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3 Effective Tinnitis Treatment

It rings and rings and unlike the phone, will not stop if you answer it. This is the way of the tinnitus suffer. A 2014 report published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology states, “Tinnitus is one of the most common somatic symptoms to affect humanity.” 50 million members of humanity, according to recent reports.

The causes are many and range from “natural” aging (I strongly disagree with this concept) to repeated inner ear infections to blood pressure issues.

Several years ago, I was involved in a study involving the use of acupuncture as a treatment for reducing the symptoms associated with tinnitus. The results and coupled research were very useful.


There are several treatments which can assist the individual suffering from tinnitus.

  1. Chiropractic adjustment. When the cervical area (neck) is misaligned, it can create issues relating to tinnitus. This can be easily correct with a series of adjustments OR the use of Vitamin E.
  2. Acupuncture. As noted above, this method is even more effective versus chiropractic. It involves a technique called threading which is painless. Areas on the scalp are stimulated which then affects areas of the brain associated with hearing.
  3. Ginkgo. This well-known herb is known as the “memory herb” for its effect on the ability to improve recall. It also is very effective for various types of tinnitus cases too. Safe. Inexpensive.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Eye health is one of the most important and often neglected aspects of health care. In this, the computer era, the blue color from the screens, particularly when viewing it in the evening (darkness), is a major strain on the eyes. Vision can be reduced and pain is a common end result.

Here are 3 great substances which can go a long way to helping the eyes.

  1. Zinc. This mineral may help slow the development of various eye diseases by reducing free radicals that can damage cells in the eye. Additionally, zinc will elevate the immune system and is an excellent “food” for the prostate. NOTE: Zinc should only be taken by itself, not with other supplements.
  2. Bilberry. This fruit which is a cousin to blueberries provides concentrated flavonoid compounds can provide the nourishment the eyes need. Additionally, they help to strengthen the kidney energy, the primary energy of the body.
  3. Pycnogenol. This extract of the bark of the French maritime pine contains substances which are useful in maintaining eye health by supporting and maintaining the natural regeneration the purple pigment of the retina used for night vision.

Is Incense Dangerous? You Might Be Surprised

Most people have grabbed a stick of incense and lit it at some point. The fragrance is pleasant and the shift in energy that it causes is palpable.

Here is a question few of us have pondered. Is it safe?

The knee-jerk reaction is “Of course. . . ” but upon further review, the answers may surprise you.


1. It creates inflammation/irritation in your lungs. 

Burning incense can irritate your lungs due to the fact that the smoke contains chemicals like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and formaldehyde.

Keep in mind too that those of us who have pets like dogs and birds, our friends are being exposed to that as well.


2. Incense smoke may be more dangerous than . . .brace for it. . . . .  cigarette smoke. 

The smoke via incense can cause respiratory issues and produce more “pollutants in the air” versus a cigarette. Cigarettes have 10mg/g. Incense, 45mg/g. .

3. It increases the risk of the C Word.

A study of more than 61,000 women found that incense use was associated with a significantly higher risk of upper respiratory-based cancers.

Another study noted that it “strengthens lung cancer malignancy, promoting activity in tumor cells, helping it get stronger.” 

Not very promising is it!?

Now for the good news. There are a lot of healthy, safe alternatives. At the top of the list are Essential Oils. These are considered the “blood” of the herbs and contain the same medicinal qualities as the herbs themselves. Used properly, they provide many health benefits.

Following just behind are the Himalayan Salt Lamps. They have a calming effect on the system and can provide health benefits for the lungs and respiratory system.

A few others are on the list as well.

Bottom line: Seek one of these healthy options vs. incense.

Top 3 Foods To Clear Inflammation

Inflammation isn’t A problem. It is typically THE problem, from premature aging to illnesses of all sorts.

The good news is that when you clear inflammation, you improve overall health, even in areas that you may not be focused upon.

There are a number of substances that help. Here are the 3 best.

  1. Berries of any sort. They are inexpensive, tasty and incredibly healthy. They are probably the best of all known substances for clearing inflammation. For example, a study at Ohio State noted that black raspberries reduce the incidence of  cancers by half.
  2. Fish, particularly Black cod. It has more healthy fats than even salmon. It is tasty, easy to find and is the top of the line anti-inflammatory fish.
  3. Ginger and the “3 Christmas Herbs.”  This was the featured lesson of this week in Dr. Orman’s Wellness School in which I go into great detail about ginger and the other substances. Ginger is a strong anti-inflammatory substance which is also great for digestive issues and improving the spirits.

Take This to Reduce Irregular Heartbeat Problems

Few things are scarier than having an irregular heart rate. You are not sure if it is something serious or just a temporary deficiency of something. When it happens, it is alarming.

Fortunately, there is great news. For most people most of the time, there is a simple correction.

Recent results from a meta-study (this means that the results from a bunch of studies were themselves, studied) indicated that adding more Vitamin C reduced incidences of irregular heart rates.

In fact, it lowered incidences by nearly 50% compared to those who did not take Vitamin C.

Doc’s Thoughts:  Every week, a new “latest, greatest” substance comes out and 6 months later, 98% are no longer being sold. Vitamin C, one of the least “sexy” substance has been around a long time and will continue to be, as it is one of the most effective for many issues, including irregular heart rates. It is one of the substances that should be included in virtually everyone’s nutritional program.

“Cure” for the Winter Blues

Many are driving to work before the sun comes up. During the bulk of the day, they are under the glow of halogen lights. Getting ready to drive home and again, darkness greets them. Finally, the day is over and once again, artificial lights are the norm.

Tomorrow, more of the same.

Sound familiar?

A study by Healthspan found that many people will see less than 10 hours of daylight for an entire week. The end result is  56% are increasingly tired and 1 in 3 of us in a grim mood. Fatigue, depression, uninspired.

It is not surprising that  Seasonal Affective Disorder is commonplace.

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the reasons for this but other factors come into play as well.

Now the good news. Want to improve your mood, memory and overall energy during these winter months?

Shiitake mushrooms are your answer.  Shiitake contains healthy amounts of copper, linoleic acid, selenium, niacin, zinc and the B vitamins.

Best of all, Shiitake can absorb vitamin D levels.

Think of it as “tasty sunshine.”

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