Benefits of butcher’s broom.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner.

Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)

It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates enzymes in the body that heals blood vessels, soft tissue and cartilage in the body. This should benefit those who have been injured by fluoroquinolones, glyphosate or any other of the many man made things that cause soft tissue to break down in the body. Infection can also cause this to occur and Butcher’s broom helps to block this from happening during infection.

It blocks TLR4 so it would also help reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and interstitial cystitis. This would also prevent organ damage cause by inflammatory disease.

Butcher’s broom not only blocks the effects of the toxins and infection but can reverse the fibrosis they have caused in organs.

Severe infection, mold toxins, or the previous methods of injury I mentioned can damage the blood vessels which makes it difficult for blood to return to the heart. This also results in varicose veins. Butchers broom helps to correct this and helps to restore proper blood flow in the blood vessels. The improved blood flow should help those who have legs swelling. This also would help those who are prone to getting hemorrhoids.

Something that surprised me about butcher’s broom is it is very effective against bacteria that infect the gut and lungs.

Nuerological damage causes orthostatic hypotension. Damage to neurons in the heart causes the heart to lose the ability to increase blood pressure rapidly enough when a person stands or there is an increased demand for blood in the body. This causes dizziness and muscle weakness. Many who have been injured by flouroquinolones or who have had tick born illness know this as POTS. Butchers broom helps to correct this.

Excess consumption of butchers broom can decrease absorption of minerals in the body so do not use super high doses use it in moderation. Excess consumption can cause stomach issues, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. A person should take no more then 200 mg a day.

Butchers broom is an a-adrenergic stimulator. This would help those who are hypoinsulemic and hypoglycemic. It would increase the production of glucose by increasing fat burning but it may cause ketoacidosis in those with type 1 diabetes by increasing ketone levels.

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Benefits of Boswellia.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is fro educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioners.

Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia is also known as frankinsense. It has anti-inflammatory properties as potent as NSAIDs. Because of this it can improve overall health including brain health. It has been found to be effective against many types of cancer.

Boswellia also inhibits cyclin which would help those who have a herpes virus.

It helps to prevent renal and intestinal fibrosis. Renal fibrosis leads to liver and kidney disease and intestinal fibrosis causes many health problems and inhibits nutrient absorption.

Boswellia’s anti-inflammatory effects helps with autoimmune diseases. It helps reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases like arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s , asthma and many others. It has been found to be very effective against colitis. It helps to balance the immune system.

I would not take Boswellia in excess. It inhibits Alpha glucosidase. This can cause glycogen storage disease which can damage the liver. Those who may benefits are those who have hyperglycemia.

Alpha glucosidase inhibitors inhibit viruses like HIV and hepatitis.

In the studies they seem to use pretty high doses. I doesn’t seem cost effective.

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Benefits of melatonin.

Written by Lee Stevenson

This is not medical advice , I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of an experienced and knowledgeable functional medicine practitioner.

Melatonin

Melatonin has so many benefits I may not be able to describe them all. One thing to take note of with melatonin if your vitamin D levels are low it will actually disrupt your sleep and possibly cause nighmare. When vitamin D levels are adequate it promotes deep restful sleep and does not cause nightmares. If taken it should be taken about and hour before bed time. Melatonin can help restore the bodies circadian rhythm . Melatonin improves mood and prevents depression. Low melatonin increases the risk of breast cancer. Melatonin improves cardiovascular health. Melatonin is a very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It has been found to help reduce symptoms of autoimmunity and sepsis. Melatonin improves the function of the immune system. Melatonin helps to prevent over active bladder and muscle spasms. Melatonin increases the bladders capacity. Melatonin removes free radicals from the body. Melatonin prevents mitochondrial leakage which prevents the production of free radicals. Meltonin stimulates the release of antioxidant enzymes. Meltonin increases G6PD which is often times low in those with Lyme disease or who have consumed foods high in glyphosate. Melatonin inhibits the negative effects of endotoxins. Melatonin improves the health of the liver and kidney. Meltonin protects the brain and nerves from injury. Melatonin improves lung health and prevents allergies. Melatonin reduces NLRP3 expression which is overexpressed in autoimmunity, Crohn’s disease and interstitial cystitis. Melatonin alleviates the symptoms of Alzheimers disease and protects the brain from injury. The improvement of mitochondrial function by melatonin helps protect from viral infection and has been shown to protect from Covid. Melatonin also prevents viruses from entering the cells. Melatonin speeds up recovery from sepsis.

Before taking melatonin a person has to make sure they are not deficient in vitamin D which studies show most are. Vitamin D deficiency makes a person extremely susceptible to infection. A person should not take more then 5000 IU of vitamin D a day. If a person is deficient in vitamin D then they will react negatively to melatonin and it will cause disrupted sleep patterns instead of enhancing sleep.
Melatonin is an extremely potent antioxidant and it protects the mitochondria from oxidative stress. Melatonin is antiaging. This increases cellular ATP levels and enhances mitochondrial membraine potential meaning it is easier for the mitochondria to clean the bad out while transporting into the mitochondria the things needed. Melatonin is so important for mitochondria health that the mitochondria produces it’s own melatonin. If oxidative phosphorylation becomes inhibited or damaged many free radicals are formed causing the mitochondria to function even more poorly. Melatonin prevents this from happening. When oxidative phosphorylation is inhibited diabetes and obesity can occur. If melatonin is not the most potent antioxidant it is sure up there at the top in it’s power to reduce free radicals.
Melatonin has been found to protect from the harm infection like corona can cause. Melatonin reduces the outbreak of herpes and helps prevent the damage that occurs from herpes virus infections.

Taking extremely high doses can cause nausea, dizziness, headache, lethargy, sleepiness, disorientation and decreased motor skills. It should not be taken during waking hours. It can delay puberty in children because it inhibits prolactin production. It also inhibits gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons which could also delay puberty.

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Benefits of NAC.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes . If you are ill please seek the aid of an experienced and qualified functional medicine practitioner.

NAC (N-acetylcysteine)

The FDA is trying to ban NAC so it may not be available soon. It seems it must be hurting their corporate sponsors wallet.

NAC boost glutathione levels which is one of the most potent antioxidants in the body. NAC helps to reduce the symptoms of PCOS. It improves male and female fertility. NAC prevents mitochondria and DNA damage. It reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It improves the health of the mucus layers throughout the body including the gut and bladder. NAC promotes glutamate and dopamine homeostasis. VEGF is overexpressed during infections especially by Covid and herpes viruses. It causes damage throughout the body. NAG inhibits VEGF. NAC increases ATP levels in the cells. Most are deficient in Nitric oxide. NAC increases nitric oxide levels. NAC has been found to improve the health of the lungs. NAC reduces allergic symptoms. NAC blocks and prevents the formation of biofilms by pathogens. NAC has been found very effective at reducing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. It helps to improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance preventing diabetes and obesity. If taken in moderation it reduces excess homocysteine but if taken in excessively high amounts it can increase homocysteine levels. NAC has been found to reduce the symptoms of sleep Apnea. NAC inhibits the replication of many viruses and bacteria. NAC has been found to be effective against Covid and at reducing the replication of the herpes viruses. NAC helps prevent fatigue. NAC helps to prevent many types of eye disease and autoimmune diseases. NAC helps prevent many types of mental disorders. Xenobiotics disrupt mitochondrial function and oxidative balance. NAC restores mitochondrial function and oxidative balance.

If taken in excess it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It thins the blood so taking very high amounts is not recommended. Most studies I read that were effective the patient had taken NAC for at least three months. The shorter term studies seem to show very little benefits so it seems it takes a while to start feeling the health benefits of NAC.

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Benefits of N-acetylglutamate.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice this is for educational purposes. If you are ill please seek the aid of a knowledgeable and qualified medical practitioner.

NAG (N-acetylglutamate)

A deficiency in NAG can cause high levels of ammonia in the blood. It is used in the first step of the urea cycle to remove ammonia from the body. It also helps to protect the lining of the digestive tract from injury. It reduces intestinal inflammation. It may promote neurological and brain healing. It helps to repair soft tissue throughout the body including in the joints. Infection and inflammation or certain toxins can result in the production of NAG being inhibited. This will cause severe headaches, nausea and vomiting from the high ammonia levels. NAG can help reduce the ammonia levels in the body. If a person is experiencing these symptoms they should reduce their intake of proteins until this is corrected. A deficiency in glucagon found in diabetes and obesity can also cause the urea cycle to become inhibited. NAG increases protein synthesis in the muscles. ATP is needed to use NAG so things like nicatinomide and CoQ10 might improve it’s effectiveness because they help increase ATP levels.

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