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Zeolite Dosage

Posted by Alternative Medicine on November 10, 2011 in Health with No Comments

How Much Zeolite Should I take?

This is a question most people want to know, and of course it is different for each brand and there are so many brands on the market today, but here are some general guidelines you can follow for the 2 most popular types of zeolite, namely zeolite powder and liquid zeolite. If you have questions about other brands, follow the label, but don’t get too stressed. It is impossible to overdose on liquid forms of this supplement, given that there are very small amounts in the bottles.

What do the Scientific Studies on Zeolite Say?

First, according to the scientific studies, the recommended dosage for general maintenance and prevention is 2.5 to 5 grams. In practical terms, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of powdered micronized clinoptilolite will deliver the amount recommended in the scientific literature.

There have been a number of studies and anecdotal evidence that using this mineral orally could be beneficial in removing heavy metals and toxins, as well as studies in which patients used the powder form as an adjunct to conventional cancer treatments. The big question is, how do the supplements on the market today measure up to the studies?

Zeolite Brands

The popular powdered is cleaned micronized zeolite powder with 5000 mg in one measured teaspoon. That makes it easy doesn’t it? 1 teaspoon a day matches up with what we have learned. For acute health issues, the recommend 1 teaspoon 3 X a day mixed in water or juice should do it.

This company also serves zeolite in capsules. Their encapsulated clinoptilolite products have either 800 or 900 mg per capsule, so in order to get your 2.5-5 grams a day you would take 3-6 capsules.

What about Liquid Zeolite?

Liquid zeolite is a little bit different. There haven’t been any real clinical studies on liquid types, however, popular brands like Original Liquid Zeolite claim their product is simply micronized powdered zeolite which is suspended in water. The label states that there are 24 mg per dose, which means there are 2400 mg per bottle. (this is 1/2 the amount, in an entire bottle, than the recommended dosage in the scientific studies. This is why I mentioned it is impossible to take too much of the liquid products.)

In order to get the minimum dosage recommended in the study, one would need to consume one bottle per day, for prevention. The company claims 24 mg 3 times a day is enough, so that would mean the dosage for that liquid product is 3 drops 3 times a day. Some of their distributors claim one needs to take 10 drops 3 times a day for detox, and 15 drops 4 times a day for an acute health issue.

Despite the fact that liquids deliver a much lower dosage, there have been many testimonials on their effectiveness. While testimonials don’t add up to scientific proof, they are powerful in describing how people feel when taking a particular supplement.

What About Other Zeolite Brands?

I recommend that you read labels closely before you buy, to make sure you are getting as close to the dosages recommended in the studies as possible. Since each brand is different, you can now make a decision based on the label.

This will get more confusing as time goes on, and more products hit the market with more ingredients in them. Companies can get away with now saying exactly how much is in the bottle by listing it with other ingredients and calling it a proprietary blend. Because of this, you should try to get a product that lists the ingredients separately and has only a few ingredients.

Which is Better? Zeolite Powder or Liquid?

I think, from a dosage perspective, it is much easier to get an adequate amount by using a powder product. However, many people find scooping a powder into a glass and mixing it with water to be too messy or time-consuming. For those people, and for children who won’t drink a whole glass of powder dissolved in water, the liquid form has found a great niche.

For everyone else, zeolite powder is proving to be an excellent way to take zeolite every day.

Fibromyalgia Acupuncture Treatment

Posted by Alternative Medicine on November 9, 2011 in Acupuncture with No Comments

Acupuncture treatment is one of the most effective treatments in Chinese medication. In such a way, fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment is one of the popular treatments currently. You may have observed the increasing demand of this kind of treatment. You can now easily find an acupuncture treatment center nearby your home. If anyone is suffering from the painful disease of fibromyalgia, he can easily go for a treatment. Fibromyalgia is the disease in which an individual suffers from pain in different parts of the body. This pain may be accompanied by various other symptoms. These other symptoms may include gastro intestinal problems, muscle strain and stiffness in joints of the body, fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment can be helpful in relieving all these symptoms. There may be different options and varieties in this type of treatment. These varieties may include the traditional and electroacupuncture.

I will start fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment from the traditional methods to deal with the disease. In this traditional method, therapist inserts the special needles in the specific parts of the body. According to this approach, energies blocked in various parts of the body may cause disease and pain for an individual.

A session for fibromyalgia Acupuncture Treatment will include the insertion of needles in the energy points of the body. Later on, the therapist will apply manipulation techniques on the needles. These techniques during the treatment may involve gentle twisting of the needles. The basic approach is to relieve the accumulation of the energy from one point. These manipulations of needles will be effective for regulation of endorphins and many other neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are helpful in regulating the pain in the brain.

The treatment includes the modern methods of treatment, as well.

Electroacupuncture is the example of modern fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment. All the procedures are same in this new method. The only difference is the addition of electric currents in the procedure of needles manipulation.

In modern fibromyalgia acupuncture treatment, the therapist will attach the needles with a device. This device passes the electric current in the needles. Some people may think that these methods of inserting needles in the body may be painful for the people. Evidences are contradictory to all these findings. Actually, the needles that a therapist uses are highly flexible and thin. These needles can be easily inserted in the skin and tissues of the body. People may experience heaviness and tingling feelings during treatment. These feelings are not long-lasting and get replaced with the feelings of calmness at the end of the therapy session. An individual may have to wait for two to three weeks to get full results.

The length of a treatment generally depends on the condition of the patient. As it is a painless procedure, anyone suffering from fibromyalgia can easily undertake the procedure.

Remedies for Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by Alternative Medicine on November 4, 2011 in Health with No Comments

No matter how the symptoms may be seriously affecting you physically, emotionally and psychologically there is still hope and remedies for leaky gut syndrome. These remedies are all natural and risk free when applied cautiously. You need to make sure that the remedies will not negatively interact with any other conditions you may have. Therefore talk to your doctor first if you have other conditions or are taking any medications. The body detoxification process is also well known as cleansing, purifying, etc. It is vitally importance for every curing and prevention program to wash away the toxins in your body before actually entering any medication or diets. Leaky gut syndrome started when your body took in too many toxins and other substances that are very harmful to the body. It is now time to cleanse and take out all that poison inside you and make you healthy. You can start your body detoxification by following these steps, bowel cleanse (parasite cleanse), dental cleaning, kidney cleanse and liver cleanse. These cleansings can be accomplished by having a detoxifying diet and seeing your dentist twice a year for regular cleanings. This is an all natural diet that can be followed easily.
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A detoxifying diet is not expensive and not risky thus it is a very healthy way of cleansing your body. Physical activity and healthy eating improves the function of the organs in the body. It also helps enhance immunity, vigor and stamina. When you are physically occupied by exercise, sports and other hobbies, you are performing a needed activity for your body and it also relieves stress, pressure and deterioration of your body and mind.

Meditation doesn’t require you to learn fancy ways in diverting your mind. You can do this on your own without depending much on other techniques like yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Etc. Meditation is achieved when you are focusing your thoughts to hope, love, peace and thankfulness while exercising proper breathing techniques. A free hour alone and a silent room with mild and soothing music playing softly is all you need. If you don’t have an hour than make it 30, 20 or even 15 minutes but please do it and you may get hooked on it. Be yourself and allow your mind to let go of its negative thoughts by concentrating on the good things in your life no matter how small. Meditation can also be achieved spiritually. Get in touch with your higher power and allow your spirit to be lifted up. If you believe in God or you are part of a religious group it will be best to reconnect with your faith or belief but that is not necessary. Find comfort by releasing your negative thoughts and negative energy by following your spiritual guidance.

A very important factor in facing a condition is finding other people who are experiencing the same circumstances. The internet is a vast universe of communication in finding groups and people with like interest. You can find a forum where you can join and interact with other people who have gone or are still going through the same things that you are. This will enhance your awareness and knowledge about your own condition. It will also serve as your support system.

Jet Lag Bath Remedy

Posted by Alternative Medicine on November 4, 2011 in Health with No Comments

Don’t lose any of your precious vacation or business time because of the disorienting effects of long-distance travel or jet lag.

This remedy is the simplest, most natural bath cure for jet lag I’ve ever come across. It was developed by a South Sea Islands physician many years ago.

Use this simple treatment as soon as possible after getting off the plane. Within the first few hours is the best. The longer you wait, the less effective it is. I tried it once after three days and it didn’t do much, so I had to “tough out” the jet lag effects for a while longer.

This jet lag bath-therapy only takes a little more than an hour and can be done any time of day or night.

GOOD NEWS: Two can bathe for the price of one!! This is a soak, not a bath, and the person who likes the water temperature hotter can soak first, then the other person can use the same water.

1. Pack one 8-ounce box of baking soda and one cup of Epsom salts* in a zip-lock bag or plastic container. (Label it ‘Epsom salts’ so that Customs doesn’t freak out that you’re smuggling drugs.)

2. As soon as you arrive in your hotel or destination, fill the tub with water as hot as you can safely tolerate it and dissolve the salts and soda in the water.

3. While the tub is filling, drink at least 8 ounces of water, preferably more. Air travel is notoriously dehydrating.

4. The water level should cover your shoulders, so you may have to slide down in the tub. It’s ok for your knees to stick up out of the water. The thing is to immerse your whole torso.

5. Soak for 7 – 10 minutes. Only soak, do not wash with soap.

6. Do not cross your arms over your body – keep them down at your sides. Do not cross your legs or ankles while you’re in the tub.

7. Get up slowly out of the tub after 7 – 10 minutes and gently pat yourself dry. Do not rub your skin with the towel or make sudden movements.

8. Lie down on your back and cover yourself with at least a sheet so that you do not chill off too quickly. Rest for one hour.

9. While resting, keep your arms at your sides and your legs out straight from your body. Do not cross your arms over your body and do not cross your legs or ankles – same as in the tub. If you feel more comfortable with a pillow under your knees, that is fine.

10. After one hour of rest, you may get up and shower and get on with your trip; or, you may roll over and go to sleep for the night.

You might like to add a few drops of essential oils to the Epsom salts or baking soda before dissolving them in the bath. For relaxation, add lavender; for balancing, add lavender and rosemary; for energizing at the beginning of the day, add grapefruit, lemon and/or a dot of peppermint.

This safe and simple treatment for jet lag will re-balance the nervous system, restore the pH of the cells, relax the muscles and re-set your body clock to the present time — holistic at its best!

When you get up from the rest or sleep, you will feel refreshed and fully prepared to make the most of your trip. And take the soak when you get home, too! Bon voyage!