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Natural health remedies, organized by the complaint. Please note that if you choose to help your body heal by using any of these remedies, it is important that you still have to seek help with a qualified health advisor, such as a doctor, as well, because everyone's body is unique. It is good to take responsibility for your own health but make sure that you are informed by many different sources, before taking action.

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Immune System, Weak
Infections
Infertility
Inflammation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Influenza
Intracellular Bacteria
Insomnia
Intestinal Dysbiosis
Insulin Resistance
Intestinal Permeability
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Jitters

A, B, C, D-E, F-G, H, K-L, M, N-O, P-Q, R, S, T-Z

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Immune System, Weak

Ozone therapy has the ability to stimulate the immune system, and modulate it, either up or down depending on what your system requires, Dr. Mercola states on his website (6), discussing Dr. Robert Rowen's work. Of course this is not a home remedy since it has to be done by a doctor, but it is a cheap, holistic health remedy nevertheless. You can make ozonated water at home if you buy an ozonator, which costs about $350 at Sota Instruments.

Note that often parasitic infections, whether systemic (stealth) or acute, can wear down your immune system by toxifying your body from the inside. These are very common problems, much more common than most people think. See natural health remedy for parasites, candida, viral infections, bacterial infections, mycoplasmas.

Vitamin C therapy and oxygen therapies can strengthen the immune system considerably, as can antioxidants, good gut flora and intestinal health, and staying away from sugar, alcohol and processed carbohydrates. Green juices can strengthen the body considerably also, and the Bob Beck Protocol (including blood electrification) is the best immune boosting method I know of yet.

See also, natural health remedy entries for potential related problems: infections, intestinal dysbiosis, allergies, food intolerance, alcoholism, sugar cravings, carbohydrate sensitivity, anxiety, mental health problems, depression, autoimmune disorders, leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome.

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Infections

There are acute infections, which are easier to diagnose, and then there are stealth infections, which are harder to find, progress slowly but can wear the body down considerably, even eventually resulting in serious diseases.

"Oxygen is one of the most important things your body needs for tissue healing when you're riddled with infection." - Dr. Mercola writes (6), discussing the following oxidative therapies: ozone, ultraviolet blood irradiation, hydrogen peroxide and high dose of vitamin C.

"In infectious diseases caused by viruses (such as flu, herpes, and AIDS) or caused by bacteria (such as lung, inner ear and bladder infections) lysine can stop or slow down an aggressive spread of infection. A combination of high doses of vitamin C and other dietary supplements can bring additional benefits..." - Dr. Matthias Rath, Cancer (book, free pdf download)

Note that there is some research indicating that many non-communicable chronic illnesses may be caused by infectious agents, such as mycoplasmas, unlike previously thought:

"Evidence now confirms that noncommunicable chronic diseases can stem from infectious agents."
- Centers for Disease Control, USA government

Ed McCabe, in his book: 'Flood Your Body with Oxygen' states that ozone is safe to use (when used properly), though it causes cleaning reactions in toxic people. He states that it eliminates all bacteria, viruses, and other lower life forms:

"It has been proven extensively that O3 (ozone) will kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds by attaching to them and oxidizing and eliminating them, oxidizing means to burn without giving off light or heat. These bacteria and other microbes are lower life form organisms and are mostly anaerobic. That means they can't live around activated oxygen/ozone. [...] Far from being a poison, ozone, when used properly, has been shown repeatedly to kill pathogens - yet remain harmless to normal cells. This is because disease causing pathogens do not have any strong enzyme coatings to protect them - as do all the higher life forms like us [...]"
- p. 191, Flood Your Body with Oxygen, Ed McCabe

McCabe recommends air ozonation and drinking ozonated water. He doesn't believe in the research that states that [good quality] ozone damages or scars lungs. Personally, I will experiment with drinking ozonated water but not with ozonating air. I will report back on my findings.

Read, as relevant, natural health remedy entries for viral infections, bacterial infections, mold infections, aspergillus/ aspergillosis, candida (yeast infection), mycoplasma fermentans infection.

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Infertility

Book: 'The Vitamin Cure for Women's Health Problems' by Helen Saul Case discusses infertility.

See also: Natural health remedy entries for: hormonal problems, women.

Inflammation

Inflammation etymologically means 'inflamed' or 'being on fire'. Free radicals, such a are found in cooked vegetable oils, are said to 'fry' the body from the inside and cause inflammation. With any inflammation condition it is important to drink a lot of water, take in a lot of antioxidants (also in the forms of negative ions and grounding), avoid dehydration and to eliminate the causes of inflammation.

Dr. Brian Clement and Dr. Robert Morse both consider inflammation to be primarily a problem of an acidic body. An alkaline diet of raw foods and possibly juice fasting are recommended, in addition to omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, grounding, negative ions and good levels of hydration.

Taking a high-quality natural multi-mineral supplement, where the minerals are in right proportions, may also be helpful in fighting inflammation. I am currently experimenting with ionic trace minerals (by Trace Minerals Research), as extracted from sea water, and seem to be feeling stronger just after one day of fairly high-dosage supplementation. Check for updates on this under: mineral deficiencies and my health journey.

Dr. Mercola, paleolithic diet proponents and others state that an anti-inflammatory diet can include meat but not starches, grains, processed foods or sugar.

I have found the avoidance of dairy, starchy foods, alcohol and foods I am intolerant of (especially tomatoes), as well as the limitation of sugar to be a very good way to reduce inflammation and the associated water retention, puffiness, abdominal bloating, double-chin, fatigue, sinusitis and red eyes (as well as other eye problems: pressure behind eyes, eyesight problems, dull eyes).

Read: Is Starch Worse for Your Health Than Sugar?

Antioxidants can be very helpful in fighting inflammation. In my case drinking plenty of chaga mushroom tea and eating plenty of fruit, as well as drinking green juices have shown much promise in fighting inflammation.

Strengthening the immune system in general is also helpful to reduce and/or eliminate inflammation. Read more at: Natural remedies for weak immune system.

Note that sometimes inflammation is linked to autoimmune disorders.

An article on the Weston A. Price Foundation website states that many people with inflammation and pain -related conditions feel better when eliminating the nightshade-family of plants (potatoes, aubergines, tobacco, chillies, paprika, peppers, goji berries, etc.).

Health conditions ending in -itis are inflammation conditions, e.g. arthritis, sinusitis, hepatitis, dermatitis, ulcerative colitis, bronchitis, gastritis, neuritis, and many others.

Article: How Inflammation Influences Behavior.

Read also: Natural health remedy entries for linked problems, as relevant: infections, weak immune system, nervous system disorders, water retention & puffiness, pain, bloated abdomen.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This is a chronic inflammatory condition, more specifically called either: Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease. Please see the natural health remedy entries for inflammation, autoimmune disease and intestinal dysbiosis. Please also study the leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease.

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Influenza, a.k.a. Flu

"Vitamins Reduce the Duration and Severity of Influenza" (external link).

Dr. Oliver, a physician in India was treating viral influenza by administering intravenous hydrogen peroxide and he cut the death rate by 50%, Dr. Mercola reports (6). Of course this is not a home remedy since it has to be done by a doctor, but it is a cheap, holistic health remedy nevertheless.

See also: natural health remedy entry for viral infections.

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Intracellular Bacteria

Intracellular bacteria means bacteria that live inside human cells, for example inside white blood cells. These are often bacteria which have evolved to be without a cell-membrane, possibly in response to antibiotics. These are sometimes also called cell-wall-deficient bacteria or nanobacteria, and mycoplasma fermentas is one type of intracellular bacteria infection.

You may also be interested in reading more general information in: parasites, bacterial infections, infections, weak immune system and inflammation.

Insomnia

A thorough pack of information on insomnia, what may lie behind it, and remedies that have worked for me, for people that I know or have spoken with, and some new emerging research which I found very inspiring and logical: Natural Remedies for Insomnia.

Intestinal Dysbiosis

This is a condition of abnormal bacterial overgrowth in the intestines. Something has upset the balance of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract, and as a result, harmful bacteria, yeasts and other parasites have been able to overgrow. Causes underlying intestinal dysbiosis may be: antiobiotic or other medicine use, use of hormones, high-sugar and high-carbohydrate diet, alcohol abuse, and stress.

The natural remedies for healing intestinal dysbiosis involve: reintroducing healthy bacteria to the colon (good quality probiotics); doing parasite cleanses to clear off the bad bacteria, yeasts and fungi; introducing unpasteurized fermented foods into the diet; eliminating foods with antibiotic residues; working with a doctor to reduce and hopefully eliminate antibiotic, birth control pill and pain killer use, as well as other medicines able to disrupt intestinal balance; eliminating sugar, processed carbohydrates and sugar from the diet because they feed the bacteria; considering that iron supplements may feed the bacteria; meeting with a naturopath who is able to test for specific parasites; testing for candida and doing a candida cleanse if needed; etc.

Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) have been sometimes mentioned as a 'superfood' for the good bacteria, and this could help when combined with an increased intake of probiotics.

Study also the natural health remedy entries for parasites.

Gut dysbiosis can lead to changes in the lining of the bowel that increase the permeability of the intestine, resulting in leaky gut syndrome.

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Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is closely linked to sugar addiction, and this article provides a lot of useful information. Insulin resistance is a problem which can develop into prediabetes, type 2 diabetesand/or Alzheimer's disease if left untreated. The same natural health remedies should thus work for insulin resistance as do for diabetes.

GreenMedInfo: Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods, written by Margie King. This states the following:

  • Curcumin (in turmeric) was very effective in activating glucose uptake.
  • Ginger lowers fasting blood glucose.
  • Cinnamon: Less than 1/2 teaspoon per day reduces blood sugar levels. It slows the rate at which the stomach empties, and this slows the rise in blood sugar levels.
  • Olive leaf extract lowers insulin resistance.
  • Berries lower after-meal insulin spike. Specifically: strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, chokeberries, cranberries and blackberries were tested.
  • Nigella sativa capsules, 2 grams per day, significantly reduced fasting blood glucose and insulin resistance.
  • Spirulina greatly improves insulin sensitivity.
  • Berberin, a bitter compound found in roots of certain plants, was able to drop insulin resistance in diabetics.

Read also: natural health remedy entry for carbohydrate sensitivity.

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Intestinal Permeability

See: natural health remedy for Leaky Gut Syndrome.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr. Mercola explains that irritable bowel syndrome is a type of autoimmune disease, so please also read the entry here for autoimmune disease.

Robert Piper reports here that he healed his anxiety and stomach problems (often linked problems) through meditation and martial arts, with the help of a Taoist monk.

The gut has recently been nicknamed 'the second brain' as there are many neurotransmitter receptors (e.g. for serotonin) in the gut. Therefore problems with the small and large intestines are often linked with anxiety, moodiness, or other imbalances of the mind. Read the entry on GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) and study also the associated nutritional protocol.

Hipporates said: "All disease begins in the gut". It is therefore worth taking care of it!

"Small-Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Often-Ignored Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome" (SIBO)

"Heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation and general indigestion are often the first signs of problems related to mineral deficiencies and imbalances, poor protein digestion, sodium deficiency and calcium excess in over 90 percent of patients." - Robert Thompson, MD, and Kathleen Barnes in (book): "The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor STILL Doesn't Know". They advice that these interlinked problems can be gradually resolved with ionic mineral supplementation, ideally informed by HTMA mineral analysis performed by Trace Elements Inc (lab), and by secondary means of good diet and individually-tailored supplementation of wholefood based vitamins. 90% of people also need to eat more sea salt (Celtic), to counter sodium deficiency, they advice. Read also: Benefits of rock salt. (Note: Normal table salt is chemical poison.)

Additonal natural health remedies for IBS include:

  • Good quality probiotics, in supplement form and/or as home-made kefir.
  • Including unpasteurized fermented foods in your diet.
  • Avoidance of antibiotics, painkillers, birth control pills if possible, as these destroy the healthy gut flora.
  • Avoidance of gluten/ wheat/ grains/ starches. Whereas some people find relief from reduction of gluten consumption only, others have found that strict avoidance of all starches is able to heal the gut. Your remedy may lie somewhere in between these approaches.
  • Get checked for parasites.
  • Test for food intolerances.
  • Fiber-rich foods can be very irritating to the bowel if there is an imbalance. Experiment with reducing hard fibers, such as 'insoluble fiber'. 'Soluble fiber' from fruit is probably fine and helpful. For others, especially to overcome constipation, adding fiber to the diet will be helpful.
  • Address emotional challenges: Irritable bowel syndrome often has an unresolved emotional component. Meditation, prayer, emotional freedom technique, or your choice of parasympathetic-nervous-system-activating activities should go a long way towards helping, as well as perhaps Trauma Release Exercises.
  • Research Leaky Gut Syndrome and see if this may perhaps be underlying your IBS condition.
  • Read the natural health remedy entry here on intestinal dysbiosis.
  • Low-grade inflammation which may not be detectable by standard tests may plaque the person with IBS, please read the entry on inflammation on this list as well.
  • Reduction of stress.
  • Note that food intolerance often causes IBS-like symptoms.
  • Avoidance of dairy.

Note that you don't have to do all the things listed here to overcome IBS. Try one thing at a time and see what works for you. Different people find relief from different approaches.

Read also: natural health remedy entries for: dysbiosis, leaky gut syndrome.

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Jitters

"L-Dopa can heal you of long-standing abuses of stimulants. Whenever we have been using stimulants, [they] start to sap out dopamine and make us jittery. They can actually damage our nervous system and our neurotransmitter production in our brain." - David Wolfe in a LongevityNowVids's You Tube video entitled: "David Wolfe on Mucuna Pruriens". He continues to explain that mucuna pruriens (kapikachhu) is a plant which can help increase dopamine levels in the brain, undo the stimulant-caused damage and also support the kidney-adrenal meridian, whose weakness is a linked problem. All this seems to make mucuna a worthwhile remedy to use against jitters. Other dopamine-increasing foods and plants are listed here.

Read also: natural health remedy entries on anxiety, nervousness and mental health problems.

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Immune System, Weak Infections Infertility Inflammation Inflammatory Bowel Disease Influenza (Flu) Intracellular Bacteria Infections Insomnia Intestinal Dysbiosis Insulin Resistance Intestinal Permeability Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Jitters

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