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Maria asks…

What’s the best natural remedy for ADD, without hyperactivity?

My daughter’s fourteen, and was diagnosed with ADD five years ago. Through our pediatrician, she took part in a study for a new drug, Focalin, shortly after being diagnosed. The good news was that it worked extremely well. Her teachers and I were all pretty amazed and pleased with the difference it made. The bad news was that it caused depression, a problem she’d never had at any time in the past, so we took her off it immediately, and she dropped out of the study. Subsequently, we tried two other medications with the same outcome, worked well, but she wasn’t able to deal with the side effects. Now, I’m looking for a natural supplement, because she continues to have great difficulty staying focused and completing assignments and homework. She’s on a highly gifted track, completely capable of doing the work at that level, but everything takes her much too long. It’s made our lives so difficult in the past, and only one week into the new school year we’re already having the same problems. What would help with the distractability without slowing her down?

vti answers:

The medical and behavioral side effects of ADD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall have many parents searching for natural alternatives for their children.

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George asks…

Natural healing remedies?

i have heard of many natural healing remedies, with herbs and such. What are some people know? and for what? every answer accepted! 🙂

vti answers:

There are a bunch of therapies nowadays for natural healing, possibly more exist than that of Western Medicine.

1. Water fasting (for purification and to remove toxins from the body)
2. Taking herbal tinctures or capsules(for purification or to improve bodily functions)
3. Juice fasting (green juices, fruit juices) to eliminate toxins from the body
4. Colon Hydrotherapy and herbal enemas to remove toxic waste from colon
5. Getting exposed to sunlight(for Vitamin D production and natural tanning)
6. Drinking purified water(mineral water, distilled water, alkaline water)
7. Monofruit diets (ex: grape fasting for 40 days to help the lymphatic system)
8. Meditation (for a peaceful mind)
9. Putting Herbal and Ayurveda creams on skin to help moisturize the skin
10. Adding more raw foods to your life to help purify your body
11. Doing saunas (to sweat toxins out of skin)
12. Walking in a park with lots of forest and trees to enjoy nature
13. Sleeping outside to get more oxygen and to remove yourself from toxic dust and molds
14. Eating and learning about wild plants and berries to help mineralize your body
15. Sun gazing during sunrise or sunset to improve your third eye or to improve vision
16. Drinking raw grass fed goats milk or raw honey(from a specific flower) for purification or sickness
17. Get a massage to help relieve pain
18. Do breathing exercises to help the regulation of oxygen
19. Practice hot and cold hydrotherapy to exercise the skin receptors
20. Weight lifting
21. Walking for 5 miles every day
22. Stretching and yoga
23. Sprinting( or jogging for 30 minutes every few days)
24. Maybe you choose to partake in the eating of grass fed meats or eggs
25. Eating fermented foods to help redevelop a healthy gut, so as to produce Vitamin B12
26. Go learn or play a new sport(to get involved in activity)
27. Get off the computer or quit watching tv or playing video games (to stop addictive habits)
28. Stop watching the news. Read a book from the library instead (so you don’t get brainwashed)
29. Get a job that you like (to eliminate stress)
30. Quit alcohol, drugs, processed foods, and refined sugar (to eliminate toxins)
31. Quit harassing others and be aware of your voice(to develop healthy relationships)
32. Do eye exercises to improve the function of the eyes
33. Memorize something everyday, and use mnemonics to improve your memory
34. Think positively to reduce stress
35. Adjust your sleep and waking cycle to regulate your sleep
36. Go have a fun time with friends. Go to a party. (For a regular healthy life)
37. Dry skin brushing to help keep the lymphatic system healthy
28. Catch a cold to help bring about a fever and expectorate mucus and toxic substances
29. Laugh or make up jokes, to excite that part of the brain
30. Crying to release toxins.
31. Use of plant substances to whiten or brush teeth, or use baking soda
32. Having occasional sex can stimulate the nervous system
33. Eat more green leafy vegetables to get chlorophyll, enzymes, and minerals(to clean the blood)
34. Brush your hair to stimulate the scalp and to remove toxins from the scalp.
35. Collagen stimulation therapy to improve the texture of your skin
36. Listen to an appreciative song(to relieve yourself from stress)
37. Get enough sleep to help heal disease.
38. Take a bath everyday to help get rid of toxins
39. Neti pots to help remove mucus from the throat
40. Singing to help bring mucus up from the throat

41. Surgery is an ancient practice to help immediately fix something that you cannot immediately fix with other natural healing methods. When used in appropriate ways, surgery can often be quite beneficial. Surgery is a natural healing method used by various healers. Healers such as Hippocrates and some of the doctors of ancient Greece, India used surgery, although today’s surgery is a lot different than the surgery from thousands of years ago.

Surgery should be used as a last resort for healing. Surgery in today’s world can often times be corrupt when it is not practiced in a way that brings the body back into balance.

Betty asks…

PCOS and natural remedies…?

I was just recently diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Thankfully my symptoms are mild. I have a little bet of weight gain (im 5″7 and way 150) and my acne is bad. I do have the “ring of pearls” in my ovaries and havent had a natural period since Febuary. My cycles are usually 35 to 38 and lately it has been getting worse. I am 24 years old and I got pregnant on my own when I was 20 and now I have a heathy 3 year old except for her asthma and allergies to everything but is none the less is pretty healthy. My Glucose intolerence test results came back at 81. My RE said that that was a high normal. I want to know if there is any natural remedies for my symptoms?? {;ease help!

vti answers:

Herbs are extremely useful in treating PCOS. Making changes and adding supplements to your diet will help control weight and balance blood sugar, while herbs go a step further, targeting any problems involving hormone balance.

* Chaste tree (Vitex Agnus castus) is one of the most important herbs for PCOS because it helps stimulate and normalise the function of the pituitary gland, which controls the release of luteinising hormone (LH). Chaste tree has been successfully trialled in the treatment of PCOS as well as infertility. It enhances progesterone levels, which lengthen the menstrual cycle. Chaste tree has been shown to improve fertility due to its effects on decreasing oestrogen and androgens which, when elevated, are responsible for cycles with no ovulation (anovulation).

* Adrenal tonics such as Rehmannia, Rhodiola, Siberian Ginseng and Withania support the adrenal stress response and help the adrenal glands return to a state of balance.

* Paeonia lactiflora (peony) is another valuable herb as it positively influences low progesterone, reduces elevated androgens (testosterone) and modulates oestrogen and prolactin.

* Licorice, especially combined with peony, helps regulate hormones, reduce androgen levels and improve the LH to FSH ratio.

* Gymnema is helpful in reducing carbohydrate and sugar cravings, thereby assisting in weight loss. Gymnema is one of the most significant herbs to improve insulin resistance.

* Tribulus helps restore menstrual regularity and regulate ovulation.

* Blue Cohosh is a particularly useful herb. It acts as a uterine and ovarian tonic and a pelvic anti-inflammatory.

* Saw Palmetto, a traditional male reproductive herb used to control excess testosterone, offers promising results for hirsuitism.

* Milk thistle, rosemary, Bupleurum and Schizandra are excellent liver herbs, aiding in the removal of excess oestrogen.

John asks…

Natural Hair Remedies?

I want my hair to be shiner and smoother but I am completely disgusted by mayo. I can’t even be near a bottle of it. So i need all natural home remedies to do that without mayo. No shampoo or conditioners, I’ve tried them all. So please, 10 points for best answer. I’m in desperate need.
I do not wash my hair everyday.

vti answers:

An Apple Cider Vinegar-Herb Rinse is wonderful to use as a shampoo. Rinsing with apple cider vinegar will help balance the pH of your hair, close the cuticle scales to give your hair a smoother appearance, and remove the buildup. Infusing certain herbs into the ACV rinse can highlight or enhance your hair color and highlights, as well as condition it.

– For more shine use Horsetail, Parsley, Nettles, Rosemary, Sage, Calendula.
– To bring out highlights in blond hair use Mullein Flowers, Yarrow, Calendula, Chamomile.
– To bring out highlights in dark hair use Elderberries, sage, Nettles, Rasberry leaves, Black Tea, Rosemary.

To make your own herbal hair rinse natural hair care product:
1. Place 2 tablespoons of the dried herb (or herb mixture) into a muslin bag or tea ball and put in a warmed tea pot.
2. Pour 1 pint (500 ml) of boiling water over the herbs and infuse for 2 hours.
3. Allow the liquid to cool then pour it into a quart (1 liter) jar.
4. Add 1 pint (500 ml) of apple cider vinegar and mix well.

For conditioner, I’d suggest you do a olive oil, honey, and traditional conditioner mix. Apply it to your hair and put a plastic baggie over it. Sit under a hair dryer for about 20 mins. Or wrap a warm towel around it for the same amount of time. You can experiment with adding more exotic conditioning ingredients to this basic mix to find what’s best for you. Things like aloe vera, shea butter, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin e. Once a month add coconut milk to the mix for protein filled deep conditioning treatment. Afterward rinse out with warm water.

You can find more variety of more recipes and information in the links below. Good luck!

Linda asks…

natural beauty remedies.?

any home natural beauty remedies for a great and clear complexion.and under eye treatment?

vti answers:

Try the followin tips i found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. I’m sure they will!

1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

12. Use 2-3 tsp. Dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

19. Some herbal acne home remedies…
Burdock leaf tea.
Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Tincture of calendula flowers.
Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin’s resistance to acne.

22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller’s earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

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