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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Focus: Responding to Specific Queries

I find it very interesting what topics people seek information about when searching on the web. I use the information to try to add information and articles that focus on queries.

Natural Treatment for Whooping Cough was important to one seeker, so I'm adding some information that may be helpful to people concerned about this health condition.

According to the Merck Manual, antibiotics, cough medicines and medical therapy in general are nearly insignificant in pertussis. There is no treatment in mainstream medicine except vaccination. The Pertussis vaccine is considered to be a very high risk shot with more associated dangerous side effects.

Many physicians have been quoted as saying that "the shot is worse than the disease."

Generally, it is vitamin C that is an effective therapy for Whooping cough, and there is a great amount of science behind its effectiveness. Bordetella pertussis, the Whooping cough bacteria, is killed by thorough saturation doses of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

It is said in Orthomolecular (nutritional) medicine that "Whooping cough responds quickly (12-48 hours) to absolute saturation therapy with ascorbic acid vitamin C. Vitamin C must be given every 10 to 15 minutes that the patient is awake in sufficient quantity to produce "bowel tolerance" (near-diarrhea). The quantity given orally may exceed 1000 mg vitamin C per kilogram body weight per day. Small amounts will not produce results."

More information about vitamin C therapy can be found on the web site of Robert Cathcart, MD.

Another reader was seeking information about magnesium and hyperthyroidism.

It is my opinion that the proper form of magnesium is one of the most important minerals for health.

As an example, and I may have written on this in older posts, magnesium is nature's ACE inhibitor. Something to consider if you are taking drugs for hypertension.

In hyperthyroidism, calcium is much more necessary because the increased metabolism associated with this condition uses up massive amounts of calcium, and if you do not have enough, your body will draw it from bone. This is a reason why tremor and osteoporosis is often found in people with hyperthyroidism.

This condition tends to be somewhat complicated, however nutritional therapy is available and it is very effective. It does take longer to re-balance the body using nutritional therapy but it is important to understand that it works! This approach is, in fact, a viable option to radiation and life-long use of synthetic thyroid supplementation that also leads to osteoporosis.

The type of calcium used is important, generally carbonate and citrate forms are not the best choices. Other supplements may be required, especially nutritional support for parathyroid and adrenal glands (btw, adrenals love vitamin C).

Some weeks back a reader was lookig for information about Rife technology. That can be found here.

Please be advised that information posted here is offered for informational purposes and one should seek counsel with their own health care provider.

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