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Benefits Of An Alkaline pH In The Body

Are you wondering how you can reduce the acidic pH level in your blood? It is possible to alter the pH of your blood by changing your diet. The alkaline diet has been a trend that many people have wanted to try, with many claiming that the alkaline diet helps you lose weight, and improves your overall health. It is also commonly prescribed as a nutritional therapy in eastern schools of medicine.

There are many benefits of an alkaline body pH, which will be discussed in this article. In these modern times, you will realize that there are a lot of acid-forming foods, including the meats, dairy, and carbs, which most people consume. Eating a lot of acidic processed foods is not good for your health because your body tends to become more prone to diseases, weight gain, and chronic illnesses.

Balancing your body’s internal pH levels is important to keep your body happy and healthy. Research shows that following an alkaline diet helps to alleviate illnesses which would have otherwise had a toll on you. The human body is usually alkaline, with a blood pH of about 7.4. This figure alternates when you take too many acidic foods. Read on to learn more about your body’s pH.

Benefits Of Alkaline PH In The Body

One thing you need to understand is that the body works on a particular pH range, usually around 7.4. This number lies more on the alkalinity side of the spectrum than the acidic side. For the body to function to its optimum, it has to ensure that the environment is alkaline. Anytime your pH levels shift towards the acidic side of the spectrum, your body gets into distress. The kidneys play an important role in maintaining alkalinity in the body. They are responsible for filtering out any excess acids in the system, to keep the body at the right pH levels.

Anytime you consume excessive acidic foods, your kidneys have to work harder to create an alkaline environment. Sometimes, the kidneys fail to keep up, especially when you over-consume such foods. When the kidney fails to get rid of the acidic waste, the waste starts to accumulate in your tissues, leading to health conditions such as breast cancer.

Examples Of Acid-Forming Foods

It is important to know the types of food and drink you consume if at all you want to take care of your body. Start by identifying foods that may encourage acid waste accumulation in your body. While most people will think of fried foods such as fries, most of them are ignorant of the other acidic foods that they consume every day. Some of the acid-forming foods that you need to think about include poor-quality meat, farmed fish, and pasteurized dairy products. It would be best if you also minimized intake of all sugar slurries (sodas, with the exception of Stevia sodas) and processed foods. Never consume corn syrup, refined sucrose (white sugar), MSG, gross preservatives, etc. Anything refined or canned should be thoroughly vetted with nutritional knowledge, nutrition label study, and contacting manufacturers, because they often tend to be high in acid-forming poisons. Alcoholic drinks, sugared ice creams, and certain low-quality sweetened yogurts should also be scrapped from your daily intake.

Reasons To Eat Alkaline Foods

Reduces Fatigue

Taking a lot of acidic foods reduces the supply of oxygen in your body. This means that your body’s ability to repair and collect nutrients is decreased. If you have been feeling tired even after sleeping for many hours, then it could be that you are consuming a lot of acidic foods, which result in the unnecessary buildup of acid in your body. Also, research shows that supplementing your diet with alkaline minerals helps to minimize back pain.

Strengthens Bones And Prevents Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone fracture that affects older men and women. Research shows that alkaline diets reduce the amount of calcium lost in the urine, hence reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Alkaline foods and drinks also charge up the volume of calcium consumed in an assimilable form.

Note that as you grow older, your body naturally uses up calcium from your bones, leaving you with little calcium. Calcium plays a key role in balancing your body pH and blood. Alkaline diets have low protein, which is important for the growth and support of your muscles. However, note that very little protein may also cause osteoporosis. To ensure you are on the safer side, consume more lean proteins, more vegetables, and fruits.

Dr. Joel Wallach has been heard to recommend Tums (Calcium carbonate) as a quick supplement for calcium. It contains more calcium per weight than the expensive calcium lactate. While not the most assimilable form of the mineral calcium (like so many rock minerals sold in stores), it does absorb around 3-5%, depending on your health and age. Stay tuned for the end of the article, when I’ll share a supplement source that is cheap, natural, unprocessed, and assimilates an abundance of calcium in a bio-available organically-bound form at rates up to and exceeding 90%.

Just keep in mind: the body can’t absorb much from rock minerals (like most solid supplement tablets, which are often found in quantity, undissolved in portable toilets). Clays are slightly better, but nowhere near 90%.

Also beware of the chronic calcium deficiency plaguing America, causing such varied ails as: heartburn, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, receding gums, cavities, narrow and underdeveloped bone and facial structure, hip and joint deterioration, and I suspect even insulin resistance.

Reducing salt intake is considered “conventional wisdom,” but it is false information. Think about how much propaganda is shared by doctors who know nothing about real nutrition. I have become beware of refined white salt, and switched to “impure” salt like sea salt and Himalayan salt, in quantity, to taste every day. It helps me in many ways.

Reduces Inflammation

Too much acid in the body also increases inflammation and especially if you already have other preexisting conditions such as cancer or heart disease. Taking alkaline food and drink is advisable because they help to keep the inflammation in check. If you have been having inflammatory issues, you need to eat more alkaline forming food and drink in your diet.

Minimizes Chronic Kidney Diseases

A highly acidic diet is said to increase metabolic acidosis, which, on the other hand, increases the risk of you getting kidney disease. To minimize the chances of getting kidney disease, you need to take foods with loads of magnesium and vegetable sources of protein. Avoid acidic foods at all costs. Also, note that raising urine pH may help to improve your health. Since most people’s diet is mostly acidic, the kidneys tend to have a difficult time trying to eliminate the body’s acidic wastes. If you want to give your kidneys an easier time, you need to embrace a lower acid diet.

Ways To Measure The Salivary And Urine PH Using PH Strips

It is important to do a pH test to check how alkaline or acidic your body is. Knowing your pH levels helps you determine the course you need to take, as far as your health is concerned. If your body is highly acidic, you can make huge adjustments to your diet, to create an alkalizing effect on your body’s pH. It is recommended to test both your urine and saliva to get the accurate results. Test the pH at different times of the day as you record the readings over some time.

Just FYI, I was introduced to this idea by an MD (oncologist) who does alternative treatments including alkaline diet, high-dose vitamin C, hyperbaric oxygen, energy therapy, meditation, IV infusions of EDTA and vitamins, and other detoxifying supplements like chlorella, essential oils, probiotics, etc. I think he has the right idea, but he never shared the secret “easy way” I will drop below…

Saliva Test

Before you do the test, you need to wait for two hours after you have eaten or drank a meal. Proceed to fill your mouth with saliva and then swallow it. This helps to eliminate any acidic bacteria that may be present. Put some saliva on a spoon and then dip the strip to test the pH. Use saliva that is free from any bubbles. Ensure that both pads on the test strip are covered in the liquid and then remove it. Wait for 15 seconds and then match the color reading against the indicator chart in the pH test strip packaging.

That is the “proper procedure,” but I don’t do that myself. I just dip the pH paper into my tongue saliva directly and wait 15 seconds for reading. It’s good to do this several times a day.

Urine Test

I don’t really like going in for bloodletting or other lab analyses anymore. But I have a lot of data from over the years on myself, after being compelled to do bloodletting by a host of MDs.

For this test, you are advised to use the first urine of the day, since it’s usually more acidic than normal. Place the pH test strip in the urine stream and allow both pads on the test strip to be covered in the liquid. Proceed to shake off any excess fluid and then wait for a few seconds. Compare the color change to the color chart and then throw away the used pH test strip.

How Long Does It Take For Someone To Improve Their PH Levels?

There are two ways for someone to achieve an alkaline salivary pH round-the-clock: the easy way, and the hard way. Let me explain:

Easy Way (Through Your Water)

Fulvic and Humic minerals (classified scientifically as Vegetable Bio-Mass Minerals). This is decomposed vegetable matter sourced from rich veins in the earth.

I recommend reading the article on hydrotherapy, or “water-therapy,” which I wrote last month, describing how useful it is for me to help replace insulin therapy in my Type 1 Diabetes if you want to learn more about how water is good medicine in itself. I can’t do it full justice here. But it’s a good supplementary resource for you if you’re curious.

Anyways, humic/fulvic minerals are sometimes used to fertilize crops by very well-educated growers in a holistic manner (including all the raw minerals that the life forms need, including a slew of trace minerals counting 80 or more). In short, the longest-lived and most disease-free people on the planet often have varying diets, but they share something in common: the sources of their water.

The best water contains the whole spectrum of the aforementioned minerals because it is glacial “milk” pouring from the mountain heights, where the ice and water erode 4 inches annually of rich stone at a molecular level. These minerals, when used to water crops and for drinking, supply the body with all the co-factors and catalysts needed by the amazingly complex body to run processes in the background that science now barely understands.

Other quality sources of minerals include a good salt intake (such as sea salt and Himalayan salt – the pink color comes from so-called “impurities,” namely minerals!). Natural springs can also be good, depending on their source.

The minerals in fulvic and humic blends are dissolved down to the molecular ionic level, and wrapped in a slew of organic compounds (such as amino acids, organic vitamins, and fulvic) which lend a negative charge to the complexes. The negative charge is attracted to the positively charged surfaces of the intestinal tract and cells, facilitating rapid and presumably passive absorption into cellular machinery where it is critically needed.

Deficiencies of trace essential so-called “non-essential” minerals manifest in people today are the result of bankrupt water and foods sourced from depleted soils. Each disease seems to have one or more trace mineral deficiency lying at the root of it.

Ever wonder why your dog never gets sick? Or livestock most of the time? Well their feeds are formulated to provide between 20 and 40+ trace minerals. But the baby formula we give our infants has 12 or less! Why do we get the cheap stuff?

The solution is to supplement, and the purest fulvic and humic mineral blends are the best and easiest way. Be sure to source it from a company that takes the time to only use cold purified water to extract the minerals from the source shale deposits. Cheapskates in the industry will use heat and chemicals to speed up the process, thereby destroying the fulvic wrappers on the minerals, and greatly decreasing their ability to work fast, reliably and effectively.

You can source your quality, vetted minerals from Friendo Health for a low price. I am a chemist and have personally used my source of minerals long term and recently increased my consumption of the same fulvic/humic minerals I am selling to get immediate positive health benefits, manifesting themselves each day as improved hair, nail, and skin texture. Also less medication requirements and continually alkaline pH (a good metric for dietary and health progress).

The minerals I am sourcing come from quality deposits in New Mexico and I can provide the laboratory analyses on batches to back it up. And I assure that they aren’t produced using heat nor chemicals – just cold distilled water and patience.

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Hard Way (Through Your Food)

It’s worth mentioning, because you will get this recommendation from a variety of alternative practitioners, from chiropractors to more-enlightened MDs to acupuncturists and practitioners of Chinese/Eastern medicine.

Creating an alkaline body this way does require you to sacrifice much. You need to make a few changes when it comes to your diet, following the famed “Alkaline Diet,” and soon enough, you’ll start seeing the changes. For a start, you need to take a lot of vitamins and minerals through supplements or diet. Drinking lots of water and minimizing processed foods is also a good way to reduce your body’s acidic levels. Since this is a lifestyle, you need to manage your pH levels sustainably. If you have to eat meat, consider lean meat instead. Eat the meat once a week as opposed to how you were eating before. Slowly, you will start noticing that you have more energy and that your body is feeling way better.

You need to look at your diet and make the necessary changes if you realize that your acidic levels are too high. Consider the tips discussed above to make a lifetime change.

So How Long?

I can’t say for sure in my limited experience treating myself. I’ve tried so many things. But I would expect to see results within a few days or weeks at least, depending on the amount of trace minerals deficiencies which have accumulated in the body over decades. Rome wasn’t built in a day (but it’s still here – just check out the quality Roman cement that puts modern cement to shame). And the Hebrew Bible advises to be patient in healing. But have faith that the Holy One, blessed is He, has given you disease as a wake-up call. He admonishes the ones He loves, and pays cash to the face of the wicked that wouldn’t get the message anyways.

Alternative Remedies Ketogenic Food Type 1 Diabetes

Spacing Meals Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes

The goal here is to avoid blood sugar spikes (hyperglycemia) by eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. There are several reasons for this. On a keto diet, where net carbohydrates are minimized to less than 5 or 10 per day (very easy to do with the right guidance on cooking and snacking), the impact of protein on blood sugar becomes more obvious and an important factor to consider. We all know that carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient. Fats and proteins are. Get the idea out of your head that fats are bad. There are good fats that heal, and bad fats that kill. We just focus on eating the fats that heal in huge quantities and forget about the propaganda and misinformation put out by the USDA at the behest of big corn, big soy, big wheat, and other corporate stooges.

Now that we know that the best diet for a T1D (type 1 diabetic) is about a 1:1 ratio of healthy fat to protein (in line with pemmican, the “bread of the wilderness,” which is said to maintain a working individual in perfect health, indefinitely, for as many years as necessary, working 16 hours per day outdoors in the wild), we can talk a little about good fats and bad fats. It’s also worth mentioning before we begin that the healthiest dogs in the world are sled dogs, like in the Iditarod race across Alaska. They eat pemmican, a 50:50 mix of rendered fat (tallow) and dried protein (dehydrated lean muscle tissue i.e. meat). Read about the Pemmican Wars if you want to dive into this fascinating subject on your own.

For the full deal, read “Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill” by Udo Erasmus. In short the information is in line with the Weston A. Price Foundation. Namely, it wasn’t until processed foods arrived to peoples around the world that the diseases of civilization caught up with them (crooked teeth, obesity, diabetes, the flu, and so on). The foods our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago are what we need to thrive. The whole idea that disease is caused by faulty genetics is a piece of Darwinian fake news. If you’re a Semite like me, then you come from a strong stock of shepherds who thrive on fresh fish, cattle meat, tallow, fat, raw milk, cheese, salt, butter, heavy cream, and seasonal whole produce like seaweed, herbs, spices, olives, coconuts and dates in small quantities. If you aren’t 100% sure what your ancestors ate, then know that you can’t go wrong with fish. Fish are found in oceans and rivers and lakes the world over. It’s a universal food and currency of vitality. Kosher fish (with fins and scales) are probably healthier because they aren’t bottom feeders and the scales make them less vulnerable to parasitic attack. In fact, I have a hunch that the ancients were a lot smarter than people today. So I trust the kosher laws of the so-called “Old Testament” of the Hebrew Bible as the word of G-d.

Now onto the spacing of meals. In short, gluconeogenesis is the process by which about 50% of the proteins the average person eats, and 10% of the fats/oils they eat are converted to glucose by the liver. We can decrease this gluconeogenesis mostly by not eating more protein than the body needs. So you need to figure that out. I think a 150 pound person that walks about an hour a day does well on about 80-120 grams of protein daily. Too much at any one time throughout the day though and the body can’t take in the massive dose of amino acids, so gluconeogenesis turns on. Avoid this by spacing the protein into at least several smaller meals throughout the day. I do about 5-6. Also, be aware that if your body goes into starvation mode, where you aren’t eating enough, then gluconeogenesis turns on again to break down your own muscle tissue into glucose. So you want to avoid losing weight by keeping an eye on the bathroom scale from time to time.

Alternative Remedies Type 1 Diabetes

Hydrotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes (Diabetes mellitus T1)

The average volume of blood in a 150 pound individual is about 5 liters. If you drink 1 liter of water, then you just diluted the blood and thereby decreased the blood glucose concentration by ⅙, or about 17%. I have found that drinking water in quantity is an effective first line defense and remedy for slightly elevated blood glucose (hyperglycemia).

For example, if I get a reading of 150 mg/dL, and I drink 1L (one liter) of water in 10 minutes or so, then within 10 minutes, my blood sugar will respond by dropping 10-15%, down to 135-140 mg/dL, within my acceptable postprandial (after meal) range.  I find that this hydrotherapy is faster and safer than insulin therapy (1 unit of rapid insulin subcutaneously will lower glucose concentration by about 20 mg/dL over the course of 2 hours for me personally).

I find that the power of hydrotherapy is most helpful on a low or zero-carbohydrate diet, because any episodes of hyperglycemia are usually not more than 150-170 mg/dL, and can thereby be brought back into range with 1-4 liters of water consumed in a short amount of time.  I can’t speak to it’s effectiveness with a high-carbohydrate diet, because the swings in blood glucose concentration are more dramatic and harder to control.

I add a few pinches of sea salt of Himalayan salt to my filtered water to ward off mineral deficiency. If I find myself experiencing leg cramps at night, then I know I am mineral deficient and take appropriate action through supplementation with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in my drinking water.

Alternative Remedies

The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh

The Egyptians used the Cylinders of the Pharaoh as a regular part of life. Also known as the Rods Of Horus, and Egyptian Healing Rods, they worked for them and in many cases, they can work for other people. The healing powers that the rods provide have helped many people over the ages and the Egyptians may have been smarter at doing this than many other people. For those that use healing rods, they know the powers that they have within them.

What Are The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh?

These rods use techniques similar to acupuncture and Reiki. They were used for a long time in order to help people to live better lives in Egypt. Now, people all over the world are beginning to find out about them and are benefiting from them all the time.

Health Benefits Of The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh

For over 3,000 years, these are the oldest and simplest techniques that were used by the Egyptians in a way to help people. There are many health benefits that they give and here are some of them:

  1. Reduces Stress – Reducing stress is a key part of the benefits of using the rods. If you have a lot of stress in your life, you will want to use the rods to give you the ability to get more rest and stay calm in all types of situations. They will really benefit you in many ways.
  1. Improves Psychic Ability – If you are psychic, they will help to enhance your powers. You will be able to increase your abilities in many ways. Since many people have used the rods to develop their psychic abilities, you may find that yours will tend to develop quickly also.
  1. Restores Inner Balance And Harmony – Having a good inner balance and harmony is the key to living a healthy and interesting life. You will find the rods can give you this ability and that you will be able to live a better way. Make sure that you do all that you can in order to reap the benefits of using the rods.
  1. Creates Better Energy – Another key way that the rods can help you is to increase your energy level. You will have the motivation to get the things done that you need to and you will have the energy that you need to enjoy all that there is to in life.
  1. Induces Focus – Your focus will improve when you use the rods. This will help in both your personal and professional dealings because you will be able to concentrate in a much better way. Focus is key to getting the things done that are part of everyday life as well as planning for a great future.
  1. Eliminates Pain – For many people, pain is a part of their lives. They may have arthritis or their pain was caused by an injury or disease. Since the rods will help to eliminate the pain, this can save them money on medications and other things that they need to do in order to keep their pain in check. You should use the rods on specific areas that may be causing you discomfort and learn other ways that you can use the rods to get rid of the pain that you are feeling.
  1. Helps With Sleep Disorders – If you have insomnia or sleep too much, you will find that the rods will help you with this. When you use the rods, you are reducing your stress levels and relaxing your entire body. This will help you with your sleep patterns so that you will be able to get the rest that you need. In fact, the Rods of Horus have many of the same purported benefits as modern microcurrent therapy!
  1. Improves Confidence – When you look and feel your best, you will have the confidence that you need to go out into the world and face your challenges. You will use the rods on a regular basis and it will give you the ability to look and feel your best at all times.
  1. Gives You A Better Attitude – Since the use of the rods helps with your mind, body, and soul, you will find yourself having a more positive attitude. This can help improve your life in many ways because you will diminish the negativity in your life so that positive energy is all around you. Sometimes, the results of using the rods can be very remarkable. You will most likely see an improvement in your attitude right away when you use the rods.
  1. Controls Appetite – If you want to try and lose weight or gain weight, the use of the rods will allow you to do this in an easier manner. Be sure that you know what you are doing with your weight by weighing yourself regularly. You always want to eat healthy no matter what when you are using the rods for the best outcomes.

How Do You Use The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh?

You can sit or stand when you are using the rods, preferably barefoot on the bare ground, grass, or a concrete slab, so that your body is concurrently taking advantage of the earthing/grounding effect. You want to relax and smile to give the best results. The rods will be in your hands and you will want to squeeze them and then relax. For the best results from the rods, you will want to lie down after you use them. You will feel the inner, as well as the outer relaxation of your mind, body, and soul, start to happen. Many people love the feeling that it gives to them and they use them regularly.

How Often Should The The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh Be Used?

You can use your rods as often as possible as long as you feel comfortable doing so. Many people use them daily in the morning or night whichever is most convenient for them. They fit the rods into their daily schedules so that they can benefit highly from them.

Where Do You Use The Cylinders Of The Pharaoh?

You will want to use them with barefoot earthing. Standing is the ideal pose for when you will using the rods barefoot outside. You will get the most benefits by using rods like this. It is highly recommended that you remove all jewelry and metals when you are using the rods. Another thing that you will want to remember is to avoid eating too much when you are going to use the rods. You won’t be able to get as many benefits from them on a full stomach and it will be uncomfortable for you.

Where Can You Purchase Them Online?

You can find websites that sell the Cylinders Of The Pharaoh online. It will take a simple search to locate some great companies that have a large selection of them. You will want to do some price comparisons before making your purchase. This website is a great one to begin searching for them on They sell their rods on Amazon at a special discount. Be sure that you take advantage of any sales, discounts, or promotions that they might be offering so that you will be able to save even more money. For the most part, people find that the prices are fair and reasonable. Make sure that you are getting what you pay for from a good company. You should also check to see if they offer a phone number, email, or texting ability so that you can contact them if there are any problems with your order.

cylinders of the pharoah with multimeter
These quality Cylinders of the Pharoah are available on Amazon for $39.99. They are 6″ long by 1″ diameter zinc galvanized steel and copper cylinders filled with natural quartz stone. They come with end caps and a velvet bag.

Utilize Other People For Knowledge

If you have questions about the use of your rods, you can get the answers that you need. You will want to learn as much as possible about them so that you can use them on a regular basis and enjoy a much healthier life. If you have any problems, concerns, or issues using the rods, you can also find resolutions to these matters when you speak up. Join groups of people on the internet that also use rods so that you can compare notes with them and also help others to use them properly. Learn as much as you can about the healing properties that they have to offer so that you can benefit from them in most ways. You will be glad that you did this. Also be sure to check out Amazon for books about Egyptian healing.

The Secret Medicine of the Pharaohs by Cornelius Stetter
The Secret Medicine of the Pharaohs is an amazing book, describing things like the Rods of Horus and many more methods not commonly discussed in the modern medical community. Discover the ancient wisdom which is often superior to conventional wisdom! Order here for $19.95.

Something Not All People Know About

The Egyptians used the rods for a long time but many people didn’t believe that they worked. It was shrouded in secrecy for a long time but now has become more talked about. Many people are finding out about them and they are using them too.

Now that you know more about the Cylinders Of The Pharaoh, you can begin using them too. Make sure that you learn as much as you possibly can about them in order to help your situation the most. You will be pleased with how they will improve your life in many ways.

Alternative Remedies

All You Need to Know About Microcurrent Therapy

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Our human bodies have a natural electrical current that allows communication between cells. If our bodies suffer injuries or disease, those electrical currents become disrupted. The cells, in turn, cannot function properly without these currents. If cells don’t function and communicate properly, the healing process is slowed down. That’s where microcurrent therapy comes in.

What is Microcurrent Therapy?

Microcurrent therapy is also known as microcurrent stimulation or electrotherapy and is a non-invasive yet highly effective pain relief, peak performance, and rehabilitation system. It uses electrical energy to strengthen muscles, repair tissue, reduce pain, promote bone growth, and much more.

Microcurrent therapy is used to restore the body’s electromagnetic field to allow cells to return back to normal function, which speeds up healing. It has been shown to reduce inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms. It can also help with range of motion.

How Does Microcurrent Therapy Work?

Every tissue in the body has its own unique electrical frequency that can be disrupted by either disease or injury. Microcurrent therapy restores normal electrical frequencies within the cells and this results in improvements in function, inflammation, and pain.

Microcurrent therapy works by sending low-level electrical currents into the target tissues. These currents are almost identical to the body’s own natural electrical frequencies. Running a current through tissue adds more electrons thus allowing for faster processing of energy as well as stimulating cellular and tissue repair [1].

Microcurrent therapy, at a cellular level, stimulates a dramatic increase in ATP, which is the energy responsible for fueling the body’s biochemical functions. It also accelerates protein synthesis, which is essential for tissue repair. The resulting enhancement in inflammation reduction and blood flow results in reductions in muscle spasms and pain, as well as increased range of motion.

What Conditions is Microcurrent Therapy Used to Treat?

Microcurrent therapy is typically used for neck and back pain [2], but it can be used for many other physical conditions, both acute and chronic. Treatment generally lasts several sessions and it is often used with other forms of therapy. Here are some of the conditions that microcurrent therapy is used to treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Burns
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Disc Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Herpes
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ligament and Tendon Pain
  • Low back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Sports Injuries
  • Slow-Healing Wounds
  • Sprains, and Many others

Microcurrent therapy, however, is not a treatment option for people with/using/suffering from any of the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skin Irritation
  • Metal Implants
  • Epilepsy
  • Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Cancer (Current or Past)
  • Blood Thinners of Any Type

Microcurrent Facials

Microcurrent therapy has been used to treat people suffering from Bell’s Palsy for several decades. Bell’s Palsy is a condition that’s characterized by the sudden paralysis of muscles that cause drooping of the muscles in one side of the face.

A quality microcurrent delivery device is safe, painless, and well-reviewed by customers. The NuFACE Mini Petite Facial Toning Device is one such device which has a great track record and is available for a low price here.

The toning effect of microcurrent therapy captured the attention of the cosmetic industry for its ability to lift facial muscles and tighten sagging skin thus creating a more youthful appearance [3]. Today, microcurrent therapy is one of the hottest trends in anti-aging and is used in leading medical offices and spas for firming and toning aging skin as well as for facial contouring.

Microcurrent therapy is safe, painless, and effective technology for clients looking to attain and maintain a younger, healthier appearance. Results might take some time to become evident, but they are so dramatic that it is often referred to as the non-surgical facelift.

The Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy is used for treating various conditions and ailments, which include wounds, sagging skin, sports, injuries, etc. It is a great tool to have and a healthy form of therapy with lasting results. Here are some of the benefits of microcurrent therapy:

  • Improves the symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Heals tendons
  • Reduces joint, neck, and back pain
  • Lessens headaches
  • Helps reverse or stop macular degeneration
  • Grows new nerves
  • Increases the flow of oxygenated blood to tissues
  • Tones the skin and stimulated the production of collagen

Microcurrent Therapy Vs. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

People often confuse microcurrent therapy with a different kind of electrical therapy known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS uses mild electric shocks that can be felt under the skin while microcurrent therapy uses extremely weak electric currents, which means that you won’t feel a thing. TENS is used to provide short-term relief from inflammation and pain while microcurrent therapy provides long-term relief.

What is a Typical Microcurrent Therapy Treatment Session Like?

microcurrent therapy on head of patient
The microcurrent therapy process is incredibly simple. A therapist first applies a warm, moistened towel or self-adhesive electrodes to the target area. He/she then sets frequencies on the microcurrent device that correlate with the condition being treated. The process is known as frequency-specific microcurrent therapy because the frequencies change depending on the area and condition being targeted.

Once the frequencies have been set and the device attached to the skin, electric currents will act as a stimulator to repair the damaged tissue and provide pain relief. It is generally advisable to be properly hydrated before receiving the treatment since this helps promote electrical stimulation. The body’s cells comprise largely of water, which means that properly hydrated cells will tend to conduct the electric current better, which means that the treatment is likely to be more effective.

Where Should You Go for Microcurrent Therapy Treatments?

Microcurrent therapy hardly has any real side effects, so you don’t really need to worry much about where to get it. Even when done incorrectly, there’s only little damage. Usually, the worst that may happen is that you lose some of your money and time and definitely won’t see results.

To ensure the best results with your microcurrent therapy treatments, it is advisable to find a trusted clinic or spa to have the procedure done. You should ensure that the facility has properly trained and experienced technicians.

The facility should also offer you a consultation to get answers to all your questions. The consultation also allows the technician to identify the issue/problem that he/she is dealing with to come up with the most suitable course of action.

It would be very difficult for the technician to tell whether you would benefit from a certain procedure before seeing you and determining what could be causing your problems in case of a microcurrent facial treatment.

So, always choose a microcurrent therapy treatment facility that offers its clients consultations. At the consultation meeting, talk to the technician about what he/she recommends and enquire about any procedures that you would like to learn more about.

Professional Microcurrent Therapy Treatment Vs. At-Home Devices

If you don’t like the idea of spending hundreds of dollars on microcurrent therapy treatments, you can always consider investing in at-home devices, which are available for the price of a couple of professional treatment sessions. While such devices are available in plenty for the face, there aren’t so many options for treating the rest of the body, and even when you do find such, they usually cost more.

You should also not expect the results to come instantly if you decide to invest in your own device. You have to administer the therapy consistently for at least 60 days or longer before you start seeing any noticeable results. The reason why results aren’t noticeable within a shorter timeframe is that at-home devices tend to be weaker than those used by professionals.

Top 3 At-Home Microcurrent Therapy Devices

  1. NuFace Mini Petite Facial Toning Device
The NuFACE Mini Petite Facial Toning Device is recommended by many professionals and is available over the counter for $199 at Amazon.

The NuFace Mini Petite is designed to reduce fine lines and improve your facial contours by using a microcurrent to stimulate the surface area of your skin. The Mini petite is a highly portable device that produces professional-looking results in just 5 minutes. It helps to smooth fine lines, contour facial features, and even out eye bags and saggy skin. The kit includes a facial toning device, power adapter, gel primer, and user manual.

  1. 4D Multifun Microcurrent Facial Massager
The 4D Microcurrent Massager Roller from Multifun is well-suited for therapeutic use on the face, neck, legs and elsewhere on the body. It is an affordable option and available at Amazon for only $64.99.

The 4D Microcurrent Facial Massager from Multifun helps to energize facial muscles. It provides a gentle and painless microcurrent massage that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. It also makes your skin firmer, improves your skin tone, and gives you a more youthful appearance. It also promotes lymphatic drainage and stimulates blood circulation. The device is solar-powered, which means that you don’t have to worry about replacing the batteries.

  1. 4D Yeamon Microcurrent Facial Massager Roller
The Biotechnique Advanced Toning & Tightening Device is a professional-grade system with superior performance, lifespan, and effectiveness. It has been trusted by countless professionals and happens to be sold manufacturer direct through Amazon for the price of $1,699.95.

The Biotechnique Advanced provides professional-grade microcurrent therapy via high-frequency vibration. Its vibration speed, vibration mode, and microcurrent intensity are all fully adjustable. For each function, you can choose from multiple. The massager releases gentle microcurrents that energize and stimulate muscles and go into deep tissue. The device also works on 110-240 volts, with global compatability guaranteed.

Final Thoughts

Microcurrent therapy provides a host of benefits to our body and face. It helps reduce wrinkles, enhance hydration production, and firm skin among numerous other health benefits such as pain relief. Whether you use it for pain relief/health benefits or to improve the health of your skin, you can always trust microcurrent therapy to take proper care of your body.


Alternative Remedies

What Exactly Is High Dose Vitamin C Therapy

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Vitamin C has been used for a long time and it happened to be one of the more important advancements in improving nutrition due to its ability to cure and prevent scurvy which was one of the leading causes of naval deaths of the time [1]. It wasn’t until the 1970s when Linus Pauling, a Nobel Price winner developed a strategy to utilize intravenous vitamin C in patients battling cancer [2].

Citrus fruits are well-known as a good source of natural Vitamin C

What Is High Dose Vitamin C Therapy?

High dose vitamin c therapy is the utilization of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer. It was found that vitamin C had the amazing ability to kill off cancerous cells. The reason for this was largely unknown at the time. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for a variety of bodily processes. One of the most important aspects of it is its critical role in the synthesis/production of collagen. The original study conducted in the 19070s hypothesized that it might be effective against cancer because of the corresponding changes in connective tissue structures which could be caused by a lack of vitamin C. This led to the belief that high dose vitamin C supplementation could potentially benefit the advancement of cancer therapy.

What Is It Used For?

This is a type of treatment that is used in conjunction with other cancer treatments to kill off cancerous cells. Likewise, there have been numerous studies that have utilized a combination of high dose vitamin C along with traditional cancer treatments either to look at its added effectiveness or to see whether or not it can reduce negative side effects from traditional treatment. It has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for cancer on its own.

What Dosages Are Commonly Used?

A lot of the therapies involve taking the dosages orally through a tablet. That being said, when it is given intravenously, it is capable of bypassing the digestive system. Therefore, it is capable of creating blood levels that are as much as 100 to 500 times higher than the levels that are seen through oral alternatives. As a result, it is seen to be much more effective than when taken through oral supplementation.

Benefits Of High Dose Vitamin C Supplementation:

  1. Kills Cancerous Cells – Newer studies have shown that vitamin C has the ability to single out and target cancerous cells through its generation of hydrogen peroxide. When vitamin C breaks down, it creates hydrogen peroxide which are capable of damaging cancerous cells even to the point of killing them off. Therefore, very high levels of vitamin C supplementation don’t damage normal unaffected tissue, but they are able to damage tumor tissue [3].
  1. Promising Studies – There is still a lot of research to be done, but there have been a number of promising studies that indicate it can be an effective treatment against certain types of cancer. There have even been various studies indicating that it may prove to be a useful addition to other effective drugs and cancer treatment methods. For instance, a study conducted in 2014 showed that patients that suffered from advanced ovarian cancer were able to have fewer side effects from the chemotherapy that they received because of the treatment with IV vitamin C. Therefore, there is some research indicating that it may indeed lessen the severity of cancer-related symptoms. Another study showed that those that suffered from pancreatic cancer who combined chemotherapy with high dose vitamin C therapy did not have their disease progress over the average of 6 months [4].
  1. Well-Tolerated – While there are certain subsets of people that should avoid this treatment due to associated risk factors, it has been generally well-tolerated among those that have been linked to various studies. This includes all of the different kinds of administration whether it be oral or through an IV. As mentioned, it has been shown that it can relieve associated cancer symptoms. Because there have been numerous studies that indicate that it doesn’t have a negative impact on traditional cancer treatments, there isn’t much risk associated with adding it to your treatment plan unless you are one of those who are likely to develop kidney stones or in the other groups with high-risk factors.
  1. Lessens Side Effects – There has been some research that showcases vitamin C’s effectiveness at not necessarily treating cancer itself, but minimizing the associated side effects of traditional cancer treatments. Two studies found that the patients that received an IV of high dose vitamin C had much better quality of life and fewer side effects than those that didn’t get the same supplementation [4]. Therefore, when combined with treatments like chemotherapy, it may prove to be useful by reducing the negative side effects one faces throughout the course of the treatment.
  2. Alkalizes Salivary pH – An alkaline salivary pH is a metric of health progress. Disease states such as cancer manifest acidity in the body which promotes cancer proliferation. Nutritional therapy for cancer often utilizes an alkaline diet to promote a healing state in the body because at this higher pH level, there is an abundance of free electrons which neutralize the positively-charged free radicals (cancer and inflammation-causers). The pH test of saliva is a quick way for patients to monitor their own progress and see the impact of foods the same day they eat them. You can read more about the benefits of an alkaline pH in my article on the topic.

Overall, there has been a lot of promising research that has come out indicating high dose vitamin C may be an effective treatment against a variety of cancers. That being said, it has not yet been approved by the FDA as a treatment of cancer. Therefore, you will want to discuss the potential of using it with your doctor. While the use of intravenous high dose vitamin C has been well tolerated by the majority of patients in various studies, it is not recommended for those that have various conditions including hemochromatosis, G6PD deficiency, or even kidney disease [4].

Want to try high-dose vitamin C? Talk to your doctor. Here is a high-dose vitamin C supplement from American Pharmaceuticals (Vitality C) which is very popular right now, which provides 4,000 mg per scoop, and is commonly used three times daily. Dissolve it in a tasty beverage!

Vitality C from American Nutriceuticals is a popular high-dose Vitamin C supplement, commonly taken three times daily. Order here at the lowest price on the web!






Alternative Remedies Health Risks & Mitigation

How Can You Protect Yourself From 5G And Other Radio Frequency (Wireless) Radiation

wireless radiation is like cigarettes were 50 years ago – we didn’t know they were harmful yet…

The introduction of 5G technology has created a much greater awareness of different types of radiation and whether or not it is harmful to human beings.

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In the same way that cigarette smoking was considered safe not too long ago (even the surgeon general promoted the safety of cigarette smoking in the 70’s and 80’s), governments and other agencies are claiming that the radiation emitted by 5G tech is not harmful.

While 5G is going to advance technology on an immense scale, should the potential health hazards that it poses not be a priority? Should the government as well as environmental and safety agencies not take a longer look at the threat or at least institute measures to protect the general public from the radiation?

The obvious answer to this question may be yes but the issue is far more complicated than that. So far, there is no confirmed scientific evidence to suggest that the radiation emitted by 5G technology is harmful. On the other hand, there is not evidence to say that it is safe either.

What The Science Says About 5G

The scientific evidence regarding the safety of radio-frequency radiation emitted by 5G technology is complicated and has created more confusion than clarification. The amount of radiation that will be bombarding our bodies when the networks are turned on has been estimated to be equal to that of turning on a microwave and leaving the door open.

The question is how can this amount of radiation not be harmful?

We are constantly surrounded by radiation and our bodies continuously absorb harmless amounts from the natural and man-made world around us. This harmless radiation consists of radio-frequency waves that do not change the structure of human cells or DNA and therefore have for decades been considered to be safe.

Ionizing radiation on the other hand is extremely hazardous to the human body. This is the type of radiation that is emitted by radioactive substances and technology such as x-rays. Ionizing radiation causes severe structural damage to cells and DNA resulting in diseases such as cancer as well as gene mutations.

The 5G tech emits radio-frequency waves which are “safe” and that should be the end of the discussion. However, new scientific evidence suggests that this radiation may not be as safe as we once believed. The World Health Organization has recently categorized radio-frequency radiation as a potential 2B carcinogen. Carcinogens cause cancer and other health conditions.

It must however be noted that caffeine and talcum powder (which contains asbestos) are placed in the same 2B category. While these substances can result in certain types of cancer, it may take an large amount or extended exposure to the substances for them to have accumulated carcinogenic effects.

A far more convincing study published by the National Toxicology Program showed that rats who were exposed to 2G and 3G radio-frequency radiation developed cancerous tumors. This study, conducted over a 10 year period, exposed the rats to levels of radiation that far exceed the amount that a human could ever be exposed to. It is therefore highly unlikely that humans can develop cancer from exposure to 2G and 3G radiation emitted from mobile phones and other technology.

However, whether the huge amounts of radio-frequency radiation emitted by proposed 5G tech is sufficient to be carcinogenic remains to be seen. These studies also do not take into consideration the effects of radio-frequency radiation exposure in conjunction with other known carcinogens that we are exposed to every day.

So is 5G technology hazardous and can it result in cancer, gene mutations and other diseases? At this point in time, there simply is no definitive answer.

What is clear is that much more research needs to be performed. But governments and large corporations are going ahead with laying out the infrastructure for 5G regardless of this. In the meantime, it is recommended to take safety precautions and implement ways to protect yourself from the potentially harmful radio-frequency radiation that is emitted by 5G technology.

How To Protect Yourself From 5G And Other Radio-Frequency Radiation

There are a number of different ways in which you can limit exposure to EMF (Electromagnetic Frequencies) that may be harmful and protect yourself from the potentially damaging effects of radio-frequency radiation.

  1. Limit Exposure

Limit the amount of time and duration you spend on your phone or other mobile devices. Keep the devices a minimum of 5 to 10 feet away from your body when not in use. Charge your phone or tablet in a room other than where you are sleeping. It is in fact not recommended to have mobile devices in the bedroom at all or in a room where you spend the majority of your time.

  1. EMF Measurements

Buy a device that measures EMF in the home. These measurements will provide a better idea of where the majority of radio-frequencies are coming from and take steps to reduce the emissions. Laptops, televisions, routers, microwaves and just about every other type of electronic equipment will emit some degree of EMF. Turning these devices off (not on standby) while they are not in use can reduce exposure to radio-frequency radiation.

  1. EMF Shields

There are a wide range of EMF shielding devices available on the market including laptop cases, mobile phone and tablet covers, television shields and devices to protect against EMF emitted by all devices in the home. There also a range of devices available that can be worn on the body to shield against EMF while outside the home emitted from cell towers, Wi-Fi Tech and other sources.

There is some debate as to the efficacy of these types of EMF shields and how successful they really are at blocking different radio-frequencies. Some products claim to block up to 92% of EMF. While these claims may be a bit excessive, the EMF shielding devices have been proven to block a lower percentage of frequencies. It is therefore still recommended to limit exposure and turn EMF emitting devices off while they are not in use.

  1. Stay Educated

Keep updated with the latest news and results from research being conducted into the risk associated with EMF, radio-frequency radiation and 5G technology. Read up on advice from scientists and doctors as to how to better protect yourself from these potentially harmful frequencies. If in doubt, taking measures to protect yourself can do no harm and may potentially reduce the risk of being exposed to harmful radiation.

  1. Health, Fitness And Lifestyle Choices

A healthy mind and body are better able to deal with the increasing amount of EMF and radio-frequency radiation that we are being bombarded with. Eat a healthy diet and exercise in order to ensure that your body is receiving the nutrients it requires and is fit enough to function optimally.

Be aware of the symptoms of illnesses and diseases that could be the result of EMF or extended exposure to radiation. Consult a doctor if any of these symptoms develop, sooner rather than later. While it is a good idea to be proactive and not ignore symptoms of a potential health condition, it is also not advisable to self-diagnose or over-react to every small symptom. If you practice grounding, this may be yet another natural way to eliminate the effects of excessive wireless radiation.

  1. Pregnancy And Babies

It is highly recommended for pregnant women to reduce their exposure to EMF and radio-frequency radiation as much as possible. The rapid rate of development of a baby in the womb can result in abnormal cells forming as a result of extreme or extended exposure. It is also recommended to limit exposure in infants and babies.