Candida Detox

All About Low Blood Pressure

We get a lot of questions on low blood pressure. Here's what you need to know:

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Even though we hear less about low blood pressure, it’s also a threat to good health. Low blood pressure is generally recognized as 100/60 or below, an abnormal reading that registers malfunction of the circulatory system’s systole/diastol action.

What Brings About Low Blood Pressure?

Causes are wide ranging, from a reaction to drug medication (a common problem for the elderly who over-use drugs that lower immunity), to an electrolyte-loss response to a disease, or an endocrine or nerve disorder. LBP is also a sign of weak arterial system walls, where blood and fluid can leak and abnormally distend tissues, preventing good circulation. A poor diet that lacks vitamin C and bioflavonoids can cause this type of “run-down”  condition, along with weak adrenal action from emotional stress, and weak kidney action which may cause system toxemia. Natural treatment works well for symptoms like dizziness or light-headedness upon standing up, indicating a reduction of cerebral flow.

Do you have signs of low blood pressure? Great fatigue after even mild exercise, and low energy are primary signals, sometimes dizziness and lightheadedness, especially on standing quickly. Intolerance to heat and cold, nervousness, low immunity and high susceptibility to allergies and infections, particularly opportunistic disease like candida yeast overgrowth.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page

January Herb of the Month- Goldenseal

Goldenseal root:Hydrastis canadensis. One of the most popular, thus one of the most endangered, herbs on the American market today. Today’s common uses: One of the top five selling herbs in the U.S. It works both internally and externally. It’s a classic herb to take at the first signs of a cold.

Traditional Herbal Medicine uses: Widely used by Native Americans for digestive problems, hepatitis, tumors, fevers, catarrh, eye infections, mouth ulcers, and gonorrhea. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to European settlers around 1760, where it was used for cuts, scrapes and skin infections. Goldenseal’s ‘golden age’ came during the Civil War, where it was $1 per pound, as expensive as ginseng, and widely used to treat battle wounds. It gained a reputation as a panacea, a “poor man’s Ginseng.” It was gathered to the point of near extinction, still a problem today.

Therapeutic parts: root and leaf.

Delivery forms: tincture, capsules, tea, skin wash, douche, poultice, gargle, ear drops. Key compounds: The main compounds in goldenseal are the highly active, synergistic alkaloids berberine, canadine and hydrastine. Berberine and hydrastine have strong antibiotic action, and help the liver and gall bladder through bile secretion. Goldenseal is very high in cobalt and silicon, high in iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamin C, significant amounts of chromium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3.

Safety precautions: Avoid during pregnancy because of uterine muscle stimulation. Helps childbirth during labor, by stimulating uterine muscles. Extended use can weaken good intestinal flora. Use as needed and supplement with acidophilus.

Works in synergy with: 1) For detoxification: with licorice rt., chaparral, burdock, pau d’ arco, echinacea, vitamin C, garlic, kelp, alfalfa, dandelion, poria mushroom, ginger, prickly ash and buckthorn bark. 2) with myrrh, for the stomach. 3) echinacea, coptis root, myrrh, capsicum, marshmallow and yarrow as a first aid, front line defense responder.

Could Candida overgrowth be the culprit behind your health problems?

In this post I'm going to talk about a very common health problem that far too many people are simply unaware of: an overgrowth of the Candida albicans yeast. Candida albicans yeast is common, normally living harmlessly in the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary areas of the body. However, if immune response is reduced from repeated rounds of antibiotics, steroid drugs, a high sugar diet, and chronic stress, the body can lose its balance. In these cases, candida can multiply rapidly, feeding on the excess sugars and carbohydrates in the digestive tract.

Do you have signs of Candida overgrowth?

Two or more yes answers should alert you of a potential problem.

  • Do you have recurrent digestive problems like gas and bloating?

  • Do you have a white coating on your tongue?

  • Do you crave sugar, bread, or alcoholic beverages?

  • If you're a woman, do you have PMS, recurrent vaginal yeast infections or bladder infections?

  • If you're a man, do you have abdominal pains, prostatitis, or loss of sexual interest?

  • Have you recently taken repeated rounds of antibiotics or corticosteroid drugs?

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Your diet must simultaneously nourish your body while starving candida of the sugary, refined foods that support its growth. A candida detox strengthens and enhances your digestive ability to assimilate nutrients and normalizes metabolism. It especially strengthens afflicted organs, like the liver and glands. As you start to see improvement, and symptoms decrease (usually after two months), you can start to add back some whole grains, fruits, juices, a little white wine, nuts and beans.

To Life-long health,

Linda Page