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OPIATE ADDICTION – Pathophysiology and Herbal Interventions

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

OPIATE ADDICTION – Pathophysiology and Herbal Interventions

OPIATE ADDICTION PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND HERBAL INTERVENTIONS Dr Jillian Stansbury CHASING THE DRAGON Opiate addiction is an enormous and devastating health problem worldwide, with over 4 million active addicts in the US alone, and over 1.5 million heroin addicts undergoing treatment each year. And not only the addict is affected as of course, marriages suffer or are ruined, jobs are lost, meaningful relationships to people, other hobbies, nature, and the world at large are lost, and most of all, the mind and body are destroyed bit by bit from...

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SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDER – THE HIDDEN HANDICAP

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDER – THE HIDDEN HANDICAP

SENSORY INTEGRATION DISORDER – THE HIDDEN HANDICAP Dr Jillian Stansbury Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) also known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Sensory Processing Disorder, is a neurological condition involving an inability to integrate sensory information – spatial, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, kinesthetic and tactile. Children may display symptoms of hyper- or hyposensitivity to various sensations resulting in learning issues, behavioral disorders, and proprioceptive and coordination disorders. Often...

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PHYTOESTROGENS AND THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

PHYTOESTROGENS AND THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER

PHYTOESTROGENS AND THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury Phytoestrogens are natural compounds from plants that are able to bind to estrogen receptors and elicit a variety of hormonal effects. Because many types of breast and prostate cancer involve altered and excessive hormonal stimulation of these organs, phytoestrogens may be an important tool for improving hormonal balance in these cancers. Embryologic development of the breasts, prostate and reproductive organs involves both estrogens and androgens....

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CURCUMA IN DERMATOLOGY AND ANTI-AGING

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

CURCUMA IN DERMATOLOGY AND ANTI-AGING

CURCUMA IN DERMATOLOGY AND ANTI-AGING Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury Curcuma longa and isolated curcumin, the bright yellow diferuloylmethane flavonoid the root contains, have emerged as well researched, versatile, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer tools with wide application in alternative medicine. This short discussion will add skin diseases to the list of possible indications for Curcuma. This safe and well tolerated medicine can be used as a medicinal food, tincture, encapsulated nutraceutical, and as a topical medication. Curcuma can...

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AUTO-IMMUNE THYROIDITIS

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

AUTO-IMMUNE THYROIDITIS

AUTO-IMMUNE THYROIDITIS Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury Autoimmune diseases of the thyroid are on the rise worldwide, believed due to nutritional and environmental factors including exposure to heavy metals, organochlorides, pesticides , and tobacco smoke. Autoimmune thyroid disease, namely Grave’s disease and Hashimotos’ thyroiditis, involve T cell-mediated inflammatory processes and affect approximately 5% of the population, with the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies being slightly higher. The T cell driven immune disorders are...

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ASTRAGALUS IN THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

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ASTRAGALUS IN THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

ASTRAGALUS IN THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS                                                                                                                                                                            Dr Jillian Stansbury The Traditional Uses of Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus, going by the common names Huangqui in China, and Milk Vetch in the US, is one of the most fundamental herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus roots have also been used a medicinal food by slicing longitudinally and...

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THE EMERGING DIAGNOSIS OF LOWER URINARY DYSFUNCTIONAL EPITHELIA Comparison with Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

THE EMERGING DIAGNOSIS OF LOWER URINARY DYSFUNCTIONAL EPITHELIA Comparison with Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis

THE EMERGING DIAGNOSIS OF LOWER URINARY DYNSFUNTIONAL EPITHELIA Comparison with Prostatitis and Interstitial Cystitis Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury Interstitial cystitis (IC) is frequently reported to affect women 5 times more often than men however these statistics may reflect the fact that men are often labeled as having nonbacterial chronic prostatitis rather than IC. In many cases, the symptoms of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis may be identical to and indistinguishable from the symptoms of IC in men. As the research on IC has advanced...

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LOBELIA’S MECHANISMS OF ACTION ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM A Modern Look at a Classic Lung Herb

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

LOBELIA’S MECHANISMS OF ACTION ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM A Modern Look at a Classic Lung Herb

LOBELIA’S MECHANISMS OF ACTION ON THE PULMONARY SYSTEM A Modern Look at a Classic Lung Herb Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury The Lobelia genus includes nearly 400 species, making up a major group in the Lobelioideae branch of the Campanulaceae Family. The name Lobelia derives from a Belgian botanist Matthias de Lobel, Flemish botanist and physician to King James I. Many Lobelia species are used medicinally in Asia with a growing body of published research, while Lobelia inflata and siphylitica are the main North American species mentioned in...

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INOSITOL COMPOUNDS, LEGUMINOUS HERBS, AND FERTILITY

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INOSITOL COMPOUNDS, LEGUMINOUS HERBS, AND FERTILITY

INOSITOL COMPOUNDS, LEGUMINOUS HERBS, AND FERTILITY Copyright Dr Jillian Stansbury Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility, affecting from 5%-10% of all women. PCOS is commonly associated with insulin resistance, even in those with a normal body mass index. Insulin-sensitizing compounds not only improve insulin resistance and reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes, they may also improve ovarian response to endogenous gonadotropins, and reduce hyperandrogenemia, the hallmark of PCOS. Therefore...

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ST JOHNSWORT AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY FOR CANCER

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

ST JOHNSWORT AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY FOR CANCER

Hypericum Lights the Path Towards A New Bladder Cancer Therapy Jillian Stansbury ND St. Johnswort for cancer? Bladder cancer is more common in men, for unknown reasons, and is most common in later decades of life, presumably due to long term exposure to carcinogens and epithelial irritants. Carcinoma of transitional epithelium is the most common type of bladder cancer followed by squamous cell carcinoma which is most often associated with carcinogens such as nitrosamines and anilines dyes. Squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder tends to be...

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