For Wounds

The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…daily) before the season begins. Zinc for Wound Healing One of the lesser known benefits of zinc is its ability to heal wounds. Zinc interacts with platelets in blood clotting and aids protein synthesis and cell growth. Plus, it tends to accumulate around wounds, where cell division takes place more…

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Tips for Treating Bedsores

…bedsore treatments work best if you already have these lesions? A Sweet Solution for Bedsores The best way to heal any open wound, from bedsores to diabetic ulcers, is sugar. When sugar—or honey—is packed in a wound, it creates a highly concentrated medium where bacteria cannot survive. It also reduces…

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A Sweet Solution for Treating Diabetes Complications

…was healed. Sugar has been used to dress open wounds for at least 5,000 years. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used honey (which works just like sugar) to treat open wounds and burns. Today, antibiotic ointments are the treatment of choice for ulcers, cuts, scrapes, and burns. Yet honey and…

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Unnecessary Surgery Part 3: What to Do If Surgery Is Unavoidable

…accumulate around wounds, where cell division takes place more vigorously, particularly during the initial week of wound healing. Studies have shown that high doses of zinc speed healing following trauma, including the trauma of surgery. I recommend taking 45 mg of zinc per day for the first month after…

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The Medicinal Uses for Aloe Vera

…compounds have been identified in the aloe plant, and it has dozens of therapeutic uses. Medicinal Uses for Aloe Vera * Speeds healing of wounds, burns and more. Aloe is best known for its wound- and burn-healing properties. Aloe has antimicrobial properties and has been demonstrated to be effective…

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Heal Diabetic Ulcers With Sugar

…troublesome complications, one of them being wounds that heal slowly or not at all. The good news is that there’s a far better solution for persistent sores than today’s antibiotic treatments, and it’s one I’ve been using at the Whitaker Wellness Institute for more than 20 years. It’s a simple sugar…

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Chronic Pain Treatment the Pro Athletes Use

…painful conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica and more. Microcurrent therapy and HBOT are used regularly at my clinic for chronic pain treatment, as well as wounds and injuries, with incredible results. Here’s just one recent example. Laverne’s Chronic Pain Treatment When La Mae brought…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

Natural Home Remedy #1 For cuts and scrapes, sprinkle sugar on the wound and cover with a dressing. Sugar draws fluid from the wound and helps kill bacteria. Natural Home Remedy #2 To remove a wart, try rubbing it with the inside of a banana peel once or twice a day. Expect results within a month. Natural…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…decrease this risk. I recommend 200 mcg of selenium per day. Zinc Adequate zinc levels are essential for optimal immune function, vision, and skin health. Supplemental zinc has also been shown to improve wound healing and bolster prostate health. I recommend 30 mg of zinc daily. Copper Copper plays a role…

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Diabetes Complication #2: Foot Problems

…problems with the feet. For people with diabetic neuropathy, diminished sensation in the feet can lead to a host of problems, including an underestimation of wound severity. At the same time, impaired circulation makes diabetics more susceptible to infection and retards wound healing. For most of us, small…

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The Many Health Benefits of Garlic

It’s an aromatic kitchen cure, it’s been a medicinal staple for centuries, and—if you believe the folklore—it even has the power to ward off vampires. The health benefits of garlic are abundant and longstanding. And it’s no secret that if Big Pharma could patent this healing herb, they would…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…eyesight, kidneys, legs, and nerves—even save your life. Diabetes has a devastating effect on virtually every system in the body, which sets the stage for a variety of diabetic complications. But, as I will explain, this devastation is largely preventable. Nutrient Losses Cause Diabetic Complications Diabetes…

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Treating Type 2 Diabetes: A Tale of Two Brothers

…Decisions When I first saw T.K., he was 70 pounds overweight, taking several prescriptions for treating his type 2 diabetes and related complications, and dealing with a severely infected foot. Conventional wound care had been unsuccessful and he was facing amputation, so in a last-ditch effort to save…

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Alleviating Pain with PRP Treatment

…platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. PRP treatment harnesses the healing power of platelets, natural components in the blood that initiate and regulate wound healing and tissue repair. PRP treatment simply delivers concentrations of the body’s own platelets directly to damaged or degenerated tissues. How…

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Health Benefits of Zinc in Promoting Memory

…zinc. Adequate zinc levels are essential for optimal immune function, wound healing, vision, male sexual function and skin health. How much should you take to experience the health benefits of zinc? I recommend 30 mg of zinc along with 2 mg of copper daily for the full health benefits of zinc. (Zinc interferes…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…Cold hands and feet * Slow wound healing * Depression * Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following…

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Superfoods: An Easy Way to Get Your Greens

for arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders related to inflammation * Boost energy * Support the immune system * Protect against free-radical damage * Balance the body's pH (acidity-alkalinity), which improves overall health Their green pigment, chlorophyll, also facilitates wound

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