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Why People Are Short/Tall: Epigenetics: Hypothalamus, Pituitary Weakness – What Is It?

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According to the Average Height database: The average height for males is 5’9 and the average height for females is 5’3. Are you near this height? Or are you the short one in your family? How about even too tall? Is your body developing too slowly or won’t stop growing? Are you also tired, weak and clumsy? These may be signs you have a pituitary weakness. Today we’re going to talk about the pituitary gland and what you can do to treat pituitary weakness naturally.

INTRO

For the longest time we thought genetics played the main role in our health but that has drastically changed with Epigenetics being brought to the mainstream. This brings up an interesting question: Could internal and external environments affect our height? I suspect yes! From what my mentors and I have observed, it appears different environments have a larger impact on our bodies than genetics. Admittedly, in some cases genetics can be difficult to manage even with epigenetics. Although, you wouldn’t believe some of the extreme acidic and genetic illnesses that have been resolved through changing their environment.

How many of you have seen short families and immediately assumed genetics was the main cause for their height? What if other factors were actually at play? Such as these families living the same lifestyle. Eating the same food, family stress, being exposed to the same bacteria, chemical pollutants and other environmental factors. Or simply put, following the same footsteps as each other. I’m suggesting that lifestyle has a larger impact on the growth and development or destruction of the human body than genetics. Poor nutrition, toxicity, weakened immune systems, and an imbalanced endocrine system from the environment can have a huge impact on the quality and size of our bodies. By changing your environment you can change your whole body for optimal health.

There are two main types of pituitary weaknesses. The first one is Hypopituitarism.

Hypopituitarism also known as pituitary insufficiency is a “rare” disorder when the pituitary gland doesn’t produce enough of its hormones. There are way too many underdeveloped people to say this condition is by any means rare. It’s more common than you may think. Once you become aware of what pituitary weakness is, you will then begin to see it in yourself or in others around you. Just like I did when I learned about pituitary weakness. I thought to myself “Oh my gosh I can’t stop seeing this epigenetic disorder everywhere I go!”.

Hypopituitarism can lead to poor body development causing symptoms such as: small breasts, short height and small body mass in general, low bone density, hoarseness in voice such as high pitch or other changes, menstrual irregularities, low sex drive, hormonal imbalance, impotence, weight gain or loss, poor athletic performance, weak muscles, fatigue, dizziness, clumsiness, inability to focus, vision problems, depression, anxiety, hair loss, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, inability to stay warm, sensitivity to the cold, and many more symptoms.

Next we have Hyperpituitarism which is the opposite of hypopituitarism.

Hyperpituitarism is when the pituitary gland secretes too many hormones causing an overgrowing body and other undesirable symptoms.

Hyper secretion of pituitary hormones may cause: Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly, gigantism, abnormally tall height, thick bones, enlarged: nose jaw, tongue, heart, hands and feet, oily and leathery skin, excessive perspiration, slanting eyes, congested sinus, hollow or deep sounding voice, heart failure, hypertension, muscle weakness, joint pain, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, fatigue, needing too much sleep, sleep apnea, mood changes, impotence, low libido, excess facial hair in women, absence of menstrual cycles, weight gain, vision problems, and many more symptoms.

Some of you out there that have a pituitary weakness may only have a select few symptoms that are not severely debilitating such as those hypo and hyper conditions. I like to consider pituitary weakness a mild version of hypo or hyper. A common example would be small breasts or being short. Once it becomes more advanced, modern medical terms are then used even though I still believe it’s usually better to identify these conditions as “pituitary weakness”. Once medication is needed, I suppose that’s when medical terms become necessary.

Hypo and hyper pituitary weakness conditions are mainly treated with the same herbs. You don’t need to have all of the symptoms to fit into the pituitary weakness category. The symptoms I mentioned are some of the more prevalent symptoms that you could potentially have. As an example: I mentioned poor athletic performance. It’s obviously not a medical term but I do see it in those with some form of pituitary weakness when coupled with poor body development, weak adrenals and thyroid. Especially in small bodies and those that are clumsy. “”Trip and Fall”

STAND UP FAST!

The most common form of pituitary weakness is being short or having some form of body development issue oftentimes alongside clumsiness. Take note again, thyroid and adrenals always seem to be associated with pituitary weakness. This is obviously because the pituitary gland is a master gland. With proper care these pituitary weaknesses should be manageable.

Adaptogenic herbs are perfect for this because they support all glands and not just the pituitary.

At some point in our lives all of us will have a pituitary weakness to some extent. Also, most of the time hyperpituitarism is actually hypopituitarism. The same goes with hyperthyroidism and even mania caused by hyperadrenalism which is actually hypoadrenalism. In natural health, hyper is almost always considered a hypo condition under extreme chronic stress. That stress is best explained as acidosis. Think of overstimulation as the body’s last resort to protect itself from exhaustion usually caused by acidosis.

Now that you understand the basics of pituitary conditions, let’s talk about how the pituitary gland communicates with the body.

The pituitary gland is oftentimes called the master gland and for a very good reason. It’s responsible for the growth and development of the body and the production and regulation of hormones. It affects nearly the entire endocrine system also known as the HPAT Axis (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid Axis).

The pituitary gland communicates with the hypothalamus which is also considered a master gland based on its role to secrete what I like to call precursor hormones. The Hypothalamus is a structure located in the forebrain above the pituitary gland. It receives neural signals from the brain and the nervous system which are responding to internal and external environments. Those signals are then sent to the pituitary gland.

There are three different parts of the pituitary gland.

Anterior lobe, Posterior lobe and Intermediate lobe. The hypothalamus interacts with these parts of the pituitary. Hormones created by the hypothalamus are either converted or stored by the pituitary gland to stimulate the production or inhibition of various hormones throughout the body. This is what controls other endocrine glands in our bodies.

Here’s a list of those hormones and their roles.

Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) is sent to the anterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary then creates Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH). These hormones are sent to the reproductive organs to stimulate them to produce their specific hormones.

Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CTH) is sent to the anterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary then creates Adrenocorticotropic Releasing Hormone (ACTH). This hormone is sent to the adrenal glands to stimulate the release of their specific hormones.

Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone (TRH) is sent to the anterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary then creates Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). This hormone is sent to the thyroid gland to release its specific hormones.

Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone (GHRH) is sent to the anterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary then creates Growth Hormone (GH). This hormone is sent to stimulate growth of the body and maintenance of bone, muscle mass and fat distribution.

Prolactin-releasing hormone (PRH) or Prolactin Inhibiting Hormone (PIH) aka Dopamine is sent to the anterior pituitary. The anterior pituitary then regulates Prolactin. PRH tells the anterior pituitary to produce Prolactin whereas PIH inhibits the production of prolactin. Prolactin is used to stimulate the production of milk after childbirth, reproduction in men and women, immune system regulation, metabolism, pancreatic development and 300 more functions in the body.

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) is sent to the posterior pituitary where it’s stored and released when needed. ADH stimulates the regulation of collecting ducts in the kidneys to retain water. This is very important in the regulation of blood pressure, glucose levels, salts in the blood and maybe even kidney lymph filtration.

Oxytocin (OT) is sent to the posterior pituitary where it’s stored and released when needed. Oxytocin is needed for sleep cycles, social bonding, sexual reproduction, and during and after childbirth.

Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH) produced in the anterior pituitary and the intermediate pituitary. MSH stimulates the production and release of melanin which most of us know affects skin color.

As you can tell, these hormones are extremely important for every aspect of the body. So important that hormone maintenance is the main part of my longevity protocol. Without a healthy HPAT axis, the endocrine system stress response of our internal and external environment will be impaired ultimately affecting the structure of the body and much more. The tough part is that these hormones are directly affected by the environment which is currently extremely toxic. We can consider the environment endocrine disruptors. This includes physical, mental and chemical stress. That’s why I use adaptogenic herbs in my protocol to help regulate the HPAT Axis. Adaptogens give your body the ability to adapt to your environment. A well regulated HPAT access will in return help create an overall healthy regulating system for optimal wellness. That regulating system includes things such as the immune system, body structure, metal health, disease resistance, aging and so forth.

Don’t worry about trying to memorize all of the hormones and their roles. All you need to remember is that these two master glands Hypothalamus and Pituitary are responsible for the production and regulation of the endocrine system. Try to familiarize yourself with the HPAT Axis as I will be mentioning it quite frequently in my videos. Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal and Thyroid Axis.

Pituitary Cases

Some of these pituitary cases are often seen as growth abnormalities in the body such as scoliosis and other forms of misplaced body structure. This is usually managed by focusing on diet, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals and chiropractic care. If the lymph system is backed up in the neck, you will definitely see scoliosis conditions.

Body overgrowth symptoms can happen very slowly over time and go unnoticed to the point that it’s too late to restore the parts of the body that have overgrown. Adaptogens could have been used to prevent these such cases but unfortunately most people won’t know they have overgrowth slowly occurring due to lack of education. That’s the reason why adaptogens should be used as a daily supplement. Adaptogens manage hormonal stress so these symptoms never occur and if they do occur, they could potentially be less damaging.

What’s great about these herbs is that they help regulate all of the endocrine glands and not just the pituitary. Assuming you’ve also eliminated other environmental stressors affecting your body.

One of the most popular herbs for pituitary conditions is chaste tree berry. Although, the debate regarding it being an adaptogen is still ongoing. If you suspect a pituitary weakness, definitely try chasteberry. This herb is especially good for individuals with overly high libido hence the name chaste meaning “not having any sexual nature or intention.” It can also be used for low libido. Chasteberry has been shown to regulate hormonal changes in both men and women. If you’d like to learn more about chasteberry then be sure to check out my video (The Health Benefits Of Vitex Chaste Tree Berry)

Pituitary Glandular

If herbs are not enough, you may want to try a pituitary glandular. I’m not going to explain it in depth because I believe glandulars should be taken under the supervision of a health practitioner that can monitor your hormone levels. Glandulars are very potent medicines that shouldn’t be used without professional supervision.

Diet & Detox

If you decide to focus on a natural approach to support your pituitary, before trying any type of supplement, you need to remember how important diet and detox is. You need a nutrient and calorie dense diet with a variety of foods that help aid in detoxification. Preferably fruits and vegetables. As weird as this may sound, sadly it seems a lot of people switching to new “healthier” diets don’t take nutrition or proper detoxification into consideration even when they think they are! This leaves them depleted of vital nutrients needed for growth and development. Don’t be afraid to eat a certain way even when a group of extremists try to tell you your diet is bad. Follow the data, ethics and well educated personal beliefs. Be sure to use Cronometer to simply calculate the nutrients in the foods you eat. There is a link in the description below.

Hang upside down

One last thing you can do to support pituitary function is inversion. Hang upside down to increase blood flow. In return this ensures enough circulation gets to the hypothalamus and pituitary to function properly. This may explain why inversion is so popular in yoga, kung fu, qigong and other physical forms of life extension practices.

Well that’s it for this video!

There are a lot of other factors to take into consideration with how the body gets affected but this video is a great place to start. Do you have a pituitary weakness? Have you tried chasteberry or other endocrine supporting herbs? Leave a comment below and let the community know. Be sure to hit like on this video like your life depends on it. Share this video with someone you feel may be able to benefit from this information. Subscribe to my channel if you’re new, I upload numerous health videos that you won’t want to miss. Join my newsletter for product giveaways and additional health tips. If you’re shopping for herbal supplements and lifestyle products then be sure to check out www.sungazerherbs.com. Shopping at Sungazer Herbs will support your wellness and my channel. As always, I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video. Stay motivated you urban survivors!

 

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Top 7 Herbal Remedies for Liver Diseases: Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver, Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E – With Scientific Proof

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According to the American Liver Foundation: 30 million people or one in ten Americans have some form of liver disease. Liver disease is one of the leading causes of death here in the United States. Today I’ll be giving you basic herbal tools to help combat those liver diseases.

I want to make it very clear that these herbs will be rendered nearly useless if you do not change your eating habits. We need not a diet but instead, a healthy eating lifestyle of mainly fruits and vegetables in order for herbalism to work effectively. The cleaner foods we eat, the less burden that will be put on a diseased liver. Processed foods are most certainly not ideal for liver disease.

From a natural perspective, most liver problems actually start in the GI tract where significant amounts of acidic wastes accumulate and the kidneys are not filtering out additional acidic wastes. A weakness of the GI tract and kidneys causes autointoxication. Or even better put causes acidosis. I would recommend that you work on your GI tract and kidneys alongside the liver. I’ll talk about that in detail later on. For now, let’s get you started with some of the top liver supporting herbs backed by scientific studies.

#1 Burdock (Arctium lappa)
A study was done with Burdock administered 3 times per day for 1 and 7 days to rats with ethanol and carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage. Burdock was found to significantly improve liver health caused by these damaging chemicals. They even found Burdock could restore glutathione content and histopathological lesions. They believe the antioxidants present in Burdock may be responsible for the hepatoprotective properties.

Another study found Burdock can also prevent most of the liver damage caused by acetaminophen overdose in rats.

#2 Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
The benefits of this popular spice has made its way around the internet and for a good reason.
Turmeric contains a bright yellow compound called curcumin. Studies show curcumin can reduce liver injuries in rats such as: injuries induced by ethanol, thioacetamide, iron overdose, cholestasis and acute, subchronic, and chronic carbon tetrachloride intoxication. Curcumin was even found to reverse some carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis.

Simply put, the next time you head to the grocery store don’t forget to pick up a handful of fresh turmeric root or powdered turmeric online to help protect your liver.

#3 Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
In some cases, the liver can become infected causing Viral Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Astragalus is known in traditional Chinese medicine as an immune system enhancer. In the modern world, studies suggest astragalus may have promising therapeutic uses for patients with viral hepatitis. Astragalus was even found to be more effective than regular antiviral medications in a clinical trial.

#4 Schizandra Berry (Schisandra chinensis)
Schizandra is another Chinese herb that is well known to support phase 1 and phase 2 liver detoxification.

A study found that schizandra berry was able to diminish alcohol-induced fatty liver in rats and suggests it may be useful for humans experiencing alcohol-induced fatty liver. This also includes potentially preventing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

#5 Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
This common weed that everyone mows and sprays to death has shown to be protective against alcohol-induced liver toxicity by increasing antioxidants and reducing the oxidation of fats. Before you decide to brutally murder precious natural medicine in your lawn, instead consider picking it and making a tea. For safety reasons, if you’re not absolutely sure of its identification it may be better to buy already prepared dandelion root.

#6 Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Milk thistle is commonly used to treat viral hepatitis, heavy metal poisoning, and general liver diseases. Milk thistle contains silymarin which can reduce the production of free radicals and aid the liver in detoxification. Silymarin may block the binding of toxins in the liver to protect the liver. Silymarin was found to reduce liver injury caused by various toxins such as acetaminophen, carbon tetrachloride, radiation, iron overdose and more.

#7 Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Lastly, we have licorice root. Licorice is another Chinese herb that is well known to help detoxify the liver. A randomized controlled clinical trial found licorice significantly reduced liver enzymes in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

There is one side effect licorice root has that may be concerning to some. Licorice is able to raise blood pressure which can be good in some chronically low blood pressure cases but obviously not so great if you’re blood pressure is already high.

Conclusion
These are not all the herbs out there for healing the liver but they are some of the best ones that are more likely to help based on research. Find those herbs in liver formulas or on their own.
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If you’re experiencing severe liver issues I would highly recommend you get Stephen Buhner’s book (Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver). He goes into detail that I feel is crucial for helping heal a diseased liver. Top that with the help of your doctor if needed and a good detoxification protocol, you’ll be on your way to feeling better.

Well! That’s it for this video. I’ll go into further detail about liver herbs later on. For now, this is a great place to start. Be sure to hit like on this video like your life depends on it, subscribe to my channel and newsletter for additional health tips and to be the first to see my new videos. I upload numerous health videos that you won’t want to miss. Also, share this video with someone that you feel needs this information. As always, I’m Brandon Goji, I’ll see you in the next video, stay motivated you urban survivors!

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Treat Candida Naturally Without Diet Restriction

 

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This was me on an “anti candida diet”. I fell for the bias opinions that state you have to starve candida in order to remove it. Experimenting with these theories ended up starving my body and flourishing the growth of candida even more.

This video isn’t about what candida is but rather, why it occurs in excess and how I believe it should be treated. This video will be quite brief. I will go into more detail in my book and in future videos. For now, let’s start here.

Sigh… I’ve been putting off making this video for a long time, about two years. Someone asked me if I would talk about it so I will in hopes that no one else will dangerously experiment with candida diets like I did. I’ve been avoiding to make this video for the sheer fact that I know my comments section will be flooded with emotionally fueled bias opinions. Opinions from people that get easily offended by someone that doesn’t agree with them. Mainly because they are so deeply invested in their ideologies regardless of how destructive they are. This is such a touchy subject because people have become emotionally invested in the idea of “candida” rather than the actual cause of it. Candida is just a side effect of another ailment.

There are some people out there that will appreciate my perspective. This video is for you. The ones who have already tried fasting, fad diets, candida cleanse supplements and other protocols but still continue to have a white coated tongue and other undesirable symptoms. Its also for those that are not sure which candida protocol to chose from and whom do not want to be fooled by the severely restricting diets and protocols that are out there. I experimented with them so you don’t have to.

Candida causes cancer?

Candida has become a trigger word. People freak out when they hear about it. When you first start out learning about health, candida seems like the cause of everything and is the end of the world! There are endless amounts of forums and articles talking about it, almost intentionally inducing fear. Unfortunately some of the most popular candida forums are the most damaging to our wellness. Some of these forums claim that you will develop cancer if you have candida or your life is doomed in general if you have it. I think that is a very inappropriate way of looking at things without developing an in depth understanding as to why that could be and if its even true. Arguably, in some cases candida can indeed make people feel equivalent to having cancer but we can’t blame it entirely on causing that run down feeling. By the way, I don’t think candida causes cancer. The possible cause of cancer is just so coincidentally nearly one of the same as the cause for candida but a bit more extreme. I suspect the more plausible cause of most cancers is an accumulation of wastes (mainly from man made chemicals), weak endocrine glands and a weak immune system. But don’t hold me on that statement alone. There are tons of factors as to why we develop cancer. I will not be talking about it in this video but the premise behind my perspective of candida is coincidentally nearly identical.

What causes candida?

So what do I believe causes candida and why is it so hard to get rid of in some cases?

Emotional, internal and external stress, excessive antibiotic use, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, processed foods, pesticides, GMOs, environmental pollutants, gut dysbiosis, SIBO, being born in a hospital and c sections which reduces beneficial bacteria exposure, not being exposed to nature’s soil at a young age, weak immune system, weak HPAT axis (HPAT means; hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal and thyroid), infectious diseases such as lyme disease and coinfections, parasites, biofilms, and most importantly, weak eliminative organs causing an accumulation of wastes mainly in the bowels and the lymphatic system. I believe the key here is to not directly focus on candida but instead focus on the body as a whole system that needs support.

There are so many candida treatments out there. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it. Here is the candida protocol that I think makes the most sense thus far. Eh hm, prepare for the haters! Remember, candida is mainly caused by our bodies accumulating wastes in the lymphatic system and bowels, the immune system is down, the kidneys are not filtering, and the endocrine glands are down. Candida feeds off of wastes and our foods, especially processed carbohydrate rich chemical laden foods. Its almost like its there as a last resort defence mechanism against foreign bodies but unfortunately it makes us feel absolutely terrible. Some people can function just fine with it, whereas others can become severely fatigued, sensitive to foods and develop a whole host of autoimmune like symptoms.

I want to make this clear, you’re not going to kill off candida completely. It will just grow back by the next morning or when you slip up on your diet. This is why diet becomes nearly useless once you’ve reached a certain point of eliminating junk and sticking to mainly organic.  Organic is not enough and neither is avoidance of all fruits and other “feeding foods”. You’ll starve like I did because a lot of candida diets are too restrictive. Herbalism is needed in conjunction with organic.

A lot of those diets tell you to eat a lot of meat. That can be a problem especially when you’re allergic to red meats like I am because of a tick bite. Putrefying meat and foods in general in the gi tract will make candida much worse.

Probiotics?

Candida lives in our guts naturally but accumulates when our bodies are out of balance. Yeah, that can include not having enough good bacteria in the gut but honestly, I think often times the gut bacteria aspect can sort itself out on its own. This will happen by focusing on healing the entire body and by continuing to eat some raw foods which have soil based probiotics on them. The whole probiotic topic is a bit tough to talk about. Its obviously crucial since candida is an imbalance of gut bacteria (dysbiosis). Some people swear by probiotics whereas others avoid them entirely because of the histamine causing forms of bacteria found in common probiotic supplements and foods. Histamine causing probiotics such as: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus reuteri, and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. These probiotics are especially found in commercial yogurts and fermented foods. These foods are actually making you fat or skinny, brain fogged and immunologically impaired.

Okay, what should we do to combat candida?

Well firstly, its quite an expensive and long term endeavour but health its definitely worth the cost. We need to get our endocrine glands up; especially the adrenals and thyroid, strengthen the immune system, take some antifungals, clear out chronic infectious diseases and get our eliminative organs functioning better. This means taking supplements and herbal formulas such as: antifungal and antiparasitic, bowels, kidneys, liver, adrenals and thyroid support, lymphatic system, immune system, and maybe biofilm disruptors.

I would suggest finding formulas with these core herbs in them as some of the more important herbs to fight candida naturally.  Astragalus, ashwagandha, eleuthero, cat’s claw, pau d’arco, shatavari, reishi mushroom, chaga mushroom and other medicinal mushrooms. These herbs are mainly for the immune system and HPAT Axis which should help the most. You can’t go too wrong with taking most of those herbs but there are two herbs that could cause trouble in some people. Astragalus totally sucks if you have chronic lyme disease and some people such as myself are either allergic to ashwagandha or simply cannot handle the immune system effects it offers.

I do sell some of these herbs but not all of them yet. I’m still slowly working on developing my own formulas. Until then, try formulas from other herbalists, make your own, or buy some of the individual herbs at my store. Which by the way supports me to make my free videos.

Diet and food restriction?

Obviously, eat healthier foods without severely restricting your diet and losing calories or vital nutrients. Avoid the urge to eat massive amounts of aflatoxin rich nut butters. You likely need more nutrients and calories from other foods if you’re craving a lot of nut butters. Vegetables and bone broths can be very useful nutritionally. Additionally a clean multivitamin may be needed to avoid things like leaky gut and an increased risk of developing other ailments because of a nutrient deficient body. Make sure you’re getting enough calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, iodine, phosphorus, iron, b complex, vitamin k, c and d. Basically candida will very likely cause general deficiencies. I used to profusely bleed out of my nose because of deficiencies.

I don’t think avoiding fruits is a great idea, considering how they support detoxification and are absorbed quickly in the small intestine. I’m not a fruitarian but fruitarians most certainly understand the absorption premise quite well. The only downside is, based on studies fructose is metabolized in the liver and may be hard on an already stressed liver. If you’re still worried about fruits, then consume berries which are lower in sugar.

I also think most relatively healthy people can get better while eating starchy foods so long as your body digests and utilizes them well. If you have to avoid tons of foods to feel better whereas others don’t then you should suspect your body is the problem, not the foods. Unless you’re eating GMOs and processed foods. That crap will make anyone sick. Starches are prebiotics that can feed beneficial bacteria in the lower GI tract. Plus, we do need some carbohydrates in our diet. That photo of me when I was a skeleton was when I tried a low carb candida diet. Some people like me don’t do well with minimal carbs. I think most people don’t do well on a low diet carb but they are so used to feeling bad that they don’t notice the negative effects of carbohydrate restriction until they add carbs back into their diet. Even the low carb gurus still tell you to have some carbs! This does not mean eat massive amounts of rice every day and carb up or um, arsenic up. Rice is high in arsenic so that’s a terrible idea. Plus, I strongly believe in moderation of everything. My diet is near 60-20-20 with adjustments as needed. That’s 60% carbs for relatively high physical activity, 20% protein and 20% fat. Start there and adjust according to your needs. Also be sure to try new foods and the process of elimination to see which foods you do best on.

Medication?

As urban survivors, I always suggest starting with natural approaches first. If you’re still struggling, you could try pharmaceuticals as a last resort. Some people do really well on diflucan and nystatin but they are definitely not the type of medicine you want to take long term. If they don’t “cure” your candida in a few weeks, then they probably never will. They may make you feel better temporarily and give your body more support to help fight it off with herbs alongside them. If that’s what you want to do, then you’ll have to talk to your doctor about it. By the way, the other day I found a study that found EGCG from green tea enhances the antifungal effects of fluconazole against candida.

I’ll eventually go deeper into this but for now this is a good place to start with the basics. Okay one last thing, then I’m going to end this video. Candida appears to be linked to oxalate accumulation in the body so I do suggest consuming low oxalate vegetables even if you don’t have candida. Oxalate rich vegetables are not health foods and the industry has got you fooled thinking they are. Spinach this, spinach that, t-shirts that say eat more kale and so forth. I think I want to make a shirt that says something like: Oxalate up, kill your kidneys and eat more spinach! A lot of these candida diets praise vegetables because they are “low in sugar and don’t feed yeast”. Unfortunately, a lot of these people are unintentionally suggesting high oxalate vegetables such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, beets and beet greens. Which by the way have sugar lol. Don’t fall for the high vegetable diet like I did. I became severely fatigued and had such bad muscle pain from oxalates that I could barely walk. I was so delusional from the diet. I stayed like that for way too long because of the delusion. Thankfully I dropped my bias beliefs and realized it was because of excessive oxalate consumption and a shitty internet fad diet.

I will share the transcript of this video on my website and on my patreon. This way, you can see the list of suggestions on there to take notes.

Well! That’s it for this video. I’ll go into more detail later on, most likely in my book. Do you know anyone with candida? Be sure to send this video to them so they don’t go through what I went through. What are your favorite anti candida herbs and supplements? Let me know in the comments below, no links please! thank you very much. Hit like on this video like your life depends on it and if you’re new, be sure to subscribe to my channel. I upload numerous health videos that you won’t want to miss. If you want to support my channel, check out my patreon, its only five bucks a month and has cool rewards.  As always, I’m brandon goji and I’ll see you in the next video. Stay motivated you urban survivors.

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The Health Benefits of Dandelion

Where would someone hide the cure for disease if they wanted no one to ever find it? The best place would be right in front of you where you wouldn’t think to look. People mow over this “weed” every time they mow their lawn. Today we are going to talk about Dandelion.

Did you know a weed is simply a plant you don’t like? Dandelions grows abundantly and we spray tons of weed killers to get rid of them. All we are really doing is damaging ourselves and the environment by doing so. Imagine someone out there with liver disease spraying dandelion. The cure is right in front of them and they don’t even realize it. By the way Dandelions are perennial so you will be mowing and spraying them year after year.

Taraxacum Officinale aka Dandelion. Dandelion’s name comes from the french term (dent de lion) which means tooth of the lion. The plant is native to Europe and Asia. It dates back quite far as there have been recordings of its use by the Anglo Saxon tribes of Britain whom are from the fifth century and the Normans in the tenth century. It was also mentioned in the works of the Arabian physicians in the tenth and eleventh century.

Dandelion has been accepted worldwide as a liver tonic. The root is commonly used for the liver and gallbladder whereas the leaves are more so for the use of detoxing the kidneys and bladder.

The roots can incredibly grow as deep as 15 ft into the ground.

Dandelion has many uses. Here are some of them: Loss of appetite, upset stomach, gas, laxative, stimulates secretion of salivary and gastric juices, general digestive tonic, blood tonic, nutritive superfood, anemia, jaundice and other liver problems, skin beautifier, eczema, bruises, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, inflammation, kidney stones and diuretic.

Dandelion leaves are great in a salad, smoothie or juice. They are rich in numerous vitamins and minerals, which is why it is such a great blood tonic. Those vitamins and minerals are: Vitamins A, C, E, B-complex, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and a very high vitamin K content at 535%.

If salads or juices aren’t your thing, dandelion can be used as a coffee replacement.

Everyone is aware of what dandelion is, making it an easy to forage herb. But wait just a second. There is another plant commonly called false dandelion. Before you go foraging make sure you learn the differences between the two so you don’t end up eating the wrong plant. I wasn’t searching for dandelion but I picked a wrong plant in my garden once. I swear I heard voices for the next two hours. O_o

Dandelion has shown to be effective in treating high cholesterol and even melanoma.

A study concluded that Dandelion reduced the extent of atherosclerosis by reducing oxidative stress and serum TC, TG, LDL-C and raising serum HDL-C. Dandelion is beneficial in preventing hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis and reducing risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Another study showed that dandelion root extract specifically and effectively induces apoptosis in human melanoma cells without inducing toxicity in noncancerous cells.

Well, that’s it for this video. I hope this video helped and motivated you to add more Dandelion into your diet. Its pretty amazing to think that a plant we call a weed is actually medicine. Be sure to hit like on this video like your life depends on it, I upload new health videos often so be sure to subscribe to my channel if you’re new, and as always I’m Brandon Goji. I’ll see you in the next video. Bye! Stay motivated you urban survivors!

 

Sources

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Taraxum_officinale.htm

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19678785

http://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Taraxum_officinale.htm#Benefits

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21234313http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2820990/

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You Have Been Lied to About Acne, It’s Easy to Remove in Most Cases

A short acne article I wrote YEARS ago! 

The medical industry seems to want to control everything even your form of acne control. They make a killing off of teens. Acne medication can cause mood disorders and undesired symptoms. An old friend of mine knew a girl in his high school that committed suicide after using acne medication. The medication was known for causing depression. Instead of covering up the symptoms and risking our health, let’s remove the cause.

Common acne medications are antibiotics used to kill bacteria. Processed junk food and lack of fiber has contributed greatly to uncontrollable acne. Junk food does this by feeding bad bacteria in the digestive tract, lowering immunity and normal detoxification. This then overly acidifies the body (acidosis) creating a poor environment for your skin. The bacteria in your gut directly relates to skin. It only makes sense since you are what you eat.

To eliminate bacteria we need to avoid processed junk food, incorporate whole foods and basic herbalism into our life. With this simple tea below alongside healthier food you can reduce acne in 1-2 weeks and sometimes even less. I have personally done this for myself successfully overnight!!

Ingredients
1-4 cups water “depending on flavor desire”

1-3 tsp Pau D’ Arco steeped for 7 minutes.

1-3 tsp Cat’s Claw (additional acne fighting benefits)

1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Drink 1 – 3 cups daily.

  • Pau D’ Arco is a natural antifungal tree that grows in the rainforest. It has a resistance to rotting from bacteria in a damp environment. We can use its resistance to kill bad bacteria and in return eliminate acne.Lemon is used to alkalize your body and increase the absorption of Pau D’ Arco.Cat’s Claw is an adaptogen with very strong antifungal properties.

    Pro Tip:

  • Avoid peanuts. Peanuts are one of the main causes of acne due to acidity and bacteria contamination.
  • Avoid starches that linger in the digestive tract if you have poor gut health.
  • Increase Immunity
  • Increase fiber intake
  • Reduce junk food consumption and eat whole foods as often as possible. “not the store”
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Why I Try to Keep My Herbal Products So Affordable

Health is the most important aspect of life. Without it you don’t have life. With low energy you can’t go out and experience all the things life has to offer. I believe health is a human right along with: food, clothing. shelter, education, transportation, and technology. We should not be slaves to labor just to survive. We have the resources to allow everyone to live in perfect health together without useless labor. Robotics has come so far they can even automate most of the farming. It is hard for me to understand how we can build skyscrapers yet millions are homeless and sick!

With this being said, I try my best to keep my products affordable for everyone. I feel offering low prices for health is my gift of everything to the people. With health you can then have everything you put your mind and efforts to. I strongly believe the way money is currently used “greed” is one of the largest mistakes man has made. It has created separation of poor to rich, greed, and useless materialistic desires. If everyone did what they loved, we would be inhabiting planets lightyears away by now.

When someone is sick the last thing they have is money. They are unable to work which then ruins their lives. Emergency visits for a measly sprained wrist costs thousands of dollars, you’re paying it off for the next 5 years or more in some cases. For someone disabled, they have nothing left after that emergency to help get their health back on track after an accident and let’s face it, everyone has an accident. Lots of health products and services cost way too much. You’re usually paying for the name, not the quality.

Some claim to be selling extracts when in fact they are just powdered forms of herbs that still weigh the same and do the same as uncut herbs. I refuse to put my face on a product and ramp up the price just for financial gain. Instead I will do whatever it takes to keep prices low for the sake of anyone struggling in life. I have been there. Lack of funds for herbs to heal myself slowed down my progress by a decade.

If you ever find me losing touch with my morals, remind me with my own article right here.

Take into consideration some products are just damn expensive. Medicinal mushrooms are a good example. Reishi can range from $20-$60 per pound for herbalists if the supplier is not out of stock. After making formulas, packaging and online fees the prices get extremely expensive.  I try to make sure the essentials are affordable to everyone and I also make sure the luxury herbs are worth selling. If the benefits are not worth it I don’t even bother selling them.

Here is my list of essentials to health. I try my best to sell herbs associated with this list.

  • Immunity
  • Lymph
  • Endocrine
  • Kidneys and Adrenals
  • Liver
  • Bowels
  • Nutrition
  • Antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Mood enhancement
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The Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea


Adaptogenic herbs have been enhancing the human experience for thousands of years. With this ancient knowledge of adaptogenic herbs we can continue to utilize it and experience life to the fullest. Today we are going to explore the benefits and history of the adaptogenic herb Rhodiola Rosea.

This sweet and bitter tasting herb has been used for thousands of years in Europe and Asia. It has been classified as an adaptogenic herb by russian researchers where it was used to enhance the stamina in olympic athletes. Adaptogenic simply means it increases the body’s resistance to chemical, biological, and physical stress.

With over 140 chemical compounds found in Rhodiola, it is no wonder it has such beneficial effects.

There is a breath taking long list of benefits that are claimed and they are: Astringent, relieves headaches, anemia, anti tumor activity by increasing resistance to toxins,, strengthens the nervous system, supports thyroid function and the entire “HPAT” system which helps reduce fatigue, this allows for better athletic performance, protects muscle tissue during physical exertion, fights off infections, supports the GI tract, slows aging related diseases, enhances immunity, enhances memory, regulates metabolic function, aids in weight loss, improves sexual function, fights depression through serotonin and dopamine regulation in the brain. With the mood regulating effects it is often known as a work productivity enhancer. Maybe we should call it the 4 hour work week herb.

Apparently Vikings used this herb to increase their physical strength. “Viking roar”

The species Rhodiola Rosea has been most researched so watch out for brands that use different species. You may not receive the same benefits as cited in the research articles as they have not been studied as extensive as Rosea.
Since 1960, 180 pharmacological, phytochemical, and clinical studies have been published regarding this herb. The key phytochemicals are rosavin, rosarin, rosin, salidroside, and p-tyrosol and they are found in higher concentrations particularly in Rosea. There are other antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins, quercetin, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid and kaempferol. Due to the high antioxidant content of this herb it is good at neutralizing toxins which can help eliminate migraines and other symptoms of toxicity. This also plays a key role in slowing down the aging process.

Rhodiola is a perennial flowering plant. It is grown in cold regions all around the world. It commonly grows on sea cliffs and mountains at altitudes around 10,000 feet. This altitude resistance can be passed on to us when we consume this herb. Which makes it a good supplement for airplane travelers.

​Some of its first recorded uses were in Tibet and China where over 30 species are found. Some of those towns were located at an altitude over 10,000 feet. It has even has been documented as Rodia Riza in the De Materia Medica by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, which dates back as far as 77 CE. The average person consumes pharmaceutical medications that only date back about 100 years. Which medicine will you chose? Leave a comment below and let’s talk about it.

It is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to nourish Qi which in my perspective means the natural electrical conductivity that our bodies have. The key to longevity. Chinese emperors sent expeditions to Siberia to collect Rhodiola. It was highly regarded as they called it the Golden Root. Up in the Siberian mountain villages they gift bouquets of rhodiola to couples before marriage as a way to enhance fertility and ensure they have healthy children.

Some independent testimonies of this herb on health forums claim that it makes some individuals really fatigue rather than energised. This can be a short term effect on those with ADHD, a lack of sleep and endocrine weakness. The sides effects could be from the body trying restore itself to a more balanced state. If it makes you tired try taking it before bedtime. If symptoms persist either stop taking it or seek professional advice. For others take it in the morning as it can be very energising and cause insomnia.

When purchasing look for sources grown in siberia, the high altitudes of china where it is away from pollution, and there are also a few locations in the United States that are safe as well. Or just grow your own 🙂

There is a lot of information regarding this herb and I could not fit it all in this video. Be sure to do your own research as there are a lot of interesting facts to be learned. Check the description below this video for more information. Have you tried Rhodiola? Leave a comment below to share with the community how it worked out for you, subscribe if you’re new and also hit like on this video like your life depends on it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. As always I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video.

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Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodiola_rosea
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11410073
http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/issue56/article2333.html?ts=1459719267&signature=7460f07fbbdd06aab157f216cb8c4aee&ts=1461423386&signature=ed46fc919e54d8219dbd58c9840a07f5
http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/images/HG56/rhodiola_table2.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG9XXfhXxs
http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-rhodiola.html
​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27013349

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The Health Benefits of Vitex Chaste Tree Berry

Transcript
This herb has been used by monks, women, and all walks of earth wanting to aid in hormonal balance which is one of the keys to longevity. Today we are going to talk about chaste tree berry.

​Vitex agnus castus, also known as other names such as monk’s pepper, vitex, chaste tree, chasteberry,  lilac chaste tree, hemp tree, sage tree, indian spice and abraham’s balm.

Chaste Tree is a perennial native to Central Asia and the mediterranean region. It is commonly found on riverbanks and nearby foothills. It is starting to become very common in the warmer mid to southern parts of the United States for garden landscapes.

Throughout history chaste tree has been used to reduce sexual desires. Hence the word chaste which means to abstain from sexual desires. Don’t let that fool you! It is used to regulate hormones which means in some cases it will increase libido.

You may have heard the common story that in the middle ages monks used chasteberry in the monasteries to reduce their libido. Hence the name monk’s pepper.

It was mentioned in Pliny’s Historia Naturalis “Natural History”. Women used the leaves and stems as bedding “to cool the heat of lust” during the Thesmophoria which is a festival held in Greek cities. They did this to remain chaste when they were not in their husbands beds. We all know what happens during parties or festivals. Eh hm

John Trevis mentioned it at the end of the thirteenth century to make men chaste. The Flower and the Leaf mentioned chaste. The Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about chaste saying: “If blood flows from the womb, let the woman drink dark wine in which the leaves of the chaste tree have been steeped.” In the 16th century William Turner mentioned it for the seeds anaphrodisiac properties. Dioscorides, and Theophrastus also mentioned its use.

Benefits
The leaves, flowers, and berries can be consumed. The leaves have a more subtle effect so the berries are more commonly used instead.

​Some of the benefits of chasteberry are: Inhibit prolactin secretion by competitively binding to dopamine receptors, regulate pituitary gland function, hormonal acne, promotes urination, lowers libido, prostate cancer by regulating high testosterone, infertility, PMS and related symptoms such as cyclic mastalgia, PMDD, migraine headaches, menstrual irregularities, luteal phase defects, and hyperprolactinemia.

Since chaste regulates pituitary gland function, it is used as one of the herbs in my protocol. The pituitary gland is often times called the master gland for its control over most of the endocrine system. The endocrine system plays an important role in health and longevity. If you haven’t yet, watch my video on Pituitary Weakness to learn more about the importance of the pituitary gland.

Most people take chasteberry in the morning. This is done to help regulate the HPAT axis for healthier hormonal functions throughout the day. This will help you have energy during the day and melatonin at night for better sleep quality.

With our overly sexually stimulated society it seems necessary to have some anaphrodisiac medicines for those that do not wish to be apart of the overly stimulated culture. Chaste is specifically good for those people.

A study found that lower doses of the berry increased prolactin whereas higher doses decreased prolactin. This means the libido regulating effects may depend on the amounts of chaste consumed. Lower prolactin levels can cause higher levels of follicle stimulating hormone. Higher estrogen in women and higher testosterone in men. So if you want to lower your libido you will want higher prolactin levels by taking low doses of chaste. Be sure to experiment with doses and see what works best for you. Dosage will be slightly different for each individual. In the study they used extracts ranging from 120 mg, 240 mg and 480 mg daily.

An open study was done to see the effectiveness of chaste in 1634 patients suffering from PMS. They did this by using a questionnaire to determine the effects on symptoms such as depression, anxiety, cravings and hyper dehydration. 85% of physicians rated the herb as good or very good, 81% of patients rated after treatment as very much or much better. The severity of mastodynia symptom complaints still present after 3 months were mostly less severe. Adverse side effects were only found in 1.2% of patients without any serious reactions. All in all it was found to be a safe high benefiting herb in all aspects of PMS symptoms.

Another study concluded: “Dry extract of agnus castus fruit is an effective and well tolerated treatment for the relief of symptoms of the premenstrual syndrome.”

Because of these studies, chaste has gained a popularity in women but remember it can be used for men as well to help regulate endocrine function.

Well! That’s it for this video, be sure to hit like on this video like your life depends on it! Subscribe to my channel if you’re new by pressing that red subscribe button. I upload new health videos often that you won’t want to miss. If you’d like, you can support my channel by purchasing chasteberry from the sources in the description below. Do you take chaste? How has it helped you in your life? Leave a comment below. As always, I’m Brandon Goji and I’ll see you in the next video. Bye! Stay motivated you urban survivors!

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11159568?dopt=Abstract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10787228?dopt=Abstract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=17454163&dopt=Abstract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10787228
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/chasteberry
http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=viag
http://www.gaiaherbs.com/uploads/A_Research_Review_of_Chaste_Tree-1371566730.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitex_agnus-castus#cite_note-1
https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0029-1211483
http://www.stevenfoster.com/herbalblog/?p=930
http://floridaopenimaging.com/hl/?/21649/Chasteberry
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hypophyse.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vitex_agnus-castus_1.JPG
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/neurosurgery/specialties/neuroendocrine/conditions/prolactinoma.aspx

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Effective Natural Lyme Disease Treatments

This page will be updated when I come across new data that I believe may be able to help.

Brandon Goji approved affiliate links are provided.

Diet

I suggest reading my book “releasing at the end of 2017” or watching my videos for a basic understand of dieting. I think at this point, diet is just common sense for health. Get off the processed crap and eat in moderation. If you don’t, I cannot guarantee your recovery. Processed foods compromise the immune system and never allow it to function properly. Plus, without building blocks: essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, etc… the body can never fully heal.

Herbal Lyme Protocol

The herbal lyme protocol is based off of Stephen Buhner‘s work. I am basically copying/pasting his work. Please do not give me credit for the creation of his protocol, only credit for sharing his valuable work. I feel it is very important to make this protocol easily accessible to all. I believe he has the best explanations as to how and why his protocol will work for Lyme Disease. You can find additional treatment information on his website including more treatments with various herbs and dosages. According to his facebook posts, He is no longer responding to personal messages so please be respectful of his privacy. Everything you need can be searched for on his website or found in his books.

Stephen Buhner Books

Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections: Complementary and Holistic Treatments For Bartonella and Mycoplasma.

Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition

Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia

Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections

Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria

Tick Bites “not to be used in chronic lyme”

  • Astragalus 3,000 mg daily for 30 days. Thereafter, follow the prevention dosage.

Lyme Disease Prevention “not to be used in chronic lyme”

  • Astragalus 1,000 mg daily.

Astragalus is able to increase Wei Qi or protective Qi. Shortly put: Wei Qi is the energy of the immune system, and the surface of the body. Protecting the body from tick bites, bacteria, parasites and viruses. The first defence of new lyme before lyme has bypassed the bodies immune system ability to fight off the infection.

Chronic Lyme

The dosages here are for powdered form. If you would like to see the dosages for extracts, visit Buhners website.

Take note: These herbs do have very strong anticoagulant properties. When I was not eating enough vegetables, I started to profusely bleed out of my nose and nearly pass out from the blood thinning properties. Make sure you eat enough!!

Japanese Knotweed root and Cat’s Claw bark are the two main herbs that are crucial to treatment. They can be taken along side antibiotic treatment so long as your LLMD approves.

Japanese Knotweed root (Polygonum cuspidatum)

1 tsp – 1 TBS powder 3x daily. “I started with 1 pinch to 1/8 tsp.”

Cat’s claw bark (Uncaria tomentosa)

Powder: 1 tsp 3x daily,

Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata)

Beginner: 600 mg 3x daily. If no side effects: Work your way up to: 1,200 mg 3x daily.

There have been reports of allergic reactions.

Gou-Teng (Uncaria rhynchophylla) “For neuroborreliosis”
• Tincture: ½ – 1 tsp 3–6x daily, depending on severity of brain infection.

Additional supplementation

Relatively prioritized in order.

Some of the supplements can be purchased at my store which supports my free public video services and feeds my belly.

  • Daily multivitamin with vitamin k
  • Iodine for autoimmune hypothyroidism. Start with 5mg unless working with a doctor or have read up extensively on the subject.
  • Milk Thistle (buhner suggests standardized extract)
  • Energy: Eleuthero, rhodiola, green tea, schizandra, shatavari, cat’s claw, he shou wu, astragalus “if not chronic, (take note these are adaptogens)
  • Formulas: Kidneys, adrenals, thyroid, general endocrine, liver, bowels, parasite cleanse heavy metals detox,
  • Antiinflammatories: Turmeric & ginger, omega 3 fatty acids
  • Chia seeds 1-3tbsp daily
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Vitamin c
  • Sea salt
  • Beet root
  • Pau D Arco
  • Garlic
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive leaf
  • Cloves
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The Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle
(Urtica Dioica)

Transcript:

Do you have allergies, weak bones or bad kidneys? Then you’ll want to tune into this video. Today we are going to talk about Stinging Nettle.

Urtica dioica, aka common nettle or stinging nettle, is commonly found in the United States and is a popular herb in the world of herbalism. The origin reports online were actually kind of spotty since writers were mixing up different species of nettle. Nettle originates from all over the world including Europe,  Asia, northern Africa, and western North America. It even dates back to being used in medieval Europe.

Most people consider this herb a weed but to anyone that is health conscious, it is a jackpot to find when foraging. By the way a weed just means a plant that an individual doesn’t like. Your non edible flowers and pesticide filled lawns are weeds to me! I’m glad nettle stings back when you kill it!

“Breathe, Smerk”

Nettle has stinging hairs called trichomes that act like mini needles. These needles inject chemicals into the skin and cause an inflammatory response leaving a quite painful itchy rash. The rash is normally safe and is actually used to help relieve pain. Scientists suspect it does this by reducing inflammatory chemicals and interfering with the transmission of pain signals. Those chemicals are: acetylcholine, histamine, serotonin, moroidin, leukotrienes, and possibly more chemicals. It is odd to think that when you touch this plant it causes a histamine response but when you consume it, it acts as an antihistamine to reduce allergies.

Nettle is mainly known and used for its kidney and allergy support but it should be considered for the incredibly long lists of other benefits.

The health benefits of Stinging Nettle include: kidney diuretic and adrenal tonic to reduce water weight, bladder infections, kidney stones, stimulates the lymphatic system, enlarged prostate, asthma, antihistamine to reduce allergies, anti inflammatory, relieves pain and rheumatism, supports the musculoskeletal system, sciatica, increases bone density with the help of silica and other nutrients, nutrition superfood, anemia, nutritional deficiencies, improve the quality of hair and nails, multiple sclerosis, PMS, skin and hives, cardiovascular system, hemorrhage, influenza, gout, alzheimer’s, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, tendinitis, and reduce dandruff.

Nature seems to have a way to help us adapt to stresses such as allergies by starting the season with nettle. If we start to consume nettle once it starts growing, it may be able to help reduce our response to seasonal allergies.

With how toxic our environment is in this day in age, it is very important that we incorporate kidney tonics into our regime to filter out acids and other toxins that contribute to chronic diseases. Nettle is a good herb for doing just that.

Surprisingly nettle is an adaptogen which means it helps your body increase its resistance to numerous forms of stress.

I once heard a story that people would feed their horses nettle before selling them because it increased their health from energy to the vibrance of hair. Once the horses were purchased and stopped eating nettle they would go back to being normal quality horses. Darn those salesmen!

As I mentioned before nettle is good for strengthening the bones and nourishing the body in general. It is used in some brands as a plant based multivitamin. Its also used in soups and for a good reason. Nettle contains vitamins and minerals and they are: Vitamins A, C, E, F, K, P,  B-Complex, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Boron, Silica, Chlorophyll, Iodine, Chromium, Sulfur, and even Protein.

There are different types of this plant that you can find. Root, Seed, and Leaf. All of which are beneficial. Experiment and see what works best for you or work with a professional health practitioner.

One study tested its effectiveness on enlarged prostates with patients receiving nettle or a placebo with positive results.

The article states: “As a whole, nettle is recommended to be used more in treatment of BPH patients, given its beneficial effects in reducing BPH patients symptoms and its safety in terms of its side effects.

Another study shows its effectiveness in inhibiting pathways related to allergic rhinitis.

The article states: “bioactives have been identified in nettle that contribute to the inhibition of pro-inflammatory pathways related to allergic rhinitis. These results provide for the first time, a mechanistic understanding of the role of nettle extracts in reducing allergic and other inflammatory responses in vitro.”

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