Death Rates For Middle Aged White Americans Are Rising : Top 4 Ways To Counter It Naturally

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According to a recent front page news report on CNN news, Death rates for white Americans ages 45 to 54 climbed half a percent each year between 1999 and 2013, researchers at Princeton University found using mortality data from the ( CDC ) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The recent uptick in mortality among middle-aged whites is largely attributed to deaths from drug and alcohol poisoning, suicide and liver disease. Other presumed factors may include death from opioid and prescription painkiller overdose, though no direct connections to the death rate have been concluded on the same. Mortality among the middle-aged population plummeted in the six other countries that the researchers examined: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

At the HealthOptimizationCenter™ we advocate choosing a more balanced natural way of life to counter stall these after effects of modern living.You can start optimizing your health by improve your diet and lifestyle, detoxifying and paying more attention to your body structure/neuromuscular system. Follow a dedicated regimen which includes :

1.    Eating a healthy diet with the right percentage of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins that the body needs. Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention.
2.    Include regular outdoor exercise activities to boost up the musculoskeletal system. There’s strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.Consider Yoga exercises too.
3.    Test for heavy metals, parasites, yeast/fungus, bacteria, and chemicals and follow regular detoxification activities. Detoxification through special cleansing diets and colonics is the best way to assist your body’s natural self-cleaning system. The importance of detox routine is that it serves to promote the intake of foods and drinks that are either useful in flushing out toxins or are the building blocks of the body cells.
4.    Enhance your neuromuscular system with physical medicine and alternative therapies. While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.Consider NeuroCranialRestructuring for your health optimization needs.

What Should You Do When You Have a Bad case of Cold or Flu? A Naturopathic approach

What should you do when you have a bad case of Cold or Flu

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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

The Structures Between Health and Healing

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One of my biggest complaints about “health writers” is that they write about health as if it were simply secret ingredients we’re all missing. You need to eat this—or take that—and your diseases will disappear. It makes it sound like most diseases are caused by deficiency of vital ingredients or from infections that can be killed with nutriceuticals. Most of the time, these articles urge you to buy these spectacular, missing ingredients.

I’m glad they’re promoting the idea that non-pharmaceutical therapies can produce health! Unfortunately, if you look carefully, you’ll see that the same idea is lurking behind both the pharmaceutical and the nutriceutical (nutrition + pharmaceutical = nutriceutical) approaches: Pills can heal you—you just need to find the right pill for you!

This is an inherently defective idea! As a naturopathic physician who believes in “Nature Cure,” I view disease from a very different perspective!

In natural therapy, we know that a properly functioning body is healthy and can deal with all problems it confronts. So, for instance, the ability to develop an infection can occur only when the “soil” of the body is unhealthy enough that the bacteria, fungi, or virus can grow. In other words, you can’t catch a disease—instead the disease takes advantage of you because there is already something wrong in your system.

Most of know that we “catch a cold or flu” when we’re overly tired, get chilled in a cold wind when we’re sweating, and/or when we’re eating badly, etc. In other words, we get sick when we’ve made our body weak enough to permit the infection to grow. Then we grow whatever infection we’re exposed to.

At a simple level, we say that a cold is “caused” by a virus. But not everybody exposed to the virus “catches” a cold. This is because the virus can infect only a body that is weak enough to allow the virus to thrive.So the quest for the flu shot of the season or the right combination of medications to control a cold is a silly endeavor. It makes much more sense to treat the cause of the condition instead of the symptoms! If we treat the cause, it will be much harder to ever be infected again.

As a naturopathic physician, I view the cold-infection as a reflection of the body’s weaknesses and treat the patient accordingly.  The disease is the symptom and does not tell us the true cause of the condition. The process of treating the underlying problems (true disease causes) is the fundamental concept in Nature Cure. Following Nature Cure, we focus on:

  1. Biochemistry (correcting deficiencies, finding and treating allergies, bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, toxic metals, pesticides, biochemical individuality, etc.)
  2. Toxicity (learning to avoid toxins and using detoxification protocols to remove fat- and water-soluble toxins)
  3. Environment (organic foods, sufficient sunlight, safe water, avoidance of chemicals, air pollution, electromagnetic fields, excessive noise, etc.)
  4. Physical structure—primarily NeuroCranial Restructuring!
  5. Subconscious beliefs, your mental and emotional states—namely meditation, goal-setting, and reflection.

With each person and his/her symptom complex, there is a different balance needed among these five forces. This creates many pathways that can be followed to become healthy. Each doctor finds his/her particular blend of therapies, emphasizing one or more of these forces to treat the patients who are attracted to him/her. But you must embrace all five forces to achieve a high level of health. Becoming expert in one or two of them will leave your body “lop-sided,” and you will not be healthy.

How do you do this? I will be writing about all five of these forces in future issues!

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Dr. Dean Howell