Hepatitis B – Natural/Ayurvedic Treatment (Evidence-Based)

Hepatitis B is well known for being one of the worst liver infections in which the liver becomes chronically inflamed. It is considered incurable and tends to be easily contracted via bodily fluids. The most common ways in which a person may contract this infection is sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal), sharing of needles or… Read More Hepatitis B – Natural/Ayurvedic Treatment (Evidence-Based)

Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Natural Treatment

Being one of the most complicated gynecological conditions, PCOS requires a proper evaluation of etiology. Some cases are due to high androgens and some to high estrogen levels. When estrogen is too high for prolonged periods, it results in a wide range of symptoms including an increase in follicle formation – this produces excessively heavy… Read More Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Natural Treatment

Clinical Uses of Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

In my clinical experience, I have used Amla in several GIT related, metabolic, and immune system related conditions. Some include: – Diabetes – Rickets – Hyperacidity – Constipation – Hepatitis – Gout – Gastritis – Poor Immunity – HIV/AIDS – Anemia – Weakness – Hemorrhoids – Hyper-hydrosis (external application) – Premature greying of hair –… Read More Clinical Uses of Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 4)

The 4th part of MS treatment involves correcting Insulin resistance and countering the effects of stress. MS is characterized by an auto-immune reaction that involves the breakdown of Myelin (the insulation around neurons) via the process of neuro-inflammation. However, the fact that all MS patients tend to also have insulin resistance, gives us the clue… Read More Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 4)

Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 3)

In part 1 and part 2, I discussed methods of reducing neuro-inflammation in order to slow down disease progression, as well as a way to stimulate nerve growth and significantly enhance neurological health. These factors play an important role in triggering the process of healing, however, in order for the brain to completely heal, we… Read More Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 3)

Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 2)

In part 1,  I spoke about the importance of reducing/inhibiting neuro-inflammation, in order to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis. By slowing down the progression, we give the brain time to heal and to start regenerating myelin, thus improving neuron health and reducing severity of symptoms. The second part of treatment involves assisting the… Read More Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 2)

Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 1)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune and neuro-degenerative condition in which the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers by inducing neuro-inflammation. This protective sheath is called “Myelin”. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates the axons of nerve cells, and protects it. As Myelin degrades, is causes… Read More Multiple Sclerosis – Natural Treatment (Part 1)

Trikatu: A Metabolism Boosting & Immune Modulating Formulation

Trikatu Trikatu is a popular Ayurvedic formulation which has been used for several-thousand years for the purpose of breaking down metabolic waste and improvement of metabolic/digestive function. It is comprised of three ingredients: – Long Pepper (Piper Longum) – Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum) – Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis) This formulation boosts digestive function by promoting gastric emptying,… Read More Trikatu: A Metabolism Boosting & Immune Modulating Formulation

Ritalin Alternative: Natural ADHD treatment

With the recently publicized findings on methylphenidate (Ritalin) and its harmful cardiac effects in children, parents are searching for an alternate way of treating their children’s ADHD. Ritalin, though it is known for calming children with ADHD, occupies more of the neural transporters responsible for getting high, than cocaine. Long term, this causes unwanted and… Read More Ritalin Alternative: Natural ADHD treatment

Natural Medicine For Hypertension

Rauwolfia Serpentina. Also known as “Snake root” and “Sarpagandha”, this herb has been used in Ayurveda for hypertension, insomnia, hysteria and urticaria. Modern medicine has started using alkaloids extracted from this plant, specifically “reserpine” to effectively treat hypertension too. As I’ve said before, extracts tend to come with side effects, unlike whole herbs which are… Read More Natural Medicine For Hypertension

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Natural Treatment & Case Study

Patient History Gender: Female Age: 49 years old Weight: 104 pounds Height: 5’4″ BP: 100/66 Appearance: Pale, anxious, fatigued, puffiness in face and neck. The patient presented with the following symptoms: -dysphagia -discomfort in throat region -swelling and tenderness of neck and throat -loss of weight -pain in upper legs -difficuly walking and standing -constipation -fatigue… Read More Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Natural Treatment & Case Study

Ulcers – Natural Treatment

Licorice root has been used for treating ulcers, inflammatory skin conditions, low body weight, hepatitis, acidity, laryngitis, SARS, bronchitis, and many other conditions, for many years. In fact, there are references to licorice root in ancient Ayurvedic texts, dating back to 3000 B.C. According to multiple studies, the key chemical constituent “glycyrrhizin” has shown promising… Read More Ulcers – Natural Treatment

Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis – Quick Fix

Inflammation of the Conjunctiva is usually caused by allergies and bacterial/viral infections. This results in what is known as “Pink Eye” or “Conjunctivitis”. The symptoms include: -Itchiness of eyes -Redness of eyes -Increased tearing -Discharge -Crusting around eyes Beware that some types of Conjunctivitis are contagious. The infection is spread by coming into contact with… Read More Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis – Quick Fix

Increase Dopamine Naturally With One Herb

Most people turn to drugs and alcohol when they want to relax and feel good. This is because drugs and alcohol increase Dopamine, a neuro-transmitter which is responsible for the pleasurable feeling experienced with these substances. The problem with these options is that they cause severe damage to multiple organs including the brain, liver and… Read More Increase Dopamine Naturally With One Herb

Depression – Treating With Ayurveda & Natural Medicine

Depression is a pretty complex condition. Most people assume that depression occurs due to unfortunate or unwanted events in a persons life, however, this is not always the case. In fact, genetics, nutrition and neuro-chemistry also play a very significant role in depression. In this article, I will cover methods of managing depression naturally without… Read More Depression – Treating With Ayurveda & Natural Medicine