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HIV: SKIN PROBLEMS-RED RASH

HIV: SKIN PROBLEMS-RED RASH
A rash is usually either diffusely red all over or red only in spots or blotches. It usually appears on the chest, back, arms, face, and legs. Rashes can be accompanied by other symptoms, including fever, swelling of the face, giant welts, or itching.
The most common cause of a red rash covering large areas of the body in people with HIV infection is an adverse reaction to a drug. The most common offending drug is a sulfa
drug—especially trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra), the drug usually given for the treatment or prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Sulfa drugs are also treatments for many other infectious diseases in people with and without AIDS. Rashes that are a reaction to sulfa drugs are especially common in people with HIV infection: 30 percent to 50 percent of people with HIV infection have these rashes. In addition to rashes, many people also have fever, low white blood cell counts, or tests showing hepatitis. All these symptoms disappear when the sulfa drug is stopped.
Other drugs can also cause rashes; rashes simply seem to be especially common with the sulfa drugs. One of the problems with identifying the cause of rashes is that they can occur with almost any drug, and many people with HIV infection are taking many drugs. To find out which drug is causing the rash, the physician may stop one drug at a time every two or three days, beginning with the drug most likely to be responsible. Or the physician may suggest a drug holiday: all drugs are stopped, then only those that are necessary are started again.
When the rash occurs, talk to a physician. This consultation is especially important if the drugs causing the rash are also causing such symptoms as swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, large and itching welts, fever, or dizziness when standing (suggesting low blood pressure).
In addition to stopping the drug, the rashes are often treated with antihistamines like Dramamine which can be purchased without a prescription, or with prescription drugs that are sometimes more effective. More serious reactions may require treatment with corticosteroids.
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A rash is usually either diffusely red all over or red only in spots or blotches. It usually appears on the chest, back, arms, face, and legs. Rashes can be accompanied by other symptoms, including fever, swelling of the face, giant welts, or itching.
The most common cause of a red rash covering large areas of the body in people with HIV infection is an adverse reaction to a drug. The most common offending drug is a sulfa
drug—especially trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra), the drug usually given for the treatment or prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Sulfa drugs are also treatments for many other infectious diseases in people with and without AIDS. Rashes that are a reaction to sulfa drugs are especially common in people with HIV infection: 30 percent to 50 percent of people with HIV infection have these rashes. In addition to rashes, many people also have fever, low white blood cell counts, or tests showing hepatitis. All these symptoms disappear when the sulfa drug is stopped.
Other drugs can also cause rashes; rashes simply seem to be especially common with the sulfa drugs. One of the problems with identifying the cause of rashes is that they can occur with almost any drug, and many people with HIV infection are taking many drugs. To find out which drug is causing the rash, the physician may stop one drug at a time every two or three days, beginning with the drug most likely to be responsible. Or the physician may suggest a drug holiday: all drugs are stopped, then only those that are necessary are started again.
When the rash occurs, talk to a physician. This consultation is especially important if the drugs causing the rash are also causing such symptoms as swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, large and itching welts, fever, or dizziness when standing (suggesting low blood pressure).
In addition to stopping the drug, the rashes are often treated with antihistamines like Dramamine which can be purchased without a prescription, or with prescription drugs that are sometimes more effective. More serious reactions may require treatment with corticosteroids.
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Dec
09
2009
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PROSTATE PROBLEMS

There are three main types of prostate disorder — cancer of the prostate, prostatitis and prostatic hypertrophy or enlargement of the prostate. Cancer of the prostate is the third most common cancer experienced by males and is usually found in men over the age of sixty. Common symptoms are frequent and difficult urination and the presence of blood in the urine. Sometimes, however, there are no apparent symptoms. Prostatic examination by a medical practitioner is recommended for men in this age group.

Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate caused by bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. Enlargement of the prostate is a common complaint in men over 50. Symptoms include a lessening in the force of the urinary flow, difficult or patchy flow followed by dribble, and a feeling that the bladder is never completely empty. Some of these symptoms are a result of the enlarged prostate compressing the urethra, producing pressure on both bladder and urethra.

Treatment of benign enlargement of the prostate involves dietary, herbal and vitamin intake. Legumes, sprouted seeds and whole grains are valuable because of the hormones they contain. Other helpful foods include green string and red kidney beans, beetroot, cabbage, onions, parsley and pumpkin seeds. The herb saw palmetto forms the basis of herbal treatment and should be supplemented with horsetail. Anise is also recommended because of its mild oestrogenic action. Other herbal treatments are clivers, nettle, ginseng and couch grass. Zinc should also be taken as a supplement, as lack of zinc has been suggested as a possible cause of prostate enlargement.

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Dec
09
2009
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TRUE HEALING – PRACTICAL ADVICE: PROCEDURE FOR SAFE FASTING.

Before fasting.

Prepare a supply of pure water. Pure means exactly that. Note, that tap water usually contains chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals from pipelines, traces of herbicides, pesticides, solvents etc. and preferably it should not be used for drinking at all. Spring water from a safe source is probably the best. If no spring water is available, collect enough rain water, preferably in the country, where the air is clean. Alternatively well filtered water could be used.

2 days before fasting

Eat only light food, mostly fruit. No meat, no fish, no eggs. No alcohol. Drink at least 2 litres of water. Eat breakfast and lunch only. Skip dinner. Vegetarians could skip this preparation and go to the next phase.

1 day before fasting

Eat only light food, mostly fruit. No meat, no fish, no eggs. No alcohol. Drink at least 2 litres of water. Eat breakfast and a light lunch only. Skip dinner.

In the evening make an enema.. This is the single most important step. Never attempt fasting without making an enema first. The

reason is quite simple. Before fasting, your body expected a new load of food to digest and absorb every day. When your intestines are full, and you stop eating, some of the food waste is absorbed back into your bloodstream. This will cause extra poisoning, because the body absorbs the toxic waste, which was prepared for excretion.

Making the enema cleanses the intestine, and the body, sensing nothing to absorb, enters into a self-purifying mode of operation.

After the enema go to bed early. Your body is already in a self-cleansing state and will continue to cleanse itself when you sleep.

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Dec
09
2009
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THE JOY OF PERFECT HEALTH/THE IMPORTANCE OF A PURE MIND: SOME USEFULL ADVICES

Let go of fear. There is nothing in this world worth fearing about. This is not simply my belief. I know. To fear is one of the worst things you can do to your mind. All logical reasoning, not to mention the connection to your higher mind is completely blocked. People know about it, and some of them use fear techniques to take advantage of others. Look around. The field of medicine prospers by promoting the fear of disease. If they succeed, you fear disease, even if you don’t have any, and this feeling actually replaces the feeling of well being! Instead of enjoying your perfect health and being happy, you worry! Fear blocks your thinking, and in this state you are easy to control by others, who know it and want to take advantage of it. The technique of fear is frequently used by government and religious leaders as a tool to control people. Let go of fear. It blocks your mind. Never use the technique of fear to control children. Use explanation, examples and reasoning instead.

Eliminate feelings of anger, hate and anxiety. – they also block your mind at all levels, preventing the natural state of well being and spiritual development.

Forgive everyone and everything. Hate and resentment also clog your mind. By nourishing hatred and resentment you cannot gain anything except the same things from others. On the other hand, forgiveness and tolerance could give you a key to gaining respect and love.

Do not think of harming anyone or anything. Think of others the way you would like others to think about you.

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Dec
09
2009
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THE JOY OF PERFECT HEALTH: MEDICAL EDUCATION

Students of medicine, our future doctors, are forced to memorise an enormous quantity of bits and pieces of information, the most important being the names of chemicals and hormones and their relationship to various organs and functions of the body.

I highlighted the “bits and pieces”, because they do not form a complete picture of the way our body functions. To a serious scientist their collection poses more questions than it provides answers.

After young doctors complete their University studies and their initial supervised practice, they practice on their own, continuing their “education” during their working life.

Let us analyse, how they update their knowledge. Critical study of Medical Journals and complex results of clinical research requires time and significant effort from doctors, for which they are not being paid. Another source of new information is that concerning new drugs manufactured by chemical companies. This information is simple and quick to absorb: it comes with short and complete instructions on how to prescribe drugs to patients, details of dosages etc. It also comes with “free samples” of drugs to make the doctor familiar with the name of the drug, by being always at hand. Well-informed drug sales representative would offer a doctor personal assistance in acquiring familiarity with any new drug. Each year a multitude of new drugs is introduced to medical practice in this way. After several years of medical practice, most of the doctor’s new knowledge comes from such sales representatives, who usually do not have any medical education at all.

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Dec
09
2009
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THE JOY OF PERFECT HEALTH: WHAT’S WRONG WITH ORTHODOX MEDICINE?

Before we start to discuss the limitations of conventional medicine, let us consider the following facts, which are very easy to verify, but for some reason or another escape the attention of the public:

1. Medical Practice and research concentrates on the study of curing diseases, rather than on the study of maintaining perfect health.

2. Medical Practice is BIG business (doctors, hospitals, medical equipment, drugs, pharmaceutical supplies, health insurance, etc.) This business as a whole is not interested at all about people getting healthy. On the contrary, the more people are sick, the better the business.

3. It is in the best interest of medical business to fight, criticise, ridicule, discredit and preferably make illegal any method potentially capable of improving the health of the population.

4. Medical Education and Research are funded to a large extent by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, which are in a position to decide what to teach doctors and what research directions should be funded. Note, that no research can be performed if there are no funds to support it.

5. Centralised Medical Authorities (with members educated in the environment described above) have complete monopoly and also final jurisdiction over our health. These Authorities advise Governments that there will be more sick to treat next year, and it will cost more. They make recommendations, that health insurance should be mandatory, and that the best way to ensure this is to introduce a health tax. Guess who benefits most from such a scheme?

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Dec
09
2009
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FUNDAMENTAL BASIS OF IRISDIAGNOSIS: INTRODUCTION

In the year 1893, the Swedish pastor Liljequist brought out a work entitled Om Oegendiagnosen. The book consisted of 284 pages, and an atlas with 258 monochrome and 12 coloured double-iris drawings. At first, he maintained that he developed eye-diagnosis independently from Peczely, and goes so far in the above work as to correct Peczely’s statements.

From about the year 1887, the Tubingen ophthalmologist Schlegel supported Irisdiagnosis. The Eye-diagnosis of I. v. Peczely, was well known at that time. The names of others who were prominent at the turn of the century should be mentioned: Stiegele, Rapp, Wirtz, Zoepperitz.

However, these well-known names are superseded in significance by that of Pastor Felke (1856-1926), to whom the credit belongs for complete originality in this field. His eye-diagnosis, upon which he himself unfortunately never wrote, has been expounded by A. Miiller in a book, The Eye-diagnosis based upon the principles of Pastor Felke.

Even after his death, Felke influenced the development of Irisdiagnosis through his pupils, whose influence is still evident today. To this group belong H. Hense, as well as Frau Pastor Madaus and her daughter, Eva Flink, together with many other indirect pupils. Many of these pupils have in their turn acquired student groups.

Other well-known authors and investigators should here be mentioned: Maubach, Dr. Schnabel and Thiel; Anderschou in England; Collins, Kritzer and Jensen in the U.S.A.; Vannier in France. The list may be concluded with the names of Angerer, Baumhauer, Deck, Kronenberger, Struck, Dr. Unger and Dr. Wermuth.

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Dec
09
2009
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ZINC

Zinc is one of the most important minerals in our diet and has antioxidant properties. Two hundred enzyme reactions in the body require zinc, some being the production of protein and tissue. This is why it is such an important mineral for growth and healing.

It is important for healing wounds and skin disorders such as acne and herpes, formation of the bones, the health of the immune system, slowing down the aging process, the sexual development of adolescents and the sexual function of men.

Men can lose up to 1 mg of zinc each time they ejaculate. Zinc may help prevent the enlargement of the prostate gland as it is believed to regulate the metabolism of testosterone.

It is also now thought a zinc deficiency may contribute to anorexia nervosa.

There is a deficiency of zinc in Australian soils and so there is a need to both eat foods which are high in zinc and to supplement the diet with zinc up to 15 mg a day. Signs of a deficiency include: white spots under the nails; skin disorders such as acne; slow healing of wounds; retarded growth and slow sexual development in children, loss of appetite, confused sense of taste, smell and sight; low resistance to infections indicating poor immune response and low sex drive which could lead to prostate problems in later life for men.

Diabetics excrete zinc excessively. Alcohol inhibits the absorption of zinc from the gut and alcoholics always have a zinc deficiency. Vegetarians are also prone to zinc deficiency as a result of a high roughage diet and poor absorption of the mineral from the gut.

Zinc is found in eggs, liver, oysters, beef, chicken, fish, wheat, rice, legumes, corn, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.

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09
2009
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WHOOPING COUGH

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is one of the most serious childhood illnesses. A highly contagious bacterial infection, it is spread by droplets of water sneezed or coughed by the sufferer.

The bacteria attack the mucous membranes lining the airways, and after an incubation period of one to two weeks, a cough, runny nose, mild fever and loss of appetite develop. Conjunctivitis, where the eyes become pink, sore and runny, is sometimes another symptom. In about another week coughing becomes paroxysmal, particularly at night. Spasms of coughing end with a characteristic ‘whooping’, a noisy indrawing of breath. Vomiting may follow a paroxysm of coughing, ridding the body of mucus congesting the respiratory tract so as to make breathing easier. The illness may last up to four months, but the sufferer is contagious for only a month from the onset of symptoms.

Complications from whooping cough include bronchopneumonia, encephalitis, brain and lung damage and dehydration as a result of vomiting. Death can result from complications. Babies are especially at risk of dying.

Vaccination against whooping cough is highly recommended, despite the possible side effects which are considered to be less dangerous than the disease itself.

A doctor should be called immediately if whooping cough develops. Natural remedies can also be used in conjunction with medical advice. Homoeopathies, Vitamin C and herbal expectorants and relaxants may be recommended. Keeping up the supply of liquids, particularly if the child is vomiting, and avoiding mucus-forming foods such as dairy products, is also advised.

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