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Again Nigella Sativa Found Successful in the Treatment of Candida Albicans

Candida albicans must not be taken lightly.  Candida is a fungus and fungus is one reason people get cancer. There are many different types of candida from vaginal to oral.  Even inflammation of the esophagus may be caused by candida, a potentially deadly disease.  If the esophagus swells enough to cause breathing difficulties and possibly lack of oxygen to the brain, a stroke may be caused.  Nigella sativa has been tested many times in the past and those studies have shown that this anti-fungal herb is successful in treating candida albicans.

Recently the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy tested Nigella sativa, acqueous, methanolic and chloroform extracts on 20 different strains of candida to see which alternative therapy was the most successful.

Nigella sativa is an herb that has been used for thousands of years and is grown in the Middle East.  Some of its main properties are:
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Bronchodilator
  • Antioxidant
  • Herpatoprotective
  • Lipid lowering
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Analgesic properties

The researchers isolated 20 different strains of candida and tested with the above mentioned extracts.  The different strains were collected from patients in the Craiova Emergency Hospital and tested. Aqueous, methanolic and chloroform extracts were made from the seeds of Nigella sativa, in decreasing dilutions, in which Wattman filter paper discs were soaked and dried and then used to achieve the antifungal graph by using the Kirby-Bauer diffusion technique. Simultaneously, the testing was repeated using standard antifungal disks (Becton Dickinson) and the two sets of results compared. The antifungal effect was assessed by measuring the diameter of the inhibition zone, noting the concentration per disk.

http://ejhp.bmj.com/content/19/2/162.2.abstract 


The results showed that Nigella sativa had the best results followed by chloroform extracts.  The aqueous extracts showed no anti-fungal activity. The end results showed again that Nigella sativa was successful as a treatment for anti-fungal diseases.

Further Notes on Cancer Diets

Where many patients go wrong when using Nigella sativa is when treating the illness, they do harm.  What does this mean?  In medicine the oath of office is to do no harm.  In natural remedies you must apply the same procedure in how you treat the illness.  Nigella sativa was found positive in 20 different strains.  The strain was taken outside of the body and tested.  You cannot eat a diet full of sugar and have the same results.

Ridding candida can be done in a relatively short time if you follow a healthy diet.  This diet should be no sugar for the first three weeks and then a gradual consumption of fruits and starchy foods.  I cannot recommend sugar at any point of your diet as sugar is just plain unhealthy.  Fruit juices should also be avoided as they are unhealthy and all sugar.

Other treatments have shown that a low fat diet is suggested for the elimination of candida.

Read:
  1. Six natural ways to treat Candida Albicans: http://aguidetoahealthierlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/six-natural-ways-to-beat-candida.html
  2. Learn How Olive Leaf Eliminates Candida: http://aguidetoahealthierlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/learn-how-olive-leaf-eliminates-candida.html

To understand Black Seed and its Many Healings Read: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Black Seeds 




Dangerous Suicidal Thoughts: Guidelines and Tips for Recovery


Teenage suicide is on the news a lot lately.  Bullying should never be tolerated and if you are a witness to a bullying and do nothing, you are just as much to blame.  Ellen DeGeneres and many other stars are behind the movement to stamp out this kind of behavior.

Suicide is one of the top reasons that teenagers die in America.  It is number 11 on the charts of the most common deaths.  Most people commit suicide at a time of depression, hopelessness and most often when they are hooked on drugs or alcohol.  It is a call for help in most cases. It is not always a means of escape, it is much more.  Escape means trying to run away from something. Most of the time suicide is a running to something which is just the opposite.

White men are in the highest risk category, but women and teens report more attempts.  If someone mentions suicide, take them seriously because it just might be the last time you talk to them. Many attempts will be taken tonight, will you be one of them?

If you are contemplating suicide, read this article.  You are not alone, you are wanted and you most especially are loved.  I have been there and I know how you feel? I contemplated suicide some 20 years ago and am very glad I did not.  Sad times will pass, days will get better and the sun will shine again. 

At one time or the other, almost everyone has had suicidal thoughts. Some will hurt their self by cutting, harming or drinking too much. Others will hear voices telling them that they must die, that they are useless to everyone in this world. You must understand that there is hope and you can cope with this crisis. Tomorrows are possible with just a little planning.

Dangerous suicidal thoughts

Normally, you do not get to this point overnight. Thoughts of "I wanna die," come to you after serious and unforeseen incidences in most cases. Severe depression will come from many hardships and life trials, but they are not a reason to kill yourself.

After a series of events that have been too horrible to handle, you may become severely depressed. This extreme depression may cause you to withdraw from the world and create an internal loneliness. You may begin to slowly feel helpless and then, hopeless.

Things you do not want to hear

The things that you do not want to hear are "Cheer up, you have a lot to live for" and the word "No". Depressed people do not want to hear these words.

Steps to recovery

Positive thoughts

There are some positive things that you can do to recover if you still feel that you want to die. Try to think as positive as you can, and one way to do this is with affirmations, such as: "I am beautiful", "I did not cause my divorce", "My kitty is in heaven" or "I have the right to love again". Tell these to yourself over and over again.

Other things to do to help yourself recover are:
  • Get out of the house and do something that you enjoy, like eating ice cream.
  • Visit close friends and learn how to laugh.
  • Plan a trip to anywhere beautiful.
  • Stay away from negative people.
  • Find a new friend online.
  • Go on a diet of healthy eating.
  • Stay away from all abusive substances, such as liquor and drugs.
  • To be safe, hide all guns, knives and harmful objects.

Who to call for help

If you just cannot pull yourself out of your depression or simply want someone to talk to who will understand, then try calling one of these institutions:

United States:
UK:
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Hopeline Network - 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Samaritans UK - 084547 90 90 90
  • Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
International Suicide Hotlines by Country.

Just make the call. 

If you just want to read about coping with suicide, go to this website: Suicidology.org 

There are so many people willing to help those in need. There should never be another young boy who kills himself because he was being harassed in school. What an awful situation when the mother of a child finds her son dead. How awful that day must of been. Let no one be alone this evening who is feeling suicidal. Let no child ever feel so hopeless that they have no alternative. Suicide is not an escape all the time, sometimes it is a great deal more.

How to Recover and Treat a Stroke or TIA with Nigella Sativa

Both stroke and heart disease are the two top causes of death worldwide.  They can come on suddenly with no symptoms at all or they may have symptoms that you would not associate with stroke, such as enlarged neck veins.  Enlarged neck veins may be a sign of heart failure, but in the story I am going to tell you, an impending stroke started with enlarged neck veins and ended in the patient surviving due mainly to mercy from Allah and their consumption of Nigella sativa daily.

What is a Stroke

A stroke happens when a portion of the brain is damaged, due to interruption of blood flow to the brain. When this happens the mental and physical abilities are hampered. There are three different types of strokes:
  1. Cerebral Thrombosis - This happens when an artery to the brain is narrowed down. This can happen because of atherosclerosis, plaque or deposit of fatty tissue.
  2. Cerebral Embolism - This one is also a block, but happens because of a foreign material or embolus.
  3. Cerebral Hemorrhage - This type of stroke happens not because the artery is blocked, but due to an artery that has burst or is leaking.
Read More of My Article: Warning Signs of a Stroke That Can Save Your Life


Here are the symptoms of a stroke:

This is a list of the most common symptoms, not the entire list.  
  • Sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm or leg - usually on one side of the body 
  • Loss of speech, or trouble talking or understanding speech 
  • Sudden blurred, double or decreased vision 
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination 
  • Seizures, fainting or blacking out 

 

What is a TIA (Transient ischemic attack)

A TIA resembles a stroke as it has similar symptoms, but the TIA last for only a short time. Sudden numbness or weakness down one side of the body may last a few minutes or hours where in a stroke they last for over 24 hours. It is necessary to understand the difference as your life depends on this. TIAs may signal an impending stroke and should be treated with care. Nearly half of the patients who have TIAs, have a stroke within five years. (1)

 

Symptoms of a TIA

  • Dizziness
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Blurred or Double Vision
  • Loss or use of one side.
  • Headaches

Suggested Treatment for Stroke and/or TIA

If you suspect you are having a stroke or even a TIA, first make a tea of cayenne.  Place one teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of water and heat.  Drink this down as quickly, so you can to open up your veins.  Lie down, especially if you are dizzy.  If you have insurance, call for an ambulance immediately.  A stroke can destroy your life or even cause death and this is nothing to be waiting around on.

Should you be like me and prefer natural methods, then make sure you drink the cayenne three times a day. Do not eat any dairy, meat or fat.  Stay on a diet of vegetables and fruits for the first week and watch your diet carefully afterwards.  Even with these natural methods you will be very sick for the first week.  Bed rest is necessary.

Suggested Supplements to Treat Stroke

Periwinkle is one of the best herbs to use for stroke. The botanical name is "vinca major." Periwinkle will naturally improve the blood flow to the brain area. Periwinkle will help to decrease all excess bleeding disorders and is useful for hemorrhaging, excess menstrual flow, nosebleed, bleeding gums, and all other bleeding disorders.

Other herbs that are useful are: Luft (leaves of the luffah scrubber), ginger, cinnamon, Butcher's Broom, gotu Kola, Goldenseal, Thistle, Gingko biloba and Mullein Leaf.

Suggested Supplements are: Vitamin D3, C, selenium, L- Carnitine, CQ10, magnesium, olive leaf and grape seed. 




Nigella Sativa and Stroke

How my friend survived is a gift from Allah.  She takes Nigella sativa regularly and I attribute her success to this simple procedure.  As I have stated many times by taking Nigella sativa regularly when you get a severe illness, the illness is cured easily and in this case it must be true.

Part of her wellness is attributed to taking black cumin oil (Nigella sativa) three times a day with honey or juice.  The oil is taken because it is 2 1/2 times stronger than the seeds and is concentrated.  If you are in the middle of a full blown attack, you may not have time to shop, lol, so use whatever you have.  Continue using Nigella for the rest of your life.

There have been many studies on the efficacy of Nigella sativa on stroke.  The studies were done on mice and the overall results showed satisfactory.  Nigella is an anti-inflammatory herb that treats the illness effectively.

What Causes a Stroke

African-American women at at a higher risk of stroke, according to statistics.  One out of every two African-American women may die from stroke compared to Caucasians or Whites. There are many causes of stroke which include, lifestyle, medication side effects, blood and oxygen being cut from the brain (my friend's reason), alcohol use, obesity and Artrial Fibrillation (AF) - abnormal heart rhythm. 
My friend has a neck injury and in her case sleeping wrong may have lead to her stroke.  A prolonged neck disc problem may sometimes be life threatening.

Conclusion:

What seem to help my friend the most was:
  • Daily cayenne tea
  • Nigella sativa
  • Lufft cooked and taken in capsules
  • Suggested Supplements
  • Diet changes
  • Rest
  • Elimination of Stress
Stress is the number one thing you must change.  Get rid of everyone who upsets you and even if it is your MOTHER.  Relax, enjoy and realize that life is short.  Giving up food is not the worse thing you could lose in your life.

Note: A stroke is a life threatening situation and it is imperative first you drink the cayenne and then get to a hospital as soon as possible.  Natural remedies are good for people like me who abstain from hospitals and doctors or for those who simply cannot afford to go.  Millions of people worldwide do not have insurance.  The mere cost of an x-ray in some countries is more than a week's or even a month's food allowance.  I ask Allah to bless you and keep you well.

Resources
  1. The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide
  2. The American Heart Association
  3. Texas Heart Association
  4. Family Doctor
  5. Dherbs
  6. Ray Sahelian

Alzheimer's Disease Treatable with Vitamin D3 and Curcumin

This is the very first article I wrote for Natural News and it is one that is still relevant in today's health.  Since this article was written there have been tons of research done on the many benefits of turmeric or curcumin.  We now know that D3 is much better than Vitamin D and Alzheimer's Disease is indeed treatable and in some cases curable.  Please note that taking Vitamin D3 along with curcumin is not enough.  You need to also read my article on Alzheimer's full treatment:

Alzheimers Disease: 3 Part Article on Treatment, Recovery and More: http://aguidetoahealthierlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/alzheimers-disease-3-part-story-on.html

(NaturalNews) New information which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease, may help in the search for an answer to preventing Alzheimer`s. Promising results were obtained, using D3 alone or together with curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric and curry. There is new hope that these two natural occurring substances may help boost the immune system and thus clear the brain of amloid-beta, which forms plaque, therefore giving hope and relief to Alzheimer`s patients.

Over 13 million people suffer from some sort of dementia associated with Alzheimer`s disease. This is caused by a build up of plaque from the deposits of amyloid-beta, causing an increase in cell damage. With this new study, there is hope for millions. There are many studies in the work that have found curcumin to be highly successful with animals and are now being tested on humans. They hope to have the results on humans very soon, so that it can be recommended to the general public. These studies have shown that D3 and curcumin together have reduced the oxidized damage to the brain and also decreased the inflammation.

In the past, scientists have found that two different groups of Alzheimer`s patients reacted differently: Type 1 patients responded to the curcumnoids and type 2 did not respond positively. These two types of patient results depend on the genes MGATIII and TLR-3, which allows the immune system to work properly and thus enables the immune system to ingest amyloid-beta.

"Since vitamin D and curcumin work differently with the immune system, we may find that a combination of the two or each used alone may be more effective - depending on the individual patient," said Fiala.

According to the UCLA team of researchers it is too early to be recommended at this point or to say what dose should be recommended. They also stated that more studies are in the works. The cost of Alzheimer`s disease is in excess of one hundred billion dollars in the US, so the fact of being able to use curcumin as an aide in the prevention is extremely exciting. Curcumin is very inexpensive and along with the necessity of D3, the cost to the patient could be minimal.

"We hope that vitamin D3 and curcumin, both naturally occurring nutrients, may offer new preventive and treatment possibilities for Alzheimer`s disease," said Dr Milan Fiala from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Curcumin has been used for thousands of years in Asian countries as a food spice and has many health benefits, from protecting against cancer to mild psychological effects. It is also being used for the reduction in pain. Many call this the Asian Aspirin. If a person understood the many benefits of curcumin, they would be rushing to buy it right now. Some of the benefits are:

Prevention for cancer

Anti inflammatory properties

Cardiovascular benefits

Aides in the prevention of high cholesterol

Rheumatoid Arthritis benefits

Vitamin D3 is a necessary part of any diet

How to Eliminate Migraines Forever with Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin)

15 years ago I arrived overseas and was not prepared for the things I would have to endure.  I had brought a one month supply of Fiornal with me for my migraines and just knew that in the whole country of Jordan, they would have something similar.  I was indeed wrong though and my next months were going to be some of the worse of my life.

My migraines were not minor, they were intense and many times in the year I would also have cluster headaches.  I use to put a sign on my desk in America, "I have a migraine."  This means don't even come around me.  The medicine made me high and giggly and when I was taking the medicine I was not the same person.  I just wanted to be free of the pain.

The pain intensified so much that I paid over $125 to get an injection to stop the pain and many times it did not work.  I tried all of these self proclaimed miracle natural cures and none of them work.  One of the natural cures was to take olive oil mixed with lemon to prevent the headache, a pure waste of time.

So when I came to Jordan I went to the pharmacy to look for something to take and there was absolutely nothing other than the basic Tylenol tablets and generic brands.  Anyone with migraines can tell you that these do nothing.  I wanted to cut my brain open with a knife and let the pressure out.  I tried so many things and would tie a scarf around my head as tight as I could to stop the pain.  The only relief I ever had was with frozen wash rags that I placed on my face.

Then one day I heard about this miracle herb called "Gizhah." Gizhah is Nigella sativa or black cumin.  I was desperate by now so would try anything.  I started mixing heated gizhah with honey and I ate the honey like candy.  It was so delicious.  I noticed after a few months that my headaches came less often.  I did not know then how to get rid of the headaches like I do now, but this was the start of my being rid of my migraines.

As I look back to those days when I was in such pain, I can only thank Allah for his miracle.  My migraines ended totally and to this day some 15 years later I have never had another migraine.  I do get occasional light headaches maybe once a year.  I take gizhah regularly and it is part of my daily routine and problems I had in the past have disappeared.

One of my first articles on Natural News was about migraines.  I just so wanted people to feel better.  You can read my entire article there:

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/026868_Nigella_Sativa_migraine_seeds.html#ixzz1oFBsRuzd

More than 100,000 people have tweeted this article on Twitter and I am humbled by the demand.  My simple remedy does not just get rid of the headache, it causes you to be free of the pain forever.  Buying a good quality black cumin oil is imperative.  


How to Eliminate Migraines Forever

As soon as the person gets the first sign of an attack, they must take their first dose of Nigella Sativa. Nigella Sativa comes two ways, in the original small tiny black seeds(that need to be heated) and the oils. The oil is what is needed for the migraine, as the oil is very concentrated. For migraines, you need to take the oil and rub it on the back of your neck and over the eyes and at the hairline. Also, if you have pain at the top of your head, dab some there. Then take a few drops and put in each nostril, not deep inside but at the bottom of the nostril, and then breathe in deeply. This needs to be done 3 times a day or as long as the headache remains. You also need to take 1 teaspoon of the oil with one teaspoon of honey when you wake up in the morning. Wait one hour before eating anything for breakfast.

It is best to use raw honey if you have that available in your area. This remedy must be done on the onset of the migraine. It will help a full blown attack, but it is easier to get rid of in the beginning stages. Also, it is very important to avoid all triggers during this period. Nigella Sativa seeds are fairly inexpensive and can be obtained from many sources but many companies do not have the same quality.

Note: Nigella Sativa is toxic in high doses, so moderation is the key here. Nigella Sativa will increase your energy and take away your fatigue. Never take the oil on a full stomach as it will cause you distress.

Beware of "Junk" Articles about Nigella Sativa

Nigella sativa is in demand and it is very popular with its anti-tumor abilities so every website in the world wants to write a blog post or something on the subject. Although many mean well, it is apparent that most know very little about curing cancer, black seed or other herbs and nutrients necessary.  You cannot take a few seeds with water and cure cancer.

Some of the claims are ludicrous and I use to be a consultant for a black seed company who had decent oil, but they knew nothing about how to use the product.  So if you know that black seed cures cancer, how do you take the seeds or the oil as it is necessary for cancer?  Many will self diagnose theirself and claim that they have faith and will just treat their own disease without any backing at all.

This is totally wrong and before long this very wonderful cure will be labeled a "Quack" theory based on misinformation on the web.  There are many things you should know when treating any disease, not just cancer.  First you should start with the basics and learn everything you can about these miraculous seeds whether you read every article on this blog, BUY MY BOOK or find a source of very good information.  You need to first understand how the seed cures and why it is so great.

It is not an aspirin you can take when you feel chest pains.  You need to know how to heat the seeds, how to take them properly and what other herbs and diet you should be following.  Even if you take the oil properly and then eat like a pig, you most likely will die.  Along with the cure came instructions for us on how to eat, how to live and how to worship.

First you must believe in the cure.  This is plain old faith healing.  Second you must know the precautions that go along with the cure and third you must know how to maintain your body with the proper foods and food combining.  The stomach is the reason for all disease. Treating the stomach will heal the body and through proper training beginning with honey you shall be well if God so deems it.

Another problem I have with these "Junk" articles is they never tell you how much to take and then we have deceptive bottle instructions by companies who are afraid of their shadow and then God help me I hate these people who want to buy the cheapest product on the market.  You get what you pay for, plain and simple.

So if you want to learn for free about black seed, read my articles on this blog. If you want to be well, then pray and ask God to heal you.  My whole healing came from prayer.  It starts with prayer and it ends with prayer.  I believe in miracles, in angels and I believe that there is a cure for all disease and hopefully you will soon believe so too.

Internist and Cardiologist Recommends Using Nigella Sativa Daily

Almost daily I get alerts telling me about the many uses of Nigella sativa (black cumin) and I am thrilled that the entire world is waking up to the miracle of this simple gift from Allah.  Although it has been used for more than 2000 years, people are just now beginning to see its true beauty.

Today I received an article about a Doctor in Hernando County, Florida, Dr. Adel M. Eldin, M.D., specializing in internal medicine and cardiology who recommends his patients take black cumin daily.

"It's possible to detect problems before there's an emergency and 95 percent preventable, given our knowledge, medications and lifestyle modifications," Eldin said.

But there's one problem, Medicare and other insurance companies don't cover preventive screenings without the presence of symptoms, he advised.

"Insurance focuses on illness, rather than wellness," he said. "Wellness is there for you."

"When you invest in your health, you won't have to be part of the insurance jungle out there." Eldin said. "I've spent five years introducing a new program that identifies risks, teaches preventive care and provides an on going partnership in healthy living."

Taking Black Cumin Before there is a Medical Emergency

High five for this doctor as he is emphasizing to take black cumin daily before you have a problem, like you would take a multi-vitamin or a B-12 supplement.  Living better, longer and healthier is possible with the right help and guidance.

If I accomplish nothing else in this life, but spread the truth of wellness about Nigella sativa, I have indeed done my part. I can only be pleased that I have lived long enough to see my hard work pay off.