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Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is growing in popularity among both healthcare consumers and medical and healthcare professionals. For the most recent research to the tried-and-true, Emaxhealth covers information on topics ranging from acupuncture to Zero balancing, herbal remedies, mind-body therapies, and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine for you and your family.

Wasp and Bee venom to fight antibiotic resistant organisms

Bee

Venomous animals are widely spread all over the globe. Several terrestrial vertebrates (reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals) are also venomous. Major arthropods (scorpions, bees, and wasps) have multicellular glands attached to the stinging apparatus. Bee venom obtained from stepwise fractionation has been reported to contain peptides (Prasasty et al, 2018). It has been known for many years that venom of insects like wasps and bees have compounds that can fight bacteria. Along with that, however, for many humans, these same insect venoms cause toxic reactions so without some kind of refinement was needed. researchers at MIT took the toxin from a South American wasp and created variants of the peptide that are potents against bacterial while nontoxic to human cells. As part of their immune defenses, many organisms produce peptides that can kill bacteria. To help fight the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, many scientists have been trying to adapt these peptides as potential drugs. The study found that the peptide from the venom is believed to kill microbes by disrupting the cell membranes on bacteria (Torres et al, 2018)

COPD: Treatments, Non-Compliance, and Outcomes

COPD Treatment

Optimal pharmacological treatment for COPD patients reduces symptoms, reduces the frequency and severity of exacerbations, improve health status and increases exercise tolerance. Unfortunately, despite frequent changes in COPD classification systems and the emergence of new inhaled therapies recommended from evidence-based guidelines, poor adherence to treatment due to the cost of medication and lack of availability of medications create a gap in real-life prescribing patterns (Cases et al, 2018).

Probiotics: Are They as Good as is Claimed

Probiotics

In childhood, recurrent abdominal pain in children is a common complaint. The reason behind it is what needs further investigation as it affects approximately 10% of children. It is a descriptive umbrella term and accounts for many visits to primary, secondary, and emergency care facilities. It is now referred to as one of four functional abdominal pain disorders; dyspepsia, abdominal migraine, irritable, bowel syndrome and functional abdominal pain. One thing most parents need to keep in mind is when was the last time the child had a bowel movement. This author pointed out that there are many conditions of abdominal pain that require no intervention. Routine use of pharmacotherapy for functional abdominal pain is not well supported or suggested. In fact, in some cases, medications can mask the signs and symptoms needed to monitor for a more serious condition. It is felt some doctors will prescribe probiotics just so the parents will feel something is being done in a condition that needs no treatment at the time and will be sell limiting (Edwards, 2018).

Probiotics: Uses to Treat Intestinal, Immune, and Other disorders

Cocktail with probiotics yogurt

Important factors that may contribute to both etiology and treatment and are increasingly being explored as targets for alternative treatment development. Diet and nutrition are important factors of disease. Many dietary compounds are transformed by the microbiome that can change the etiology of illness. Thus, the use of targeted probiotics has shown promise in the treatment of illnesses in humans.

A Common Link Discovered in Patients with Depression and Anxiety May Surprise You

Anxiety and Depression

New research regarding a common link shared between patients with depression and anxiety indicates a surprising culpritt: autoimmune disease. The rates of anxiety and depression almost doubled in patients with an autoimmune disease when functional medicine practitioners examined the findings of a platform called LivingMatrix.

Case Studies: Is using CBD Oil to treat Autism the answer?

CBD Oil

In an effort to advance it seems science sometimes looks to areas that make the general public choleric. If you’re an individual with abhorrence for “thinking outside the box” then I can assure you the direction researchers are leaning, in regard to CBD as an Autism treatment, is really going to agitate you. Science is science though, not everybody is always going to agree with the findings but that doesn’t make them any less relevant.

Top 10 Natural Resources for Healing Adrenal Fatigue

Woman sleeping

In my journey through adrenal fatigue, I have healed and continue to heal. It can be overwhelming to know where to start once you find out that your adrenals are close to burn-out. That is why I am sharing my top 10 favorite resources with you today that have all acted together to heal my adrenals. Addressing your lifestyle is another crucial factor in recovering from adrenal fatigue. You can read my post on that here.

3 Testimonies of Those Who Found Healing from P.A.N.D.A.S. Syndrome

Mental health

PANDAS was coined as a term and introduced as a condition as recently as 1998 by Dr. Susan Swedo and her associates to describe the onset of debilitating symptoms that results from this autoimmune malfunction. Here are 3 testimonies of those who have found healing from their PANDAS symptoms through a natural, holistic approach.

6 plant derivatives that kill the yellow fever virus

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Yellow fever is contracted via a type of flavivirus carried and transmitted by the Aedes or Haemagogus mosquitoes. Currently, there are no antiviral approved therapies for the treatment of human disease caused by flaviviruses. However, there are studies showing that certain plant derivatives that kill the yellow fever virus are not only available, but are also effective.

Here are he latest findings on the anti seizure activities of cannabis oil

anti seizure activities of cannabis oil

The use of medicinal cannabis (also known as Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica) seems to be a topic that is getting a lot of attention in the media. This is because all around the world cancer patients are using cannabis oil to either heal their cancer, or deal with pain related to this disease. In addition to that, there is growing scientific evidence that cannabis oil does have anticancer compounds. Recently, however trials are focused on the anti seizure activities of cannabis oil, and below are the latest findings.

Amazing Remedies for Summertime Ailments Found in Your Kitchen

Summer natural remedies

Summertime is the best time of year if you ask me. The grass is soft. The air is fresh. The sunshine is warm. The plants are blooming in beautiful colors. Everyone wants to get outside and play. But what else comes along with the summer? Bee stings, sunburns, bug bites, and poison ivy. Wouldn't it be nice to not have to rush out to the pharmacy to treat these summertime ailments and simply use things you can find in your pantry, medicine cabinet, or refrigerator to treat them?

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