Did you know that all honey, regardless of where it is grown, has antibacterial effects? Manuka honey comes from bees that get their pollen from the flowering Manuka bush, a tree that is native to New Zealand. The activity that makes honey an antibacterial comes from both peroxide and non-peroxide activity, and what makes Manuka honey so special.
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The enterovirus that is causing acute respiratory distress in young children has been labeled EV-D68. This particular strain surfaces each year but this year it made national attention because in two areas in the United States, Illinois and Kansas there were 30 confirmed cases of EV-D68 in hospitals, all in the Intensive Care Unit between August and September. The virus affects the airways especially in children as adults have been exposed to it in the past and developed antibodies to the virus already. There have been just over 1000 positive cultures (out of 2000) so far with significantly lower incidences in the month of November.
Here are the truths on the Ebola Virus: Ebola virus or Hemorrhagic fever, a filovirus (thread like virus) is currently the cause of an epidemic in Western Africa with an initiation into the United States in late summer 2014. This virus causes internal bleeding and eventual death if not treated. A person can become infected Ebola from another person, from monkeys or apes, bats or contaminated food. Once infected, the virus can be found in many different fluids, urine, saliva, tears, mucus, feces, vomit, sweat, and breast milk.
If you’re like me, you probably think of ozone as being the layer surrounding the earth’s oxygen layer. You might also think of it as the major part of smog, which is caused by the combustion of gas in automobiles. You might have heard that the ozone layer is becoming thinner and therefore is dangerous, as it will prevent the earth’s oxygen from being “held in.” One way to make more ozone, which is needed for the survival of this planet, is through lightening that goes from cloud-to-cloud as in the Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela. It occurs for 10 hours a night on average 200 days a year. This type of lightening activates oxygen molecules, breaking up 02 molecules into 01 (oxygen ion) or 03 (ozone). Through this mechanism more ozone is made which is essential for Mother Earth’s existence.
We sleep one third of our life! Think about it – in a 24-hour period, if we sleep 8 hours of it we are sleeping 1/3 of our day or lifetime!
During sleep the body heals and rebuilds from the mental and physical tasks from the daytime. Some people say they only need a few hours a night and maybe they are right. I believe that we are uniquely in tune with our body and that we know what we need for ourselves, but medically, sleep is an essential part of self-care.
DoTerra Essential Oils have the greatest purity and have GRAS designation (Generally Recognized as Safe for Oral Consumption) by the FDA … if this is important to you! Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant.
In addition to the more well-known naturopathic modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and hydrotherapy, an important tool in my practice is the use of Esogetic Colorpuncture — an extremely safe, non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful and effective application of different colored lights to the skin that was developed by German physician and scientist Peter Mandel.
Ebola virus – why is the disease spreading so rapidly?
There has been a lot of talk and scare about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the death toll it has taken and is continuing to take. The disease is spreading rapidly due to many aspects: one, being the incubation period of the Ebola virus can be up to 21 days, which means that many are spreading the disease through bodily fluids and secretions prior to getting symptoms; second, there are no drugs to treat this virus
Table sugar is a simple carbohydrate made up of two bound nutrients glucose and fructose in a 50:50 ratio. Fructose tastes 70% sweeter than glucose and contains monomers, unbound, made up of 55% fructose 43% glucose (+2% cellulose). Since it is sweeter we should need less of it, but the truth is that Americans are eating more of it, a lot more.
Valley Fever is caused by a fungus called coccidioidomyocosis. The desert is home to this fungus as the arid climate and exposed soil is where it thrives. Once airborne, from dust storms or earth digging, the spores of the fungus become airborne and anyone close to them can inhale them. Once in the lungs they can continue to grow and use the body as a host.