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  • Emu Oil All Natural Skin Moisturizer

    Natural skin care has its roots in the 4th millennium BC in Egypt with natural skin care treatments for a variety of skin conditions. One such treatment consists of bullock's bile, whipped ostrich eggs, olive oil, dough and resin mixed with milk.[citation needed] In the modern age many people with unique skin types and needs (sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin) have turned to natural skin care solutions.Some examples of natural skin care ingredients include jojoba, safflower oil, rose hip seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, witch hazel, aloe vera, tea tree oil, and chamomile. Many of these natural ingredient combinations can be tailored specifically to the individual's skin type or skin condition.There is, however, no actual definition of natural according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All ingredients are chemicals by definition. "Derived" ingredients are unnatural both according to the original substance and the method of derivation.The term natural has considerable market value in promoting skin care cosmetic products to consumers, but dermatologists say it has very little medical meaning and the FDA states the claim has no legal meaning. Despite pressure from advocacy groups such as The Environmental Working Group (EWG) the FDA has not defined what natural is or how to achieve it. Contrary to popular belief the FDA does not regulate the sale of skin care and cosmetic products before they are sold.The FDA recommends understanding the ingredient label and says "There is no list of ingredients that can be guaranteed not to cause allergic reactions, so consumers who are prone to allergies should pay careful attention to what they use on their skin", further warning that "[t]here is no basis in fact or scientific legitimacy to the notion that products containing natural ingredients are good for the skin". Food preservatives are commonly used to preserve the safety and efficacy in these products.

  • Emu Oil Acne Aid

    Acne treatment depends on whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe type of acne. Sometimes your doctor will combine treatments to get the best results and to avoid developing drug-resistant bacteria. Treatment could include lotions or gels you put on blemishes or sometimes entire areas of skin, such as the chest or back (topical medicines). You might also take medicines by mouth (oral medicines).Emu Oil Acne Aid

  • Emu Oil Athletes Feet Cure

    Causes, incidence, and risk factorsAthlete's foot occurs when a certain fungus grows on your skin in your feet. In addition to the toes, it may also occur on the heels, palms, and between the fingers.Athlete's foot is the most common type of tinea fungal infections. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas. Your risk for getting athlete's foot increases if you:Wear closed shoes, especially if they are plastic-linedKeep your feet wet for prolonged periods of timeSweat a lotDevelop a minor skin or nail injuryAthlete's foot is contagious, and can be passed through direct contact, or contact with items such as shoes, stockings, and shower or pool surfaces.

  • Emo Oil Allergies relief

    Causes, incidence, and risk factorsAllergies are pretty common. Both genes and environment play a role.The immune system normally protects the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria and viruses. It also reacts to foreign substances called allergens, which are generally harmless and in most people do not cause a problem.But in a person with allergies, the immune response is oversensitive. When it recognizes an allergen, the immune system launches a response. Chemicals such as histamines are released. These chemicals cause allergy symptoms.Common allergens include:DrugsDustFoodInsect venomMoldPet and other animal danderPollenSome people have allergy-like reactions to hot or cold temperatures, sunlight, or other environmental triggers. Sometimes, friction (rubbing or roughly stroking the skin) will cause symptoms.An allergy is not usually passed down through families (inherited). However, if both your parents have allergies, you are also likely to have allergies. The chance is greater if your mother has allergies.Allergies may make certain medical conditions, such as sinus problems, eczema, and asthma, worse.

  • Emu Oil Burn & Cut Medicine

    First Aid for Burn and Cut InjuriesPrompt and proper first aid for injuries is critical. Burns, scalds and cuts are among the most common injuries in a foodservice or food processing operation.Because these injuries can range from minor to severe when the workplace holds hazards like open flame and boiling liquids, knives, and sharp-edged machinery, a comprehensive first aid course is not practical on this site. Use our safety links section to go directly to the American Red Cross ( and other helpful medical information Web sites.Always wear the proper personal protective equipment for the task performed. Should an injury occur, seek proper first aid and medical attention. For minor injuries, keep a first aid kit in designated areas and in company vehicles.

  • Emu Oil Arthritis-Gout

    Causes, incidence, and risk factorsArthritis involves the breakdown of cartilage. Cartilage normally protects a joint, allowing it to move smoothly. Cartilage also absorbs shock when pressure is placed on the joint, such as when you walk. Without the normal amount of cartilage, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling (inflammation), and stiffness.Joint inflammation may result from:An autoimmune disease (the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue)Broken boneGeneral "wear and tear" on jointsInfection, usually by bacteria or virusUsually the joint inflammation goes away after the cause goes away or is treated. Sometimes it does not. When this happens, you have chronic arthritis. Arthritis may occur in men or women. Osteoarthritis is the most common type. See: Osteoarthritis

  • Emu Oil Candida

    Candida is a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless commensals or endosymbionts of hosts including humans, but other species, or harmless species in the wrong location, can cause disease. Candida albicans can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals, especially in immunocompromised patients.[3] In winemaking, some species of Candida can create potential faults in wines.[4]Many species are found in gut flora, including C. albicans in mammalian hosts, whereas others live as endosymbionts in insect hosts.[5][6]Systemic infections of the bloodstream and major organs, particularly in immunocompromised patients, affect over 90,000 people a year in the U.S., with a 40–50% mortality.[7][8]The DNA of several Candida species have been sequenced.[8]Antibiotics promote yeast infections, including gastrointestinal Candida overgrowth, and penetration of the GI mucosa.[9] While women are more susceptible to genital yeast infections, men can in fact get them as well. Certain factors, like prolonged antibiotic use, increase the risk for both men and women. Also, individuals with diabetes or impaired immune systems, such as those with HIV, are more susceptible to yeast infections.[10][11]Some practitioners of alternative medicine say that Candida overgrowth can cause many health problems, including fatigue, headache, poor memory and weight gain, but most medical doctors state that there is currently little evidence to support this and that a yeast problem should not be diagnosed without definite clinical signs of an infection.[12][13]Candida antarctica is a source of industrially important lipases.

  • Emu Oil Natural Body Cleansers

    Learn the true meaning of squeaky clean with these gentle, yet effective, natural cleansers that leave your skin soft and smooth all over. Take time to enjoy your shower with our best natural body washes, crafted natural soaps and shampoo & washes. Gently exfoliate with our deliciously fragrant sugar scrubs. For a natural clean out of the bath, try our natural hand soaps.

  • Emu Oil Diabetes control

    Causes, incidence, and risk factorsInsulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.An organ called the pancreas makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is because either:Their pancreas does not make enough insulinTheir cells do not respond to insulin normallyBoth of the aboveThere are two major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type:Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown.Type 2 diabetes makes up most diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood. However, because of high obesity rates, teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. Over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes (which often comes before type 2 diabetes). SymptomsHigh blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including:Blurry visionExcess thirstFatigueHungerUrinating oftenWeight lossBecause type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar have no symptoms.Symptoms of type 1 diabetes develop over a short period of time. People may be very sick by the time they are diagnosed.After many years, diabetes can lead to other serious problems:You could have eye problems, including trouble seeing (especially at night) and light sensitivity. You could become blind.Your feet and skin can get painful sores and infections. Sometimes, your foot or leg may need to be removed.Nerves in the body can become damaged, causing pain, tingling, and a loss of feeling.Because of nerve damage, you could have problems digesting the food you eat. This can cause trouble going to the bathroom. Nerve damage can also make it harder for men to have an erection.Signs and testsA urine analysis may show high blood sugar. However, a urine test alone does not diagnose diabetes.Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.Blood tests:Fasting blood glucose level -- diabetes is diagnosed if it is higher than 126 mg/dL twice. Levels between 100 and 126 mg/dL are called impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. These levels are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.Hemoglobin A1c test --

  • Emu Oil Natural Beauty Enhancement

    In addition to being cheap, anything you make at home (unless you’re a chemist) will be 100% natural. The fact that homemade products don’t include any ingredients you can’t pronounce is especially good news for anyone with sensitive skin, those who want to go completely green, and those worried about animal testing. Plus, the recipes are time-tested and proven effective. Jorge Malo of the handmade beauty care line Fasanis jokes, “There’s a reason Cleopatra used that mud for her face and body back in the day.”

  • Emu Oil Natural Pain Medicine

    The A to Z of PainHundreds of pain syndromes or disorders make up the spectrum of pain. There are the most benign, fleeting sensations of pain, such as a pin prick. There is the pain of childbirth, the pain of a heart attack, and the pain that sometimes follows amputation of a limb. There is also pain accompanying cancer, and the pain that follows severe trauma, such as that associated with head and spinal cord injuries. A sampling of common pain syndromes follows, listed alphabetically. ArachnoiditisA condition in which one of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, called the arachnoid membrane, becomes inflamed. A number of causes, including infection or trauma, can result in inflammation of this membrane. Arachnoiditis can produce disabling, progressive, and even permanent pain. ArthritisMillions of Americans suffer from arthritic conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. These disorders are characterized by joint pain in the extremities. Many other inflammatory diseases affect the body’s soft tissues, including tendonitis and bursitis. Back PainBack pain has become the high price paid by our modern lifestyle and is a startlingly common cause of disability for many Americans, including both active and inactive people. Back pain that spreads to the leg is called sciatica, a very common condition (see below). Another common type of back pain is associated with the discs of the spine, the soft, spongy padding between the vertebrae (bones) that form the spine. Discs protect the spine by absorbing shock, but they tend to degenerate over time and may sometimes rupture. SpondylolisthesisSpondylolisthesis is a back condition that occurs when one vertebra extends over another, causing pressure on nerves and, therefore, pain. Also, damage to nerve roots is a serious condition, called radiculopathy, which can be extremely painful. Treatment for a damaged disc includes drugs, such as painkillers, muscle relaxants, and steroids; exercise or rest, depending on the patient’s condition; and adequate support, such as a brace or better mattress and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove the damaged portion of the disc and return it to its previous condition, especially when it is pressing a nerve root. Surgical procedures include discectomy, laminectomy, or spinal fusion. Burn PainBurn pain can be profound and poses an extreme challenge to the medical community. First-degree burns are the least severe; with third-degree burns, the skin is lost. Depending on the injury, pain accompanying burns can be excruciating and, even after the wound has healed, patients may have chronic pain at the burn site. Central Pain SyndromeSee “Trauma” below. Cancer PainCancer pain can accompany the growth of a tumor, the treatment of cancer, or chronic problems related to cancer’s permanent effects on the body. Fortunately, most cancer pain can be treated to help minimize discomfort and stress to the patient. HeadachesHeadaches affect millions of Americans. The three most common types of chronic headache are migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. Each comes with its own telltale brand of pain.Migraines are characterized by throbbing pain and sometimes by other symptoms, such as nausea and visual disturbances. Migraines are more frequent in women than men. Stress can trigger a migraine headache, and migraines can also put the sufferer at risk for stroke. Cluster headaches are characterized by excruciating, piercing pain on one side of the head. They occur more frequently in men than women. Tension headaches are often described as a tight band around the head.Head and Facial PainHead and facial pain can be agonizing, whether it results from dental problems or disorders, such as cranial neuralgia, in which one of the nerves in the face, head, or neck is inflamed. Another condition, trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux), affects the largest of the cranial nerves and is characterized by a stabbing, shooting pain. Muscle PainMuscle pain can range from an aching muscle, spasm, or strain, to the severe spasticity that accompanies paralysis. Another disabling syndrome is fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by fatigue, stiffness, joint tenderness, and widespread muscle pain. Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Inclusion Body MyositisThese are painful disorders characterized by muscle inflammation. They may be caused by infection or autoimmune dysfunction and are sometimes associated with connective tissue disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Myofascial Pain SyndromesMyofascial pain syndromes affect sensitive areas, known as trigger points, located within the body’s muscles. Myofascial pain syndromes are sometimes misdiagnosed and can be debilitating. FibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a type of myofascial pain syndrome. Neuropathic PainNeuropathic pain is a type of pain that can result from injury to nerves, either in the peripheral or central nervous system. Neuropathic pain can occur in any part of the body and is frequently described as a hot, burning sensation, which can be devastating to the affected individual. It can result from diseases that affect nerves (such as diabetes) or from trauma, or—because chemotherapy drugs can affect nerves—it can be a consequence of cancer treatment. Among the many neuropathic pain conditions are diabetic neuropathy (which results from nerve damage secondary to vascular problems that occur with diabetes); reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (see below), which can follow injury; phantom limb and post-amputation pain, which can result from the surgical removal of a limb; postherpetic neuralgia, which can occur after an outbreak of shingles; and central pain syndrome, which can result from trauma to the brain or spinal cord. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, or RSDSReflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, or RSDS, is accompanied by burning pain and hypersensitivity to temperature. Often triggered by trauma or nerve damage, RSDS causes the skin of the affected area to become characteristically shiny. In recent years, RSDS has come to be called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); in the past, it was often called causalgia. Repetitive stress injuries are muscular conditions that result from repeated motions performed in the course of normal work or other daily activities. They include:Writer’s cramp, which affects musicians and writers and others. Compression or entrapment neuropathies, including carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by chronic overextension of the wrist. Tendonitis or tenosynovitis, which affects one or more tendons.SciaticaSciatica is a painful condition caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, the main nerve that branches off the spinal cord and continues down into the thighs, legs, ankles, and feet. Sciatica is characterized by pain in the buttocks and can be caused by a number of factors. Exertion, obesity, and poor posture can all cause pressure on the sciatic nerve. One common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc. Shingles and Other Painful DisordersThese affect the skin. Pain is a common symptom of many skin disorders, even the most common rashes. One of the most vexing neurological disorders is shingles or herpes zoster, an infection that often causes agonizing pain resistant to treatment. Prompt treatment with antiviral agents is important to arrest the infection, which if prolonged can result in an associated condition known as postherpetic neuralgia. Other painful disorders affecting the skin include:Vasculitis, or inflammation of blood vessels Other infections, including herpes simplex Skin tumors and cysts Tumors associated with neurofibromatosis, a neurogenetic disorderSports InjuriesSports injuries are common. Sprains, strains, bruises, dislocations, and fractures are all well-known words in the language of sports. Pain is another. In extreme cases, sports injuries can take the form of costly and painful spinal cord and head injuries, which cause severe suffering and disability. Spinal StenosisSpinal stenosis refers to a narrowing of the canal surrounding the spinal cord. The condition occurs naturally with aging. Spinal stenosis causes weakness in the legs and leg pain usually felt while the person is standing up and often relieved by sitting down. Surgical PainSurgical pain may require regional or general anesthesia during the procedure and medications to control discomfort following the operation. Control of pain associated with surgery includes presurgical preparation and careful monitoring of the patient during and after the procedure. Temporomandibular DisordersThese are conditions in which the temporomandibular joint (the jaw) is damaged, and/or the muscles used for chewing and talking become stressed, causing pain. The condition may be the result of a number of factors, such as an injury to the jaw or joint misalignment, and may give rise to a variety of symptoms, most commonly pain in the jaw, face, and/or neck muscles. Physicians reach a diagnosis by listening to the patient’s description of the symptoms and performing a simple examination of the facial muscles and the temporomandibular joint. TraumaTrauma can occur after injuries in the home, at the workplace, during sports activities, or on the road. Any of these injuries can result in severe disability and pain. Some patients who have had an injury to the spinal cord experience intense pain ranging from tingling to burning and, commonly, both. Such patients are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures and touch. For these individuals, a touch can be perceived as intense burning, indicating abnormal signals relayed to and from the brain. This condition is called central pain syndrome or, if the damage is in the thalamus (the brain’s center for processing bodily sensations), thalamic pain syndrome. It affects as many as 100,000 Americans with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amputated limbs, spinal cord injuries, and stroke. Their pain is severe and extremely difficult to treat effectively. A variety of medications, including analgesics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and electrical stimulation, are options available to central pain patients. Vascular Disease or InjuryVasculitis or inflammation of blood vessels, coronary artery disease, and circulatory problems—all have the potential to cause pain. Vascular pain affects millions of Americans and occurs when communication between blood vessels and nerves is interrupted. Ruptures, spasms, constriction, or obstruction of blood vessels, as well as a condition called ischemia in which blood supply to organs, tissues, or limbs is cut off, can also result in pain.

  • Emu Oil Psoriasis Relief

    Psoriasis Plaque psoriasisLast reviewed: November 22, 2011.Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.See also: Guttate psoriasis Causes, incidence, and risk factorsPsoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35.It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others.Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families. Doctors think it probably occurs when the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances. See also: Inflammatory responseUsually, skin cells grow deep in the skin and rise to the surface about once a month. In persons with psoriasis, this process is too fast. Dead skin cells build up on the skin's surface.The following may trigger an attack of psoriasis or make the condition more difficult to treat:Bacteria or viral infections, including strep throat and upper respiratory infectionsDry air or dry skinInjury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bitesSome medicines, including antimalaria drugs, beta-blockers, and lithiumStressToo little sunlightToo much sunlight (sunburn)Too much alcoholIn general, psoriasis may be severe in people who have a weakened immune system. This may include persons who have:AIDSAutoimmune disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis)Cancer chemotherapySome people with psoriasis may also have arthritis, a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. SymptomsPsoriasis can appear suddenly or slowly. Many times, it goes away and then comes back again and again.Symptoms include:Irritated, red, flaky patches of skinMost often seen on the elbows, knees, and middle of the bodyRed patches may appear anywhere on the body, including the scalpThe skin may be:ItchyDry and covered with silver, flaky skin (scales)Pink-red in color (like the color of salmon)Raised and thickOther symptoms may include:Genital lesions in malesJoint pain or achingNail changes, including thick nails, yellow-brown nails, dents in the nail, and nail lifts off from the skin underneathSevere dandruff on the scalpPsoriasis may affect any or all parts of the skin. There are five main types of psoriasis:Erythrodermic -- The skin redness is very intense and covers a large area.Guttate -- Small, pink-red spots appear on the skin.Inverse -- Skin redness and irritation occurs in the armpits, groin, and in between overlapping skin.Plaque -- Thick, red patches of skin are covered by flaky, silver-white scales. This is the most common type of psoriasis.Pustular -- White blisters are surrounded by red, irritated skin.Signs and testsYour doctor or nurse can usually diagnose this condition by looking at your skin.Sometimes, a skin biopsy is done to rule out other possible conditions. If you have joint pain, your doctor may order x-rays. TreatmentThe goal of treatment is to control your symptoms and prevent infection.Three treatment options are available:Skin lotions, ointments, creams, and shampoos. These are called topical treatments.Pills or injections that affect the body's immune response, not just the skin. There are called systemic, or body-wide, treatments.Phototherapy, which uses light to treat psoriasis.TOPICAL TREATMENTSMost of the time, psoriasis is treated with medications that are placed directly on the skin or scalp. This may include:Cortisone creams and ointmentsCreams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralinCreams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid)Dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription)MoisturizersPrescription medicines containing vitamin D or vitamin A (retinoids)SYSTEMIC (BODY-WIDE) TREATMENTSIf you have very severe psoriasis, your doctor will likely recommend medicines that suppress the immune system's faulty response. These medicines include methotrexate or cyclosporine. Retinoids such as acitretin can also be used.Newer drugs called biologics are used when other treatments do not work. Biologics approved for the treatment of psoriasis include:Adalimumab (Humira)Alefacept (Amevive)Etanercept (Enbrel)Infliximab (Remicade)StelaraPHOTOTHERAPYSome people may choose to have phototherapy.Phototherapy is a medical treatment in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light.Phototherapy may be given alone or after you take a drug that makes the skin sensitive to light.Phototherapy for psoriasis can be given as ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light.OTHER TREATMENTSIf you have an infection, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics.AT HOME CAREFollow these tips at home:Oatmeal baths may be soothing and may help to loosen scales. You can use over-the-counter oatmeal bath products. Or, you can mix 1 cup of oatmeal into a tub of warm water.Sunlight may help your symptoms go away. Be careful not to get sunburned.Relaxation and antistress techniques may be helpful. The link between stress and flares of psoriasis is not well understood, however.

  • Emu Oil Pet Care

    ndoors or Out?Dogs are pack animals—they depend on you for love and protection, so keep them inside, take them for walks, and make them a part of your family.Dogs left unattended in their own yards, even for a few minutes, have been stolen, poisoned, and beaten. They can suffer from stress and loneliness, heatstroke in the summer, and frostbite, hypothermia, and dehydration in the winter.Because of the danger and cruelty that it poses, several communities have banned the chaining of dogs. Chained dogs kill as many children as do firearms, and they kill more than falls from trees, playground equipment, and fireworks accidents put together.TrainingYou and your dogs speak different languages. Humane, interactive training gives dogs greater freedom and a better understanding of our world. Untrained dogs are often punished for their "improper" behavior. Be the one to train your dog—you are the one who will need to know how to communicate with him or her—but get help from a humane dog trainer if you run into problems.Compassion, clarity, and consistency are the most important elements of dog training. Training should not include any activity or device that endangers animals (e.g., electric shock collars) or puts undue stress on them. Good books on the subject include Click Here for a Well-Trained Dog by Deborah A. Jones, Ph.D.; The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller; and, for solving dog behavioral problems, If Only They Could Speak, Dogs Behaving Badly, and The Dog Who Loved Too Much, all by Nicholas Dodman.Housetraining and Walking SchedulesPuppies should be taken out at least once every two hours (or within a half hour after eating or drinking) and guided to the same spot where they can smell having relieved themselves before. Immediately after they "do their business," they should be praised lavishly in a high-pitched, excited voice. Crate training does not speed up the housebreaking process: Puppies do not develop full bladder control before 6 months of age and are physically incapable of "holding it" for very long.Take your adult pooch out at least four times a day and allow him or her time to linger and smell the fire hydrants. If you can't go home at lunchtime, enlist the help of a neighbor or professional dog-walker.Crating has recently become a popular practice often used on adult dogs by people who say that they are protecting their dogs. Often, however, it will turn out that the true reason for crating is to protect furniture or simply because it's convenient. But this practice deprives dogs of basic necessities, such as the freedom to walk around and look out the window, the opportunity to relieve themselves, and the comfort of stretching out.Leashes and HarnessesDogs are safest and most comfortable wearing a nylon harness, not a collar, when out walking. Choke and prong collars can be painful and injure your dog. For a dog who pulls too hard, try the Easy-Walk™ harness (available online), which discourages pulling without discomfort to the dog.Socialization and SecurityAnimals get depressed if deprived of adequate social interaction, so let them "chat" and play with other dogs on walks and at parks. A happy dog's life is not one long series of commands: Let them live a little, make choices, and take their time. Animals are very sensitive and can become easily frightened, so speak softly to dogs. Don't fight or shout in their presence, and give them their own hiding places to dash into when they want to be alone.Veterinary CareSterilizing dogs helps stem the tide of companion-animal overpopulation. Spaying female dogs reduces the stress and discomfort endured during heat periods, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes male dogs much less likely to roam or fight and prevents testicular cancer.Never wait to take your dog to a veterinarian if there is any sign of illness or injury, but don't leave your dog with the vet for any longer than absolutely necessary or allow the vet to refuse to let you see him or her upon request.FeedingIf you have been feeding your dog commercial pet foods, you may be jeopardizing his or her health. Cheap, supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by Agriculture Department inspectors unfit for human consumption. Many guardians feed healthful, meatless diets to their dogs.Feed dogs first, before you eat. To keep dogs from begging at the dinner table, teach them the simple phrase "All done!" (You must be consistent with this—absolutely no more food can be given after saying the phrase, or the meaning will be lost.) After they understand "All done!" you will be able to feed your dogs something from the table without becoming the target of any begging after you stop.TravelingTake care to keep your dog safe in the car: Even on a 78°F day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90°F, while the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160°F in minutes. Animals don't perspire as we do and can quickly succumb to heatstrokeCountless animals are killed, injured, or lost on commercial flights each year. Temperatures can become extremely hot or cold in airplane cargo holds, and the noise is deafeningKennels can be stressful and scary and even harbor disease. Travelers should have a trusted friend or relative look after their dogs at home, where they'll be the most comfortable.

  • Emu Oil Eczema Treatment

    Atopic dermatitis Infantile eczema; Dermatitis - atopic; EczemaLast reviewed: November 21, 2011.Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes.See also:Contact dermatitisDyshidrotic eczemaNummular eczemaSeborrheic dermatitisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsAtopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermititis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity.Atopic dermatitis is most common in infants. It may start as early as age 2 to 6 months. Many people outgrow it by early adulthood.People with atopic dermatitis often have asthma or seasonal allergies. There is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema. People with atopic dermatitis often test positive to allergy skin tests.However, atopic dermatitis is not caused by allergies. The condition tends to get worse when the person is exposed to certain triggers.The following can make atopic dermatitis symptoms worse:Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animalsCold and dry air in the winterColds or the fluContact with irritants and chemicalsContact with rough materials, such as woolDry skinEmotions and stressExposure to too much water, such as taking too many baths or showers and swimming too oftenFeeling too hot or too cold, as well as sudden temperature changesFragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps

  • Emu Oil Shingles Relief and Cure

    A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. Shingles Herpes zosterLast reviewed: May 30, 2012.Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.See also: Ramsay Hunt syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factorsAfter you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.Shingles may develop in any age group, but you are more likely to develop the condition if:You are older than 60You had chickenpox before age 1Your immune system is weakened by medications or diseaseIf an adult or child has direct contact with the shingles rash and did not have chickenpox as a child or a chickenpox vaccine, they can develop chickenpox, not shingles. SymptomsThe first symptom is usually one-sided pain, tingling, or burning. The pain and burning may be severe and is usually present before any rash appears.Red patches on the skin, followed by small blisters, form in most people.The blisters break, forming small sores that begin to dry and form crusts. The crusts fall off in 2 to 3 weeks. Scarring is rare.The rash usually involves a narrow area from the spine around to the front of the belly area or chest.The rash may involve the face, eyes, mouth, and ears.Other symptoms may include:Abdominal painFever and chillsGeneral ill feelingGenital soresHeadacheJoint painSwollen glands (lymph nodes)You may also have pain, muscle weakness, and a rash involving different parts of your face if shingles affects a nerve in your face. The symptoms may include:Difficulty moving some of the muscles in the faceDrooping eyelid (ptosis)Hearing lossLoss of eye motionTaste problemsVision problemsSigns and testsYour health care provider can make the diagnosis by looking at your skin and asking questions about your medical history.Tests are rarely needed, but may include taking a skin sample to see if the skin is infected with the virus that causes shingles.Blood tests may show an increase in white blood cells and antibodies to the chickenpox virus, but they cannot confirm that the rash is due to shingles. TreatmentYour health care provider may prescribe a medicine that fights the virus, called an antiviral drug. This drug helps reduce pain, prevent complications, and shorten the course of the disease. Acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir may be used.The medications should be started within 72 hours of when you first feel pain or burning. It is best to start taking them before the blisters appear. The drugs are usually given in pill form, and in high doses. Some people may need to receive the medicine through a vein (by IV).Strong anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may be used to reduce swelling and pain. These drugs do not work in all patients.Other medicines may include:Antihistamines to reduce itching (taken by mouth or applied to the skin)Pain medicinesZostrix, a cream containing capsaicin (an extract of pepper) that may reduce the risk of postherpetic neuralgiaCool wet compresses can be used to reduce pain. Soothing baths and lotions, such as colloidal oatmeal bath, starch baths, or calamine lotion, may help to relieve itching and discomfort.Resting in bed until the fever goes down is recommended.Keep the skin clean.Do not reuse contaminated items.Wash nondisposable items in boiling water or disinfect them before using them againYou may need to stay away from people while the sores are oozing to avoid infecting those who have never had chickenpox -- especially pregnant women.

  • Emu Oil Essential Oils

    Therapeutic Grade Essential OilsWholesale essential oils are not all created equal, and some companies that claim to sell pure oils actually don’t. The simple fact is that true essential oils are very expensive to produce, and many companies in the industry take shortcuts to save on costs. At Bulk Apothecary, though, we offer 100% pure high-grade aromatherapy essential oils at an affordable price. We are one of the largest importers and domestic purchasers of these products and we can offer them to our customers at some of the best prices available. The Importance of Pure OilsSome companies cut their essential oils with much cheaper carrier oil in order to sell it at a higher markup. It’s important to buy high quality aromatherapy oils, though, it make sure you get all the benefits these products offer. If you are purchasing oils that have been diluted without your knowledge, you won’t be able to use them as effectively as possible, and you won’t see the same benefits you could otherwise have. Buy Essential Oils WholesaleWhether you’re looking for eucalyptus oil, sandalwood oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil or others, you can save a lot of money buying essential oils at wholesale prices. At Bulk Apothecary we offer a wide range of aromatherapy essential oils and we can, upon request, provide a C of A to ensure you get 100% pure oil. Take a look at our current inventory of oils and place your order today.

  • Emu Oil Sinus Congestion Relief

    Sinusitis Acute sinusitis; Sinus infection; Sinusitis - acute; Sinusitis - chronic; RhinosinusitisLast reviewed: July 30, 2012.Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses that occurs with an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus. Causes, incidence, and risk factorsThe sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull (behind the forehead, nasal bones, cheeks, and eyes). Healthy sinuses contain no bacteria or other germs. Usually, mucus is able to drain out and air is able to circulate.When the sinus openings become blocked or too much mucus builds up, bacteria and other germs can grow more easily.Sinusitis can occur from one of these conditions:Small hairs (cilia) in the sinuses, which help move mucus out, do not work properly due to some medical conditions.Colds and allergies may cause too much mucus to be made or block the opening of the sinuses.A deviated nasal septum, nasal bone spur, or nasal polyps may block the opening of the sinuses.Sinusitis can be called:Acute, when symptoms are present for 4 weeks or less. It is caused by bacteria growing in the sinuses.Chronic, when swelling and inflammation of the sinuses are present for longer than 3 months. It may be caused by bacteria or a fungus.The following may increase your risk or your child's risk of developing sinusitis:Allergic rhinitis or hay feverCystic fibrosisDay careDiseases that prevent the cilia from working properlyChanges in altitude (flying or scuba diving)Large adenoidsSmokingWeakened immune system from HIV or chemotherapySymptomsThe symptoms of acute sinusitis in adults usually follow a cold that does not improve, or one that gets worse after 5 - 7 days of symptoms. Symptoms include:Bad breath or loss of smellCough, often worse at nightFatigue and generally not feeling wellFeverHeadache -- pressure-like pain, pain behind the eyes, toothache, or tenderness of the faceNasal stuffiness and dischargeSore throat and postnasal dripSymptoms of chronic sinusitis are the same as those of acute sinusitis, but tend to be milder and last longer than 12 weeks.Symptoms of sinusitis in children include:Cold or respiratory illness that has been improving and then begins to get worseHigh fever, along with a darkened nasal discharge, for at least 3 daysNasal discharge, with or without a cough, that has been present for more than 10 days and is not improvingSigns and testsThe doctor will examine you or your child for sinusitis by:Looking in the nose for signs of polypsShining a light against the sinus (transillumination) for signs of inflammationTapping over a sinus area to find infectionRegular x-rays of the sinuses are not very accurate for diagnosing sinusitis.Viewing the sinuses through a fiberoptic scope (called nasal endoscopy or rhinoscopy) may help diagnose sinusitis. This is usually done by doctors who specialize in ear, nose, and throat problems (ENTs).Imaging tests that may be used to decide on treatment are:A CT scan of the sinuses to help diagnose sinusitis or view the bones and tissues of the sinuses more closelyAn MRI of the sinuses if there might be a tumor or fungal infectionIf you or your child has sinusitis that does not go away or keeps returning, other tests may include:Allergy testingBlood tests for HIV or other tests for poor immune functionCiliary function testsNasal culturesNasal cytologySweat chloride tests for cystic fibrosisTreatmentSELF CARETry the following measures to help reduce congestion in your sinuses:Apply a warm, moist washcloth to your face several times a day.Drink plenty of fluids to thin the mucus.Inhale steam 2 - 4 times per day (for example, while sitting in the bathroom with the shower running).Spray with nasal saline several times per day.Use a humidifier.Use a Neti pot to flush the sinuses.Be careful with over-the-counter spray nasal decongestants. They may help at first, but using them for more than 3 - 5 days can make nasal stuffiness worse.Also, for sinus pain or pressure:Avoid flying when you are congested.Avoid temperature extremes, sudden changes in temperature, and bending forward with your head down.Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen.MEDICATIONS AND OTHER TREATMENTSAntibiotics are usually not needed for acute sinusitis. Most of these infections go away on their own. Even when antibiotics do help, they may only slightly reduce the time you or your child is sick. Antibiotics may be prescribed sooner for:Children with nasal discharge, possibly with a cough, that is not getting better after 2 - 3 weeksFever higher than 102.2° Fahrenheit (39° Celsius)Headache or pain in the faceSevere swelling around the eyesAcute sinusitis should be treated for 10 - 14 days. Chronic sinusitis should be treated for 3 - 4 weeks. Some people with chronic sinusitis may need special medicines to treat fungal infections.At some point, your doctor will consider:Other prescription medicationsMore testingReferral to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) or allergy specialistOther treatments for sinusitis include:Allergy shots (immunotherapy) to help prevent the disease from returningAvoiding allergy triggersNasal corticosteroid sprays and antihistamines to decrease swelling, especially if there are nasal polyps or allergiesSurgery to enlarge the sinus opening and drain the sinuses may also be needed, especially in patients whose symptoms do not go away after 3 months of treatment, or in patients who have more than two or three episodes of acute sinusitis each year. An ENT specialist (also known as an otolaryngologist) can perform this surgery.Most fungal sinus infections need surgery. Surgery to repair a deviated septum or nasal polyps may prevent the condition from returning. Expectations (prognosis)Sinus infections can usually be cured with self-care measures and medical treatment. If you are having repeated attacks, you should be checked for causes such as nasal polyps or other problems, such as allergies. ComplicationsAlthough very rare, complications may include:AbscessBone infection (osteomyelitis)MeningitisSkin infection around the eye (orbital cellulitis)Calling your health care providerCall your doctor if:Your symptoms last longer than 10 - 14 days or you have a cold that gets worse after 7 daysYou have a severe headache that is not relieved by over-the-counter pain medicineYou have a feverYou still have symptoms after taking all of your antibiotics properlyYou have any changes in your vision during a sinus infectionA green or yellow discharge does not mean that you definitely have a sinus infection or need antibiotics. PreventionThe best way to prevent sinusitis is to avoid or quickly treat flus and colds:Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidants and other chemicals that could boost your immune system and help your body resist infection.Get an influenza vaccine each year.Reduce stress.Wash your hands often, particularly after shaking hands with others.Other tips for preventing sinusitis:Avoid smoke and pollutants.Drink plenty of fluids to increase moisture in your body.Take decongestants during an upper respiratory infection.Treat allergies quickly and appropriately.Use a humidifier to increase moisture in your nose and sinuses.

  • Emu Oil Healing Stubborn-Wounds

    Hope for Those Who Suffer with Stubborn Sores and InfectionsDES PLAINES, IL-(August 6, 2012)-An open sore that won’t heal, an infection after surgery, a burn from radiation therapy-all of these are serious health risks that can be treated effectively. The Wound Healing Center at Holy Family Medical Center is presenting a free wound screening, brief lecture, and open house, Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m., 150 N. River Road. To register for the free event call, Call (877) RES-Info (877)-737-4636.“There are so many people out there with stubborn wounds or sores that just won’t heal,” said Dr. Nancy Awadallah, Medical Director of the Wound Healing Center. “We want them to know there is help for them. We are so proud of the Wound Healing Center’s high quality results. We have a 98.5% heal rate, and 97% patient satisfaction rate.”How do you know if you have a problem wound? A good rule of thumb is any wound/sore that has not healed within 30 days. Some common wounds are diabetic foot ulcers, injuries from radiation treatment, bed sores, gangrene, osteomyelitis (bone infection), and any post-operative infections.“We are very proud of the Wound Center’s record,” said Kim Goin, Program Director. “We have healed 98% of all the wounds we have treated, our average healing time is about 7 weeks, and our patient satisfaction is at 97%.”Wound patients have many options for treatment including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). HBO is a treatment in which patients rest in a specialized treatment chamber, breathing 100% oxygen at greater than normal pressures. HBO increases the amount of oxygen that is circulated to body tissues, stimulating growth of new tissue.

  • Emu Oil Stretch-Marks

    Keloid and hypertrophic scars What is a keloid? Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It is irregularly shaped and tends to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. Occasionally scars enlarge spontaneously to form firm, smooth, hard growths called keloids. Keloids may be uncomfortable or itchy, and may be much larger than the original wound. They can arise soon after the injury, or develop months' later. It is not known why keloids appear. While most people never form keloids, others develop them after minor injuries, even insect bites or pimples. Keloids may form on any part of the body, although the upper chest and shoulders are especially prone to them. Dark skinned people form keloids more easily than Caucasians. Keloid scars are usually just a cosmetic problem. They never become malignant.What is a hypertrophic scar? Raised and red scars that are similar to keloids, but do not breach the boundaries of the injury site. After the skin is injured, the healing process usually leaves a flat scar. Sometimes the scar is hypertrophic, or thickened, but confined to the margin of the wound. Hypertrophic scars often subside by themselves (a process which can take one year or more). Treatment such as injections of cortisone (steroids) can speed this process. As wounds heal, scar tissue forms, which at first is often red and somewhat prominent. A hypertrophic scar looks similar to a keloid. Hypertrophic scars are more common. They don't get a big as keloids, and may fade with time. They occur in all racial groups.What are the signs and symptoms of keloids? Keloids usually appear in areas of previous trauma but may extend beyond the injured area. Keloids are raised and look shiny and dome-shaped, ranging in color from pink, purple, brown to red. Some keloids become quite large and unsightly. They can be doughy or firm and rubbery to the touch. A large keloid in the skin on top f a joint can cause joint dysfunction. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch.What is the cause of keloids? Doctors do not understand exactly why keloids form in certain people or situations and not in others. Changes in the cellular signals that control growth and proliferation may be related to the process of keloid formation, but these changes have not yet been characterized scientifically.Which people are most susceptible to keloids? Keloids are less common in children and the elderly. Although people with darker skin are more likely to develop them, keloids can occur in men and women of all skin types. In some cases, the tendency to form keloids seems to run in families. Keloids can also develop following the minor injuries that occur with body piercing. Since doctors do not understand the precise reasons why some people are more prone to develop keloids, it is impossible to predict whether piercing will lead to keloid formation. Although there are some families which seem prone to form keloids, for the most part, it's impossible to tell who will develop a keloid. In which area of the body are keloids most likely to appear? Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulders, and earlobes. They rarely develop on the face (with the exception of the jawline).Is keloid prevention possible? The best way to deal with a keloid is not to get one. A person who has had a keloid should not undergo elective skin surgeries or procedures such as piercing. When it comes to keloids, prevention is crucial, because current treatments are often not completely successful and may not work at all.

  • Emu Oil Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids (US English) or haemorrhoids (UK pron.: /ˈhɛmərɔɪdz/), are vascular structures in the anal canal which help with stool control.[1][2] They become pathological or piles[3] when swollen or inflamed. In their physiological state, they act as a cushion composed of arterio-venous channels and connective tissue.The symptoms of pathological hemorrhoids depend on the type present. Internal hemorrhoids usually present with painless rectal bleeding while external hemorrhoids may produce few symptoms or if thrombosed significant pain and swelling in the area of the anus. Many people incorrectly refer to any symptom occurring around the anal-rectal area as "hemorrhoids" and serious causes of the symptoms should be ruled out.[4] While the exact cause of hemorrhoids remains unknown, a number of factors which increase intra-abdominal pressure, in particular constipation, are believed to play a role in their development.Initial treatment for mild to moderate disease consists of increasing fiber intake, oral fluids to maintain hydration, NSAIDs to help with the pain, and rest. A number of minor procedures may be performed if symptoms are severe or do not improve with conservative management. Surgery is reserved for those who fail to improve following these measures. Up to half of people may experience problems with hemorrhoids at some point in their life. Outcomes are usually good. Contents1 Signs and symptoms 1.1 External 1.2 Internal 2 Causes 3 Pathophysiology 4 Diagnosis 4.1 Internal 4.2 External 4.3 Differential 5 Prevention 6 Management 6.1 Conservative 6.2 Procedures 6.3 Surgery 7 Epidemiology 8 History 9 Notable cases 10 References 11 External linksSigns and symptoms External hemorrhoid as seen around the human anusInternal and external hemorrhoids may present differently; however, many people may have a combination of the two.[2] Bleeding significant enough to cause anemia is rare,[5] and life threatening bleeding is even more uncommon.[6] Many people feel embarrassed when facing the problem[5] and frequently seek medical care only when the case is advanced.[2] ExternalIf not thrombosed, external hemorrhoids may cause few problems.[7] However, when thrombosed, hemorrhoids may be very painful.[2][3] Nevertheless this pain typically resolves in 2 - 3 days.[5] The swelling however may take a few weeks to disappear.[5] A skin tag may remain after healing.[2] If hemorrhoids are large and cause issues with hygiene, they may produce irritation of the surrounding skin and thus itchiness around the anus.[7] InternalInternal hemorrhoids usually present with painless, bright red, rectal bleeding during or following a bowel movement.[2] The blood typically covers the stool, a condition known as hematochezia, is on the toilet paper, or drips into the toilet bowl.[2] The stool itself is usually normally coloured.[2] Other symptoms may include mucous discharge, a perianal mass if they prolapse through the anus, itchiness, and fecal incontinence.[8][6] Internal hemorrhoids are usually only painful if they become thrombosed or necrotic.[2] CausesThe exact cause of symptomatic hemorrhoids is unknown.[9] A number of factors are believed to play a role including: irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea), a lack of exercise, nutritional factors (low-fiber diets), increased intra-abdominal pressure (prolonged straining, ascitis, an intra-abdominal mass, or pregnancy), genetics, an absence of valves within the hemorrhoidal veins, and aging.[3][5] Other factors that are believed to increase the risk include obesity, prolonged sitting,[2] a chronic cough and pelvic floor dysfunction.[4] Evidence for these associations, however, is poor.[4]During pregnancy, pressure from the fetus on the abdomen and hormonal changes cause the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge. Delivery also leads to increased intra-abdominal pressures.[10] Pregnant women rarely need surgical treatment, as symptoms usually resolve after delivery.[3]

  • Emu Oil Vitamin & Minerals Supplement

    Vitamins and MineralsVitamins are organic substances (made by plants or animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth; soil and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and humans absorb minerals from the plants they eat. Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that your body needs to grow and develop of various foodsVitamins and minerals, have a unique role to play in maintaining your health. For example Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium (a mineral) it needs to form strong bones. A deficiency in vitamin D can result in a disease called rickets (softening of the bones caused by the bodies inability to absorb the mineral calcium.) The body cannot produce calcium; therefore, it must be absorbed through our food. Other minerals like chromium, copper, iodine, iron, selenium, and zinc are called trace minerals because you only need very small amounts of them each day. The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Vitamin and Mineral SupplementsInformation about the role of vitamins and minerals in health and disease:Calcium and Bone Health ChromiumExternal Web Site Icon FolateExternal Web Site Icon Iron and Iron Deficiency MagnesiumExternal Web Site Icon Salt Sodium and Potassium - (PDF-150k) Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon SeleniumExternal Web Site Icon Vitamin AExternal Web Site Icon Vitamin B6External Web Site Icon Vitamin B12External Web Site Icon Vitamin DExternal Web Site Icon Vitamin EExternal Web Site Icon Vitamin K: Interactions with Coumadin - (PDF-39k Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon) ZincExternal Web Site IconMany products are marketed as dietary supplements. It is important to remember that supplements include vitamins and minerals, as well as herbs, botanicals and other substances. For more information about dietary supplements see:Dietary SupplementsExternal Web Site Icon Frequently Asked QuestionsExternal Web Site Icon

  • Emo Oil Ear & Eye Care

    Why is vision health so important? Your eyes not only affect how you see, but how you feel. Caring for your vision can lead to a better quality of life. Your eyesight impacts your performance at work, school, and home. When your vision health is at its best, you perform better in all aspects of your life. Not to mention, eye strain leads to headaches, fatigue, and other discomforts that keep you from feeling your best.A Window to the Rest of Your Body Did you know that a number of health conditions can be detected early by your eye doctor? An eye exam can detect conditions like diabetes, years before you show signs of the disease, allowing you to better manage health issues before they become a problem.In addition to diabetes, annual eye exams can identify eye and general health conditions, such as:Macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetes High blood pressureHigh cholesterol Multiple sclerosis Risk of stroke Risk of heart diseaseYou’re in charge. The eye is controlled by muscles, just like many other parts of the body. So just like the rest of your body, your eye health is impacted by your lifestyle, including eating habits, regular exercise, and routine physical exams. Getting an annual eye exam is a very important part of maintaining your overall health!

  • Emu Oil Insect Repellent

    An insect repellent is a substance applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces which discourages insects (and arthropods in general) from landing or climbing on that surface. There are also insect repellent products available based on sound production, particularly ultrasound (inaudibly high frequency sounds). These electronic devices have been shown to have no effect as a mosquito repellent by studies done by the EPA and many universities.[1]Insect repellents help prevent and control the outbreak of insect-borne diseases such as malaria, Lyme disease, dengue fever, bubonic plague, and West Nile fever. Pest animals commonly serving as vectors for disease include the insects flea, fly, and mosquito; and the arachnid tick. Contents1 Common insect repellents 2 Repellent effectiveness 3 Repellent safety 4 Insect repellents from natural sources 5 Inactive substances – carriers 6 Less effective methods 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksCommon insect repellentsBirch tree bark is traditionally made into tar. Combined with another oil (i.e. fish oil) at 1/2 dilution, it is then applied to the skin for repelling mosquitos[2][3][4] DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) Essential oil of the lemon eucalyptus (Corymbia citriodora) and its active compound p-menthane-3,8-diol (PMD) Icaridin, also known as picaridin, Bayrepel, and KBR 3023 Nepetalactone, also known as "catnip oil" Citronella oil[5] Permethrin Neem oil Bog Myrtle Dimethyl carbate Tricyclodecenyl allyl ether, a compound often found in synthetic perfumes.[6][7] IR3535 (3-[N-Butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid, ethyl ester) Ethylhexanediol or "6-12 repellent," discontinued in the US in 1991 due to evidence of causing developmental defects in animals[8] Permethrin is different in that it is actually a contact insecticide. A more recent repellent being currently researched is SS220, which has been shown to provide significantly better protection than DEET.Repellent effectiveness A popular post-WWII Australian brand of insect repellent.Synthetic repellents tend to be more effective and/or longer lasting than "natural" repellents.[9][10] In comparative studies, IR3535 was as effective or better than DEET in protection against mosquitoes.[11] However, some plant-based repellents may provide effective relief as well.[9][10][12] Essential oil repellents can be short-lived in their effectiveness, since essential oils can evaporate completely.A test of various insect repellents by an independent consumer organization found that repellents containing DEET or picaridin are more effective than repellents with "natural" active ingredients. All the synthetics gave almost 100% repellency for the first 2 hours, where the natural repellent products were most effective for the first 30 to 60 minutes, and required reapplication to be effective over several hours.[13]For protection against mosquitos, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a statement in May 2008 recommending equally DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 for skin.[14] Permethrin is recommended for clothing, gear, or bed nets.[9] In an earlier report, the CDC found oil of lemon eucalyptus to be more effective than other plant-based treatments, with a similar effectiveness to low concentrations of DEET.[15] However, a 2006 published study found in both cage and field studies that a product containing 40% oil of lemon eucalyptus was just as effective as products containing high concentrations of DEET.[16] Research has also found that neem oil is mosquito repellent for up to 12 hours.[12] Citronella oil's mosquito repellency has also been verified by research,[17] including effectiveness in repelling Aedes aegypti,[18][19] but requires reapplication after 30 to 60 minutes. Repellent safety DEET Icaridin p-Menthane-3,8-diol (PMD)Regarding safety with insect repellent use on children and pregnant women:Children may be at greater risk for adverse reactions to repellents, in part, because their exposure may be greater. Keep repellents out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to apply repellents to themselves. Use only small amounts of repellent on children. Do not apply repellents to the hands of young children because this may result in accidental eye contact or ingestion. Try to reduce the use of repellents by dressing children in long sleeves and long pants tucked into boots or socks whenever possible. Use netting over strollers, playpens, etc. As with chemical exposures in general, pregnant women should take care to avoid exposures to repellents when practical, as the fetus may be vulnerable.Regardless of which repellent product used, it is recommended to read the label before use and carefully follow directions.[20] Usage instructions for repellents vary from country to country. Some insect repellents are not recommended for use on younger children.[14]In the DEET Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported 14 to 46 cases of potential DEET associated seizures, including 4 deaths. The EPA states: "... it does appear that some cases are likely related to DEET toxicity," but observed that with 30% of the US population using DEET, the likely seizure rate is only about one per 100 million users.[21]The Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University states that, "Everglades National Park employees having extensive DEET exposure were more likely to have insomnia, mood disturbances and impaired cognitive function than were lesser exposed co-workers".[22]The EPA states that citronella oil shows little or no toxicity and has been used as a topical insect repellent for 60 years. However, the EPA also states that citronella may irritate skin and cause dermatitis in certain individuals.[5] Canadian regulatory authorities concern with citronella based repellents is primarily based on data-gaps in toxicology, not on incidents.[23][24]Within countries of the European Union, implementation of Regulation 98/8/EC,[25] commonly referred to as the Biocidal Products Directive, has severely limited the number and type of insect repellents available to European consumers. Only a small number of active ingredients have been supported by manufacturers in submitting dossiers to the EU Authorities. In general, only formulations containing DEET, icaridin (sold under the trade name Saltidin and formerly known as Bayrepel or KBR3023), IR3535 (3-[N-Butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid, ethyl ester) and Citriodiol (p-menthane-3,8-diol) are available. Most "natural" insect repellents such as citronella, neem oil, and herbal extracts are no longer permitted for sale as insect repellents in the EU; this does not preclude them from being sold for other purposes, as long as the label does not indicate they are a biocide (insect repellent). Insect repellents from natural sourcesThere are many preparations from naturally occurring sources that are repellent to certain insects. Some of these act as insecticides while others are only repellent.Achillea alpina (mosquitos) alpha-terpinene (mosquitos)[26] Basil[27] Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Callicarpa americana (Beautyberry)[28] Camphor (moths)[29] Carvacrol (mosquitos)[26] Castor oil (Ricinus communis) (mosquitos)[30] Catnip oil (Nepeta species) (nepetalactone against mosquitos)[31] (although attracts cats) Cedar oil (mosquitos, moths)[30] Celery extract (Apium graveolens) (mosquitos)[26] In clinical testing an extract of celery was demonstrated to be at least equally effective to 25% DEET,[32] although the commercial availability of such an extract is not known. Cinnamon[33] (leaf oil kills mosquito larvae)[34] Citronella oil (repels mosquitos)[30] Oil of cloves (mosquitos)[30] Eucalyptus oil (70%+ eucalyptol), (cineol is a synonym), mosquitos, flies, dust mites[35]) Fennel oil (Foeniculum vulgare) (mosquitos)[26] Garlic (Allium sativum) (rice weevil, wheat flour beetle)[36] Geranium oil (also known as Pelargonium graveolens)[30][37] Lavender (ineffective alone, but measurable effect in certain repellent mixtures)[38][39] Lemon eucalyptus (Corymbia citriodora) essential oil and its active ingredient p-menthane-3,8-diol (PMD) Lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon species) (mosquitos)[30] East-Indian Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)[40] Marigolds (Tagetes species) Marjoram (Spider mites Tetranychus urticae and Eutetranychus orientalis)[41] Neem oil (Azadirachta indica) (Repels or kills mosquitos, their larvae and a plethora of other insects including those in agriculture) Oleic acid, repels bees and ants by simulating the "Smell of death" produced by their decomposing corpses. It is a 400 millions years old natural mechanisms helping to sanitise the hives or to escape predators[42] Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) (mosquitos,[35] fleas[43]), but very toxic to pets.[43] Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) (mosquitos)[44] Pyrethrum (from Chrysanthemum species, particularly C. cinerariifolium and C. coccineum) Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)[41] (mosquitos)[30] Spanish Flag (Lantana camara) (against Tea Mosquito Bug, Helopeltis theivora)[45] Tea tree oil[46] Thyme (Thymus species) (mosquitos)[26] Yellow Nightshade (Solanum villosum), berry juice (against Stegomyia aegypti mosquitos)[47] Andrographis paniculata extracts(mosquito)[48]

  • Emu Oil Other Health Uses

    Not to be confused with linolenic acid or lipoic acid. Linoleic acid IUPAC name[hide]cis, cis-9,12-Octadecadienoic acid[1] Other names[hide]C18:2 (Lipid numbers) Identifiers CAS number 60-33-3 Yes ChemSpider 4444105 Yes UNII 9KJL21T0QJ Yes KEGG C01595 Yes ChEBI CHEBI:17351 Yes ChEMBL CHEMBL267476 Yes Jmol-3D images Image 1 SMILES [show] InChI [show] Properties Molecular formula C18H32O2 Molar mass 280.45 g mol−1 Appearance Colorless oil Density 0.9 g/cm3[2] Melting point−5 °C (23 °F)[3] −12 °C (10 °F)[2] Boiling point230 °C (446 °F) at 21 mbar[3] 230 °C (446 °F) at 16 mmHg[2] Solubility in water 0.139 mg/L[3] Vapor pressure 16 Torr at 229 °C[citation needed] Hazards NFPA 704 NFPA 704.svg 1 2 0 Flash point 112 °C (234 °F)[3] Yes (verify) (what is: Yes/?) Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa) Infobox referencesLinoleic acid (LA) is an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature. In physiological literature, it has a lipid number of 18:2(n-6). Chemically, linoleic acid is a carboxylic acid with an 18-carbon chain and two cis double bonds; the first double bond is located at the sixth carbon from the methyl end.[4]Linoleic acid belongs to one of the two families of essential fatty acids. The body cannot synthesize linoleic acid from other food components.[5]The word "linoleic" comes from the Greek word linon (flax). Oleic means "of, relating to, or derived from oil of olive" or "of or relating to oleic acid" because saturating the omega-6 double bond produces oleic acid. Contents1 In physiology 1.1 Metabolism and eicosanoids 2 Uses 2.1 Industrial uses 2.2 Use in research 3 Dietary sources 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksIn physiologyLA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid used in the biosynthesis of arachidonic acid (AA) and thus some prostaglandins. It is found in the lipids of cell membranes. It is abundant in many vegetable oils, comprising over half (by weight) of poppy seed, safflower, sunflower, and corn oils.[6]Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that must be consumed for proper health. A diet only deficient in linoleate causes mild skin scaling, hair loss,[7] and poor wound healing in rats.[8] However, achieving a deficiency in linoleic acid is nearly impossible consuming any normal diet and is thus not considered to be of clinical concern.Along with oleic acid, linoleic acid is released by cockroaches upon death which has the effect of preventing other roaches from entering the area. This is similar to the mechanism found in ants and bees, in which oleic acid is released upon death.[9] Metabolism and eicosanoidsLinoleic Acid Metabolism.gifThe first step in the metabolism of LA is performed by Δ6desaturase, which converts LA into gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).There is evidence suggesting that infants lack Δ6desaturase of their own, and must acquire it through breast milk. Studies show that breast-milk fed babies have higher concentrations of GLA than formula-fed babies, while formula-fed babies have elevated concentrations of LA.[10]GLA is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which in turn is converted to arachidonic acid (AA). One of the possible fates of AA is to be transformed into a group of metabolites called eicosanoids, a class of paracrine hormones. The three types of eicosanoids are prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes. Eicosanoids produced from AA tend to be inflammatory.[11] For example, both AA-derived thrombaxane and leukotrieneB4 are proaggretory and vasoconstrictive eicosanoids. The oxidized metabolic products of linoleic acid, such as 9-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid and 13-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid, have also been shown to activate TRPV1, the capsaicin receptor, and through this might play a major role in hyperalgesia and allodynia.[12]An increased intake of certain [13] omega–3 fatty acids with a decrease in omega-6 fatty acids has been shown to attenuate inflammation due to reduced production of these eicosanoids.[14]One study monitoring two groups of survivors of myocardial infarction concluded “the concentration of alpha-linolenic acid was increased by 68%, in the experimental group, and that of linoleic acid reduced by 7%...the survivors of a first myocardial infarction, assigned to a Mediterranean alpha-linolenic acid rich diet, had a markedly reduced rate of recurrence, other cardiac events and overall mortality.”

  • Emu Oil

    Research shows Emu Oil to be almost 100% triglyceride in nature, which means that Emu Oil is almost a completely neutral lipid and as such has tremendous medical and cosmetic possibilities as a base carrier and neutral emollient. Emu Oil has high penetrating qualities since the human skin is phospholipid deficient.Dr. G.R. Hobday (Australia) has done ten years of clinical experimentation with the following results: · Eczema – reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin. · Keloids – reduces scarring and has anti-inflammatory action against the formation of keloid tissues. · Burns – promotes faster healing with less pain and scarring. · Joints – reduces pain, swelling and stiffness where joint is close to skin surface. · Bruising and Muscle Pain – provides significant benefit to recent bruising and muscle pain where injury is relatively superficial. Post-exercise muscle strains are reduced due to anti-inflammatory action. · Wounds – applied to epithelialised wounds appears to reduce scar tissue formation and anti-inflammatory action soothes a wound after surgery. · Insect Bites – the sting and itching is greatly reduced due to the anti-inflammatory properties.Many individuals have reported beneficial results that have not yet been the topic of organized scientific research. Among them are:· Shingles – rapid relief from symptoms, including disappearance of rash. · Psoriasis – reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin. · Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – relieves swelling, inflammation and pain. · Baldness – numerous male users have reported renewed hair growth. · Nervous Skin Disorders – reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin. · Diaper Rash – reduces irritation and inflammation of the skin. · Circulation Problems – improves circulation in extremities. Emu Oil

  • Emu Oil Keloids & Scars

    Keloids Hypertrophic scar; Keloid scar; Scar - hypertrophicLast reviewed: October 5, 2010.Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Causes, incidence, and risk factorsKeloids occur from such skin injuries as:AcneBurnsChickenpoxEar piercingMinor scratchesSurgical cutsTraumatic woundsVaccination sitesThey are more common in people ages 10 to 20, and in African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics. Keloids often run in families. Keloidosis is a term used when many or repeated keloids occur. SymptomsA skin lesion that is:Flesh-colored, red, or pinkLocated over the site of a wound or injuryLumpy (nodular) or ridgedThe lesion may itch while it is forming and growing.

  • Emu Oil Kidney Infection

    Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that generally begins in your urethra or bladder and travels up into your kidneys.A kidney infection requires prompt medical attention. If not treated properly, a kidney infection can permanently damage your kidneys or the bacteria can spread to your bloodstream and cause a life-threatening infection.Kidney infection treatment usually includes antibiotics and often requires hospitalization.

  • Emu Oil Oleic Acid

    Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is an odorless, colourless oil, although commercial samples may be yellowish. In chemical terms, oleic acid is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, abbreviated with a lipid number of 18:1 cis-9. It has the formula CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7COOH.[2] The term "oleic" means related to, or derived from, oil or olive, the oil that is predominantly composed of oleic acid. Contents1 Occurrence 1.1 As an insect pheromone 2 Production and chemical behavior 3 Uses 4 Health effects 5 References 6 External linksOccurrenceFatty acids (or as their salts) do not often occur as such in biological systems. Instead fatty acids like oleic acid occur as their esters, commonly the triglycerides, which are the greasy materials in many natural oils. Via the process of saponification, the fatty acids can be obtained.Triglycerides of oleic acid compose the majority of olive oil, although there may be less than 2.0% as free acid in the virgin olive oil, with higher concentrations making the olive oil inedible.[citation needed] It also makes up 59-75% of pecan oil,[3] 61% of canola oil, [4] 36-67% of peanut oil,[5] 20-85% of sunflower oil (the latter in the high oleic variant),[6] 15-20% of grape seed oil, sea buckthorn oil, and sesame oil,[2] and 14% of poppyseed oil.[7] It is abundantly present in many animal fats, constituting 37 to 56% of chicken and turkey fat[8] and 44 to 47% of lard.Oleic acid is the most abundant fatty acid in human adipose tissue.[9] As an insect pheromoneOleic acid is emitted by the decaying corpses of a number of insects, including bees and Pogonomyrmex ants, and triggers the instincts of living workers to remove the dead bodies from the hive. If a live bee[10] or ant[11][12] is daubed with oleic acid, it is dragged off for disposal as if it were dead. The oleic acid smell also may indicate danger to living insects, prompting them to avoid others who have succumbed to disease or places where predators lurk.[13] Production and chemical behaviorThe biosynthesis of oleic acid involves the action of the enzyme stearoyl-CoA 9-desaturase acting on stearoyl-CoA. In effect, stearic acid is dehydrogenated to give the monounsaturated derivative oleic acid.Oleic acid undergoes the reactions of carboxylic acids and alkenes. It is soluble in aqueous base to give soaps called oleates. Iodine adds across the double bond. Hydrogenation of the double bond yields the saturated derivative stearic acid. Oxidation at the double bond occurs slowly in air, and is known as rancidification in foodstuffs or drying in coatings. Reduction of the carboxylic acid group yields oleyl alcohol. Ozonolysis of oleic acid is an important route to azelaic acid. The coproduct is nonanoic acid:[14]H17C8CH=CHC7H14CO2H + 4"O" → H17C8CO2H + HO2CC7H14CO2HEsters of azelaic acid find applications in lubrication and plasticizers.The trans isomer of oleic acid is called elaidic acid (hence the name elaidinization for a reaction that converts oleic acid to elaidic acid. UsesOleic acid (in triglyceride form) is included in normal human diet as part of animal fats and vegetable oil.Oleic acid as its sodium salt is a major component of soap as an emulsifying agent. It is also used as emollient.[15] Small amounts of oleic acid are used as an excipient in pharmaceuticals, oleic acid is used as an emulsifying or solubilizing agent in aerosol products.[16]Oleic acid is also used to induce lung damage in certain types of animals, for the purpose of testing new drugs and other means to treat lung diseases. Specifically in sheep, intravenous administration of oleic acid causes acute lung injury with corresponding pulmonary edema.[17] This sort of research has been of particular benefit to premature newborns, for whom treatment for underdeveloped lungs (and associated complications) often is a matter of life and death. Health effectsOleic acid is a common monounsaturated fat in human diet. Monounsaturated fat consumption has been associated with decreased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and possibly increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.[18] However, its ability to raise HDL is still debated.Oleic acid may hinder the progression of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a fatal disease that affects the brain and adrenal glands.[19]Oleic acid may be responsible for the hypotensive (blood pressure reducing) effects of olive oil.[20] Adverse effects also have been documented, however, since both oleic and monounsaturated fatty acid levels in the membranes of red blood cells have been associated with increased risk of breast cancer.[Emu Oil Oleic Acid

  • Emu Oil Lotions & Potions for Health

    Lotions & Potions offers a line of handsoaps, body scrubs, body lotions & creams, pulse point oils, bath brews & bubble bath as well as lip glosses & balms. All of our products are not only organic & vegan but, handmade as well! Since all of our products are made in small batches to ensure quality, you will find that the "Lotions & Potions" line will leave your skin soft, smooth & completely hydrated hours after it has been applied.

  • Emu Oil Nail Fungus Cure

    Nail fungus is a fungal infection in one or more of your nails. An infection with nail fungus may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges — an unsightly and potentially painful problem.An infection with nail fungus may be difficult to treat, and it may recur. But medications are available to help clear up nail fungus.

  • Emu Oil Natural Antibiotic Medication

    Colloidal SilverMan has used Silver for thousands of years, as an ornament, utensil, vessel, and tool. Science has known of the Antibiotic effect of Colloidal Silver, and has, and is still using colloidal silver to this day. Newsweek, 3-28-1994 Featured a six page article. “Antibiotics, The end of the miracle drugs?” as a cover story. “ The rise of drug resistant germs is unparalleled in recorded history,” according to the article. “ Penicillin and tetracycline lost their power over staph back in the 1950s and 1960s. Another antibiotic, methicillin, provided a backup for awhile, but methicillin-resistant staph is now common in hospitals and nursing homes worldwide…trying to cripple bacteria’s defenses…will not do much more than buy us five to ten years…A better strategy might be to abandon antibiotics altogether in favor of different kinds of drugs. Not a very good outlook for us. Time Sept. 1995 “ Revenge of the Killer Microbes”. “Faced with AIDS, and with an ever increasing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, doctors were forced to admit that the medical profession was actually retreating in the battle against germs. The question ceased to be, when will infectious diseases be wiped out? And became, Where will the next deadly new plague appear?…Humanity once had the notion it could control or conquer all these deadly microbes. But anyone who reads today’s headlines knows how vain that hope turned out to be. New scourges are emerging-AIDS is not the only one—older diseases like tuberculosis are rapidly evolving into forms that are resistant to antibiotics,.. In 1992, 13,300 hospital patients died of infections that resisted every drug doctors tried. The basic problem is simply that bacteria have a tremendous ability to adapt to substances. They can and do mutate to over-come antibiotics. When the antibiotics destroy the bacteria which are susceptible to them, they only clear the way for the resistant bacteria to move uninhibited. Still another problem that has plagued the medical profession from the beginning with modern antibiotics has been the fact that throughout the body. Beneficial bacteria and organisms play various important, natural functions in the body. Antibiotics often play havoc with some of these necessary organisms, producing long lasting side effects that may be difficult to correct. Science Digest suggested an answer back in March of 1978 in an article titled ‘ Our magnificent germ fighter.” This article by Jim Powell stated: Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover , silver is virtually non-toxic.In the 1970s Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University’s Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better burn treatments for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons as chief biochemist on this project. They tested 22 antiseptic compounds and rejected all of them. The problem was that infections in burns often failed to respond to antibiotics. Most antiseptics actually destroyed the delicate tissues in severe burns and were very painful. The greatest problem was the bacterium Pseudomonas acruginose which is particularly infectious to burns and fails to respond to all common antiseptics and antibiotics. In his research into medical history, Dr. Margraf found numerous references to silver as a anti-microbial agent. It was found that silver has been used for thousands of years in one form or another to treat infection and has well proven itself to be totally non-toxic at all concentrations. Bacteria have never developed an immunity to it. He found references to it as a catalyst that disables the enzymes anaroebic microorganisma depend on. Silver has been known to be a bactericide for at least 1200 years. Even in ancient times, it was known to prevent disease and it was said that disease could not be transmitted by drinking from a silver cup. Silver coins were commonly used to prevent the spoilage of milk and other drink, and silver containers were used to prolong the freshness of foods in general Even today, we commonly call all tableware “silverware” although today its more apt to be made of stainless steel. Until about 1970 it was common usage for scientist to put a silver dime in a petri dish to sterilize the dish. Silver was long used for plates for the surgical repair of bones. In the 1920s, 30s, and 40s silver was ground fine like flour and was used orally for many infections and disease conditions, topically on burns, and for fungal infections. Over 650 bacteria, virus, and fungi were considered treatable with this silver in 1938. With the development of the patented antibiotics, silver lost usage in the United States and most other places, although the antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Not viruses, yeasts, and fungus, as is silver. Now, with the greatly improved colloids, the tables are turning and silver may be the most effective treatment. All of this is happening at the same time that disease bacteria are developing immunity to modern antibiotics, Furthermore, the immunity of the antibiotics seems to be developing all over the world, even in isolated areas. The medical profession is alarmed. Can silver save us? Many authorities think so. In “Use of Colloids in Health and disease”. Dr. Henry Crooks found that colloidal silver is highly germicidal. In laboratory tests he found that “ all fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes. In fact there is no microbe known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or less in a dilution of as little as five parts per million. Dr. Crooks found colloidal silver particularly effective in intestinal problems, and tells us there are no serious effects whatsoever from high concentrations. In “ colloidal silver “ by the association for colloidal research, it is reported that: Medical journal reports are documented studies spanning 100 years indicate no known side effects from oral or I.V. administration for properly manufactured Colloidal Silver in animal or human testing.”.. There has never been a reported reaction with colloidal silver and any prescription medication…” The Evidence appears to support the theory that colloidal silver is highly effective against all strains of pathogenic bacteria, while any one antibiotic is only effective against a few certain bacterial strains. Furthermore, antibiotics have never been effective against viruses, yeasts, or funguses. Yet, researchers are telling us that colloidal silver is highly effective against all of these things. Does colloidal silver destroy the friendly organisms? How can it differentiate between friendly and unfriendly organisms? This seems a little uncertain at the time. However, it seems that most friendly organisms are aroebic, whereas unfriendly organisms are anaroebic. Silver attacks the anaroebic. How does colloidal silver do all of this? Researchers tell us that the silver ion, of very minute size and having a positive charge, attaches itself electrically to certain enzymes needed by anaroebic bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and fungus and destroys these enzymes, It is said that these organisms require these particular enzymes for their sustenance. The silver acts as a catalyst and is not consumed in the process. It is possible that the reason these bacteria cannot develop a resistance to silver, as they do to antibiotics, is because silver does not attack them directly, but rather destroys the enzymes they depend on. “A speeding car overturned and burst into flames. The 18-year old driver suffered over his face, neck, arms, hands, back, stomach, and legs---burns covered more than 80% of his body. Until recently, this would have been a death sentence. Doctors knew how to restore vital body fluids and salts, but had no way to fight infection, the primary cause of death in burn cases. Fortunately for this youth, a new silver compound killed the deadly bacteria and enabled him to heal. He was out of the hospital within four month.” UCLA ran some tests on colloidal silver and their report states: “The silver solutions were antibacterial for concentrations of five parts per million, shown to be effective for Stretococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhea, Gardnerella Vaginalis, Salmonella Typhi, and other enteric pathogens, and fungicidal for Candida Albacans, Candida Globata, and M. furfur.” If it is so effective, this safe, and has so many advantages, why have we not been using it? What makes researchers now believe that it is so effective? What has led to this change in thinking? One line of research that has led to this change is described in this best seller, THE BODY ELECRTIC, in which Robert O. Becker, leading research scientist in the field of bone regeneration, states on page 167: “ Of course, the germ-killing action of silver had been known for some time…the Soviets use silver ions to sterilize recycled water aboard their space station…it kills even antibiotic-resistant strains, and also works on fungus infections.” On page 175 he says: “ It stimulates bone-forming cells, cures the most stubborn infections, of all kinds of bacteria, and stimulates healing in skin and other soft tissue.” Certainly that is a broad statement! Dr. Becker further relates a fascinating story which would seem to substantiate his statement. A man’s broken right tibia and fibula refused to bond and the skin refused to heal over a large area of the leg for a year and a half. The leg was infected with five kinds of bacteria, all of which refused to respond to antibiotics. As a last resort before amputation, Dr. Becker treated the condition with a silver filament charged with a low D.C. electrical current. This produced silver ions in the bone area and at the surface area…” I debrided the wound, removing the dead tissue and all grossly infected or dead bone. There wasn’t much left afterwards. It was an enormous excavation running almost from his knee to his ankle. In the operating room we soaked a big piece of silver nylon in saline solution and laid it over the wound… We packed the fabric in place with saline-soaked-gauze, wrapped the leg, and connected the battery unit. About a week and a half later, Dr. Becker tells us: “all of our bacterial cultures were sterile-all five kinds had been killed, the soft healing tissue, called granulation tissue, was spreading out and covering the bone. In two weeks, the whole base of the wound, which had been over eight square inches of raw bone, was covered with this friendly pink carpet. The skin was beginning to grow in too, so we can forget about the skin grafts that we thought we would have to do. “I decided to take an x-ray to see how much bone he’d lost. “[he was expecting the bone to start withdrawing before the knitting process began] “I could hardly believe the picture. There was clearly some bone growth!….I removed the cast , felt the leg, and found that the pieces were all stuck together. John watched, and when I was done he lifted his leg into the air triumphantly.” When Dr. Becker placed the silver coated nylon in the wound and connected the electrode at each end, he then produced silver ions,”colloidal silver”. This alone cannot be credited with the rapid healing of the bone however, as his research proved that the small electrical current was effective in the bone growth all by itself. However, the silver electrodes proved much more effective and this would seem to lead to the supposition that the silver ions are effective in stimulating healing of the bone when in direct contact. Colloidal silver may be an entirely natural healing agent. Some theorize that years ago we normally had much higher levels of silver in our bodies. They claim that our bodies are depleted of silver because our soils have been depleted and had a much higher levels of silver content a hundred years or so ago. Therefore silver was present in much higher concentrations in our foods at that time. It is theorized that by hauling our foods from our farm land to the cities, consuming the foods and dumping our sewage into the rivers and oceans, we are depleting the soil of the silver along with all the other natural minerals, while replacing only the potassium and phosphorous. Thus, now our immune systems are depleted, while the loads on them are increased by many factors in our modern life style. It seems that the final word is not in on the effects of colloidal silver in the case of cancer. However, the silver appears o be more promising against AIDS, because there seems to be no doubt but that the silver supplements and supports the T-cells in their fight against foreign organisms in the blood. It is strongly suggested by research scientist such as Dr. Gary Smith and others that silver ions are essential to the immune system.

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