truth, so I went looking for the study itself. Sometimes studies such as this […]

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Cutting Down on Sugar is the Best Health Insurance!

Posted on June 27, 2016

Gary Taubes, author and educator, is among a group of health investigators spreading the word about strong associations between sugar consumption and the rising rates of obesity and major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. For the first time in history, obese people outnumber those who are underweight, and pre-diabetes now affects […]

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Drug-delivery Holds Potenial for Treating Obesity

Posted on June 19, 2016

  Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed new nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to tissue.  Mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10% of their body weight over 25 days without showing any negative side effects.  Wouldn’t this be great for those of us that are fighting obesity? These drugs […]

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Summer 101: Surprising Food and Drinks to Keep You Hydrated

Posted on June 16, 2016

One of the most noted tips in staying hydrated year-round is drink plenty of water, particularly during the summer. Meanwhile, summer or not, keeping hydrated all the time is doubly true for persons with medical conditions. According to the American Heart Association, people who have certain medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease need plenty […]

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Seven Easy and Practical Ways to Sleeping Better

Posted on May 10, 2016

Sleep is essential to overall health and quality of life. However, some people find it difficult to fall into restful slumber and get-enough shut-eye recommended for each day. Insomnia, jet lag, working in shifts, or uncomfortable surroundings can affect a person’s quality of sleep. Regardless of these situations, there are ways to help you sleep […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon