Coleus: A New Development in the Fight Against Metabolic Syndrome X

The main therapeutic uses of Coleus can be summarized as follows:
· to treat hypertension
· to treat congestive heart failure
· to treat ischemic heart disease (antiplatelet action)
· to treat cerebrovascular disease (vasodilation)
· to treat asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease (bronchodilation)
· to improve upper digestive function (the stimulation of pancreatic enzyme release is a significant property)
· to assist weight loss and reduction of body fat in obesity and metabolic syndrome X
· to support thyroid function
· as part of a protocol for psoriasis
· to treat glaucoma (topically)


Clinical Efficacy of Systemic Enzyme Support

Clinical observations and literature review both affirm the conviction that providing “systemic enzyme support,” using Wobenzym N or Wobenzym PS, is an essential component in successfully managing inflammation disorders and other conditions with immune system dysregulation.

In addition to improving clinical outcomes in conditions with overt inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, thrombophlebitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, and psoriasis, systemic enzyme support is also effective in conditions with covert inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, angina, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarctions, and diabetes, to name a few. The adjuvant properties of systemic enzyme support have also been observed and documented for a number of cases including adnexitis, arthritis, papillomas and various forms of cancer. This article will familiarize clinicians with the therapeutic benefits of systemic enzyme support and review pertinent findings related to this treatment.  (more…)

Curcumin: A Powdered Gold that Can Help Prevent Alzehiemer’s…

Here’s a great idea for the next Indiana Jones movie that could also help to save your life.

Indy is barreling through India, fighting his way from Calcutta to New Delhi, fending off poachers and thieves who are trying to rob him of a valuable golden powder that is reputed to have ancient healing powers.

Our hero manages to stash his treasure in an ancient recess deep in the Taj Mahal, only to have it discovered by tourists who think it is powdered gold.

After convincing them that the satchel contains poor man’s saffron, Indy delivers his treasure to a local medicine man who uses it to cure an entire village.

Seem far-fetched? Perhaps, but only the Indiana Jones part!

It turns out that there actually IS a golden spice that used to be considered a less expensive version of saffron, but is now heralded as “Indian gold,” due to its amazing proven healing powers for conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and possibly even cancer.   [youtube=]


Serious Lung Disease Becoming Commonplace

In today’s toxic environment, lung disorders are commonplace.   Lung diseases that were once considered rare are now simply taken for granted.  One such disease is bronchiectasis.  Once considered a rarity, as more and more people are diagnosed with this condition, it is becoming a household word.


Bronchiectasis is a disease involving damage to  airways leading to the lungs. The result of bronchiectasis is enlargement of bronchial tubes, loss of elasticity, scarring, and destruction of cilia that is instrumental in protecting the lungs from dust, bacteria, and excess mucus. With these protective mechanisms disabled, severe chronic infections result. Bronchiectasis leads to serious health conditions, such as respiratory failure and congestive heart failure. Although the medical profession can offer no answers other than prescribing the strongest antibiotics available, there are natural remedies that can play a role in reversing this condition. (more…)

Increase Lung Power and Manage Your Weight With CLA

It’s tough enough to launch a new fitness regimen as it is—they wouldn’t call it a workout if it was easy. And whether you’re self-conscious about your current weight or dreading the next day’s sore muscles, you’ll never be short on excuses to skip that trip to the gym. But factor out-of-balance lung health into the mix, and keeping your resolution to get back in shape only becomes that much harder. The mere thought of wheezing, puffing and panting after five minutes on the treadmill is enough to make most people quit before they even start. (more…)

More fiber intake associated with lower risk of death over nine year period

In an article published online in the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine on February 14, 2011, National Cancer Institute researchers reveal the outcome of a study which found a lower risk of dying over a nine year average follow up period among men and women who consumed a high fiber diet.


Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

one study with 2100 female twins showed that having adequate vitamin D extends life by five years

Patients with Parkinson’s were 55% more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Some of the newer colon cancer research finds that vitamin D turns on death signals in colon cancer cells and works synergistically with calcium to help prevent colon cancer cells from spreading.


Quercetin Lowers Respiratory Inflammation, Activates SIRT1

In a recent study, mice were given toxins to produce lung damage that mimicked chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema.  Quercetin1 treatment for 10 days significantly improved the lungs, reducing free radical damage and inflammation.  It also upregulated the longevity gene SIRT1—this is the first time quercetin has been shown to activate this gene.

While many current and former smokers wind up with COPD, many others are suffering from excess pollution and various common chemical exposures. When the lungs become a weak spot, they are more susceptible to infections that can linger. It is also more difficult to get oxygen into your body, handicapping health at a fundamental level.

When the researchers blocked SIRT1 activation, quercetin was no longer able to protect the lungs. This is a novel finding and indicates an additional potent mechanism by which quercetin may help extend the survival of stressed cells in your sinuses and lungs.


Byron Richards, CCN