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June 16, 2024

My knowledge base about Naturopathy

Filed under: Nutrition and Health,Reiki,Sciences,Spirituality — admin @ 8:01 am

Hi there, i decided to share my knowledge base about health promotion.
Health is an important subject, if not the most important one and i like naturopathy.
This aspect of life should not be forgotten.
About 15 years of research on this subject.
I am currently sorting my local documents about naturopathy and uploading new files regulary here.
More to come each day, stay tuned !
Link to the naturopathy knowledge base : https://qchartist.net/files/index.php?dir=naturopathy%2F
Good lecture !

June 5, 2024

List of products that reduce sebum and oily skin

Filed under: Nutrition and Health — admin @ 3:41 pm

List of products that reduce sebum and oily skin and dht:

  • thyme
  • pollen
  • ginger
  • sage
  • saw palmetto
  • pygeum
  • borage
  • evening primerose
  • lupin
  • kudzu
  • rosemary
  • pennyroyal
  • marjoram
  • hyssop
  • mint
  • cloves
  • licorice
  • fennel
  • chamomille
  • turmeric
  • damiana
  • lavender
  • lycopene tomato
  • cinnamon
  • nettle root
  • ginkgo
  • propolis
  • eucalyptus
  • green tea
  • moringa
  • apple cider vinegar
  • carrot
  • flaxseed
  • aloe vera
  • burdock root
  • horsetail
  • lemongrass
  • pumpkin seeds
  • goldenseal hydraste canada
  • chyawanprash
  • barberry
  • oregon grape
  • chinese goldthread (coptis chinensis)
  • fo-ti
  • andrographis
  • amla
  • wasabi
  • wild yam
  • borage seed oil
  • black currant
  • reishi
  • motherworth
  • dong quai
  • blessed thistle
  • cashew nuts
  • sesame

Remember, do your own research before taking these.

April 28, 2024

Fact : very often, people with (unwanted) white hair do not know how to cure and reverse the process

Filed under: Nutrition and Health,Reiki,Sciences,Spirituality — admin @ 2:32 pm

Generally, foods with dark color have high nutritional value and black food is one of them. Foods with black appearance usually bring many health effects. Here are six types of black foods you should be eating. Look at your hair and how they are, they are a good indicator of your overall health.

  1. Detox your digestive system (liver, gallbladder) ( https://www.qchartist.net/blog/how-to-cure-weight-gain-and-all-other-side-effects-associated-with-the-intake-of-antipsychotic-drugs/ )
  2. Take these minerals and pigments with these food :

anthocyanins = the pigment you need

Products that help to restore beautiful hair and pigmentation :

  • black beans
  • black rice
  • black sesame seeds
  • black and red dates
  • blackberries, mulberries
  • black fungus
  • lentils
  • he shou wu
  • walnuts
  • flaxseed
  • longan
  • Brahmi
  • kudzu
  • sage
  • avocado
  • cumin seed
  • oregano leaf
  • cilantro seed

They are anti aging, good for the liver.

White hair can also be caused by hormones imbalance (eg. too much testosterone). To restore hormone balance, take saw palmetto, pygeum, nettle root, bee pollen, pumpkin seeds, wild yam, …

Increase melanin production with these food :

-fenugreek

-cocoa

-amla

-hibiscus

-triphala

and more here :

https://traya.health/blogs/hair-care/how-to-increase-melanin-in-hair

https://ayurveorganics.com/blogs/blogs/ayurveda-for-hair-growth-5-foods-and-herbs-that-promote-hair-growth

Paradoxically, these are food that most people don’t eat often.

More info :

https://recipes.net/articles/what-is-black-food/

https://my-jointwell.com/6-amazing-black-color-foods/

7 Flaxseed Benefits for Hair: How To Use It for Hair Growth

Lignans: The Flaxseed Miracle For Hair Restoration

+ consider to take these : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/how-to-cure-weight-gain-and-all-other-side-effects-associated-with-the-intake-of-antipsychotic-drugs/

3. Take these supplements and food (anti-aging) :

+ consider to take these : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/some-of-the-best-nutrients-that-will-keep-you-healthy/

All the best

#anticontravener #antitoxins #ecologist we are not trash cans of toxins and chemicals #reverseaging say no to big pharma #bryanjohnson #zerowaste #savetheplanet #homeostasis #gogreen #sobriety #freedom say no to processed food #resilience #strength say no to deforestation #healthysnacks #detox Animals or humans that do not intend to kill us must not be killed or tortured. Only exception: when we must eat to survive. #detox #vegetarian #ethic #empathy Do not respond to violence by being violent.

April 26, 2024

How to cure weight gain and all other side effects associated with the intake of Antipsychotic drugs

Filed under: Nutrition and Health,Reiki,Sciences,Spirituality — admin @ 2:11 pm

There is a statistically significant correlation between weight gain and liver enzyme elevation associated to the intake of Antipsychotic and/or anxiolytic drugs.
Difficulty to loose weight, to burn belly fat, Weight Gain and obesity is Rooted to Liver Enzyme Defect.
Thus if you want to return to a decent weight and stay healthy, you should eat herbs and food that lower liver enzymes (liver, gallblader and blood detox) :
Take :

  • artichoke
  • dandelion
  • burdock root
  • Black radish
  • turmeric
  • flaxseed
  • black pepper
  • sylimarin (milk thistle)
  • Blueberries
  • Grapefruit
  • pomegranate
  • Olive oil
  • Fish
  • fennel
  • cinnamon
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • licorice
  • mint
  • clove
  • mallow
  • cilantro (leaves) but seeds or good too, chlorella, wakame, turmeric, cloves, garlic, wild garlic, vegetal activated charcoal, onion, brazil nuts, apple cider vinegar (heavy metals chelators)
  • wasabi, horseradish
  • Take also these products mentioned in bold on this post : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/some-of-the-best-nutrients-that-will-keep-you-healthy/

This article explains how a healthy liver is so important : https://www.gogoldentree.com/tips/liver-detox/

Important note : for example silymarin = anti androgen = liver detox = cure cancer = less cancer in female than in male = great coincidence

You should also reduce sebum, oily skin, dht : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/list-of-products-that-reduce-sebum-and-oily-skin/

Also consider to increase HGH growth hormone (which tends to decline with aging) :

  • cinnamon
  • mucuna pruriens (velvet beans)
  • flax
  • rice
  • soy
  • nori
  • spirulina and chlorella
  • kudzu
  • almonds
  • pistachio
  • hawthorne berry
  • beets
  • see more in the links below

All the best

March 8, 2024

Mental Illness: A Review of Causes, Types, and Medicinal Plant Based Therapeutic Interventions

Filed under: Nutrition and Health,Reiki,Sciences,Spirituality — admin @ 8:44 am

Mental Illness: A Review of Causes, Types, and Medicinal Plant Based Therapeutic Interventions

Nehasvita Veeramachaneni, Sujana Veeramachaneni, Leela Talluri, Venkataramana Kandi

Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2023, 11(2), 43-48. DOI: 10.12691/rpbs-11-2-2

Received November 01, 2023; Revised December 01, 2023; Accepted December 10, 2023

Abstract

Mental illness is probably the most important silent killer affecting the psychological and overall well-being of humans throughout the world. Humans have been unsuccessful in controlling the adverse effects of this disease which affects all age groups irrespective of their gender. A majority of mental illnesses go undiagnosed due to a lack of knowledge among people. Additionally, this disorder is influenced by social stigma that restricts the diagnosis and treatment-seeking ability of people. Treatment of mental disorders involves psychotherapies, brain stimulation methods, and drugs. Medication, although is available to treat mental illnesses, could be responsible for side effects. Therefore, alternative therapeutic interventions like medicinal plant extracts have been explored in the treatment of mental disorders. In this review, we comprehensively discuss the causes, types, and role of medicinal plants in the treatment and management of mental illnesses.

1. Introduction

A wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, perceptions, feelings, and behavior of a person combinedly represent mental illness/mental disorder. Mental health involves effective functioning in everyday activities that contribute to productive activities (such as work, school, or caregiving), good relationships, the capacity to adapt to change, and the capacity to deal with adversity. Many individuals who suffer from mental illnesses are unwilling to talk about it. Nevertheless, mental illness is not anything to be embarrassed of! Like heart disease or diabetes, it is a medical issue 1. And it is important that mental health issues are treated 2. Our knowledge of how the human brain functions has always been advancing, and there are medications and treatments available to assist people in effectively managing mental health disorders. Nothing, however, can be done unless and until the individual decides to get help for themselves 3. Mental disorder treatments have evolved significantly over a period of time. In the 19th century, this disorder was managed by hypnosis. Later, interventions including shock treatment, and prefrontal lobotomy were applied to manage patients suffering from mental illness.

Different types of drugs are used to treat mental illnesses that include anti-depressants [serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), and norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs), tricyclics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), Esketamine], anti-anxiety medications (SSRIs, SNRIs, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, Librium, valium, xanax, and buspirone), stimulants (ritalin and adderall), anti-psychotics (clozapine), and mood stabilizers (lithium) 4, 5. Other methods like Bright light therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapies have also been explored in the past 5.

2. Causes of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are conditions that affect emotion, thought, and behavior (or a combination of these). Distress and/or difficulty coping with daily tasks at work, in the family, or in social situations can be symptoms of mental illnesses. Emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience, hope, and self-esteem all depend on good mental health. Relationships, emotional and personal well-being, and volunteering to help others in the community or society also all depend on good mental health. A key element of overall well-being is mental health is the status of physical health that could impact and influence the mental health condition of a person.

A majority of mental illnesses have several underlying causes and risk factors. A person’s likelihood of developing a mental health disorder increases as the risk factors increase. Sometimes, the development of mental disease is gradual. It may not show up until a stressful situation triggers it 6.

There are several risk factors and triggers that include genetic predisposition, stressful situations, environment among others as shown in Figure 1.

Genetics: Frequently, mental illnesses have been known to run in families and children born to parents who develop mental illnesses are increasingly predisposed to suffer from mental illness in their lives 7.

Stressful situations: These include situations such as losing a loved one in a vehicle accident or workplace stress, and stressful family relationships among others

Brain chemistry: An imbalance of natural substances in a person’s body and brain is frequently a factor in mental illnesses.

Environment: A person’s mental health may be impacted by living in a stressful environment. Living in poverty or growing up in an abusive household are two scenarios that place a lot of stress on the brain and can lead to mental health issues.

Unhealthy practices: These include skipping meals or not getting enough sleep among several others

Alcoholism and drug use: Addiction to alcohol and drugs can be hazardous to mental well -being of a person. It might also make recovering from mental illness more challenging

Pessimistic attitudes: People might become trapped in a cycle of despair or anxiety if they are constantly critical of themselves or anticipate the worst

Childhood trauma: Things that happen to a person as a child may still have an effect during adulthood, even though they no longer live in a stressful setting. One mental health issue that affects persons who were abused or neglected as children is complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

These risk factors influence more than only who will develop a mental illness. They also have an impact on when and how serious their symptoms will be.

3. Different Types of Mental Illnesses

There are different types of mental illnesses that include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder among others as shown in Figure 2 8.

Anxiety: Approximately 301 million people could be suffering from an anxiety disorder globally. Excessive worry and fear are characteristics of anxiety disorders, along with associated behavioral abnormalities. Anxiety disorders exist in various forms, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and many more.

Eating disorders: Globally, more than 14 million individuals have been suffering from eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are two examples of eating disorders that feature abnormal eating, obsession with food, and a lot of issues with one’s appearance. The behaviors or symptoms have a considerable negative impact on functioning, severe distress, or significant risk to one’s health.

Depression: An estimated 280 million people were living with depression worldwide. Depression is different from common mood swings and temporary emotional reactions to problems in daily life. Poor attention, feelings of excessive guilt or low self-worth, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, disturbed sleep, changes in food or weight, and feeling particularly exhausted or low in energy are some of its symptoms. Moreover, suicide risk is higher among depressed individuals.

Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar disorder is known to have affected 40 million people globally. Periods of manic symptoms alternate with depression in people with bipolar disorder. The person is in a depressed mood or loses interest in activities. The symptoms of bipolar disorder may include ecstasy/euphoria, irritability, hyperactivity or energy, and other symptoms such as increased talkativeness, racing ideas, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, and sudden careless behavior.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): In areas affected by violence, PTSD and other mental problems are very common. Following exposure to a distressing or unpleasant incident or sequence of events, PTSD may develop. It is characterized by everything listed below: 1) Re-living the traumatic incident or events in the present; 2) Avoiding thoughts and recollections of the event(s); or 3) Avoiding actions, persons, or situations that bring back the memory of the event(s).

Schizophrenia: Around 24 million people, or 1 in 300 persons globally, suffer from schizophrenia. The life expectancy of those who have schizophrenia is 10– 20 years lower than that of the general population. Schizophrenia is characterized by severe sensory disabilities and behavioral disturbances. Symptoms might include excessive agitation, persistent delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, and disruptive behavior. Schizophrenia patients may also struggle with their cognitive abilities.

4. Impacts of Mental Illnesses on Human Lives

Every person experiences life with a mental health issue in a different form. Some people manage their mental health without it having a major negative effect on their ability to work and live. Others find it to be a big obstacle to work and education. A person is more likely to experience financial stress if they have a mental health disorder, and this pressure can harm a person’s health. Additionally, people with mental health issues are predisposed to relationship conflicts/disturbances. Some people who struggle with mental illness may experience feelings of loneliness and disconnection from their communities. Treatment for mental health conditions can occasionally be difficult due to things like various side effects of medicines. Many people who live with mental health conditions experience stigma and mistreatment, which may affect their willingness to disclose their condition and seek treatment. Not all effects of mental health issues are negative. People who live with mental health problems might develop abilities and skills that aid in their recovery 9, 10.

Furthermore, the recent Coronavirus Disease -19 (COVID-19) pandemic had a huge impact on the overall mental health and well-being of people across the globe. It led to issues like fear and anxiety, loneliness and isolation disruption or no access to mental healthcare services/treatment centers, and lastly, financial pressures and redundancy 11. There was a significant increase in the symptoms of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic when compared to pre-pandemic levels among people living in United States of America as depicted in Figure 3. 14.5 years is the peak age of the onset of mental illnesses. However, these conditions are more common among young adults aged 18-25 years compared to adults aged 26 and above 12.

5. Treatment of Mental Illness

A person’s quality of life will be much enhanced by taking treatment for and managing their mental illness. Although dealing with a mental illness will always be difficult, receiving the right treatment will make the situation much more manageable and enable the person to take full advantage of everything life has to offer without the illness getting in the way.

A person’s life expectancy may be increased by improving mental health. According to the available literature, even minor mental health issues can affect life expectancy. Regardless of an individual’s preferred method of treatment, getting treatment for mental health issues is absolutely essential. Whether it be through medicine or psychiatric counseling, it is crucial that every person suffering from a mental illness desires to get treatment.

Additionally, talk therapy (often referred to as psychotherapy) combined with medication is the most efficient method of treatment for the majority of mental illnesses. This is because talk therapy allows the patient to let go of stress rather than keeping it all to themselves. As they express their feelings, it assists them in coping with situations that they find troubling or uncomfortable. Talk therapy and medication work much better together because medication lessens the symptoms of various mental conditions. A preferable substitute for drugs or psychedelics is medical plants and herbs as medication, as they have less side effects, and thus ensure that they cause no harm to a person’s physical health 13.

6. Medicinal Plant Based Interventions for Mental Illnesses

Anxiety

Medicinal plants were found to be increasingly helpful in the treatment of anxiety. A recent met-analysis that assessed the role of various medicinal plants in the treatment of anxiety noted that valerian, chamomile, passionflower, saffron, gamisoyo-san, ginkgo biloba, and kava. However, the results from this study revealed mixed effectiveness of the medicinal plants in comparison to placebo 14, 15.

Chamomile: The chamomile plant resembles a daisy in appearance. Roman chamomile and German chamomile are the two varieties of chamomile that can be used medicinally. Chamomile products such as extracts, tea, tablets, and creams can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. Previous studies, including a recent meta-analysis examined chamomile’s effectiveness and safety as a long-term therapy for generalized anxiety disorder and insomnia. Researchers observed that people who continued taking chamomile were much less likely to experience symptoms of anxiety despite some mild side-effects 16, 17.

Valerian: The plant known as valerian, or Valeriana officinalis, is indigenous to Asia and Europe. People have used the root for many centuries to treat depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. Valerian root is available in different forms such as tablets, extracts, or tea. Few high-quality investigations on the effects of valerian have been conducted thus far. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), valerian is mostly harmless and safe to use. However, the NICCIH does not recommend this to pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under the age of 3 as the safety and efficacy of valerian cannot be completely guaranteed in the long term 18.

Galphimia glauca: The plant species Galphimia glauca is native to Mexico. It was traditionally used as a tranquilizer to relieve anxiety. The effectiveness of G. glauca as a treatment for anxiety symptoms was examined in a clinical experiment in 2012. And they concluded that it’s safe 19.

The evidence for G. glauca as a therapy for anxiety, according to a Trusted Source review from 2018 says its results are promising. However, the lack of plant material has kept medicinal firms from exploiting its potential 20.

Cannabidiol: Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active components of the cannabis plant Cannabis sativa. According to the available evidence, CBD may have a soothing impact on the central nervous system. Despite the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of the USA which currently restricts its usage, CBD is a widely available natural substance in forms such as liquid extract, tablets, and creams. The researchers concluded that CBD could be helpful for people with problems associated with anxiety 21, 22.

Depression

More than 100 medicinal plants and herbs have been explored for their role in the treatment of depression. Among them St. John’s wort, saffron crocus, lemon balm and lavender, turmeric, roseroot, ginkgo, Korean ginseng, borage, brahmi, mimosa tree and magnolia bark and kava have been studied extensively for their usefulness in the treatment of depression [23-26] 23.

Lavender: Lavender oil is a popular essential oil which is frequently used by people to relax, reduce anxiety, and improve their mood. Lavender may have a great potential for lowering anxiety and enhancing sleep, according to a 2013 review 27. When it comes to reducing anxiety, lavender’s effects on studies have been inconsistent. However, there is still strong data to support its efficacy as a therapy for depression currently.

Chamomile: According to a 2012 study, chamomile, which originates from the Matricaria recutita plant, has been shown to be effective in treating depression and nervousness 28. According to the studies, chamomile significantly reduced depression symptoms. However, further research is required to validate the chamomile’s other health advantages in treating depression symptoms.

Crocus sativus: According to certain research, like this study from 2018, using saffron to treat symptoms of depression is a completely safe and effective method 29.

The potential advantages of saffron for people suffering from depression, however, would be confirmed by more research. Moreover, researchers have yet to study more about any possible negative effects.

Bipolar disorder

Different medicinal plants/herbs like valerian, ashwagandha, lemon balm, rhodiola rosea, passionflower, and skullcap have been explored in the management of depression 30.

Valerian: Many people experiencing bipolar disorder struggle with anxiety and sleeplessness in between mood episodes and even after their major symptoms have been controlled. Since Ancient Greece and Rome, humans have employed the medicinal plant valerian. It is regarded as a nervine, a kind of plant that supports the nervous system. Given that valerian appears to act on GABA receptors in the brain to lessen anxiety and sleeplessness, research shows that it may be able to treat these symptoms 31. This doesn’t seem to have any major side effects, however, at larger dosages, daytime drowsiness is a possibility.

Rhodiola rosea: People have utilized the adaptogenic plant Rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, for thousands of years to treat depression, fatigue, and stress. Rhodiola has been demonstrated to reduce anxiety, although some experts advise against using it to treat bipolar disorder since it may provoke manic episodes in some people. However, according to some specialists, the herb may be beneficial for those who use anti-depressants and mostly experience depression with occasional hypomanic symptoms 32.

Melissa officinalis: Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, is a part of the mint family and has a lemon fragrance. It could help with symptoms of anxiety, memory loss, and insomnia. Since ancient times, people have used lemon balm in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes, including as an astringent, a mood booster, and a treatment for tension headaches. According to research on animals, memory and well-being may be improved by lemon balm 33. One study found that giving healthy individuals a single dosage of the plant boosted their memory and gave them a calmer sensation 34. Lemon balm has further been demonstrated to lessen anxiety when taken alongside valerian 35.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

The clinical trial evidence identified more than 20 types of medicinal plants like Kava kava (Piper methysticum), Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia), Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum), Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), Echium (Echium vulgare), Thryallis (Galphimia glauca) and Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) being useful in the treatment of mental disorders including PTSD 36.

Dong Quai: Although there’s not enough research about Dong Quai and PTSD, the substance was found to help with nervous system management, minimize panic attacks help in stress management, and control the adrenal gland’s reaction. The management of the adrenal glands is particularly significant in this case since PTSD patients have been shown to have reactions 37.

Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba, one of the planet’s oldest plants, is sometimes referred to as a living fossil. Strong antioxidants found in its leaves can aid in fighting against free radicals, a kind of chemical that kills cells. In doing so, ginkgo also aids in promoting blood flow and circulation in the body and brain. An improvement in brain function, including an enhancement in mental acuity and memory precision, is made possible by this blood flow promotion 38. As a result, some people believe ginkgo might help treat disorders like this.

Schizophrenia

Treatment and management of schizophrenia using medicinal plants including Panax ginseng, Hypericum perforatum, Elettaria cardamomum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Phyllanthus emblica, Ocimum basilicum, Matricaria chamomilla, and Ginkgo biloba were explored since long time 39, 40.

Ginseng: Ginseng may lessen the frequency of schizophrenia symptoms, according to research. Ginseng’s ability to help with stress relief both mentally and physically is due to its adaptogenic qualities. Additionally, it can increase energy and enhance general mental clarity and cognition. According to studies, ginseng can help lessen negative schizophrenia symptoms such as “the flat affect” (lack of emotional expression) 41.

Withania somnifera: Withania somnifera, widely known as ashwagandha, may assist in reducing the intensifying symptoms of schizophrenia according to a small clinical research report in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 42. For thousands of years, this plant has been employed in Indian traditional medicine. Stress levels in patients as well as negative symptoms of schizophrenia were shown to be significantly reduced by it.

While this isn’t a complete list of herbs that can be useful, according to the available research, these have proven to be reliable herbs for managing mental health issues. However, we believe that these herbs/supplements are not fully recommended as an alternative choice to conventional medicine. This is because there is scarcity of evidence regarding their efficacy and potential adverse effects. In many ways, medicinal herbs might serve as a therapeutic addition to the conventional treatments. Additionally, it is crucial to communicate with a doctor regarding the dosage, and potential drug interactions before taking any of these herbs discussed in this review.

Yoga, mindfulness, nutritional supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, and invasive and non-invasive electrical stimulation therapies like deep brain stimulation, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) are some examples of complementary, alternative and specific therapies for mental health issues [43-48] 43. These methods might improve overall well-being, lessen anxiety, reduce symptoms of depression, and promote relaxation 49, 50. For patients who do not have symptom alleviation through standard medicines or psychotherapy, doctors may advise these alternative treatments.

7. Conclusions

Mental illnesses are complex and therefore people suffering from mental disorders must be carefully managed to improve the quality of life. Physicians/psychiatrists could advise patients to use medicinal plants discussed in this review as a replacement for or preferably in addition to their prescribed medications. There is some evidence to support the advantages of these therapies for mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and schizophrenia. Research regarding medicinal plant utility in treating mental illnesses is limited. As a result, there are still many unanswered questions, and more research in this direction would be helpful in determining the real benefit of these alternative and complementary treatments.

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Authors :

Nehasvita VeeramachaneniAffiliation(s): International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India

Sujana VeeramachaneniAffiliation(s): Associate Diploma Coordinator & Science HOD, International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India

Leela TalluriAffiliation(s): Manager, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Hetero group, Hyderabad, India

Venkataramana KandiCorresponding Author: ramana20021@gmail.comAffiliation(s): Department of Microbiology, Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India

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February 12, 2024

Mixing Apple Cider Vinegar with Beer

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Mixing Apple Cider Vinegar with Beer : Good for the gut, the stomach, for hairs, antiseptic, for bone health, good for heart, reduce cancer risk, good for the brain, ultimate solution in case of bloating and gas, good for diabetes, for kidneys, reduce hypertension. Rince your hair with it or drink it directly. Drink this beverage each day. 1 or 2 tablespoon max of ACV for 33cl of beer. Cheers !

February 21, 2023

Some of the best nutrients that will keep you healthy

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Here are some of the best nutrients and food to take together that will keep you healthy :

Voici quelques uns des meilleurs nutriments et aliments à prendre ensemble qui vont vous garder en bonne santé :

Supplements:
Red Ginseng – Translation fr : Ginseng Rouge
Rhodiola rosea – Translation fr : Rhodiole
Maca (Lepidium Meyinii) – Translation fr : Maca
Ginkgo Biloba – Translation fr : Ginkgo Biloba
Vitamin C + Magnesium
Brewer’s yeast + Selenium – Translation fr : Levure de Bière
Fenugreek – Translation fr : Fenugrec
Eleutherococcus – Translation fr : Eleutherocoque
Ginger – Translation fr : Gingembre
Nettle root – Translation fr : Ortie Racine
Saw palmetto – Translation fr : Fruit du palmier de Floride Sabal
– Pygeum

Ashwagandha

-moringa

Please respect the daily recommended dosage.
Take 1/3 of the max. daily dosage in the morning,
1/3 of the max. daily dosage at the mid day,
and 1/3 of the max. daily dosage in the evening.
(4 hours interval)

Veuillez respectez la dose journalière recommandée. Prenez 1/3 de la dose journalière maximum le matin, 1/3 de la dose journalière max. à midi et 1/3 de la dose journalière max. le soir.

If you have lose stools, the dosage is probably too much : then take the supplements only 2 times per day (the morning and the mid day, not the evening.)

Si vous avez les selles moles, le dosage est probabelement trop important : alors prenez les compléments seulement 2 fois par jour (le matin et le midi, pas le soir).

Before consumption, always taste before (especially capsules), to be sure that products are good, digestible and edible.

Avant de consommer, toujours gouter avant (surtout les gelules), pour etre sur que les produits sont bons, digestes et comestibles.

Food:
– Lemon
Linseed / Flaxseed crushed with a mill / mixer / grinder – Translation fr : Graines de lin moulues
Pumpkin seeds – Translation fr : Graines de courge
Sunflower seeds – Translation fr : Graines de tournesol
– Celery
– Banana
– Dates
– Pineapple (juice)
– Oat, whole grains
– Fish, Seafood
– Nuts

-peanuts (not salted)
– Lentils or Chickpeas
– Butter
– Milk, dairy
– Mushrooms
– Spinach
– Blueberries
Turmeric – Translation fr : Curcuma
Garlic – Translation fr : Ail
– Carrot

-peas
– Asparagus
– Chamomile infusion
– Dark chocolate (1 piece per day)
Tomato concentrate – Translation fr : Concentré de tomate
Soy – Translation fr : Pousses de Soja
Apple cider vinegar (occasionally if you have digestive problems) (no more than 1 tablespoon per day) – Translation fr : Vinaigre de Cidre de Pomme

– beets

Apple cider vinegar in capsules (powder) can be a great alternative to the classical bottle. And you can take it with you everywhere.

– Grapefruit, pomelo
Onion (red) (1/2 per day) – Translation fr : Oignon

Quark (cheese) – Translation fr : Fromage blanc

Cayenne Pepper – Translation fr : Poivre Noir de Cayenne

– Infusion Pepper Mint – Licorice – Mallow – Green Anise – Green Tea or Licorice – Cinnamon – Ginger – Cardamom – Clove – ChamomileThyme – Translation fr : Infusion Réglisse, Camomille et Thym

Bee Pollen – Translation fr : Pollen de fleurs (d’abeilles)

Medicines:

  • If you have palpitations during a long time or panic attacks take 1 mg Lorazepam occasionally (prescribed by your health care doctor). This is the only chemical for which i did not find a natural replacement yet. Maybe Kava Root is a natural replacement but i never tried it yet. But it is important to use the drug if you want to stop palpitations. Nb : beware of the addiction that this kind of medication can generate.
  • Some natural alternatives exist like Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Valerian root, Escholtzia, Passionflower (Passiflore), Hawthorn (Aubépine) but they are less potent. These herbs are also good to remove stress and anxiety. It is worth giving it a try.

In bold are those that we should take every day. Then you can add some more during the day (celery, tomatoes, and fish for example)

En gras sont ceux que vous devriez prendre chaque jour.

+ consider to take these : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/fact-very-often-people-with-unwanted-white-hair-do-not-know-how-to-cure-and-reverse-the-process/

+ consider to take these : https://www.qchartist.net/blog/how-to-cure-weight-gain-and-all-other-side-effects-associated-with-the-intake-of-antipsychotic-drugs/


If you take them every day, these products will relieve :

Si vous les prenez chaque jour, ces produits vont soulager :

toothache – Translation fr : problèmes dentaires
skin disorders – Translation fr : problèmes de peau
stomac pain – Translation fr : maux d’estomac
constipation
infertility – Translation fr : infertilité
fatigue
obesity – Translation fr : obesité
intoxication
poisonings – Translation fr : empoisonnement
cancer
tumors – Translation fr : tumeurs
indigestion
dry mouth – Translation fr : bouche sèche
cold – Translation fr : refroidissement
brittle nails – Translation fr : ongles abimés
headache – Translation fr : maux de tête
frequent urination
deficiencies
hair concerns – Translation fr : problèmes de cheveux
tinnitus – Translation fr : acouphènes
palpitations
addictions
dyskinesia
diabetes
stress
liver problems – Translation fr : problèmes de foie
dizziness – Translation fr : vertiges

psychosis
etc …

These products changed my life.

Ces produits ont changé ma vie.

#Boost #Combo #Remedy #Remedies #Potion #GrandOeuvre Grand Oeuvre #Naturopathy #Alchemy #Alchemist

Some links

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https://mr-ginseng.com/ Medicinal plants

http://www.alternative-medicine-software.com/ alternative medicine software – for PC – educational software featuring natural remedies and healing therapies.

https://www.herbslist.net – A Guide To Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses

The misdeeds of testosterone, DHT, androgens

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Experts suspect that gender differences in mortality patterns may be influenced at least in part by sex hormones, namely the male hormone testosterone and the female hormone estrogen. The conspicuous peak in the sex-mortality ratio at puberty, for example, coincides with increased testosterone production in men. Because the male hormone has been linked with aggression and competitiveness as well as libido, some researchers ascribe this spike in male mortality to “testosterone toxicity.” {{Later in life, testosterone puts men at risk biologically}} as well as behaviorally. It increases blood levels of the bad cholesterol (known as LDL, for low-density lipoprotein) and decreases levels of the good one (HDL, for high-density lipoprotein), putting men at greater risk of heart disease and stroke.

{{It is well known that Women Live Longer than Men.}}

For example : silymarin = anti androgen plant = liver detox = cure cancer = less cancer in female than in male = great coincidence

Other effects of androgens on the long run :

– Candida Overgrowth, Candida albicans, yeast infections
– liver intoxication and destruction
– skin infections, acne, oily skin, nail infections
– shrinkage of hair follicles, hair loss
– urination disorders and irritable bladder, prostatis, enlarged prostate
– hirsutism
– osteoporosis
– Breast cysts
– rosacea
– cancer
– inflammation
– headaches
– diarrhea
– diabetes
– hypertension
– neural and vascular damage, Alzheimer’s disease
– heart disease and stroke
– aging in general

Estrogen, on the other hand, has beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, lowering LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol. A recent study at the University of Washington suggests that estrogen may exert these effects by regulating the activity of liver enzymes involved in cholesterol metabolism.


Now the interesting question is : how to put a stop to androgens and how to promote estrogens ?

Here is an extensive list of herbs and food that can help for that and to increase life span (antifungals and androgen reducing are linked) :

– green tea : 60% reduction of sebum after 8 weeks using a formulation containing 3% green tea extract
– sage leaf : sage reduce sebum, is antifungal. Inhibit gonadotrophic or prolactin They found that each oil turned on estrogen-regulated genes and inhibited an androgen-regulated gene. Have an anti-androgenic or sebum-reducing ; is anti-fungal, antiseptic and astringent
– curcumin (turmeric) root : Antimicrobial, antifungal ; have an anti-androgenic or sebum-reducing effect
-fennel seed : having strong estrogenic effects ; Antifungal
– cinnamon bark : antimicrobial/Antifungal ; lower blood sugar levels and reduces serum insulin levels ; significant improvement in growth hormone activation within the fibroblasts
– pygeum leaf : antiseptic, contains natural sterols and fatty acids ; have an anti-androgenic or sebum-reducing effect ; cleanse and regenerate the liver ; contains an antiandrogenic compound atraric acid ; the highest antiandrogenic effect ; has a well known antiandrogenic effect by binding to the androgen receptor and shows effective results in treating BPH and consistent and significant reduction of DHT ; Phytoestrogenic herbs lower testosterone by increasing estrogen and anti-5 alpha reductase
– saw palmetto fruit : saw palmetto is antiseptic, antifungal ; contains natural sterols and fatty acids ; decrease DHT ; Has anti-androgenic effects lowering the production of male hormones including excess hair growth ; treat bladder and prostate conditions ; prostate support ; prevent testosterone from converting into DHT by inhibiting the enzyme that is responsible for this process ; can give you fuller hair and a clearer skin, because DHT is associated with hair loss and acne ; reduce 5 alpha reductase
– borage oil : The gamma-linoleic acid found in borage oil can help to dilute sebum or oil, secreted by the sebaceous glands.
So using borage or evening primrose oil in OCM might reduce sebum production.
– damiana leaf
– nettle root : Traditionally, nettle root has been used as an enhancer of healthy urinary flow and as an astringent. Used as an enhancer of healthy urinary flow and as an astringent ; have an anti-androgenic or sebum-reducing effect ; contains a protein molecule called UDA which attacks fungus in the body. (Great for candida sufferers) Nettle blocks lactic acid cycle which starves cancer cells ; is used as an antifungal for urination disorders and irritable bladder ; decrease DHT ; stimulate prolactin production in the body.  These herbs are most commonly used to prevent testosterone from converting into DHT by inhibiting the enzyme that is responsible for this process
– kudzu root : plant from China and Japan. Rich in flavonoids, removes redness, flaking and tightness of the skin. Inhibits the activity of phospholipase PLA2, ensures protective effect on sensitive skin, softens skin lesions caused by rosacea. Kudzu contains the isoflavone daidzein which has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer (related to genistein, it is anti ñ leukemic; namely acts against leukaemia) agent. Kudzu root contains: Phytoestrogens including the isoflavonoids genistein, daidzein, formononetin and biochanin-A. Kudzu root is also rich in isoflavone glycosides, such as daidzein and puerarin. Depending on its growing conditions, the total isoflavone content varies from 1.77 – 12.0%, with puerarin in the highest concentration, followed by daidzin and daidzein. Kudzu also contains many other flavonoid-type antioxidants and is rich in protein (10).
Kudzu root’s compounds can affect neurotransmitters including serotonin, GABA and glutamate. Kudzu’s mechanism perhaps includes brain reward pathways and alcohol metabolism. Kudzu contains the isoflavone daidzein which has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer (related to genistein, it is anti – leukemic; namely acts against leukaemia) agent. It is also a unique source of the isoflavone puerarin. Kudzu has been also used against cluster headaches, migraine, allergies, diarrhea and for the control of some postmenopausal symptoms. It is also studied for Alzheimer’s disease. It may help at diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension (1).
Kudzu has been studied, as a herb, against alcoholism. It traditionally has been used in China against alcoholism and hangover. Its root has been used traditionally to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, while its flower has been used traditionally to detoxify the liver and alleviate the symptoms of alcoholism (1).
– red clover
– lavender oil : DHT was inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner by both lavender oil and tea tree oil ; lavender oil is a powerful antifungal agent that fights and prevents skin and nail infections, including Candida albicans. Transactivation of the MMTV-luciferase reporter plasmid by 0.1 nM DHT was inhibited in a concentration-dependent manner by both lavender oil and tea tree oil.
– tea tree oil
– ginkgo biloba leaf
– fenugreek seed
– flax seed
– lupin seed : Lupin proteins inhibit the 5-a reductase’s action thus reducing the quantity or the produced DHT which causes the shrinkage of hair follicles (in vitro studies).
– lentils
– beans
– carrots root
– sun flower seed
– soybean : We have demonstrated the inhibitory activity of [soy] isoflavone . . . suggesting that genistein and isoflavone would be used as an effective agent for androgenetic acne and for the inhibition of secretion of sebum by modifying androgen conversion.
– tomato extract : Lycopene possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties ; tomato contains lycopene, quercetin (lowering DHT)
– pumpkin seed : contains a lot of zinc. Zinc displays ‘in vitro’ some antiandrogen activity through an inhibition of the 5 alpha-reductase activity. The oil fraction of pumpkin seed has been shown to inhibit 5 alpha-reductase. The mixture of delta 7-sterols has been shown to inhibit the binding of DHT to androgen receptors.
– peanut
– grapefruit
– wild yam root
– motherwort
– spearmint, mint : inhibit gonadotrophic or prolactin secretion ; antimicrobial ; testosterone 5 .ALPHA.-reductase inhibition
– Milk Thistle : Milk thistle and pygeum africanum have been studied for their ability to cleanse and regenerate the liver.
– melilot
– cherry stem
– Hieracium pilosella
– lime sapwood
– Chamomile
– olive oil
– goji fruit
– cumin seed
– cardamom : cardamom inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold
– bresil nut
– feta cheese
– rice
– blueberry fruit
– sesame seed
– pineapple fruit
– Fraxinus infusion
– thym leaf : inhibit gonadotrophic or prolactin They found that each oil turned on estrogen-regulated genes and inhibited an androgen-regulated gene. bone growth ; inhibit gonadotrophic or prolactin ; turned on estrogen-regulated genes and inhibited an androgen-regulated gene ; having strong estrogenic effects ; help to open the pores of hair follicles and nourish hair roots and damaged hair ; Antimicrobial ; have an anti-androgenic or sebum-reducing effect
– licorice :  Licorice root extract has inhibitory actions of testosterone 5-alpha-reductance, lipase and phospholipase A2, as well as androgen receptors antagonist that diminish sebum output. Among the herbal extracts tested, polyol-soluble licorice extract P-U (product name) derived from Glycyrrhiza inflata showed the most potent testosterone 5 .ALPHA.-reductase inhibition, androgen receptor binding inhibition and antimicrobial activities, which are closely related to sebum secretion. In addition to the findings on polyol-soluble licorice extract P-U, clove extract and peppermint extract showed testosterone 5 .ALPHA.-reductase inhibition, arnica extract and rose fruit extract showed androgen receptor binding inhibition.
– brewer yeast
– propolis : Propolis has strong anti-fungal, anti-inflammation and anti-protozoan effect and has been proven effective in cases of STDs like trich and candida.
– green bean
– glutamate monosodium (1 pinch per meal)
– black pepper seed
– garlic
– coriander seed
– seaweed (chlorella, spirulina, kelp) : The findings taken together suggest that SOZC can significantly ameliorate symptoms of acne vulgaris, particularly in terms of reducing sebum production and populations of Propionibacterium acnes.
– cappers
– apple cider vinegar : apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties to help prevent acne and skin infections.
– citrus fruit
– bread
– water
– bee pollen : Bee pollen for candida seems to be a strange combination however bee pollen is actually a natural treatment option for this unpleasant condition.
– date fruit
– buckwheat
– red wine (1 glass drink per day)
– blackcurrant
– anise seed
– chickpea
– bamboo shoot
– red vine leaf
– grape seed
– shiitake and maitake mushroom
– maca root
– Ginger root : Ginger has strong antibacterial and some antifungal properties, which can aid in the treatment of yeast infections.
– Aloe vera juice
– Burdock root
– eucalyptus leaf : antifungal

Pennyroyal, sage, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and hyssop inhibit gonadotrophic or prolactin They found that each oil turned on estrogen-regulated genes and inhibited an androgen-regulated gene.

Zava, PhD also identifies Bloodroot, Ocotillo, Mandrake, Oregano, Damiana, Pennyroyal, Verbenna, Nutmeg, Tumeric, Yucca, Thyme, Calamus rt., Red Clover, Goldenseal, Licorice, Mistletoe, Cumin, Fennel, Camomille, Cloves as having strong estrogenic effects.

Tanins have been demonstarted to have a powerful anti-fungal and astringent action in a multitude of clinical studies.

Antimicrobial herbs also refered to as: antibiotic, anti-infectives or antiseptic herbs :

   Aloe (Aloe vera)
   Aniseed (Pimpinella anisum)
   Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
   Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
   Buchu ( Agathosma betulina)
   Burdock (Arctium lappa)
   Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
   Caraway (Carum carvi) oil
   Cayenne (Capsicum annuum)
   Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
   Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum
   Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
   Coriolus (Coriolus versicolor)
   Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
   Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)
   Elecampane (Inula helenium)
   Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
   Garlic (Allium sativum)
   Gentiana (Gentiana lutea)
   Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
   Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
   Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestra)
   Juniper (Juniperus communis)
   Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
   Marigold (Tagetes)
   Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
   Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
   Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
   Olive (Olea europaea)
   Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
   Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia avellanedae)
   Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
   Pygeum (Prunus africana)
   Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
   Sage (Salvia officinalis)
   Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
   Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
   Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)
   Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
   Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
   Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi)
   Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Malassezia yeasts secrete an enzyme called phospholipase A2, which liberates a chain of inflammatory cytokines. So, this is why anti-fungals help reduce hair loss

As far as the sebum itself, too much IGF-1 increases sebum production. Malassezia yeasts secrete an enzyme called phospholipase A2, which liberates a chain of inflammatory cytokines. So, this is why anti-fungals help reduce hair loss.

Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor : Betulinic-Acid : Grape

B6 in tandem with the mineral Zinc is known to combat the overproduction of DHT form testosterone that weaken hair follicles and cause premature baldness in men.

As most naturopathic physicians would agree, prostatitis is not caused by bacteria in the prostate but most frequently due to fungus, like Candida, in the prostate…

Why too much sugar is so bad for your health

Filed under: Nutrition and Health — admin @ 2:28 pm

Fast-acting sugars (mainly glucose) can be found in sodas, industrial foods, white bread, canned fruits with sirup, low-value fruit juices, cookies, chocolate bars, candy, ice cream, etc.

Effects of too much fast-acting sugars:

– promotes acidosis
– depletes good nutrients from your body –> leads to deficiencies
– prevents proper breakdown of fat stores
– damages the cells and weakens immune system, leads to cancer
– encourages the growth of yeast and other pathogens in the digestive system
– weakens eyes and vision
– causes inflammation, hair loss, skin problems, hirsutism
– contributes to dehydration
– prevents acid gastric juices from helping to digest the food you eat
– increases oxydative stress
and all these problems can cause other problems that i did not mention

Better sugars to consider: stevia, honey, fructose

Herbs and food that help to lower sugar levels in your body:

– fenugreek
– cinnamon
– green citrus
– coriander
– ginseng
– dandelion
– goldenseal
– uva ursi
– Bilberry
– buchu
– Huckleberry
– Cedar berries
– bitter melon
– lycopene: tomato
– antioxydants (especially green): capers, broccoli, spirulina, spinach, green pepper, dill, parsley, wakame)
– Juniper (Juniperis)
– saffron
– alfalfa
– purple loosestrife
– maitake
– chervil
– elecampane
– goat’s rue
– bearberry leaves
– devil’s claw
– periwinkle
– bay leaves
– beans
– bitter gourd
– chicory
– da zao
– flax / linseed
– garlic
– gurmar
– indian fig
– kudzu
– macadamia nut (without sugar coating)
– onion
– peanut
– red clover
– safflower
– tea (black and green)
– thyme
– cumin
– burdock
– globe artichoke
– echinacea

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