Off The Beaten Path

For over 35 years I've avoided the medical profession and their drugs.

There are alternatives to prescription drugs that won't harm your health or have negative side effects.

Although the terms natural and organic are becoming more mainstream, there are still important areas that get little attention that people should know about because they are VERY IMPORTANT.

I'll try to select articles about these topics or go deeper into areas that may be well known to a degree, but have some deeper knowledge that is important to health and not commonly known.

May 13, 2018

Acne Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is the skin condition that makes the face turn red and cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne.

This is a skin condition with no cure according to medical science, so the best we can do is attempt to identify triggers and avoid them as much as possible.

However, now there may be some new hope to cure rosacea as new research increases our understanding of its possible cause.

A recent study shows that microscopic mites may be responsible for rosacea.1

Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects approximately 14 million Americans and is more frequen in women than in men, usually after the age of 30.

The affected skin tends to become irritated and bumpy. Until now, scientists had little understanding of the cause of rosacea, but outbreaks are triggered by stress, sun exposure, and certain foods and beverages.

Researchers at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in Kildaire, have discovered that rosacea may be the result of irritation by tiny creatures called Demodex mites that are present on most adults' skin.

These mites are estimated to inhabit the skin and hair follicles of 96 to 98 percent of adults. Prior to this study, they were generally believed to live harmlessly on skin and digest microscopic quantities of the sebum produced there.

The scientists found, however, that people with rosacea are host to much larger colonies of Demodex mites than others.

The difference they discovered was actually ten-fold more for rosacea sufferers than for those without the condition. The researchers speculate that Demodex numbers may expand due to aging, in response to illness, or because of stress in those who are susceptible.

It appears to not be the mites themselves that bring on the rosacea, but the bacteria they release on the skin when they die.

The bacteria produce a reaction by the body's immune system resulting in the redness and inflammation of the skin.

Although more evidence is needed to prove this theory definitively, it does seem accurate.

Rosacea generally responds to antibiotics and sufferers experience less severe flare-ups when taking these drugs.

However, it is definitely not the inflammation that antibiotics treat, since other anti-inflammatories such as steroids have no effect whatsoever on rosacea.

Instead, it seems the antibiotics are killing off the bacteria produced by the Demodex mites.

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Apr 24, 2018

Male Pattern Baldness & Female Hair Loss

Many people think they just have to accept hair loss because there is nothing they can do about it.

However, one big reason for this thinking is because the answer is out of the hands of the major pharmaceutical companies because the answers are fairly simple..

A study of young men with male pattern baldness showed that the blood flow to their scalps was less than half of that in a control group.

This is why devices that use electrical stimulation and infra red light can be helpful for some men.

The second reason is scalp oil. Excessive sebum (scalp oil) causes a high level of 5-alpha reductase.

This is the enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), causing pore clogging.

Pore clogging causes malnutrition of the hair root and shifts it into the resting phase.

Keeping the scalp clean with a good shampoo can help and products that help control the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) have been very effective at helping many men reverse hair loss.

Female hair loss is usually more related to hormone imbalance.

Females and males use the same hormones. It's only the amounts that are different.

A shortage of free circulating testosterone and slow thyroid function are two major factors in female hair loss.

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Apr 05, 2018

Gut Flora

Intestinal balance - a hidden cause of many health problems!

The so-called modern diet in North America leads to many problems.

They may take months or years to develop and at the end of the line, no connection is made to intestinal bacteria balance.

But without good bacteria balance, food isn't processed as well as it should be and this means nutrients aren't extracted as well as they should be.

This leads to quicker aging and breakdown of body organs and tissues.

You need a healthy diet to support the right level of good bacteria - there's no way to bypass this part aspect of health.

Anything you take to alleviate problems caused by this situation is just addressing symptoms, even if you are taking something natural.

It's no different than your car or some other piece of mechanical equipment. Without proper maintenance, it wears out faster.

It's also a good example in most cases, of the blind leading the blind.

Parents cannot teach their children what they do not know.

The good news is that many industrialized countries are slowly waking up to the fact that diet affects health in a big way.

So, the time is probably coming when people take most of the responsibility for their level of health and that's when you'll probably see major changes to all of society.

Less sickness and probably less aggression and war too. Happier people don't fight as much!

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Mar 20, 2018

Anti-Aging

Calorie restriction is anti-aging!

First of all, calorie restriction doesn't mean to just eat less.

It means to eat less but to make sure you are still getting optimal nutrition.

The way crops and livestock are grown and raised in countries using modern farming methods means they food can be short of critical nutrients.

Fertilizers to make foods grow faster do just that - make them grow faster, but don't supply all the trace elements needed for a healthy plant.

Then this lack is transferred to your body.

The trick is to learn a little about nutrition so you can take good supplements that supply most of what your body needs, which can cut back on the amount you eat, but you still end up with better nutrition.

Nutrient dense foods such as spirulina can give you all the protein you need in one day but your body has to do very little work for this protein.

It is absorbed quickly by the body, whereas something like red meat can take hours of work to digest and the spirulina is much richer in protein per gram than the red meat.

Also, spirulina contains many healthy elements, there are some that you need more of because spirulina contains small amounts of some nutrients.

An example is magnesium, which is a mineral many people are short of and magnesium is actively involved in hundreds of body functions.

Another trace element missing now in many crops is chromium, a mineral that is essential for blood sugar regulation.

Take this mineral and reduce your chances of getting diabetes. Diabetes is turning into a modern epidemic.

Changing to a healthier diet and taking a GOOD probiotic can also turn some people's lives around.

This can help the body to process and absorb nutrients much better.

Making your diet 30% or more raw fruits and vegetables is also a big part of feeling younger and having more energy well into your future.

There are a just a few examples, since health is a very involved subject, but a little Google research can help you take it further and you can also experiment and see what works for you.

Mar 15, 2018

Diet for High Cholesterol

A Diet For High Cholesterol is A Diet That Will Also lower High Blood Pressure & Help You Avoid Heart Disease! These Health Factors Are All Directly Related & Can All Be Affected by Health Habits - Good or Bad!

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