Pregnenolone: What Is It, and What Are Its Benefits?

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What is Pregnenolone?

Pregnenolone (preg-nen-o-lone) is a pre-hormone that is synthesized primarily by the adrenal glands. Pregnenolone has a minimal direct effect on the tissue itself, although it helps produce other hormones that do.  Because it acts as a pre hormone, Pregnenolone can also support low levels of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. 

Pregnenolone acts as a “mother” hormone to more than 50 additional adrenal hormones! 

Pregnenolone is the first hormone the adrenals create from cholesterol when the body is triggered by stress. Through a cascade of enzymatic action, Pregnenolone is converted into more active hormones, such as cortisol, DHEA, aldosterone, progesterone, etc.

What does it do?

Pregnenolone has been used experimentally for memory enhancement, improved stress tolerance, decreasing fatigue and increasing energy, muscle strength, and stamina, help with depression and anxiety, and more. 

Because it acts as a prohormone, Pregnenolone can also support low levels of all the sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. 

Women have used it to assist fibrocystic breasts, symptoms of menopause, as well as PMS.

Historically it has also been used to treat allergies and autoimmune conditions, such as MS, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Like that of many steroid hormones, pregnancy production declines with age; by the time we’re 75 years old, we produce less than half of what we did at age 35. Some call this the result of aging; I call this the result of stress over time. Aging is simply the process of enduring the stress of our modern world.   

When a person takes supplemental Pregnenolone, it should enhance the conversion process to other hormones and contribute to the restoration of deficient hormones.

Benefits of Pregnenolone 

  • It makes you feel more alert by suppressing GABA and increasing glutamate. At the same time, this amazing hormone protects you from the negative effects of increased glutamate by increasing dopamine and protecting your hippocampal brain cells from the amyloid-beta protein,  the dominant protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Increases your capacity for cognitive function by developing and supporting your hippocampus, the thinking center of the brain.
  • Helps generate new brain cells
  • Actively supports overall memory by increasing acetylcholine, the most dominant neurotransmitter associated with memory and cognitive function.
  • Increases spatial memory, which provides you with the ability to physically navigate from one place to another.
  • Increases memory in the aged, suggesting that it may reverse the effects of an aging memory.

Supplementation Research shows that pregnenolone supplementation benefits three major areas: the brain, adrenal health, and immunity. 


Some physicians feel pregnenolone is the key to your brainpower. Pregnenolone directly improves your cognitive function.

Adrenal Health 

Pregnenolone is considered an anti-stress hormone. Stress causes the body to produce less and utilize more Pregnenolone. For individuals who lead stressful lives, Pregnenolone protects the adrenal glands and helps to maintain balance. 


Years ago, Pregnenolone was found to help against rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition. Patients reported less pain and fatigue and more strength.

Who Should Take Pregnenolone?

I regard Pregnenolone as an unheralded team player that potentiates other hormones. I recommend it to anyone starting a total hormonal replacement program or who has memory or stamina problems. 

My main reason for using this hormone is that it occupies such a central position in the hormonal hierarchy. In addition to that 

By optimizing your pregnenolone levels, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • A reduction of cholesterol levels
  • A boost in memory
  • An increase in social confidence
  • An occasional cognitive or intellectual boost
  • A relief in hangovers and a next-day remedy when you’ve had too little sleep
  • Less arthritis and joint pain

It also works to support any program for depression or severe PMS that hasn’t been totally resolved. Many times, Pregnenolone can generate the final extra degree of improvement.

How to Take Pregnenolone 

Pregnenolone can be found in 10 mg capsules.  Begin with 10, and every 3 days, increase your dose, so you feel energized and have mental clarity until you hit 50 mg.  You will notice you feel more socially brave and outgoing.   Higher doses are safe but not usually needed.

Reduce your dose the moment you feel agitated, nervous, or irritable.

Answer the following questions to find out if you may benefit from optimizing your pregnenolone levels.

Are you more forgetful lately?

Does your mind have trouble “rising” to a more challenging than usual mental task?

Are you not as sharp as you used to be, in general?

Do you no longer have the courage to share thoughts that are more controversial?

Is there a family history of Alzheimer’s disease?

Do you have high cholesterol?

If so, do you use statin medications to treat and control it?

Do you take anti-anxiety medication and experience difficulty getting going in the morning?

Do you have difficulty seeing colors clearly?

Are you feeling more depressed than usual?

Do you have arthritis, or do you experience joint pain?

Or, more generally, do you lack the vital physical energy you used to have?

If you identify with any of the conditions mentioned in these questions,

you should consider exploring whether you are producing suboptimal levels of pregnenolone. Following are some of the reasons you may benefit from optimizing your levels.

Why Magnesium Is Important to Your Health

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why magnesium is important for your health

Magnesium is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body. It plays many essential roles in the health of your body and brain. 

Magnesium regulates temperature, produces and transports energy, sends nerve signals, and relaxes muscles. Magnesium is necessary for glucose, fat, and protein metabolism and influences every cell in the body in a positive life-supporting way.

In this article, I will share the function and benefits of magnesium, what it does in the body and dietary sources.

Different Forms of Magnesium

Magnesium Malate

Magnesium malate is a dietary supplement that combines magnesium and malic acid. It’s connected to numerous health benefits, including improvements in mood, blood sugar control, exercise performance, and chronic pain.

Magnesium Glycinate

 Magnesium glycinate has many benefits:

  • It has a calming effect on your brain.
  • It can help reduce anxiety and support better sleep.
  • It helps keep bones strong by keeping healthy bone density.
  • It helps control blood sugar in diabetics and can lower the risk of developing diabetes.
  • It decreases irregular heart rhythms.
  • It reduces (PMS) symptoms.

Topical Magnesium

Topical magnesium is a way of delivering minerals to the body through your skin. 

Magnesium chloride is easy to absorb and may raise levels of this nutrient within the body when applied topically to the skin. There aren’t any side effects of using magnesium oils or creams other than potentially some stinging on the skin. 

Magnesium Threonate

Magnesium L-threonate is a supplement that has the L-threonate form of magnesium that can normalize magnesium levels in the body.

Magnesium L-threonate Effectively Fights ADHD is a wonderful memory and cognitive-enhancing supplement and even helps fight depression and anxiety. 

Research shows that Magnesium L-threonate is safe and well-tolerated by the body when taken in dosage amounts less than 350 mg a day. However, increased Magnesium L-threonate intake can lead to side-effects, such as nausea, vomiting, etc.

Remag Liquid Magnesium 

ReMag is “The Magnesium Miracle.” ReMag is a stabilized ionic form of magnesium that is entirely absorbed at the cellular level and does not have a laxative effect. ReMag has the highest known concentration of any magnesium. It’s much more therapeutic, effective, and fast-acting than magnesium in pill or liquid form.

ReMag was created by Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of “The Magnesium Miracle“. ReMag minerals are acquired from a pure source of magnesium chloride and deliver stabilized magnesium ions that are similar in size to plant magnesium.

ReMag is a picometer-ionic form of magnesium. Picometer magnesium is smaller in diameter than the body’s cell mineral ion channels. Its direct and complete absorption into cells means ReMag bypasses a leaky gut and does not even reach the large intestine to cause diarrhea. 

ReMag promotes brain health, strong muscles and bones, cardiovascular health, and nervous system function ReMag is generally recognized as safe and is free of heavy metals verified in rigorous testing performed at 3rd party FDA accredited labs. 

What foods Have Magnesium In Them?

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Magnesium-rich foods include raw, green organic vegetables, and spinach. Juicing green leafy vegetables provides it also.

Food Milligrams (mg)

per serving


Daily Value*

Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce 80 20
Spinach, boiled, 1/2 cup 78 20
Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce 74 19
Peanuts, oil roasted, 74 cup 63 16
Cereal, shredded wheat, 2 large biscuits 61 15
Soymilk, plain or vanilla, 1 cup 61 15
Black beans, cooked, 1/2 cup 60 15
Edamame, shelled, cooked, 22 cup 50 13
Peanut butter, smooth, 2 tablespoons 49 12
Bread, whole wheat, 2 slices 46 12
Avocado, cubed, 1 cup 44 11
Potato, baked with skin, 3.5 ounces 43 11
Rice, brown, cooked, 1/2 cup 42 11


Magnesium Recommended as the Daily Allowance By Age

Note *: For infants from birth to 12 months, an adequate intake for magnesium is equal to the mean consumption of magnesium in healthy, breastfed infants, with added solid foods for ages 7-12 months.

Age  Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
Birth to 6 months 30 mg* 30 mg*
7-12 months 75 mg* 75 mg*
1-3 years 80 mg 80 mg
4-8 years 130 mg 130 mg
9-13 years 240 mg 240 mg
14-18 years 410 mg 360 mg 400 mg 360 mg
19-30 years 400 mg 310 mg 350 mg 310 mg
31-50 years 420 mg 320 mg 360 mg 310 mg
51+ years 420 mg 320 mg


The RDA for magnesium is expressed in mg/kg and is roughly 6 mg per kg (2.2 lb) of body weight. To easily calculate your magnesium, take your weight (in pounds) times 4. This is your RDA minimum.

Benefits of Magnesium

why magnesium is important for your health

Magnesium has tons of health benefits. According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium can help the following conditions:

Relieves Insomnia

  • Magnesium relaxes your muscles for better sleep. 
  • It helps to “shut your mind off” and calms your nerves by regulating two of your brain’s neurotransmitters that tend to keep you awake. 
  • Magnesium is also necessary to keep a healthy “biological clock” and sleep cycle. 
  • Magnesium may also prevent restless leg syndrome. It does this not only by relaxing muscles but by reducing inflammation and helping to make sleep-enhancing chemicals called melatonin and glutathione.

Protects Your Heart

  • Magnesium fuels your heart, protects the heart’s pump, prevents heart attacks, and gives elasticity to your heart and blood vessels.
  • Magnesium decreases calcium build up in your heart and arteries.

Combats Asthma

  • Magnesium has the potential to stop the spasms of your bronchial muscle that creates narrowing in the tubes transporting air to the lungs and help your lungs breathe easier. 
  • Magnesium supplements also help control non-extreme cases daily in both children and adults. 
  • Magnesium relaxes the bronchial muscles even when you are not having an attack. 
  • Studies show magnesium does this either because it blocks calcium (which can reduce dilation) or its vital connection to the enzyme responsible for cell function called adenylyl cyclase.

Reduces High Blood Pressure

  • Magnesium relaxes “smooth muscle” cells, meaning those in your veins and arteries, so they don’t constrict the flow of blood. 
  • It also regulates other minerals vital to blood pressure.
  • It maintains the delicate balance between sodium and potassium. 
  • It helps the body absorb calcium (and not be deposited in arteries).

Improves Digestion and Alleviates Constipation Symptoms

  • Without magnesium, your body can’t perform the “mechanics” of digestion, make hydrochloric acid (stomach acid), make digesting enzymes for carbs, proteins, and fats, and repair and protect your digestive organs (esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, colon).
  • Magnesium helps make enzymes in your saliva that break food down into smaller parts, helping the entire digestive process. 
  • The hormones that tell your stomach to produce digestive acid need magnesium to be made; you can’t digest food without it. 
  • The pancreas must have magnesium to make these vital enzymes. 
  • Magnesium also keeps the pancreas healthy, helping to prevent pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  • Magnesium aids stomach acid production and reduces bad bacteria in the gut.

Protects Against Diabetes

  • Magnesium is the key to insulin sensitivity. 
  • Research from 2014 says magnesium deficiency is associated with triggering “acute phase response” that contributes to type 2 diabetes. Supplements were given to healthy people with prediabetes who had low magnesium. Taking magnesium supplements decreased their C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is high in those who develop diabetes.
  • Magnesium deficiency has also been linked to poor glycemic control, diabetic retinopathy (damage to eyes leading to blindness), nephropathy (damage to kidneys leading to renal failure), neuropathy (nerve damage), and foot ulcerations. Therefore, scientists highly recommend supplementing magnesium due to the increase in these conditions among people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Taking magnesium can improve metabolic control, increase good (HDL) cholesterol, and lower triglycerides that reduce heart trouble risks.

Supports Bone Health

  • Magnesium is known to reduce the rate that bones degrade or break down. 
  • Too little magnesium contributes to bone loss by:
    • Affecting “crystal formation” in bone cells.
    • Impacting the amount of parathyroid hormone produced. (The amount of calcium your body absorbs is controlled by parathyroid hormone.)
    • Creating inflammation in your bones.

Deficiency and Symptoms

Some researchers state that magnesium deficiency has reached epidemic proportions. Why has it? 

A major reason that our bodies are being “drained” of magnesium is stress. 

This stress can be created by intense exercise, processed food (and even the many foods fortified with calcium but not magnesium), prolonged exposure to light from a computer screen (which reduces your hypothalamus gland from releasing healing hormones), and emotional stress. 

Stress also damages and inflames your gut, which is where magnesium is absorbed into your body.

Magnesium deficiency symptoms are difficult to pinpoint because they can show up in any part of your body. 

Initial mild symptoms can range from trouble concentrating, dizziness, and excessive menstrual pain to fatigue, headaches, facial twitching, and heart palpitations. Common symptoms also include constipation, food cravings, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, irritability, and anxiety.

How to Effectively Increase Your Magnesium Levels

As with any deficiency, begin eating foods high in the nutrient daily. Challenge yourself to create a high-potency meal plan, including as many of these foods as possible.

Yet, most research agrees that if your body is already in a deficit state, achieving a therapeutic dose of any nutrient from meals alone is rarely possible. Supplementation is the only route to top up your shortfall.

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The Benefits of a Raw Food Diet

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A raw food diet consists of mostly raw or uncooked foods. It can include fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouts, grains, beans, and more. Raw foods are considered to be “alive”, as opposed to “dead”, and add an unparalleled amount of life-giving nutrients. This differs from eating cooked and processed foods that can taste great but offer little nutritional value. A raw food diet allows your body to receive important nutritional properties that help promote healthy bodily functions.  

Who are the “Raw-foodists”?

“Raw-foodists” (also called “Rawists”) thrive on live food energy, consuming a diet of mostly uncooked whole plant foods that make up at least 75 percent of their diet. Although, some purists believe your entire diet must consist of raw foods. Popular raw-foodists include raw chef Juliano, actress Demi Moore, and raw food author, David Wolfe. This lifestyle is largely about breaking free from an addiction to cooked and processed foods. Jumping into a raw-food diet is only recommended once you do some research and consult with a nutritionist, but even a few uncooked meals per week can improve your overall health and increase your energy.  

Why go Raw?

You will often hear about going “raw” in association with weight loss, but there are so many additional health benefits to adopting a raw-food diet. Raw foods aid your digestive system, because they are easy for the body to process. Studies have proven living foods can improve your overall health. A raw food diet can naturally resolve health issues including allergies, Candida, low energy, high cholesterol, digestive issues, and skin disorders. Research also confirms what I know personally, a mostly raw food diet that includes whole organic foods can help prevent cancer. The root cause of all inflammation and disease in the body is an acidic environment. Eating meat protein, white bread, and sugar all lead to acidity in the body – but a raw-food diet alkalizes the body to help protect you from disease. Because it is low in trans and saturated fats, a raw-food diet has also been linked to the reduction of heart disease and diabetes. 

What’s wrong with cooked foods?

Food begins to lose its essential nutrients (ie. vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oxygen) and live enzymes when heat is applied. Raw foodists label it “dead food” because cooking can rob food of up to 85 percent of its nutritional value. Because it is harder to digest and puts a strain on your digestive system, it makes you feel heavy and less energetic. Essentially, heat changes the natural properties of food and some believe cooked food has lost its life force (or chi) after its live enzymes are destroyed. 

Try a raw food diet and see if you can tell a difference! Incorporating sprouts into your meal or salad is a quick way to add plant protein. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can find easy to prepare whole and raw-food recipes at your local health food store and natural food markets. Just remember, going raw is a learning experience that requires patience and listening to your body’s needs. 


Homeopathic Treatment for the Coronavirus

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Below dosing instructions are based on the recommendations of Bhawisha Joshi, a homeopath in India working with a lot of 2020 Pandemic patients, and also a collection of remedies that are being used by many various homeopaths treating this season’s pandemic.

Each dose, give 2 pellets direct into the mouth, 10 minutes from other food/drink.

PREVENTATIVE (according to Bhawisha Joshi):

Influenzinum 200c once a day for 3 days, every 15 days.
Follow this with Arsenicum album 30c once a day for three days (Joshi)


Runny nose, restless, fear of being infected, dry throat, burning sensation: Arsenicum 30c three times a day

Want to be left alone, tired, irritable, need to veg out: Bryonia 30c three times a day

Feel shaky, anxious, weak, trembling: Gelsemium 30c three times a day

If there is panic/fear/racing heart, restless and coldness: Aconite 30c three times a day

If Complications Develop – 200c or 1M once an hour until symptoms subside Top Choices according to Joshi:

  • –  Arsenicum Album
  • –  Antimonium Tart and Antimonium Ars
  • –  Veratrum Album
  • –  Camphora
  • –  Carbo veg


Note: Apart from Influenzinum, these are Plant and Mineral extracts that in homeopathic preparation are the energetic imprint of that substance and therefore non-toxic. Some of these remedies can be found at a local health food store, others need to be specially ordered from a homeopathic pharmacy such as Hahnemann Labs, Helios, Washington Homeopathic, I and E Organics, etc. I sell most of these remedies myself in a 25 remedy kit.

Antimonium Arsenicum – panting, breathlessness, acute respiratory distress, cyanosis, exhaustion and a lot of fluid discharges.

“Emphysema with excessive dyspnea and cough, much mucus secretion. Dyspnea, worse on eating and lying down. Sense of weakness. Catarrhal pneumonia associated with influenza. Loss of appetite. General sick feeling. The cough is worse by eating and on lying down. Pleurisy

especially of left side with exudation and pericarditis with effusion. A rush of blood to head. Inflammation of the eyes and edema of the face. Wandering pains in sciatic nerves.”

“Gasping for air, before every attack of cough. Coarse, loose, rattling cough. Cough followed by vomiting or sleep worse anger. Lungs seems full of mucus yet less and less is raised. Must sit up to breathe or cough. Coughs and yawns alternately. Coughing and gasping. Cough excited by eating with pain in chest and larynx. Cough and dyspnea better lying on right side (opposite Bad.). Child bends backwards with cough.

Cough worse after midnight, worse lying on back. Cough with great exhaustion, collapse, anemia, nervous irritability. Dry cough alternating with loose. Cough dry at night, better sitting up, worse drinking. Cough dry, as from sulphur fumes. Cough after drinking. Cough excited by smoking. Coughing spells preceded by great anxiety and restlessness. Cough with bloody sputum. Deep, dry, unceasing cough. Hemoptysis with pain between shoulders, burning heat all over.


Antimonium Tart – irritable, averse touch. Weakened state, sleepiness during cough. Cyanosis. Cough is wet and rattling. Can be useful for all stages of the flu.

EARS – Roaring. Fluttering before left ear, as from a large bird. Warmth of left ear. Tearing pain. Twitching in right ear.”

Arsenicum album – restless, fastidious, suspicious, greed, hoarding, collecting, fear of contagion, fear of loss of work, desire to wash hands often, taking small sips of water. Burning sensations. Fatigue/weakness. Pneumonia/cough/dyspnea.

Bryonia – wants to be left alone, quiet, irritable, fear of poverty, worse motion, headache, great thirst. Dry hard painful coughs.
Dry, hacking cough from irritation in upper trachea. Cough, dry, hard, very painful, at night as if from stomach. Cough with sneezing. Coming into warm room excites cough (Nat-c.). Cough with feeling as if head and chest would fly to pieces. Very painful coughs must hold the chest. Nausea excites cough, and coughing often excites vomiting. Coughs with gagging, without nausea. Cough with sharp pains in sides of chest. Cough compels patient to spring up in bed involuntary and immediately. Whooping cough. Coughs, worse motion, talking and laughing. Painful coughs with bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia.

Camphora – sinking, coldness, breathlessness, lung collapse and dryness. Hardly any discharge/sputum/phlegm. Dry collapse with suffocative dyspnea.

Sudden and complete prostration of the vital forces, with great coldness of the external surface. (Burt); Sudden sinking of strength (Lippe); Stupefaction as if intoxicated ; shock of injury from. (Knerr) Main Feeling: sudden intense threat and shock from something strange and bewildering, and the reaction to this is withdrawal (Sankaran). Asthma, worse after bodily exertion; cough from talking, inhaling of air, and a feeling of coldness, which commences in the pit of the stomach, and spreads from here over the chest is and exhaled as cold breath.

Cough – Dry, spasmodic, continuous. Cough excited by – itching in the larynx or roughness or crawling in the throat. Cough aggravated by – worse evening or midnight; going from warm to cold places; damp air. Cough concomitants – Hoarseness and rawness worse evenings or damp air; breathing short; wants to be fanned; burning in the chest; haemoptysis, with pale cold skin; weak, fatigued feeling in the chest; pneumonia, fetid sputum, cold breath and sweat, rattling breathing, threatened paralysis, cold knees, etc. Many cases of pneumonia that have seemed hopeless, in a state of collapse, blood stagnating in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness and ecchymosis, with the foregoing chest symptoms, may be saved by this remedy. The difference between Carbo veg. and Arsenicum in this stage is that the erethism and restlessness is very marked under the latter, and lack of manifestation of vital force under the Carbo veg. It is not only here in these affections that Carbo veg. is useful, but in typhoids and other diseases where these conditions are present. Carbo veg. complements it if there is great prostration, sunken hippocratic face,


Carbo Veg (charcoal)– Complete sinking, blue deadly pale face with collapse and respiratory symptoms with wanting air/last stage desperate effort. Air hunger.

general coldness and blueness, and there is rattling respiration and dyspnoea with desire to be fanned hard to help the breathing. Pleuritis.
Cough by spells or no cough; if cough with rattling but too weak to expectorate (Ant. tart.); Ant. tart. has failed. It is oftenest found in children and very old people. Pneumonia. Carbo veg. if there is dark or light colored haemorrhage with perfect indifference, especially if there is excessive paleness of the skin of whole body.

Eupatorium Perf – aching in the bones from the flu, thirst for cold drinks.
Eupatorium is useful for a cough accompanied by irritation of the liver, the region of which is full and tender, there are bilious vomiting and diarrhoea, and extreme soreness down the trachea, the cough is worse while lying on the back and better from turning over on to hands and knees. It is of service in the bronchitis of aged people when the characteristic bone pains are present.

Ferrum Phos – high fever with no other symptoms. May be used at the onset of infection when there is fever, similar to Aconite.
The patients are more tired, they are very indisposed to talk, they are very sensitive to any disturbance round about them, any noise, any loud speaking seems to distress them, and they want to be left quiet. They are very much more at peace if they are quiet and if no one interferes with them – which is exactly the reverse of the Aconite state in which the patients are terrified, want someone to be about all the time, are sure they are going to die, and are afraid to be left alone.

Gelsemium – a lot of anxiety/fright/anticipation, something bad will happen, weakness, shaking, fatigue, headache, vertigo, trembling, chills.

Suited to children and young people, to persons of a nervous, weak, hysterical temperament. Suitable to irritable, sensitive, excitable people.

With many practitioners, Influenzinum has taken the place of Baptisia as the routine remedy in epidemics. Influenza. Influenza encephalitis. Enterocolitis of influenza. Diarrhea of influenza. Meningitis. Measles. Weakness and fatigue. General ill feeling with chill, headache, diffused pains. Neurotic, depressive persons. Stiffness. Tendency to hypotension. Hyperthermia. Sycosis. Anorexia.

MIND – Apathy and indifference. Mental dullness. Brain fatigue. Post-influenza depressive neurosis. Weak memory. ABDOMEN – Gastro-intestinal pain. EARS – Otitis with influenza.
EYES – Eyes are heavy and sensitive to movements. Stiffness of eyes. Blepharitis. Conjunctivitis of influenza. HEAD – Meningitis. Encephalitis with vomiting. Headache of influenza.

LIMBS – Aches and pains. Rheumatism. Rheumatoid pains during humid and cold weather. Intermittent lameness. Venous stasis of lower limbs. Venous and arterial congestion of the lower limbs. Varicose veins and ulcers (Oscilloc.).
LUNGS – Dry painful cough. Bronchial asthma. Bronchitis. Bronchopneumonia of influenza.

NOSE – Acute or chronic coryza. Acute and chronic rhino-pharyngitis. Nasal congestion. Coryza of influenza. Sinusitis. Nasal polyps. Chronic atrophic rhinitis.
RECTUM – Weakness of the anal sphincter. Weakening diarrhea.
THROAT – Pharyngitis. Chronic laryngitis. Stridulous laryngitis of children. Nasal voice. Laryngitis of influenza.

COUGH – Dry cough, with sore chest and fluent coryza. Cough from tickling in eustachian tube. Cough from tickling or roughness of fauces. Croupy cough in measles. Convulsive, spasmodic cough. Spasmodic cough in hysterical women. Irritative cough without expectoration. Coughs a good deal during the night.

Influenzinum – apathetic, low-spirited, dullness, cough, sore throat. Can be used as preventative, see instructions above. Can be used post-viral infection if symptoms are becoming chronic and not clearing up.


Mercurious – acute sore throat with swollen glands, sinus affection, deep infection, no temperature modulation.

COUGH – Whooping cough with nosebleed (Arn.). Cough causes pressing pains in head and chest. Cough in double bouts. Cough with hoarseness, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea. Cough with sensation as if head and chest would burst. Tickling cough before falling asleep. Dry cough at night, yellow-green sputum by day. Coughs only at night or only by day. Cough worse from tobacco smoke.

Phosphorus – tickling cough, worse talking, oppression of chest, hoarseness
Phos. is indicated in a great variety of diseases of the bronchi and lungs; there is a general tendency to easy haemorrhage from the lungs (from violent fits of cough or from emotional excitement); there is generally absence of fever, so that Phos. is rarely indicated in the beginning of acute diseases; there is generally exhaustion; in pneumonia Phos. is indicated after the febrile symptoms have mostly subsided, when there is great oppression of the chest, as from a weight, especially if the patient is worse when lying on 1. side.

Phosphoric acid – totally exhausted, emotionally flat, burned out, desires refreshing drinks, good post-viral remedy.
Suited to persons of originally strong constitution weakened by loss of fluids, excesses, violent, acute diseases. Children and young people who have grown too rapidly, tall, slender and slim with pains in back and limbs as if beaten, growing pains. Persons of mild disposition.

Pressure or twisting behind the sternum, rendering breathing difficult. Weak feeling in chest from talking (Stann.). Dry cough from tickling in chest. Salty expectoration.

Sulphur – lazy, critical, messy, warm, worse heat, sweating and burning pains, feet hot. Diarrhea. Cough worse at night. Is also helpful for cleaning up post viral infection that may be lingering.

Difficult respiration, wants windows open, nightly suffocative air hunger. Dyspnea in middle of night, relieved by sitting up. Irregular breathing. Asthma preceded by colds. Loose cough, worse from talking, morning, greenish, purulent, sweetish expectoration. Much rattling of mucus and heat in chest, worse 11 a.m. Pleuritic exudations. Cough, violent in two or three incomplete bouts, tickling as from down in larynx. Greenish, sweetish and purulent expectoration. Violent cough with headache worse lying on back. As of rivet through upper third of left lung. Neglected pneumonia.

Veratrum Album – sinking, icing coldness of parts, breathlessness, lung collapse, more restless than camphor. Wet Collapse.

Cough, with titillation low down in the chest; Profuse yellow expectoration; Cough that resembles whooping cough; Face blue; Eyes protruding; Urine passes involuntarily; Cough, with stitching pains in the inguinal region. Spasmodic contraction of the intercostal muscles, that seems to arrest the breath; Cramp – like pains in the sternum after drinking; Aching pain in sternum after eating or drinking; Several attacks of pain, during the day, in right chest, arresting the breath; Oppression and anguish, that arrests the breath; Dyspnoea – the trachea seemed clogged with tenacious mucus; Painful and difficult breathing – it had almost ceased; Oppression and arrest of breath when walking, with a sense of fullness; Pressure and pulsation at the fourth rib, as from a dull point; it felt sore to the touch, as if there were sub – cutaneous ulceration; Pains in the side and in the stomach; Pains in the breasts and in the thighs; Frequent pains in the chest – also with pain in the back; Beating at the upper part of the sternum, occurring with rhythmic precision.

Cough/Phlegm Pneumonia Complications

Dose remedy in 30c or 200c, up to 3 times a day:

– Justicia – Dry, spasmodic, constricted cough. Threatened suffocation. Cough with tightness of chest, as if it would burst with bronchial rattle, obstruction of breath and sneezing.
– Spongia – hard dry cough, croupy, constricting, tickling in throat

  • –  Phosphorus – tickling cough, worse talking, oppression of chest, hoarseness
  • –  Ant Tart – irritable, averse touch. Weakened state, sleepiness during cough. Cyanosis. Cough is wet and rattling.

– Squilla – hard cough either dry or loose, pneumonia, loss of urine/stool during cough

– Lobelia –Panting, threatened with suffocation, fear of death. Dyspnea from constriction of chest, worse any exertion. Dyspnea, with sense of a lump in stomach rising into mouth. Rattling in chest but no expectoration.
– Carbo veg – Complete sinking, blue deadly pale face with collapse and respiratory symptoms with wanting air/last stage desperate effort. Air hunger.

SOURCES: Murphy’s Materia Medica, Raue’s Pathology, Sankaran’s Plants Compiled by Angelica Lemke, ND; www.intuitivehomeopathy.com


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Many of my clients , family and friends have been asking me what I am doing and taking at this time in regards to prevention of the coronavirus. Let me start off by saying that taking natural holistic products to build my immune system up has been my way of life the last 35 years. The body can fight off viruses if the immune system is healthy and not compromised. Some of the supplements I am presently taking are short courses of Vitamin A preferably miscellized, Vitamin D with K2, Liposomal C, Oregano, Biocidin, Staments 7 mushrooms, Quercetin, Royal Cod Liver Oil, Serrapeptase

Some herbals include skullcap, licorice root, Dan Shen, Goldenseal, Garlic,Black Walnut Hulls, Oregano oil,

As far as homeopathy goes I continue to take my constitutional remedy which builds my body up daily. If signs of infection take place the remedy WAR is my first choice which contains Penicillian, Belladonna, Gunpowder, cortisones, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Pyrogeium and Kali Phos. I have Camphora on hand also if anyone in my family becomes acute.

We are using the essential oil blend called Thieves when we are out of the house also.

This is by no means all that I am taking or doing but is an excellent start to have on hand !


Divorce Survival Tips

8 Divorce Survival Tips

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Women need to be careful when they are hit with a divorce, because they can easily let themselves be taken advantage of without even realizing it. These 8 divorce survival tips can help you make it easier on yourself.

Make Copies

Be sure to have copies of everything, because if you don’t, they will probably be gone when you realize you need them. Put these things in a safe deposit box that only you can access.
Things you need copies of include:

  • Tax returns (last 3 years)
  • Account statements from banks and investment firms
  • Pay stubs
  • Insurance information
  • 401K information
  • Stocks
  • Receipts
  • Mortgage statements
  • Loan agreements
  • Credit applications (which typically lists assets that you may need to know as the divorce progresses)

Check Your Credit Report

Make sure you know what your credit report looks like and have any errors fixed. Then make a list of any debts that are joint accounts, because no matter what the divorce decree says, if both names are on the debt, both of you are responsible for it. If he decides not to pay it, it will affect your credit.

Open Accounts in Your Own Name

You will need to build credit independent of your husband (and his income). At the very least, you will want to open bank accounts in your name only. If you don’t have much of a credit history because thins are in his name, open a credit card or two in your name.

Know Your Social Security Benefits

Did you know that if you’ve been married for at least 10 years, you may be entitled to half of your spouse’s social security benefits? This can be the case even if he remarries. There are some conditions that need to be met, andyou can more by visiting the Social Security website.

Get a P.O. Box

If you are still living in the same home, or if there is any possibility that he can access your mail box, you will want to ensure your correspondence is safe. You will likely be getting mail from your attorney as well as other private things relating to your divorce. This is information he should not have access to, so get yourself a post office box, just to be safe.

Change Your Passwords

Even though experts warn against it, most of us use the same password over and over, or choose passwords based on things in our lives. Since you have been sharing your lives up to this point, your passwords may be very easy to figure out, allowing him access to your email, social media, shopping sites and anything else accessible via computer.

Secure Irreplaceable Items

Photos, jewelry and other special items that can’t be replaced should be moved to a secure place where they can’t disappear. Keep in mind, your memories are often memories shared by him. If possible, consider making copies so you both have the mementos that are important to you.

Join a Support Group

You might think this isn’t needed, but when your emotions get the best of you, you will need someone to talk to. Mutual friends may not always be the best choice, and it’s never a good idea to badmouth your spouse in front of your kids when you’re upset. A support group, or even a therapist, will allow you a safe place to express your feelings without causing problems for anyone else.
A group can also help keep you level-headed when you have important decisions to make that will affect your future. In addition to these 8 divorce survival tips, you may also be able to learn other strategies to help you during this difficult time in your life.

Marriage Worth Fighting For

Is your marriage worth fighting for?

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Only you can really answer that, but I want you to consider some important facts. Most divorced couples do not anticipate the great pain suffered from a divorce that many times affects the rest of their life. Many think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but the truth is that your grass is just as green, but may have some dandelions and mole holes. These are fixable just as many of the problems in a marriage can be fixed. It just takes some work and commitment.

What if only one of you want to work on the marriage? Then that’s what you have to do. If one is working on the marriage, it can still be much better than it’s ever been. You don’t want the same marriage back. It wasn’t working. You want a brand new marriage with the same man that will be better than ever because of the work going into it in developing yourself and being confident with who you are. Imagine what you want your marriage to be like. Then set goals for yourself to get to what you imagined. Do not allow yourself to backslide, but keep moving forward.

Another thing you really need to consider for your marriage is the children. They are affected greatly by both of your choices of staying together and working on the marriage or divorcing. Kids really want their parents to stay together, except if there a huge amount of fighting or abuse involved. If you both decide to divorce, it takes away the security of being part of a family. Also, letting the kids witness how you work on your relationship will teach them to do likewise when they get older. It’s a legacy that you can leave them to live successful lives in meaningful relationships.

There are so many benefits to staying together. As you journey through the relationship rehab, you may find as you rediscover yourself that you are a pretty awesome lady, and shouldn’t be treated like “the old wife.” You are an individual that has a lot to offer. You are a special person and anyone who tells you different is not worth your time. Do not allow others to control who you are by defining you. You will grow into the person you are meant to be. Your story is not done yet … there are plenty of chapters still being written.

Make the choice of what you will and will not tolerate in a relationship, and stand by your choice. The pride you have in yourself will speak volumes to everyone. Instead of being needy for emotional approval from your husband, give it to yourself. Don’t allow anyone to limit you. In rediscovering yourself, you will be attractive to your husband, as he also sees for himself that you are a person of great value and worthy of his respect and attention.

Never Date A Married Man

Never, ever date a married man

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What do you do when you meet some guy that you are really interested in and then find out he’s married? Short answer: RUN! (Reaffirm, Unlatch, Next) Let me break this down for you a bit.

Reaffirm your goals for a relationship. You want a prince of your very own and not have to share one with another who happens to be his wife. She has priority over you, no matter what he tries to tell you. If he has children, you go even further down the list. The promise to leave his wife for you is mute until his address has changed, but still you need to consider that he cheated on her. That probably is an indicator that he would also cheat on you. You may have heard all the awful things about her, but that is only one side of the story.

Your goals are for a happy and fulfilling relationship with someone that you can trust. You want them to love you for who you are, not as a means of escape from another relationship. You are worth having your goals met in a man.
Unlatch your claim to him for there was no real commitment from him. It is time to send him home where he belongs. Do not answer his phone calls or meet him at any time. The cord has been cut in your relationship and it is time for you to move on to better things.

Next, learn from your experience and keep an eye out for your Prince Charming. Take an active role in meeting new people and going to places that will not remind you of the married toad you just released. Soon, the pain of that transition will become a distant memory as you experience better things. Be confident in knowing that you made the right decision in letting him go. You deserve so much better, and you can have it!

The Five Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages

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One of the biggest banes of a marriage is the absence of love. Many couples have experienced terrible fallings-out because one or the other feels unloved and underappreciated.
What husbands and wives often fail to realize is that people express, interpret, and expect love in different ways. Often times, a marriage is not entirely loveless, it is just that one loves in a language that the other does not understand.
According to marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman, people speak five different love languages:
Words of Affirmation. Some people need to hear the words “I love you” constantly. Unsolicited compliments are also always welcome while insults and other negative words leave them inconsolable.
Quality Time. There are people who believe that undivided attention and spending time together is the sincerest form of expressing love. It is disappointing for them when dates get postponed or their partners get easily distracted.
Receiving Gifts. For people who speak this love language, love is best expressed with thoughtful gifts that aren’t necessarily expensive. Sometimes, a simple card is enough as long as their significant other exerts effort.
Acts of Service. Those who express love through acts of service often aim to ease the burden of responsibilities for their better half. This can be as straightforward as loading the dishwasher or mowing the lawn.
Physical Touch. This isn’t confined to intimacy in the bedroom. This can include holding hands, pats on the back, hugs, and any thoughtful touches.

Choose Happiness in your Intimate Relationships

Choose Happiness in your Intimate Relationships

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Speed bumps are common in relationships. Fights happen and expectations can’t always be met but that shouldn’t deter a couple from giving a peaceful relationship. Yes, it takes work but the effort will always be worth it.

Here are some things to remember in order to have a sound relationship with one’s significant other:
Give the Other Person the Benefit of the Doubt. Sometimes it helps to think that your significant other hadn’t really meant to hurt you. Put yourself in their shoes and try to rationalize the situation from their point of view.

Don’t Play the Blame Game. Sometimes when we feel inadequate about ourselves, we blame the other person. Look inwards and determine the root of your negative emotion. Sometimes, the problem can be found within us. The solution will be obvious thereafter.

Don’t Act when you are Emotional. Strong emotions such as hurt, frustration, and anger can lead to irrational reactions and decisions. Acting on emotion can lead to regret in the end so try to calm down first before trying to do anything.
Choose Your Battles Wisely. Not everything should be turned into a fight. Confrontations are healthy in a relationship but fighting doesn’t solve anything all the time. Don’t let everything bother you.

Take care of Yourself. Some lose themselves in a relationship so much that they forget that they are an individual that needs constant nurturing. Channel some of that TLC towards yourself. Remember that you cannot love another person fully if you do not love yourself.