The marvellous mechanism of the body’s healing ability
· When the skin is cut and torn, platelets stick to tissues protecting the wound from forming a blood clot and sealing damaged blood vessel
· If there is inflammation, this protects against infection and removes any fragments and rubbish caused by the injury
· Within days, the body starts to replace injured tissue and makes the wound contracts, repairing damaged blood vessels
· Finally, scar tissue remodels and strengthens the damaged area.
Synthetic and artificial substances help and sometimes necessary but are a poor imitation of the real majic of the human body
Sometimes the body needs a little help when it is a chronic condition
1 Antioxidant vitamins
Much research has recently focused on how antioxidant vitamins may reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Antioxidant vitamins — E, C and beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) — have potential health-promoting properties. Though the data are incomplete, up to 30 percent of Americans are taking some form of antioxidant supplement.
Eating a variety of foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol will provide a rich natural source of these vitamins, minerals and FIBRE.
Beta-carotene is probably the best known of the carotenoids, those red, orange, and yellow pigments that give color to many fruits and vegetables. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, a nutrient first identified in the 1930s and now recognized as vital to the growth and development of the human body.
In addition to the numerous studies on beta-carotene's effectiveness for heart disease and cancer, researchers have been exploring the nutrient's potential for treating chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, male infertility, and psoriasis. Interestingly, low levels of beta-carotene and other antioxidants have been linked to the development of cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens that impairs vision.
Preliminary studies point to a possible connection between too little beta-carotene (along with low levels of vitamins A and E) and subsequent development of lupus, an autoimmune disorder.
If you have a sluggish thyroid (hypothyroidism), liver or kidney disease, or an eating disorder, consult your doctor before trying beta-carotene supplements.
Many experts caution smokers to avoid beta-carotene supplements. The supplements are even riskier for smokers who also drink significant amounts of alcohol.
2 Echinacea Tincture
"...this natural health remedy can treat a multitude of ailments, but is most popularly purchased to help boost the immune system."
Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in America today. Echinacea Tincture is most commonly used for treating Allergic Rhinitis, Candidiasis, the Common Cold, Cough, Influenza (The Flu), Otitis Media Pharyngitis, Sinusitis, Urinary Tract Infections, and Wounds.
Echinacea helps reduce the possibility of catching a cold, or lessen the severity of symptoms in those who already caught one. Echinacea has immune system boosting properties which help fight off viruses and harmful bacteria.
Benefits of Echinacea:
enhances the body's natural resistance to infection
stimulates the immune system
reduces symptoms of flu and colds
Other echinacea benefits include alleviating cold cores, sinus infections, vaginal yeast infections and chronic fatigue.
The berries from the elder contain a considerable amount of vitamins A, B and C, as well as flavonoids, sugar, tannins, carotenoids and amino acids. Warm elderberry wine is a remedy for sore throat, influenza and induces perspiration to reverse the effects of a chill. The juice from the berries is an old fashioned cure for colds, and is also said to relieve asthma and bronchitis.
Infusions of the fruit are beneficial for nerve disorders, back pain, and have been used to reduce inflammation of the urinary tract and bladder. Raw berries have laxative and diuretic properties, however the seeds are toxic and may induce vomiting and nausea. Elderberries are edible when cooked.
Elder flowers are a mild astringent and are used in skin washes to refine the complexion and help relieve eczema, acne and psoriasis. Flower water makes a soothing gargle and when strained makes an excellent eye wash.
4 PANTOTHENIC ACID Coenzyme A
Pantothenic acid is a component of coenzyme A (CoA), an essential coenzyme in a variety of reactions that sustain life. CoA is required for chemical reactions that generate energy from food (fat, carbohydrates, and proteins). The synthesis of essential fats, cholesterol, and steroid hormones requires CoA, as does the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and the hormone, melatoninCoenzyme A was named for its role in acetylation reactions.
Naturally occurring pantothenic acid deficiency in humans is very rare and has been observed only in cases of severe malnutrition. World War II prisoners in the Phillipines, Burma, and Japan experienced numbness and painful burning and tingling in their feet, which was relieved specifically by pantothenic acid . It was used in Japan to enhance mental function, especially in Alzheimer's disease.
Other symptoms include:headache, fatigue, insomnia, intestinal disturbances, and numbness and tingling of their hands and feet
5 Vitamin A
Also indexed as: Retinol (A) See also: Beta-carotene
What does it do? Vitamin A helps cells reproduce normally—a process called differentiation. Cells that have not properly differentiated are more likely to undergo precancerous changes. Vitamin A, by maintaining healthy cell membranes, helps prevent invasion by disease-causing microorganisms. Vitamin A also stimulates immunity and is needed for formation of bone, protein, and growth hormone. Beta-carotene is a substance from plants that the body can convert to vitamin A.
6 Amino Acids Overview
What do they do? Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Twenty amino acids are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair, and maintenance of body tissues. Eleven of these amino acids can be made by the body itself, while the other nine (called essential amino acids) must come from the diet. The classification of an amino acid as essential or nonessential does not reflect its importance, because all twenty amino acids are necessary for health. Instead, this classification system simply reflects whether or not the body is capable of manufacturing a particular amino acid.
Where are they found? Foods of animal origin, such as meat and poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products, are the richest dietary sources of the essential amino acids. However, the outdated belief that vegetarians need to be concerned about combining certain foods to obtain enough essential amino acids has now been disproved
8 Vitamin C Also indexed as: Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid
What does it do? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that functions as a powerful antioxidant. Acting as an antioxidant, one of vitamin C’s important functions is to protect LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage. (Only when LDL is damaged does cholesterol appear to lead to heart disease, and vitamin C may be the most important antioxidant protector of LDL.)1
Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, the “glue” that strengthens many parts of the body, such as muscles and blood vessels. Vitamin C also plays important roles in wound healing and as a natural antihistamine. This vitamin also aids in the formation of liver bile and helps to fight viruses and to detoxify alcohol and other substances.
Vitamin C has reversed dysfunction of cells lining blood vessels. The normalization of the functioning of these cells may be linked to prevention of heart disease. Evidence indicates that vitamin C levels in the eye decrease with age and that supplementing with vitamin C prevents this decrease, leading to a lower risk of developing cataracts. Healthy people have been reported to be more likely to take vitamin C and vitamin E supplements than are people with cataracts in some, but not all, studies.
Vitamin C has been reported to reduce activity of the enzyme aldose reductase in people and this is the enzyme responsible for accumulation of sorbitol in eyes, nerves, and kidneys of people with diabetes. This accumulation is believed to be responsible for deterioration of these parts of the body associated with diabetes. Therefore, interference with the activity of aldose reductase theoretically helps protect people with diabetes.
Vitamin C may help prevent gallstones, according to preliminary research in animals. An association in humans has also been made between vitamin C and gallstones. The use of vitamin C supplementation was found to be associated with reduced risk of gallstones in women who drank alcohol, though not in non-drinkers.
People with recurrent boils (furunculosis) may have defects in white blood cell function that are correctable with vitamin C supplementation. A preliminary study of individuals with recurrent boils and defective white blood cell function found that 1 gram of vitamin C taken daily for four to six weeks resulted in normalization of white blood cell function. Ten of twelve individuals receiving vitamin C became symptom-free within one month and remained so for periods of one to three years.
Vitamin C is found to be very important in Wound healing
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