Did you know that over 30% of the US has thyroid problems? Chronic fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair, constipation, heavy menstrual periods, thin or hairless lateral eyebrows, depression, even bipolar disease (2/3 of all bipolar patients become normal with correction to normal thyroid activity)—all of these are symptoms of low thyroid activity. The best method is not a blood test, but is to take your temperature instead. It is easy to find out. Just take your oral temperature a few times daily. If your temperature isn’t 98.6, but instead runs lower, then the latest thyroid research says that your thyroid needs treatment! It isn’t usually a simple deficiency of thyroid hormone but is instead a more complex problem with both the manufacture and the activation of thyroid hormone involved. The famous alternative thyroid researcher, Denis Wilson MD, said in a talk in January that the new herbal thyroid programs are vastly more effective than the hormonal protocols of the past. And they are so easy to use that Dr. Howell has prepared a generic prescription for people to treat themselves. (By the way, if your condition is complex, then you should have supervision to treat your thyroid problems. Just contact Dr. Howell’s daughter, Dr. Selena Eon at https://drselenaeon.com/?page_id=58 or talk with Dr. Howell at your appointment.)
One of my patients recently asked me what I would do if I had a relative with dementia.
First, let me share some background on Dementia :
Dementia is a general term for a human state where there is a severe decline of the mental ability which may interfere with daily life. The commonly affected areas of dysfunction include the natural memory, visual-spatial, language, attention and problem solving abilities of individuals. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, with 70% – 80% of cases. Dementia tends to steadily worsen over time and there are warning signs for the family for when it is becoming severe which include :
- Wandering or restlessness
- Abnormal motor behavior
- Elated mood
- Speech and language difficulty
- Trouble eating or swallowing
- Memory distortions
- Changes in sleep habits
- Changes in appetite.
Dementia is caused by degeneration of the brain from many possible causes that all produce insufficient circulation of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).What are we concerned with here? The problems should all sound familiar—we all fight these problems every day:
1) Remove Build-up of plaque from heavy metals, severe stress, systemic toxicity, and chronic infection – Remove the arteriosclerotic plaque with IV chelation, oral chelation, rectal insufflations with ozone, autohemotherapy with ozone and improve adrenal and thyroid hormone functions. Dementia is most commonly caused by the build-up of plaque in arteries (atherosclerotic or arteriosclerotic plaque aka hardening of the arteries) in the brain.
Chelation therapy is the most prominent therapy to remove plaque with a fifty-year history of safe treatments. Chelation removes the heavy metals incorporated into the plaque. It does not remove infections or remove other toxins.
Ozone treatments are experiencing a revival after a 60-year disappearance from the medical mainstream. Ozone, a form of oxygen that has 3 atoms of oxygen instead of the typical 2-atom oxygen molecule, is very unstable and reactive, forming a variety of compounds: O2, the typical oxygen that we breathe, O-, a rare form of oxygen that quickly combines with heavy metals, and OH*radical, a form of hydroxyl that is lethal to most bacteria, all fungi, all viruses, and all cancer cells. We are safely exposed to ozone in limited dosages because of catalase, an enzyme that breaks down the hydroxyl free radical. The MRSA infections that you have read about are bacteria that have incorporated the same enzyme into themselves.
There are two ways to get ozone into the body because breathing it is not safe, and adding ozone to water neutralizes many of the benefits. The original method of adding ozone to the body was to insert a catheter into a vein and to inject the ozone directly. This works well if the injection is not pushed too rapidly, leading to scarring of the veins.
Autohemotherapy again uses a vein catheter, but this time the blood is withdrawn from the body and ozonated outside the body before being injected back into the body. This can be done with either one or two catheters, with the two catheter techniques being much more thorough. Sometimes the two-catheter technique has been called Recirculatory Hemoperfusion (RHP), Super Oxidative Apheresis (SOAP), or Polyatomic Apheresis (PA). There are ozone treatments where the patient sits inside a large bag or in a body-only sauna that are useful for skin conditions, but will not help dementia.
The least “medical” of the ozone treatments is rectal insufflations, where the patient first has an enema or colonic, followed by an ozone “enema” where up to a liter of concentrated ozone gas is squirted into the rectum and colon through a silicon catheter. The ozone goes directly into the portal circulation, quickly entering the liver and altering functions there. With repetition, the liver begins passing the ozone into the rest of the body. This is a very gradual, accumulative technique that can be performed at home for a low cost.
2) Increase circulation with foods and herbs such as niacin, gingko, lemon balm, garlic, cayenne, ginseng, green tea, and with nutraceuticals like apoaequonin (Prevagen) and centrophenoxine (Centro-Pro).
3) Increase circulation through exercise
4) Decrease inflammation by lowering insulin levels (insulin is an inflammatory hormone) and by consuming omega-3 and omega-9 oils by eating few simple carbohydrates and plenty of oily, protein-rich foods, especially seafood and grass-fed animal products.
So far we have only talked of biochemical problems leading to senility. But never fear, Dr. Howell the physical medicine specialist is here, and yes, there are great improvements available with physical medicine, too! Namely, of course, NeuroCranial Restructuring, which is the technique that I developed and remains my specialty.
I can mechanically change your body so that the skull bones pinch the brain less and less, improving the patterns of flow of CSF and blood with each and every treatment. If the biochemical methods don’t help, you must try physical methods next. The NCR is listed last, but it may be the most important of the dementia-improving techniques!
Although many people are now aware of the severity of the Lyme disease infections, it hasn’t yet triggered changes in behavior which would limit the spread of this dreaded disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even their extremely conservative estimates show 300,000 Americans getting diagnosed with new cases of this bacterial infection each year.More accurate diagnostic techniques show that there are millions of people infected with this scourge.
The CDC also notes that Lyme disease affects people of all ages and it is most common in children, older adults, and others such as firefighters and park rangers who spend time in outdoor activities and have higher exposure to ticks.Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which is primarily transmitted by ticks which are usually found in wooded and grassy areas.People need to keep themselves well-covered whenever entering areas where Lyme-infected ticks are a problem. The days of walking in these areas with exposed skin are over.
Dr. Richard Horowitz,M.D,a leading Lyme expert says “Lyme Disease is the number 1 worldwide epidemic… it’s spreading, it’s mimicking every disease and it’s going to destroy the world’s population.”Often patients suffering from Lyme Disease are misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Misdiagnosis with these other diseases may delay the correct diagnosis and treatment as the underlying infection progresses unchecked.(Read more here).
Some common symptoms of Lyme Disease include:
- Widespread joint and muscle pain
- Severe fatigue and nausea
- Headache, rashes and unexplainable fevers
- Heart palpitations
- Depression, Nerve Pain and Numbness
- Interstitial cystitis and muscle spasms
- Tingling and Stiffness
- Light-headedness, Tremors and Confusion
- Double vision, Anxiety & Sensitivity to light and sound
Treatment of Lyme Disease
There are no known vaccines to Lyme Disease, not that we would all likely line up for such a dangerous injection! The most common way to treat Lyme disease is the use of antibiotics, which is occasionally effective. Antibiotics like doxycycline or amoxicillincan be taken orally immediately after the initial bite,and they might kill the infection before it becomes encysted.The percentages of success lower quickly with time. In later infections, antibiotic usage often becomes chronic, leading to all sorts of undesirable effects. Studies show that chronic Lyme disease patients continue to suffer ever after using antibiotics—because the antibiotics are usually unable to kill the infection. It is a poor treatment model.
Instead, the most powerful and potent mode of recovery and treatment is to build the immune system up with nutraceuticals, detoxification, and specific nutrition, and to kill the infection with more potent agents like ozone or hydrogen peroxide therapies.
The most powerful treatment therapy that is highly successful for Lyme disease is ozone therapy.It helps to detoxify the body of many charged, toxic ions and forms hydroxyl free radical, a free radical which is lethal to virus, bacteria, cancer, and fungus—and even Lyme Disease.
Some major benefits of Ozone therapy are:
A.Helps to detoxify the liver, even decreasing the uric acid levels in the body
- De-clogs the blood vessels and improves blood circulation
- Kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi from the blood
- Optimizes cellular and immune system functions
In the upcoming future Dr. Howell plans to provide Blood-ozone treatments at his Health Optimization Centers worldwide.
How much would you want one?
Cerebral Palsy is a type of neurological disorder which occurs while the brain is developing, before, during or after birth which is treatable with NCR. The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans have Cerebral Palsy. Between 35% and 50% of all children with Cerebral Palsy are estimated to have accompanying seizure disorder and some level of mental retardation. This may also extend to acute learning disabilities and vision, speech, hearing, or language problems.
Though no cure for Cerebral Palsy has been discovered yet ,certain physical therapy modalities, speech therapy, special equipment and in some cases surgery can help a child who is living with the condition. Physiotherapy programs are specifically designed to encourage the patient to build a strength base for improving their gait and movement, together with stretching exercises to limit contractures and to improve motor functions. Speech therapy is a additional supplement that helps the growing child control the muscles of the mouth and jaw and improve communication. It has been noted that the way cerebral palsy can affect the way a person moves their arms and legs, it can also affect the way they move their mouth, face and head. This may bring additional challenges like breathing problems and challenges in biting, chewing and swallowing food.
Cranial therapy has been used for many years to treat person with cerebral palsy. Individuals suffer from two kinds of conditions : Those with excessive muscle tone (called spastics) and those with too little muscle tone (flaccid paralysis). Spastics involves uncontrollable muscle spasms, stiffening or straightening out of muscles, shock-like contractions of all or part of a group of muscles, and abnormal muscle tone. In addition, reflexes may persist for too long and may be too strong.
Flaccid paralysis is a condition characterized by extreme weakness of muscles and loss of muscle tone. Both of these conditions are related to the level of functioning of the cerebellum, a part of the brain that controls muscle tone and the ability to stop movement once it has begun. One group has a hyper-functioning cerebellum and the other a hypo-functioning one. With NCR( NeuroCranialRestructuring ), once movement of the back of the head has been accomplished, the function of the cerebellum can be optimized.
NCR ( NeuroCranialRestructuring ) is considered one of the best alternative treatments that can change the general condition of people with cerebral palsy.
Earlier this month, media went gung-ho over a Frontline report on the long term health risks of Concussion and Head Injuries in Football leading to speculations whether these are connected to the plight of former NFL stars who face a range of issues in retirement which include depression, suicidal impulses, Alzheimer’s disease or the neurodegenerative condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The recently released Will Smith starred movie “Concussion,” has been an eye opener on how football head injuries and its overlapping effects on the brain is a persistent reality in today’s extreme sports.
Another related study of former NFL players which was published this week by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows the bigger risk in brain development for players who played tackle football between the ages 10 – 12 than those who started playing later. This study is the first of its kind to show an association between early exposure to repetitive head impacts and structural brain changes later in life. They were more likely to struggle with fundamental cognitive function like memory, reasoning and planning as well as face “clinically-meaningful depression” in their later formative years.
According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the amount of reported concussions has doubled in the last 10 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that emergency room visits for concussions in kids ages 8 to 13 years old has doubled and concussions have risen 200 percent among teens ages 14 to 19 in the last decade. Cumulative sports concussions have shown to increase the likelihood of catastrophic head injury leading to permanent neurologic disability by 39 percent.
In today’s world of extreme sports (Football, Ice hockey, Wrestling, Martial arts & Boxing), NCR therapy or NeuroCranialRestructuring is a specifically proven approach to treating and healing most after effects of concussion and head injuries. In these sports each time the skull receives a physical blow to the skull, the sutures in cranial bone joints tighten and put pressure on the brain. The skull distorts, which in turn distorts the spine, pelvis, legs and feet, producing anything from minor dysfunction to great pain. NCR® works by moving the sphenoid bone, the foundation for all the other bones in the head. When the sphenoid is off, so is everything else. When the sphenoid is properly balanced, everything else can be optimized too.
With NCR, the cranial bones relax, returning to their originally design and shape, allowing the brain to fully expand. With the head properly shaped and positioned, the spine naturally returns to its optimal shape and function. Muscular tension disappears because it is no longer required for stability. Flexibility and ease of movement return. Increased energy and a profound sense of well being arise.
Patients have experienced steady improvements in their head pressure conditions with every successive NCR therapy which according to them went beyond just physical relief, in a miraculous way it improved their mental and emotional state.
For individuals who are suffering from the side effects of long term concussion and head injuries, NeuroCranialRestructuring is the only therapy that can provide permanent healing as is evident from the lives of more than 60,000 patients treated worldwide.
First you should make sure that you don’t have some other condition that is like a cold or flu.
You can have a cold or flu like condition due to the following:
Food Poisoning – If you’ve been exploring new territory – eating in new places, travelling, etc — consider the possibility that you have food poisoning. Generally, if you and at least one other person get sick at the same time (within hours of each other) you have been poisoned. The typical symptoms include cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, malaise (feeling bad), and fever. If it is not too severe, you will get better with time. There are homeopathic remedies (in the Homeopathic First Aid Kits) such as Arsenicum album, Veratrum album, Carbo vegetabilis, Nux vomica, and Lycopodium that can be helpful. If you think it’s severe, go to a hospital emergency room.
Metal Fume Fever – People exposed to metal vapors can get metal fume fever. People around welding, foundries, and similar industries can get this. It seems like the flu, but flu remedies don’t help much because it is poisoning by metal toxicity.
Parasite Infection – Sometimes intestinal flu symptoms are actually signs of parasite infection. You wouldn’t be able to tell this, so treatment with typical flu remedies would still seem to work. The lack of long-term recovery would be the sign that it wasn’t just food poisoning or the flu.
Now you’re pretty sure you have the flu or a cold. What should you do?
First, you want to remove or destroy as many “enemy bugs” as possible. Instead of doing nothing (just hoping that the body will get well on its own), or relying on pills to do the whole job, in natural medicine we try to help your body to help itself. The first thing to do is to clean thoroughly. Have somebody clean the kitchen, the living room, your bedroom, and especially the bathroom. Make sure where you sit or lie down is clean. Take a bath if you want. Add Facial Dip A to your bath water. Then begin cleaning your nose out hourly. By washing away many of the enemy bugs, you leave fewer bugs for your body to kill off. This means that you get well sooner. Wash your hands frequently. Try not to touch your face with your hands, and if you do, don’t touch your mouth. Take at least one enema daily during your illness. What you need to do is to get clean!
Next, you want to use specific nutrition to help your body fight more efficiently.
I often recommend combinations of some of the following ingredients:
1) Vitamin C 1000 mg (1 gram) hourly
2) Zinc 50 mg daily
3) Vitamin A up to 250,00 IU daily (for short terms)
4) Oscillococcinum (a combination homeopathic that helps decrease symptoms)
5) Botanical (herbal) medicines
a) Echinacea (generally increases white blood cell count)
b) Goldenseal (Hydrastis) (especially with yellow mucous)
c) Myrrh (especially for sore throats)
d) Garlic (Allium sativa) (large doses work best)
e) Cayenne (Capsicum)
f) Mushroom extracts
g) Lomatium (seems to work especially well with frequent or re-occurring fevers and colds)
h) Ginger (Zingiber)
i) Baptisia for fever
j) Achillea (Yarrow) if your fever gets too high [See Fever]
k) Rumex (dock) good for watery drainage into the throat— tickling, hacking cough
l) Wild cherry for cough
6) Homeopathic medicines
a) Arsenicum album
b) Bryonia alba
c) China (Cinchona)
d) Carbo vegetabilis
e) Echinacea angustifolia
f) Hydrastis canadensis
g) Natrum muriaticum
Finally, you can have somebody help you to detoxify with hydrotherapy. This will aid in speedy recovery and re-calibration of your body’s innate immune system