Migraines - What Will Help?

December 21st, 2005

What causes headaches and migraines?

Doctors have different theories about the causes of migraines and headaches. Most doctors agree, however, that they have multiple causes and that it is important to do a thorough examination if you have recurring headaches.

Here are a few of the most common causes:

  • Stress and tension are high up on the list of culprits. Stress causes the muscles in the neck and head to tense up, thereby constricting blood flow to the brain
  • Migraine may be preceded by a spasm of the arteries leading to the brain, once again diminishing blood flow to the brain
  • Hormonal fluctuations may cause headache or migraine. This may also be linked to the contraceptive pill
  • Buildup of toxins and poor liver functioning can also be responsible, reducing the body’s ability to eliminate toxins from the diet or the environment
  • Certain foods may trigger migraine in susceptible people. The most common are chocolate, cheese, nuts, alcohol and MSG
  • Low blood sugar levels and dehydration can also bring on headache, especially if you have skipped a meal.

In naturopathic medicine, headache and migraine is seen as a ‘toxic’ condition and a signal from the body that there is an imbalance in organ functioning.

Naturopaths will treat the condition, rather than the symptom only and the goal is therefore to restore health and proper organ functioning, not only to relieve pain symptomatically.

What is MiGone Plus and how does it work?

MiGone Plus is especially formulated by a Clinical Psychologist and is a concentrated medicinal extract of three Herbs especially chosen to address three of the principle underlying causes of chronic headache and migraine:

Tanecetum parthenium (Feverfew) is a well-known medicinal herb and one of the most widely respected in the prophylactic (preventative) treatment of migraine and chronic headache. There are many clinical studies to support its effectiveness in significantly reducing or completely eliminating the occurrence and the severity of chronic headache and migraine.

Scientific research has demonstrated that Feverfew contains a range of compounds called sesquiterpene lactones, the principle ingredient being parthenolide. Parthenolide has been scientifically shown to prevent excessive clumping of blood platelets and to reduce the release of certain pain inducing chemicals and inflammatory compounds.

It has also been shown to make smooth muscle in the walls of cerebral blood vessels less reactive to vaso-constrictors - thereby relaxing constricted blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the brain.

Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle) is regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives. As is the case with Feverfew, medical use of Milk Thistle may be traced back more than 2000 years.

Like Feverfew, Milk Thistle has been subject to many clinical trials which clearly demonstrate its effectiveness. It is frequently recommended to counteract the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on the liver and clinical studies have shown that it helps the liver to return to normal functioning once drinking has stopped.

Scientific analysis of Milk Thistle shows that it contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is largely responsible for the medical benefits of this herb. Silymarin is a powerful anti-oxidant and can block the entrance of toxins into the liver and remove toxins at cellular level, thereby resulting in regeneration of liver cells and improved liver functioning. This would have a direct impact on overall systemic health as the liver is one of the most important organs in the body.

Passiflora incarnata is a tropical herb which has been used since the 19th century for nervous conditions. Modern research supports traditional usage and clinical trials have demonstrated the relaxing and anti-anxiety effects of Passiflora. Passiflora is often recommended to treat anxiety and reduce tension and is also very useful in reducing the withdrawal symptoms of recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.

Medical analysis has shown that Passiflora contains flavonoids which are responsible for its calming and anti-anxiety effects.

MiGone Plus does more than just remove pain.

Prescription painkillers and synthetic drugs used to treat migraine and chronic headache may reduce the pain associated with these conditions, but do not address the causes.

This means that the person must continue to suffer and be dependent on the use of painkillers. The ‘rebound effect’ of many painkillers is well-known but seldom discussed in medical circles.

In essence, the ‘rebound effect’ means that continued use of some synthetic painkillers can be the cause of future headaches, making the person dependent on the drug indefinitely.

The chemicals in synthetic drugs can also accumulate in the liver, reducing liver functioning and overall health.

Are you addicted to synthetic painkillers?

Many synthetic painkillers contain chemicals that can result in dependency, which leads to daily use of the drug and withdrawal effects when it is stopped. This is both expensive and very bad for one’s health.

The effects of long term and regular use of some synthetic painkillers are not yet fully researched. Anyone who finds themselves needing to take prescription and OTC painkillers regularly should consult their health care practitioner for help.

Use MiGone Plus to:

  • Prevent migraines and chronic headaches, including cluster headaches
  • Reduce muscle tension and spasm
  • Stop tension headaches before they start
  • Relieve the symptoms of arthritis
  • Improve liver functioning and the elimination of toxins
  • Relax and reduce anxiety and tension
  • Prevent menstrual cramps

How has MiGone helped others?

“Julia (married, 33 years old) came to see me on the advice of her doctor. She was suffering from recurring headaches and migraines. Medical investigation revealed no obvious cause and her doctor was concerned that Julia’s headaches were psychological in origin. During her first consultation, she told me that she was taking over-the-counter painkillers on a daily basis and found that she needed stronger and stronger tablets to ease the pain of her headaches. Apart from the stress related to caring for a young family, Julia did not seem to have any particular problems which could be causing her chronic headaches and migraines and there was no sign of an underlying problem from her childhood. I told her about the ‘rebound effect’ of painkilling tablets and that it was possible that the very medication that she was taking to relieve her headaches was also causing them to recur. Together, Julia and I decided that we would beat her headaches once and for all! I put her on a detox diet and recommended that she take MiGone daily, cautioning her that it might take a month or more for her to see positive effects. During the first week, Julia’s headaches continued and she used PureCalm to relax and help with the pain. By the second week, her headaches were less frequent and much less severe and Julia was beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. When she visited me at the end of the fourth week, Julia had experienced only one mild headache in the previous 10 days and she was really feeling the benefits of the detox. diet! At her three months follow up visit, Julia was headache free and very proud of herself! It just goes to show that, even though headaches and migraines are often caused by psychological factors, this is not always the case. Had Julia’s doctor been more knowledgeable about herbal medicines, he may have been able to save her a trip to the psychologist!” - Michele Carelse Clinical Psychologist:- Feelgood Counseling.

“After years of headaches I tried MiGone. I am now completely off the pain tablets for the first time since I can remember” William, UK

“My headaches are linked to stress and I usually have a few headaches every week, with one really big one once or twice a month. I had all sorts of tests but they could find nothing wrong with me. My doctor suggested that i take medication, which i did not want to do, so I tried MiGone capsules. After two weeks the headaches became less and less frequent and I have only had one headache in the past 6 weeks. I really can’t see why doctors don’t recommend MiGone instead of harmful drugs! Thanks for your help!” - Melinda, USA

“Thank you for your wonderful products, especially Mi-Gone Plus! I have been a sufferer of cluster headaches since my teens and no-one could find the cause. The money I spent on pain medication was no joke and it always made me feel sick the next day. Since taking a course of Mi-Gone I have only had one attack, which was quite mild and went away sooner than usual.” - Karen, USA

“I wanted to write and recommend Mi-Gone Plus to anyone who suffers from migraine like I do. It has made a tremendous difference!” - Steward, USA

“I have recently used your Natural products for severe headache/migraine. For many months I have been trying various drugs etc, and have in fact been referred to a specialist because of the lack of relief I have received from these drugs. I decided to ship to England your products, I have combined the MiGone Plus with PureCalm and have received an amazing relief from my problems. I have used the products for three weeks and they have changed the quality of my life completely. I wholeheartedly endorse these products, and have become an Affiliate of this company. Thank you NativeRemedies.com” - David, USA

How do I take MiGone Plus?

MiGone Plus must be used daily to prevent the occurrence of chronic headaches and migraine.

Dilute 10-15 drops in 1/4 glass of juice or water three times daily for six weeks. Thereafter 10 drops twice daily for a further six weeks. Repeat once or twice a year if necessary.

An initial six weeks course is recommended at full dosage, followed by a further six weeks at half dosage.Some people may need a repeat course once or twice a year, depending on lifestyle and dietary factors.

An additional dose may be taken at the early onset of migraine or headache. This often stops the pain in its tracks.

Caution: Safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not yet been established.

MiGone Plus can be used in conjunction with other remedies for comprehensive treatment of certain conditions. Here are some examples:

How soon will MiGone Plus help me?

MiGone Plus must be taken regularly and can take 4 - 6 weeks to show full results, although improvement is often noticed earlier.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of MiGone Plus will last 25-30 days.

The Basics of Healthy Hair

December 21st, 2005

Is your hair dry and brittle? Is it greasy and flat? Puffy, stringy, frizzy, the list goes on and on. There are so many things that can go wrong with our hair. So here are the basics thing to keep your hair healthy and in beautiful condition.

Scrub-a-dub-dub! Everyone knows that you have to shampoo your hair, otherwise you have tons of gross buildup and it just won’t cooperate. Conditioner is just as important otherwise you won’t even be able to comb your hair, much less style it. It’s very important to pick a quality shampoo and conditioner fit for your hair type.

Say you have color-treated hair; you get color-protective shampoo and conditioner. Makes sense right? Right. Now, its pretty much just lather, rinse, (only repeat for VERY dirty oily hair) condition, and rinse again. But there are some helpful tricks to it. When you shampoo, don’t be too rough with your hair or you’ll damage the cuticle.

Always be sure the shampoo is completely rinsed. When conditioning, focus on the ends of your hair as they are most prone to breakage and therefore tangles. The water should be cold when you do the last rinse out with your conditioner. It helps seal the cuticle (basically, hair strand), making it so your hair appears shinier.

Once your hair is clean and fresh, you’ll probably want to use a shine serum or detangling solution on it. Gently pat your hair dry as much as possible with your towel and squeeze a small amount of product into your hand. I like Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment. Massage the product into your hair gently, again focusing mostly on the ends. Avoid the roots, as they can look greasy with shine serum on them. Now it’s time for blow-drying.

If you have curly hair, you’ll want to use a Diffuser so you don’t frizz your curls. Otherwise, you shouldn’t need any attachments. Pointing the nozzle down, blow-dry your hair from five inches away. Make sure not to hold it in one spot, or it’ll get fried. Once hair is semi-dry, lift hair in sections with your fingers and blow-dry a section at a time. This will keep your hair from being flat when it’s done being blow-dried.

Flipped-out or curled under? Spiraled, waved? Now you have to decide what you want to day with you hair unless you like it just blow-dried. Check out iVillage’s Virtual Hairstylist below for some great ideas. They even tell you how to do it! Is that not the coolest thing ever?!?

About the author:

Katie Weaver & Debbie Frantzen http://www.glitznspritz.com

Herbal Beauty Home Study Course

December 21st, 2005

Today’s commercial Beauty products are expensive. There are also concerns about allergic reactions to the chemical preservatives, synthetic perfumes and artificial colorings used by manufacturers.

Commercial salves, creams and lotions often contain by-products and chemicals you may not wish to use on your skin. While some companies have created their own ranges of herbal cosmetics, there is still a use of preservatives in these products.

Making your own lotions, creams, toothpaste and hair rinse is much more practical. You are in control of the ingredients.

It is fairly simple and lots of fun to create your own herbal skin preparations. They also make great gifts. When you make your own topical preparations, you can tailor the recipes to suit your particular needs, using your favorite kind of oil or your favorite scent.

Herbal Beauty Course Cost

Basic Course: $15.00 With Certificate Option: $33.00

Herbal Beauty Course Lessons

1. What are Herbs and Why Use Them? - Herbology is the study of plants and and their healing properties. 2. Herbal Skin Care - Every day, more people become interested in herbal Beauty care products. This may be because expensive, chemical-added products are making people want a cheaper and much more effective Beauty care products. 3. Herbal Hair Care - It is usually very easy to make your own herbal hair products. There are many Herbs that can be used to condition your hair and leave them smelling wonderful! 4. Herbal Bath Recipes - Herbal baths can be used for relaxation, healing, and cleaning. 5. Herbal Creams, Lotions, Salves - There is a difference between creams, lotions and salves. Each is made differently as well as used differently. 6. Other Herbal Beauty Care - This lesson contains recipes for herbal Beauty treatments not mentioned in the other categories.

Why wait to enroll? Herbal Beauty is an Online Course and you can begin receiving instruction online from Instructor Kristine Renning right now. Don’t miss out on instruction from a real expert in the field, giving you personalized assistance, and documenting all of your progress which you can add to your resume or portfolio.

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Yoga Beginner - Getting It Right

December 21st, 2005

When it comes to promoting relaxation and reducing stress, nothing beats Yoga. Unfortunately this isn’t the case for everyone. Most people who quit Yoga think they fail because they are unable to get the positions and technique right. In fact, the reason they fail is that they put too much importance on getting the positions and technique right.

I do not profess to be a master of Yoga. In fact, I am a beginner, with very little skill. However I have taught drumming for many years, and the pitfalls are similar. Here is my advice for Yoga beginners.

Week 1 - Enjoy the activity:

Grab a beginner Yoga video and set up your mat in a place that you can be comfortable and alone (there’s no room for self-consciousness in this step). Go through the exercises, but act as though you are a six year old having fun, rather than an adult worrying about technique. Try all of the positions, don’t worry if there are some you can’t perform right away, modify as necessary.

Week 2 - Examine the sensations:

By this time your body has probably memorized the routine (if you have been having fun and not obsessing about technique, your body will have learnt the movements quickly). Try to concentrate on your breathing. Be aware of how oxygen and energy are flowing to, from, and through the various body parts. Feel the release of tension and sensations in your muscles.

Week 3 and beyond - Observe the instructor

Most likely you have been improving your technique throughout, without even trying. You have probably figured out which Yoga exercises are the easiest for you, and which are more difficult. Concentrate on the position you are most comfortable with. You are most likely so at ease with this position that you don’t even have to think about it anymore. The breathing and motions should be second nature by now, so you can begin to observe and emulate details in the instructor’s technique. Continue this step for each exercise.

Many people will try to learn Yoga, and other activities, by only using the method I explained in week three. Many instructors are guilty of teaching this way. Unfortunately, beginners who start by obsessing about their technique may never enjoy what is described in week 1 or week 2.

About the Author

Mark Altman is the webmaster of www.soundsleeping.com, a web page containing free relaxing music, sleep-aids, relaxation advice, stress reducing tips and an active discussion.

Arthritis and Gout Oil

December 21st, 2005

1 Tablespoon fresh crushed Rosemary 3 teaspoons Celery seeds crushed 1 large Chilli crushed 250 ml oil any Carrier Oil but canola

Sterilize jar, place oil and other ingredients close, shake place in sunny spot for 10 days shaking every day strain into dark sterilized jars.

FANTASTIC for gout, arthritis or aches and pains

Teething Gel

December 21st, 2005

1 ounce pure vegetable glycerin 2 drops Essential Oil of clove

Add one drop of clove to your glycerin and shake it until it is well blended. Test it on yourself to make sure it is not too strong before adding another drop. For a young baby I use 2 drops.

You could use vegetable oil instead of glycerin if you want. Glycerin is very sweet so it makes the remedy a bit more appealing.

All About Tinctures

December 21st, 2005

Herbal tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the medicinal properties of Herbs. Tinctures represent one of many different ways to prepare and use Herbs. The terms tincture and extract are often used interchangeably. Technically these terms are an indication of strength used by manufactures.

ALCOHOL TINCTURES

In most cases you should choose to make alcohol tinctures because of its superior qualities. Alcohol will extract volatile oils and most alkaloids from your Herbs and will preserve your tinctures longer. Most herb tinctures will maintain their potency for many years. A selection of dried Herbs in your medicine cabinet has a shelf life of approximately one year. Alcohol also acts as a carrier for your Herbs causing them to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when you take them.

If you don’t wish to consume alcohol it is possible to put the required dosage into a cup of boiled water. The heat will cause the alcohol to evaporate leaving the therapeutic qualities of the herb in the water. For recovering alcoholics, liver problems, children or sensitivity to alcohol it is possible to make your tinctures using vegetable glycerin or raw vinegar. Both glycerin and vinegar tinctures will be less potent and have shorter shelf lives.

To make an alcohol tincture you will need the herb, 100 proof alcohol and a labeled glass jar. An alcohol tincture is most often 50% alcohol and 50% water. 100 proof vodka naturally contains the appropriate ratios of water to alcohol. You can use gin, brandy or rum if you prefer. Do not use isopropyl rubbing alcohol which is very toxic when ingested!

Choose fresh plants for making your tinctures whenever possible. Fresh plants may contain properties that are lost or altered when the plant is dried. Dried Herbs may be used when they are of good quality. Do not harvest plants that have been exposed to pesticides, herbicides, car emissions and other toxic substances.

Manually remove any dirt from your plants. Chop the plants up into small pieces so that the alcohol will be able to contact a lot of surface. Sometimes a blender is useful for the chopping hard roots. Use 100 proof vodka if you need liquid in the your blender to chop the Herbs effectively.

Place the chopped Herbs in a glass jar and cover with alcohol plus another inch of alcohol above the level of the Herbs. Shake the mixture well to expose all the surfaces to the alcohol. Label the jar with the contents and the date.

If you make your tincture using dried Herbs they may absorb a lot of alcohol in the first couple days. If this happens simply add enough alcohol to cover the Herbs again. Shake your tincture everyday throughout the next six weeks.

If necessary, you may begin to use your tincture after two weeks but allow at least six weeks extraction time before straining. I often leave my Herbs in the alcohol much longer than six weeks and strain it only when I’ve taken out enough tincture to expose some of the Herbs to air. It is convenient if you have small amber dropper bottles to put your finished tinctures in so you can easily carry them with you and measure dosages.

The method that was used to determine the amount of alcohol to use in our tinctures is called the Simpler’s Method.

GLYCERIN TINCTURES

Glycerin is very sweet and will dissolve mucilage, Vitamins and Minerals. It will not dissolve the resinous or oily properties of Herbs very well. Because glycerin is sweet it is an excellent choice for children’s remedies. Make glycerin tinctures in small amounts because it will not last as long as an alcohol tincture, about 1 to 3 years. Be sure to use 100 % vegetable glycerin.

Follow the same basic instructions for making the alcohol tincture substituting glycerin for alcohol. To make a glycerin tincture you can cover your Herbs with 100 % glycerin alone or combine 3/4 part glycerin with 1/4 part water. Water also dissolves some properties of Herbs into solution so I recommend using it in your glycerin tinctures when you are tincturing dried Herbs.

VINEGAR TINCTURES

Vinegar primarily dissolves alkaloids. It does not draw all the medicinal properties from your Herbs. Use vinegar for people sensitive to alcohol or for tonic Herbs that you will be taking over long periods of time. Vinegar tinctures have a short shelf life, 6 months to a year if stored in a cool dark place.

Make your vinegar tincture in the same manner as you do using alcohol. Make sure the Herbs are completely submerged in the vinegar. If you are using fresh Herbs, spread them out in an airy place to wilt them first. This reduces the water content and reduces the chances of spoilage.

DOSAGES

Dosages for herbal tinctures are best determined individually based upon the power of the herb & the reason for its use. A couple of good reference books is the most reliable way of choosing the correct dose. The dosage is dependent upon the illness you are treating and the power of the Herbs you are using.

For most purposes, herbalist use gentle Herbs that can be safely used in large dosages. Commercial tinctures are labeled with the recommended dosage, usually 10-30 drops three times per day. Sometimes ten to thirty drops of tincture is sufficient for a therapeutic dose, other times you may need a teaspoon every hour.

Equivalents

60 drops = 1 teaspoon 4 ml. = 1 teaspoon 1 ounce = 28.4 grams (solid) 1 fluid ounce = 29.57 ml. 1 teaspoon tincture = 2 “OO” capsules

Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage.

Young’s Rule for determining dosage uses the child’s age divided by twelve plus the age.

The dosage for a 4 year old:

4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.

Clark’s Rule for determining dosages divides the weight of the child by 150 to give the approximate fraction of the adult dose.

Dosage for a 40 lb. child: . 40 /150 = .26 or approx. 1/4 the adult dose.

Eliminate Insomnia and Maximize the Restorative Powers of Sleep

December 21st, 2005

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