Is your green tea safe?

Another lovely post about The profound health benefits of green tea from its high anti-oxidant level, lowering mortality rates, lowering cancer risks, and boosting immunity.

This is all well and good, but it is necessary to remember that there is a huge difference between types of green tea. The green tea from China has actually been shown to be toxic in some cases. It is always best to stick with either Japanese green tea or at least an organic green tea to insure purity.

Here’s a great summary from a supplier of Japanese green tea we use, Hibiki-An: Green Tea for Health read more

Tecfidera

BG-12 (Tecfidera)
I keep track of what’s on the horizon as far as MS research is concerned. Given it takes many years for products to come to fruition with all the studies that need to be done in order to be considered for FDA approval, something that looks good in the beginning can fall flat somewhere along the route. BG-12, now known as Tecfidera, had my interest in its infancy as a drug.

I was so impressed with the data that it was the one drug I had even considered a substitute therapy—to finally leave Betaseron and the injections behind seemed a real possibility. read more

low-dose naltrexone (LDN)

Low-dose Naltrexone, better known as LDN, is a recent addition to the repertoire of autoimmune patients. The claim is that it “can normalize the immune system”. There is an extensive page of information found here which catalogs the list of diseases for which it has been useful.

I wanted to know exactly how it works, but it turns out that the best we can do is know “how it is BELIEVED to work”.

In general, in people with diseases that are partially or largely triggered by a deficiency of endorphins (including cancer and autoimmune diseases), or are accelerated by a deficiency of endorphins (such as HIV/AIDS), restoration of the body’s normal production of endorphins is the major therapeutic action of LDN. read more

gut results

The results of the GI Effects Microbial Ecology Profile – Stool which I submitted on September 4th, 2014, were all I could have asked for. My usage of Allimed has rid me of three of my gut squatters: clostridia, campylobacter, and a parasite. I had waited a few weeks to have Genova run this particular Stool panel because they had updated their tests such that we’d receive even more glorious information about my poo. That expanded information yielded a much-needed extra result–I also carry another bug: Proteus. Not only did they find out this tidbit, but they also told me what my Proteus is sensitive to and, hence, what to treat it with. Seems my Proteus is sensitive to Oregano Oil and penicillin antibiotics don’t bother it at all. This tells me that the likelihood I’ve been carrying this particular bug for awhile is very high given my life has been nothing if not penicillin-filled. read more