Reducing Pain.

This is not medical advice I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

There are many things that can cause pain. It is usually a synergistic effect of things that have built up and caused high inflammatory cytokines, mast cell activation syndrome, high substance P levels, even metabolic issues can cause pain. I have posted on those things and to reduce pain and start healing they must be addressed. I have much more detailed notes on reducing pain but figure this would be a good start.

Many pain killers have been linked to chronic illness , for example tylenol has been linked to liver disease along with many pharmaceuticals for pain. Opoiods have been shown to increase inflammation and add to pain. Even steroid injections have been found to make things worse.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-31-harmless-painkillers-like-ibuprofen-now-linked-to-huge-increase-in-risk-of-sudden-heart-attack.html

http://ushealthmagz.com/2018/05/01/fda-warns-about-dangers-of-epidural-steroid-injections-for-back-pain/

This is a list of things that can cause inflammation which leads to chronic pain. I have posted information on most of these.

http://www.biology-pages.info/I/Inflammation.html

Coffee acts as an opioid. Those with carditits or tachycardia are supposed to avoid caffeine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5546775/

Vitex acts on the opioid receptors.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2993511/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3081944/

CBD and PEA help with gut pain and inflammation.

http://www.clinsci.org/content/131/21/2611.long

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028384317303249?via%3Dihub

https://www.healthrising.org/blog/2014/09/19/palmitoylethanolamide-pea-medical-food-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5531370/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028384317303249?via%3Dihub

PEA has also been found to help with bladder pain. But if a person has pyrrole issues which is usually a symptom of porphyria they should address those issues before taking any type of fats. If they do not it can irritate their bladder. It will also cause a type of acid reflux.

Interstitial Cystitis (IC), bladder pain syndrome (BPS), its cause and treatment

How endothelin contributes to pain and inflammation. Endothelin is usually increased under nitrosative stress. I have posted on it. Increased endothelin levels can lead to high blood pressure. So when high we should try and reduce them. High Indothelin levels can cause asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2630124/

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/endothelins/

mTOR inhibitors reduce endothelin. I have mentioned mTOR in other post if you do a search in my profile.

https://www.jhltonline.org/article/S1053-2498(16)00574-X/fulltext

http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/60/8/2061

Endothelin is high in cirrhosis of the liver and COPD.

http://www.clinsci.org/content/105/2/227

https://www.resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-6111(03)00129-X/fulltext

High substance P levels can cause mast cell activation syndrome, inflammation and pain. I have posted on substance P. Magnesium helps reduce endothelin.

http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.org/article.aspx?articleid=1933737

https://www.wellnessresources.com/news/magnesium-is-essential-for-preventing-substance-p-overload

http://www.drwardbond.com/dr-bs-blog/trichodynia-pain-and-substance-p

http://mcr.aacrjournals.org/content/11/3/294

Chamomille reduces substance P.

https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0043-106742?device=mobile&innerWidth=980&offsetWidth=980

Cox increased pain and inflammation. Natural Cox inhibitors reduce pain and inflammation.

http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/FULL/Natural_COX-2_Inhibitors.shtml

https://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/herbs-containing-natural-cox-2-inhibitors-zmaz00djzgoe

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3873812/

Nutmeg is a Cox inhibitor and reduces pain. It has a potent canidbinoid that can cause hallucinations, seizures and even death if taken in to high amounts.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848392/

Opium Lettuce also known as wild lettuce has a natural pain killer in it that is non addictive. It is similar to opium and has been used to break opium addiction and has been shown to reduce withdrawal. It also reduces inflammation. The only toxicity I have seen is when people have purified the sap and smoked it. Also a few who consumed much too much. There were no fatalities that I could find documented.

https://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_lettuce_opium.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031874/

https://returntonow.net/2017/10/11/opium-lettuce-natures-best-painkiller-growing-backyard/

Aloe Vera is neuroprotective and reduces inflammation.

http://www.em-consulte.com/article/1043973/alertePM

This one actually surprised me. I set out to prove that using magnets for pain and inflammation was crazy. I found none that showed no effects and most studies showed magnets improved blood flow , promoted healing and reduced inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5818436/

Additives in food, drugs like fluoroquinolone, farm toxins which have been found to be high in our food supply can cause high glutamate levels. This cause headaches, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, inflammation and systematic pain.

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/glutamate-pain-8891.html

https://www.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/ajprenal.00297.2015?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Vitamin C can alleviate pain but in high doses it can cause oxalates and break down read blood cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28902622

Many things can set off a cytokine storm. This causes systematic inflammation and pain. Vaccine injury is a major contributors along with farm chemicals found in our food. Food additives and processed sugar also causes inflammation. I have posted a list of naturals that reduce inflammatory cytokines.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2785020/

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cripe/2017/9461315/

http://ijme.in/articles/human-papillomavirus-vaccines-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-and-autonomic-dysfunction-a-review-of-the-regulatory-evidence-from-the-european-medi/?galley=html

http://vaccineimpact.com/2015/15-year-old-vaccinated-by-force-with-gardasil-now-suffers-from-paralysis-and-pain/

This woman listed things that helped her friend with interstitial cystitis pain. All the things she mentions also helped me.

https://hubpages.com/health/Interstitial-Cystitis-Life-Without-Pain

If you have certain metabolic issues like protenuria, porphyria or sulfation issues which they claim is genetic but I have seen many recover from it when they have detoxed fluoroquinolones or glyphosate. Some may have to avoid meat for a while until they correct the metabolic issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaQpaJ-azKk

Toning the vagus nerve can reduce pain.

https://upliftconnect.com/toning-vagus-nerve-heals-pain/

Oxalates cause a lot of pain and inflammation. They can be produced endogenously. The problem with endogenous oxalates they block metabolic pathways causing even more oxalates to be produced. It becomes a cycle that is difficult to break. Oxalates cause leaky gut which adds to the oxalate burden by permitting oxalates that are consumed to enter our blood streams. Another thing that contributes to high oxalates is a loss of the oxalate digesting bacteria from our guts. The loss of oxalate digesting bacteria is caused by antibiotics and farm chemicals in our foods. Also heavy metals found in food grown in contaminated soil can kill our oxalate digesting bacteria. Oxalates prevent the gut from healing making the cycle even more difficult to break. I have posted on how to overcome this.

https://www.alwayswellwithin.com/2010/04/27/high-oxalate-foods-can-trigger-pain-and-inflammation/

https://myersdetox.com/oxalates-their-influence-on-chronic-disease/

https://functionaldiagnosticnutrition.com/top-signs-you-may-have-oxalate-sensitivity/

Lacking certain gut bacteria and having to many of others can cause pain.

http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/13313/13673

https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/irritable-bowel-syndrome/news/online/{bb454dd3-01bf-4720-a01e-912c62d09062}/probiotic-yeast-improves-abdominal-pain-bloating-in-ibs-c-patients

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep26083

https://www.nature.com/articles/nm1521

Even in sickle cell the gut has been linked to pain.

https://sicklecellanemianews.com/2017/11/16/study-links-pain-in-sickle-cell-disease-to-increase-in-a-type-of-gut-bacteria/

Mugwort is an amazing plant. It has been shown to heal the liver, brain, and reduce inflammation. It increases GABA which reduces pain. It kills many pathogens and has been shown to be very effective against cancer.

https://draxe.com/mugwort/

There are many different cannabinoids found in a variety of plants. The most well known is found in cannibis. Not all benefit from the cannibinoids in cannabis. But many do and it has been shown to be extremely effective against cancer.

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/chronic-illness-cbd-2276.html

Cannabinoid in carrots and parsley, reduces inflammation and pain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20206138

Magnolia contains a cannabinoid that reduces pain and inflammtion.

A-Pinene is a cannibinoid found in pine and it reduces pain and inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26119957

https://jneuroinflammation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1742-2094-9-135

Lemon grass contains myrcene which is cannabiniod like.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1753786

Exercise helps release endogenous cannabinoids.

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/215/8/1331

Many things they claim are genetic can be corrected and I have posted on that. Things that may be genetic usually do not present themselves unless a number of issues have built up and cause a synergistic effect. Correcting those problems usually will stop any the supposed flawed gene from presenting itself.

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/a-genetic-cause-of-pain-and-anxiety-comt-mao-and-mthfr/

Drugs are one of the major causes of damage leading to pain in the body. Statins and fluoroquinolones are two of the major culprits.

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-statin-induced-myopathy-or-muscle-pain

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/766834

I have covered mTOR in other post. High mTOR levels can be a cause of pain and inflammation and has been found to be high in many inflammatory diseases.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084610/

Interstitial Cystitis is like all forms of chronic illnesses rolled into one. Studies have found that it is best to listen to the patient on what works and what does not. Also they have shown naturals work better.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783700/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4772357/

I was never one to leave them inject me with steroids. All those I knew who got steroid injections I would see a dramatic decline in their health shortly after so I have no confidence in their safety or effectiveness.

http://ushealthmagz.com/2018/05/01/fda-warns-about-dangers-of-epidural-steroid-injections-for-back-pain/

High adrenal levels can be the result of toxins, vaccine injury, excess stress or infection. It has been found to be common in those with inflammatory diseases.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nau.22542

Mindfull meditation has been shown to reduce pain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5067184/

It is very important to try and get over trauma because it can lead to chronic pain and health issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28107899

Increased BH4 levels can raise pain levels. They inhibit it in this study which can have many negative health effects. I have posted on correcting BH4 by taking the nutrients needed to support it. Upregulated BH4 also upregulates the CBS pathway. This can effect the Pentose Phosphate Pathway which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and arteriosclerosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3288148/

TMJ a disorder where there is pain in the jaws can be caused by infection especially tick born illness. Lyme disease and some tick born illness that can be even worse can cause systematic illness.

http://www.tmj.org/site/page?pageId=193

https://canlyme.com/lyme-basics/symptoms/

Mold

https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/fungal-infections/mucormycosis

Tylenol is very hard on the liver. There are safe natural alternatives to tylenol.

https://jennifermargulis.net/tylenol-alternatives-better-safer-remedies/

Botox has been found to help those with severe bladder pain.

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/botox-can-offer-women-help-painful-sex/

Acetyl-L-Carnatine has been shown to help with neurological pain.

https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2010-08/therapeutic-effects-acetyl-l-carnitine-peripheral-neuropathy-review-literature

Lyme and other tick born illness effects the whole body. That is why many with Lyme have interstitial cystitis.

https://lymemd.blogspot.com/2009/06/interstital-cystitis-and-lyme.html?m=1

Lyme treatment often times fails that is why many of us turn to alternatives.

http://danielcameronmd.com/5548-2/

When getting treated for infection it can set off sepsis which I covered under my endotoxemia post. Sepsis can set off mast cell activation syndrome which causes high histamine. It can also cause high substance P levels, high mTOR levels and set off an inflammatory cytokine storm. Vaccine injury can also do this. When getting treated for infection it is safer to start at low doses and slowly work up to higher doses. This also includes when taking naturals for infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5111180/

NSAIDs can damage the gut if taken for too long which can lead to many forms of chronic illness.

https://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/06/nsaids-small-bowel-leaky-gut/

Cissus has been shown to reduce pain.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/cissus-quadrangularis.html

This article discusses the immune system and how it can lead to chronic pain. I have posted on the immune system with links on how to balance it.

https://phoenixrising.me/archives/13083

Pau D Arco helped me a lot. Fights inflammation and many pathogens including mycoplasma.

https://draxe.com/pau-darco-tea/

Most plants in the Mallow family reduce pain and inflammation.

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/the-effect-of-malva-neglecta-on-the-reduction-of-inflammatory-agents-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis-2168-9547-1000135.php?aid=61436

Rooibos is an amazing herb it kills infections especially in the lungs and reduces inflammation and histamines.

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X15500573?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed

Bacopa is another amazing herb that reduces inflammation , heals blood vessels and has many other benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5319078/

I do not like supplementing things the body can produce but in some instances supplementing may be necessary. Melatonin has many healing properties. There are ways to stimulate melatonin production.

http://www.fupress.net/index.php/ijae/article/view/21483

Feverfew reduces pain, fights the flu and common cold. It can be addicitive and cause withdrawal called toxic withdrawal syndrome if taken for too long.

https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/feverfew/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4309307/

A variety of plants and their effects on pain. I seen lemon balm mentioned many of my friends said it has helped them.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5597072/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5111180/

https://nourishholisticnutrition.com/herbs-to-reduce-insomnia-and-chronic-pain/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation

Japanese honeysuckle reduces inflammation and histamines.

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/905063/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4923575/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4765429/

With some types of illness we can develop high glutamate levels. This can make it feel like our head is going to split open. Burdock root can reduce the symptoms of high glutamate levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24956398

Purslane is a super food. It has almost all nutrients needed by the body. It reduces inflammation and is very high in mucilage which heals the gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4321094/?report=classic

Wild Violet has neuroprotective properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4967839/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112007362

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4613244/

Passion Flower has been shown to reduce pain and have neuroprotective effects but I have seen studies that have shown it can damage the liver though it was not clear if it was reversible or the amount of passion flower that was used. I know many who have used it and said it really helped them but once they healed they discontinued use. I would not recommend frequent or high dose usage.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27693740

Yarrow has pain killing properties and reduces inflammation. Should not be used before bed because it has stimulant effects.

http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/yarrow

https://wellnessmama.com/7106/yarrow-herb-profile/

Our gut bacteria reduce pain by modulating the opioid and cannabinoid receptors.

Even some of our gut bacteria modulate the opioid and cannabinoid receptors.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17159985

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17159985

Symptoms of gall bladder problems.

Symptoms of gallbladder problems.

Acute pain, possibly very severe, that occurs very suddenly. It may last a few minutes, or many hours
Pain is usually located behind your breastbone, but may occur in the upper right abdominal area
Pain between your shoulder-blades
Chills and fever
Jaundice
Nausea and vomiting

Many of the things in this list help reduce my pain.

http://naturalsociety.com/16-natures-best-natural-pain-killers/

Sunlight reduces pain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27717401

Problems with the vagus nerve which can result from toxins, infection, stress and bad diet can cause chronic pain.

https://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/the-vagus-nerve-pain-fm-and-me-cfs-a-cause-of-central-sensitivity.426/

https://upliftconnect.com/toning-vagus-nerve-heals-pain/

This one do your research on. Some things mentioned can have ill effects for some for example SAM-e causes me many problems.

https://www.prohealth.com/library/13-supplements-to-control-lyme-pain-6637

Bad fats cause inflammation.

https://www.drgangemi.com/health-articles/diet-nutrition/nsaids-and-inflammation/

Wild Daisy helps with anxiety but it helped me with pain.

http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJPP/article-abstract/176846033725

resveratrol found in grape seed extract reduces bradykinins which can cause inflammation.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1517/14728222.11.1.21?journalCode=iett20

Brown seaweed helps with neuropathic pain.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394014003413?via%3Dihub

Many sources of pain can be identified by a chiropractor who knows the human body better then most doctors.

https://draxe.com/piriformis-syndrome/

https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/neck-pain/neck-pain-lyme-disease

How our genes can be the cause of our pain.

http://www.beyondmthfr.com/a-genetic-cause-of-pain-and-anxiety-comt-mao-and-mthfr/

Tryptophan decreases pain.

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia-pain-relief-tip-tryptophan/

I have never tried arnica but many of my friend said it has helped them.

https://draxe.com/arnica-oil/

Some have found relief using pectin , it helped me.

http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/painrelief/15pectin/1.php

Nutrient deficiencies can cause pain.

https://healingoracle.ch/2017/05/25/why-magnesium-is-the-most-powerful-relaxation-mineral-known-to-man/

http://www.encognitive.com/node/12179

St. Johnswort reduces pain inflammation and has antioxidant properties. I seen studies that claimed it was toxic to the liver. Those studies where vague as to methodology and lacking data. Most studies I have read on St Johnswort showed it to be non toxic and does the opposite it actually reduce inflammation in the liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25851311

https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/21265

https://draxe.com/st-johns-wort-uses/

I have never tried Kratom but many of my friends have and they have really benefited from it. They claim it is addictive but none of them became addicted. I do know something in the kratom that is green irritates IC sufferers bladder and my friends said the red kratom did not irritate their bladders.

https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/9/21/survey-kratom-very-effective-for-many-chronic-pain-conditions

 

Thunder God vine has been used by some but I am skeptic because it takes someone knowledgeable to prepare it and there have been incidences of people being poisoned by herbs being prepared wrong.

https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/thunder-god-vine-for-pain/

 

Rhodiola helps with endurance and many said it reduced their pain.

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/08/long-before-doping-scandals–russians-were-studying-performance-/

 

Plantain Herb

 

 

Plantago Major and Plantago Lanceolata

Most call P. Major broad leaf plantain and P. Lanceolata narrow leaf plantain. The health benefits are similar but P. Major taste much better though I like the taste of both, I prefer P. Major. Or P Rugelii which looks similar to P. Major but it has a purple or red color at the bottom of the leaf stem. It is the mildest tasting of the three and has a somewhat sweet taste. This is another herb that is a power house when it comes to healing. It can help balance the immune system. Helps with inflammation and poor blood circulation. Kills many pathogens and has amazing healing abilities. It can kill gangrene so the phytochemicals are being researched in it. It also fights chronic illnesses even cancer. I have found it works fantastic for rashes especially poison ivy. To prevent a rash I will take Jewel Weed and use the juices because it is good at breaking up the urishiol. It doesn’t prevent the rash though but will reduce the effects of the urishiol in poison ivy or poison sumac. I then use the juice from plantain to prevent the a rash. It contains biacalein which is what give sculletaria it’s healing benefits.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/rugels-plantain.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/4638/plantain-herb-profile/

Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29710521

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28839362

Speeds up the healing of wounds and prevents infection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29575942

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25244603

Protects the renal system from inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29632849

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507272

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28335408

It also protects our bodies from oxidative stress which is the cause of chronic illness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27514764

The many benefits are listed in this study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5878035/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29028587

It contians biacalein and aucubin. This gives it many healing abilities along with the ability to fight pathogens. Biacalein has been shown to reverse some injury to the cardiovascular system and the lungs.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26618515

Contains oligosaccharides (mucilage) which help balance gut bacteria and heal the gut.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28704184

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10399303

The seeds have the most mucilage and really helped heal my gut. The seeds are what most know as physillium.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27702546

Supplement and Nutrient Information I have accumulated part 2.

 

This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. I am posting this for educational and informational purposes.

Calcium Glycerophosphate – helps with the ph of urine. Helps fight pathogens also helps with bone healing. You do not want to over alkalize the bladder. Most pathogens especially Candida when it is in it’s pathogenic form prefers and flourishes in an alkaline environment but the good bacteria cannot tolerate it. This helps if you have acidosis and would probably be about the only reason I would take it. It has been shown to strengthen bones and teeth. Do not take too often or for too long because it can inhibit absorption of other nutrients. It has been shown to reduce the symptoms of mental illness, improve memory and cognitive function. It helps heal leaky gut. It inhibits absorption of lead and alunimun into the body. It also helps ease bladder pain. It reduces inflammation and fights cancer. It increases IL 10 which can be inhibited by many pathogens to stealth themselves from the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4533037/

https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/69/6/1224/4714967

https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2012219

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18772850

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22870144

Calcium-D-Glucarate this reduces ammonia levels in the body. It helps remove toxins from the body. It can help remove carcinogenic estrogen from the body. It reduces stress on the liver which causes a reduced need for cholesterol which will reduce cholesterol levels. It also reduces the risk of cancer. It also prevents toxins from being absorbed in the digestive system. It improves glucuronidation.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/calcium-d-glucarate/

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/antibiotics1968/29/9/29_9_950/_article

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18772850

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/993134

Phospholipids – needed for healing and protecting the cells in the body. Also helps transport nutrients through the body. Breaks up biofilms. It is good to alternate sources because each has their benefits. Some good sources of phospholipids are olive oil, ghee, evening primrose oil etc. Try to reduce sources of Omega 6 if it gets too high in the body it will cause inflammation instead of reducing it. Omega 3 needs to be higher. If you get ill, have bladder pain or get indigestion when you consume fats then you may have a blocked Pentose Phosphate Pathway or you have Pyrole issues that need addressed. There are many types of fats. I will do a seperate article on that.

Cholesterol – needed to heal in all parts of the body. The heart and brain cannot function without it. If your oxLDL is high it indicates you have inflammation or high oxidative stress levels. Cholesterol is an antioxidant and high LDL is a sign your antioxidant systems is working but something is causing inflammation or oxidative stress. Lowering chlolesterol prevents the body from healing. Address what is causing it, also not drinking enough water can also cause high LDL levels. Reducing cholesterol is not a good idea. Studies have shown memory and cognitive function decline as cholesterol levels decline. Muscles start to deteriorate if they do not get enough cholesterol. I did a post on cholesterol that gets into more detail.

Arrowroot – helps the cells use cholesterol more affectively especially in the bladder. It reduces oxLDL levels. It has many of the nutrients to support our metabolic pathways. Cholesterol is needed for our bodies to heal. Oxidative stress prevents our cells from being able to use cholesterol properly. Arrow root helps improve the absorption and use of cholesterol in the body. This reduces the bad cholesterol like oxLDL. There are many types of roots used from a variety of plants but most have the same benefits. Helps heal the gut and bladder because it has nutrients to support the health of mucous membranes. When processed into flour it losses many of it’s vitamins but retains minerals. Many of the benefits from arrowroot are from drinking teas made from arrowroot. Most of these because of the type of starch found in roots would help heal the gut. Seems those in the Canna family, Maranta Arundinacea are the best ones to use.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/06/13/arrowroot-uses.aspx

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/arrowroot.html

This is the Canna family mostly Canna Indica which is also referred to as Canna Coccinea. Reduces oxidative stress and reduces the risk of cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23639363

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29582643

Inhibits HIV

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105002886?via%3Dihub

Curcuma Angustifolia and Maranta Arundinacea have similar properties.

Heals the Gut

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195908

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24696578

Amlapitta is leaky gut, had to look it up.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202266/

Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) if not processed right it can have neurotoxic effects. This is one I would avoid because I have seen many studies showing people can also have allergic reactions to it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23778051

Tacca Pinnafida

Reduces inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23031596

Helps fight chlamydia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11934571

Arum Maculatum not sure I would use this one. Seems if not processed right it can be toxic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8711457

https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Arum+maculatum

Larazotide Acetate – reduces symptoms of celiac disease has been shown to reduce bladder pain. Though I do not like pharmaceuticals because the pharmaceutical companies have a history of covering up the ill effects of their drugs and often times it turns out the side effects are worse then their illness. This one seems to show promise.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699279/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23163616

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)– improves thyroid and adrenal health. Reduces brain cell degeneration. Improves endurance and stamina. This is an herb you want to back off using and only take maintenance doses once you start healing. Ashwagandha reduces stress hormones. Ashwagandha also balances sugar levels in the body. Improves memory and heals the brain. It contains withanolides which are also found in plants in the same family like Tomatilla and ground cherries. Has many antioxidants which help reduce inflammation and histamines that results in lower oxidative stress, lower oxLDL and better immune function. It increases male fertility and fights cancer. It simulates thyroid hormones. It increases red and white blood cell counts. It also kills pathogens so you could herx when you first take it. Though there are no apparent side effects homeostasis should always be the goal. When you feel better a rule that has helped me is to stop taking something and start taking maintenance doses once in a while to keep things working.

https://draxe.com/ashwagandha-benefits/

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-ashwagandha-or-indian-ginseng.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10956379

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5657733/

http://www.rroij.com/open-access/a-review-on-pharmacological-profile-of-withania-somnifera-ashwagandha.php?aid=33844

http://www.raysahelian.com/withaniasomnifera.html

Mushrooms like cordyceps, reishe and many others contain anti pathogen properties and have glycoprotein which is more easily used by the body for energy. Glycoproteins also promote better cell to cell communication. They also contain beta glucan which can stimulate the immune system to help fight pathogens. If you have a T cell imbalance they restore T cell balance in the body. Exposing mushrooms to sunlight before you eat them causes them to produce vitamin D. They kill cancer because the glycoproteins improve our bodies cell to cell communication. Mushrooms are also hepatoprotective.

Health benefits of various mushrooms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618583/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168293/

https://draxe.com/mushroom-nutrition-benefits/

Glyoproteins in mushrooms.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22470568

https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=524&title=Glycoproteins–the-coming-cancer-treatment

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146881

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0093191

Beta Glucon in mushrooms.

https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/blog-post/beta-glucans-medicinal-actives-mushrooms

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19885842

Beta Glucans help correct fugal gut dysbiosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28624575

Balances T cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3168293/

Fulvic Acid – helps repair chromosome damage. Can increase ammonia and hydrogen peroxide levels so make sure your oxidative stress levels are down. Make sure you detox before using it, it can cause the release of toxins from the cells to be excreted. It restores autophagy. Because it restores autophagy it benefits the whole body. It helps balance our gut bacteria and is good for those who have SIBO. Fulvic Acid also improves nutrient absorption. In inhibits COX and reduces homocystein which would reduce inflammation and help with MCAS. I get mine from organic blackstrap molasses. It has a high fulvic acid content. It also helps fight cancer. There is a draw back to fulvic acid. If you take too much it can actually increase oxidative stress instead of decreasing it. Use in moderation. Also if you are deficient in Selenium it will increase oxidative stress so make sure you get enough selenium.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1566521/

https://draxe.com/fulvic-acid/

https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/health-benefits-of-fulvic-acid/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25888188

Helps balance but bacteria.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28223733

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27177083

Restores the health of our compliment system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2650748/

Improves nutrient uptake.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15427528.2014.923084

Helps the skeletal system repair.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27414521

Helps with allergies especially food allergies.

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb/71/5/71_60702/_article

It improves cognitive function.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/

It breaks up Tau Fibrils in the brain so would probably break up other illnesses cause by misfolded proteins which causes Alzheimer’s. This is one of the most common problems in those who suffer from interstitial cystitis.

https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad110623

Taurine – usually low in vegetarians, has a sedative affect. Helps adrenals by reducing stress hormones. Has sedative affects. Needed for cardiovascular function, cellular function, eyes, skeletal muscle and central nervous system. Protect the bladder from stress induced injury. It is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It reduces oxidative stress so would help with the many chronic illnesses that come with it. Helps regualte the amount of water in our cells and is part of the bile system. If you are deficient in taurine it could effect your gall bladder which in turn could cause gall stones and high oxLDL. There is so many benefits to taurine I am not going to list them. I have found no studies on negative effects caused by it.

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/taurine-benefits/

https://articles.mercola.com/vitamins-supplements/taurine.aspx

https://draxe.com/what-is-taurine/

Ginkgo Biloba – before I mention the benefits I need to give a warning. Taking it for too long or in high doses may damage the liver. I say may because the studies showing it harms the liver where poorly designed so I could not draw a conclusion. Their are studies showing it’s safety but they did not test on liver enzymes and function so I cannot draw a conclusion from those either. helps adrenals by lowering stress hormones. Improves memory and blood circulation. I got a headache the first few times I took this then I could think much clearer. The is one that you are not supposed to take often or for extended periods of time. If taken for too long or to high a dose it can damage the kidney and liver. It helps with interstitial cystitis and reduces inflammation. It also fights infection. It enhances memory and cognitive function. Helps with Raynauds disease which is cause by damage or inflammation in the blood vessels which causes restricted blood flow. It can also be caused by carditits from sepsis or infection. Some drugs can cause it like fluoroquinolones one of the most harmful drugs on the market. If you have epilepsy most recommend you do not take it. The first couple of times I took it I got a really bad headache. It improves mood and energy levels. Heals, hemorrhoids, fights fibromyalgia and reduces symptoms of asthma. Then about the third day my brain fog from the Lyme started lifting and I could think more clearly and concentrate better. If you are allergic to poison ivy you may be allergic to this. I am allergic to poison ivy but did not react but they say some do.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4656570/

https://draxe.com/ginkgo-biloba-benefits/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263105.php

Heals the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28933745

Gingko is cardioprotective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28553225

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23195633

Azo (Phenazopyridine) – I do not recommend because it can damamge the liver. This is used for those who have bladder pain. It does help with some urinary tract infections though but can make others worse. Many seemed to have better results with Uristat when it came to bladder pain and it does not stain like phenazopyridine.

https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(16)30893-2/fulltext

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23793794

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/0886022X.2014.890054

PPQ (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone) enhances mitochondria function. Improves memory, protects and heals nerves, improves sleep, mood and reduces fatigue.Reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia,ms,als etc. Reduces urinary tract problems. It is a REDOX agent, neutralizing oxidants then it gets recycled by glutathion. It reduces inflammation and enhances mitochondria function. It prevents NAFL and protects from the inflammation caused by the western diet and our toxic food.

https://examine.com/supplements/pyrroloquinoline-quinone/

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/pqq-review/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24231099

Protects Liver.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28007783

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507905

Prevents Gut dysbiosis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29507905

Reduces damage from high glutamate levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29891841

It helps stimulate musculoskeletal repair. This would be goof for those who have been floxxed.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4672922/

Organic unsulfured Blackstrap Molasses has too many benefits to list but I will try to list some of them. It promotes overall body health. Speeds up wound healing and helps with anemia. Has many nutrients needed for the metabolic pathways. Ease into using it because when the metabolic pathways open your body will start to detox. You do not want to open the flood gates too fast but open them slowly until the toxin levels are low enough for your body to be able to keep up. Also Blackstrap Molasses is high in fulvic acid and you do not want to get your fulvic acid levels to high. It has many benefits but many nutriets lose their benefits if over consumed.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/other/health-benefits-of-molasses.html

https://draxe.com/blackstrap-molasses/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616318830?via%3Dihub

Blackstrap molasses contains chromium which helps with type 2 diabetes.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9356027

Alternatives to sugar reduces oxidative stress. Honey and maple syrup helped but organic unsulfured molasses was the best.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=blackstrap%20molasses%20antioxidants
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25865605

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23768381

Molasses has antibacterial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24007486

oligosaccharides found in fruits and vegetables help balance our gut bacteria. Which reduces our risk of chronic illness. They also help prevent gut dysbiosis and cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800811

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29800811

We need a variety of oligosaccharides because different members of our gut bacteria need different oligosaccharides. I found when I was able to start eating again I had to ease into adding these because I bloated at first. As my good bacteria got established from eating the oligosaccharides the bloating and gas stop occurring. It took me 3 months before I felt no ill effects from getting oligosaccharides. I knew it was necessary to get my good bacteria established. When we have too much of one specific bacteria or if candida is in it’s pathogenic form we will have too many methane producing and sulfur digesting bacteria. This causes high hydroxy radical levels in the body and also causes high sulfate levels which will result in high ammonia levels in the bladder and digestive system. This causes Candida to go from commensal to pathogenic form. When Candida is in pathogenic form it alkalizes which feeds it even more. We have to work on restoring the ph of our bladder and digestive system back to acidic. A few strains of lactobacillus regulate the ph of our bladder. If we are low or deficient in them then we cannot fight pathogens because they prefer an alkaline environment. Our food does not get broke down as quickly and ferments instead of digesting.

http://www.nutrientsreview.com/carbs/oligosaccharides.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29734011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26888650

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29794732

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25319735

Those with SIBO would probably benefit from Mannan because it improves bile production which would speed up digestion and prevent food from fermenting in the digestive system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29665623

This in turn would reduce hydrogen sulfide which would reduce hydroxy radicals and sulfite levels.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29561196

The generation of hydroxy sulfate is responsible for many forms of chronic illness.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27199771

Those not producing enough FUT2 enzymes will have difficulty reestablishing normal gut bacteria levels oligosaccharide will help with that.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24781901

For those who are FUT2 deficient sialyated milk oligosaccharide helps.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/feeding-a-malnourished-microbiome/

Oligosaccharides help modulate our immune system preventing allergies and autoimmunity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23824724

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29257110

If you have an aging mouse they reduce it’s aging.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29794973

Yarrow

 

 

 

Achillea Millefolium

This is for educational and informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice. If in doubt don’t. If you do not know a plant well do not use it.

I do not like the taste of Yarrow but I do know eating it has had noticeable effects. I noticed I had increased energy levels. There are sites that claim it lowers blood pressure but my friends who had hypertension experienced a rise in their blood pressure when they used Yarrow. Has has been used for many illnesses even hemorrhoids. There are claims that when applied to wounds it stops bleeding. There are many species of Achillea but I am fimiliar with A. Millefolium. The others  chemical makeup is very similar.

https://www.ediblewildfood.com/common-yarrow.aspx

https://wellnessmama.com/7106/yarrow-herb-profile/

It’s effects on cancer.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29883784

Speeds up healing.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29731432

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610620/

Contains Achillolide A which prevents amyloid plaque build up and would help with Alzheimer. Achillolide A has many benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960475/

Achillolide A reduces reactive oxygen species.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296602862_Achillolide_A_Protects_Astrocytes_against_Oxidative_Stress_by_Reducing_Intracellular_Reactive_Oxygen_Species_and_Interfering_with_Cell_Signaling

Yarrow helps with diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29031783

Reduces anxiety

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111008567?via%3Dihub

They claim it reduces blood pressure through it’s diuretic properties but I have seen it increase peoples blood pressure. One thing I did notice the ones it increased blood pressure in did not drink adequate amount of water.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23791807

Improves cognitive abilities, prevents strokes, reduces oxidative stress, reduces symptoms of MS, and helps with neurodegenerative disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569446/

Phytochemicals

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15688780

http://www.actabp.pl/pdf/2_2011/203.pdf

has antimicrobial properties.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5590066/

Only way to describe this is it enhances the immune system.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27083352

Reduces pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26238568

Appears to kill pain without no toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5686861/

Can cause problems in those with high glutathione levels. This study is viewed as negative but it appears by their results it reduce quinone and would help with interstitial cystitis. If I had time I would get into more detail and explain why.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25870009

Helps with diabetes by protecting pancreatic cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4293613/

Reduces oxalates so would help with high oxalate levels and stone formation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4290053/

It is effective against the New Castle Disease Virus and other infections.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138681/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12860311

Is neuroprotective, protects the brain.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071708/

Has antispasmodic effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3847392/

Inhibits histamine H1 receptors and muscarinic receptor.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3831720/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3608287/

This is what I notice in the other study and why I said it would help with interstitial cystitis. It has NO scavenging abilities. The also would help with kidney disease were people have excessive bleeding.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22976260

How it helps with acid reflux or gastric irritation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151891

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20420892

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19093480

How it helps with asthma and hypertension

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20857434

Is a calcium channel blocker. This would help with things like high blood pressure, and other circulatory disorders.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16619341

Yarrow stimulates bile production so would help with constipation and gall bladder issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303291