Cat’s Claw for Cancer?

Cat’s Claw for Cancer?

History and Use of Cat's Claw  Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa) is a woody vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest. Much of the cat's claw (catsclaw) sold in the United States is grown in Peru.  Also known as "una de gato," cat's claw has hook-like thorns growing along the vine that resemble the claws of a cat. Both the root and inner bark of the vine are used in medicinal preparations.  Cat's claw has been used as a healing plant for more than 2,000 years. Since the 1970s, word-of-mouth reports from consumers, plus the research done in Europe and South America, have made cat's claw one of the best-selling herbs in the United States. Qualities of the Herb Anti-microbial Antiviral Anti-inflammatory Anti-tumor Anti-oxidant Adaptogenic (for help with stress) Traditional practices, as well as various studies and anecdotal evidence, indicate cat's claw may be useful in treating a variety of disorders, such as: Arthritis Auto-immune conditions Bursitis Diabetes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Menstrual irregularities Organic depression Lupus Allergies Cancer Herpes Stomach and intestinal disorders Cat's Claw Boosts Disease Fighting Ability Much of the interest in cat's claw revolves around reports of seven...
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Lymphatics and Improving Your Immunity

Lymphatics and Improving Your Immunity

“I’ve spent the last 30 years studying (lymphatics). Without question, taking the steps necessary to clean the lymph system so it operates at optimum efficiency is the missing link in the quest for health.”  Harvey Diamond, co-author of Fit for Life What is the Function of Your Lymph System? 1. DETOX: The lymph system is made up of hundreds of lymph nodes, and the lymphatic vessels that connect them. It includes the bone marrow, the spleen, thymus gland, adenoids, and tonsils.  The primary function of the lymphatic system is to clean and transport lymph throughout the body. Fluid from the lymph system bathes the cells of the body, and then carries the cell waste into the blood. You actually have twice as much lymph fluid in your body as blood! This is a measure of its importance... This wastes removed are normal cell waste, and toxins from cigarettes, drugs, pollutants, food additives, pesticides, etc. Once in the blood, these wastes can be filtered by the kidneys and liver,...
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Natural Ways to Overcome Hashimoto’s Disease

Natural Ways to Overcome Hashimoto’s Disease

What is Hashimoto's Disease?Hashimoto's Disease is an immune system disorder in which the body's own antibodies attack the thyroid gland. Approximately 90 percent of hypothyroid cases are caused by Hashimoto's disease."In the vast majority of cases, hypothyroidism is not actually a problem of just the thyroid gland itself, but rather a condition stemming from overreactions of the entire immune system."--Dr. Josh AxeThe CausesCommon causes of Hashimoto's disease include:Allergens and inflammatory foods (gluten, dairy, vaccines etc.)Foods additivesInadequate nutrition, and these three lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome(Because 80% of your immune system is in your gut, this syndrome is basically your immunity leaking away! Ed.) Leaky Gut SyndromeLeaky gut syndrome, in which enlarged holes in the intestinal lining allow large particles such as gluten to enter the blood stream, can be a major factor in thyroid disease. This is why a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory diet is recommended for thyroid disorders (and auto-immune conditions, and general health! Ed.)Risk factorsWomen develop Hashimoto's disease more than men, with even...
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