L-Tyrosine: Review Of Its Health Benefits and Side Effects

With all the excitement that we see these days about Genf20 Plus, I was understandably curious about how it worked. While, just anyone else, I’m deeply interested in the anti aging claims if Genf20 Plus, nevertheless I wanted to be sure that Genf20 Plus was perfectly safe to use. So I went out onto the internet and researched its ingredient, and then I looked into what each ingredient was like, including the reasons why it was included in the Genf20 Plus formula, that is to say, what benefits it confirms, and the role it has to play in limiting the aging process.

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And of course, I did a lot of research into the dangers and complications each ingredient might pose, including the danger of serious side effects. You see, I wanted to be sure that this supplement was perfectly safe, and indeed I’m very careful about any medication that my doctor may prescribe or any supplement that anyone may recommend.

No matter how well researched a medication or supplement is, before I take it I will always research the ingredients and make sure I understand what it is I’m taking. So, that gives you some idea about what this article is going to be about. This article, or rather series of articles that I’m writing, are about the ingredients and components of Genf20 Plus, with all the relevant details.

Focusing on L-tyrosine.

Now, in the course of this article we are going to talk about l-tyrosine. We will start with benefits that l-tyrosine confers, and the role it plays in human health. To start with, l-tyrosine is actually produced naturally within the body, and is indeed an essential component in the normal production of neurotransmitters. That is to say, the body requires l-tyrosine, if it is to secrete neurotransmitters. And when I say that, you can understand that it is extremely important to your mental health that adequate levels of l-tyrosine be maintained. It often happens, as a person grows older, that levels of l-tyrosine within the brain begin to fall. When this happens, we see the incidence of many age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, or even senility. An older person may even see a loss of cognitive function and of memory.

These are taken to be a normal result of the aging process, but in reality, the reason behind them, at least partially, is falling levels of l-tyrosine.  Under these circumstances, you understand just how important supplementing on l-tyrosine might be, especially after the age of forty. But, according to my research, that’s not all of the benefits that l-tyrosine can confer.

L-tyrosine improves cellular regeneration.

L-tyrosine is also seen to improve a cellular regeneration, thereby directly countering the aging process and ensuring that the benefits of any exercise you do are doubled. You will find that generate a great deal more muscle mass for a period of training, and that you feel less fatigued. There are benefits to the immune system as well, ensuring that your resistance to your resistance to various ailments is boosted, and also that you recover from illness that much faster.  Certain research is also indicated that l-tyrosine can stabilize the emotions and mood, and also counter the effects and causes of chronic depression. As a matter of fact, some research shows that l-tyrosine is so crucial to the body that chronically low levels of it can actually cause depression. This means that supplementing on l-tyrosine can actually prevent long term depression.

So, what role does l-tyrosine have to play in the in the aging process?

I already explained that it is falling levels of l-tyrosine that contribute to many ailments like Alzheimer’s that are normally thought to be a natural part of the aging process. Rather, let us discuss what role l-tyrosine has to play in the anti aging process. If you’ve been reading this article carefully, you have already grasped that l-tyrosine improves mental acuity, and that is can ensure that a person retains their mental abilities well passed middle age. Since both cognitive function and memory are boosted, this means that you will retain a youthful mind well into your old age. When you couple this with the fact that l-tyrosine can considerably boost the immune system, as well as ensure that exercise is more effective and builds more muscle mass and endurance, you can only come to the conclusion that l-tyrosine is certainly a contributor to a long lasting youth and a delayed old age.  Of course, l-tyrosine alone is not capable of completely countering the aging process, but that is what the careful mix of ingredients in Genf20 Plus is all about.

The more I research Genf20 Plus, the more I realize how carefully its mix of ingredients has been put together.

There are counters for virtually the entire spectrum of effects that usually result from age. But now to the million dollar question.

Does l-tyrosine have any side-effects, and if so, just how dangerous are they?

Now, I think I’ve mentioned that l-tyrosine is actually a natural product of the body itself, and under such circumstances it is perfectly safe under a wide variety of conditions, and of course, so long as you don’t overdose on it. That is why I recommend that you take l-tyrosine as part of a careful formulation like Genf20 Plus, because under such circumstances safety parameters are much higher. You also need to be aware that if you’re taking powerful drugs to counter depression, that l-tyrosine has been known to negatively interact with certain formulations. Before starting a course of any supplementation containing l-tyrosine, you should consult your doctor if you’re taking powerful medications for depression.

Clinical research have shown that people with a hyperactive thyroid should also avoid the use of l-tyrosine, as it has been seen to boost the secretion of virtually every hormone in the body, and under such circumstances can send thyroid production even higher in a person who is suffering from hyperthyroidism. However, there are no other known complications to using l-tyrosine. As you can see, my research has shown that it’s a perfectly safe supplement and extremely beneficial.

 

Detoxification Treatment Goals And Benefits

Homeopathy stimulates the body to “turn on” its own healing mechanisms in pursuit of restoring balance in body systems.

Toxic Terrain

Traditional medical training emphasizes patient assessment based upon signs and symptoms. Treatment is then aimed at the amelioration (improvement) of the symptomatology (symptom[s]). Homeopathic MedicineUnfortunately, like the allopathic (medical) approach, even alternative therapy sometimes does little more than suppress the ‘signals’ of the body.  Heavy nutritional dosing is acting at a pharmacological level (suppressing the symptoms) and may actually worsen the symptoms by driving the toxins deeper or by creating a ‘healing crisis’ which stresses an already stressed system. It is helpful to understand the underlying processes that bring about the body’s homeostatic regulatory actions (balancing actions). ‘Dis-ease’ is nothing more than the body’s homeostatic regulatory processes (balancing processes) at work. We must realize the disease process is a perfectly normal response to the internal environment of the body.

No matter what kind of testing is done, we must treat the process in a systematic way with goal-oriented metabolic shifts in mind.  Understanding ‘homotoxicological’ principles is valuable and describes the stages which the body’s homeostatic regulatory processes go through.

Humoral Level

Excretion Phase – This is the elimination phase in which the body, attempting to maintain homeostasis, will produce increased saliva and gastric juices, sweating, urination and increased bowel action to rid the body of toxins. Suggested treatment at this level would be a first aid symptomatic treatment approach consisting of nutritionals, botanicals and homeopathic combinations.

Reaction Phase – This is the acute phase in which there begins an energetic change when excretion is no longer possible. Endotoxins (produced internally through natural chemical reactions which leave toxic residues that are normally removed through body excretions) are being produced by the organism. The body then attempts to produce fever, inflammation, pain and pathological excretions:  vomiting, diarrhea, nasal discharges, and supportive discharges.  Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, botanicals, homeopathic combinations and liquescence nutritives.

Deposition Phase – There is now a definite ‘energetic’ change and early organ ‘biochemical’ changes. Deposition in the intercellular areas and organ system tissues are affected. Benign entities begin showing aberrant tissue and system function (deviation from normal); kidney stones, gallstones, lipomas (fatty tumors), and scarring.  These are the compensatory mechanisms of the body. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals and alkalizers, botanicals, homeopathic combinations, liquescence nutritive and liquescence global drainers.

Cellular Level

Impregnation Phase – Deposition occurs at the cellular level and cellular function is immediately affected. Energy production and transport systems are now compromised. Compensatory mechanisms (ability to make up for the lack of proper function) now fail.  Symptoms such as extreme fatigue and susceptibility to other stressors as evident manifesting as allergies, myalgias and neuropathies are now manifesting. NOTE: In viral infections, this is the initial phase since the virus invades at the cellular level.  Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, alkalizers and antioxidants, oligotherapies, botanicals, homeopathic liquescence specific and global drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.

Degeneration Phase – Structural changes occur in the cells and are associated with abnormal organ function and structure such as cirrhosis, arthrosis (joint degeneration), atrophy (wasting of tissues), and sclerosing (hardening of tissues) often seen in chronic degenerative conditions. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, specialties and antioxidant, oligotherapies, botanical supportives and alteratives, homeopathic liquescence specific drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.

Neoplasm Phase – Abnormal genetic imprinting and reproduction of the cell’s structures and functions are evident. Malignant growth is now being formed and ultimately cellular and organ death. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, specialties and antioxidants, degeneration protocols, oligotherapies, botanical supportives and alteratives, homeopathic liquescence specific drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.

Detoxification Protocols

The ‘obstacle to cure’ must be removed. An example of this would be if your lawn shows rust coloration, the probability is that it has a fungus. Treating the lawn with an antifungal spray will kill the fungus, but if nothing is done to improve the drainage or alter the amount of water used, fungal growth will shortly reappear. So, if a person works in a dimly lit area and suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and nothing is done to change the lighting, then he/she may need the medication or remedy forever or the day will come when it no longer helps. Therefore, alteration of the life-style and surroundings becomes increasingly important. Reversal of the above-mentioned degenerative changes begins with a very specific protocol. We must reverse the trend and return along the same path, ‘regressive vicariation’, that follows Hering’s guidelines to cure.  Hering’s guidelines suggest that healing occurs from above-down, inside-out and from the most immediate to the past. This may explain why some people, when detoxifying, will remark they haven’t had these symptoms (i.e., headaches) in years. It also explains why they return to the compensatory symptoms seen earlier in the disease process. We may call this “Recompensation”. Unfortunately, these healings are fraught with misunderstandings on the part of the person. They may feel worse and discontinue therapy too early and misplace blame.

It must acknowledged how much vital energy the person has and what their recuperative abilities are. A ‘healing crisis’ or
‘aggravation’ is typically a ‘healing crisis’ for the person and an aggravation to the clinician. Minimizing these early symptoms by proper management may save later suppressive therapy just to deal with the unpleasant ‘aggravation’ symptomatology. An analogy is to think of the person as someone who wishes to work for food. If you work them in the weakened state, you may be disappointed in the speed and quality of the work. On the other hand, if you feed them first and build their strength, they will perform better. Persons with low vital energy or chronicity of the condition will need longer to introduce the remedies which will affect a healing response. To appropriately elicit a ‘reverse vicariation’, it is
suggested to open the excretory pathways for 10 days to 3 weeks before introducing a nosode or xenobiotic that may stress their system. Person with good vital energy and conditions of recent onset can typically withstand more stress that may be brought on by the introduction of a nosode, xenobiotic or a botanical. To do this, there are some specific products and protocols to use.  However to get the best results you must do the following:

  1. Remove The Obstacles:  First, define and understand the problem.  Identifying and removing the “stressors” gets rid of the body’s need to compensate and adapt.  Remember that “disease” is a normal state of the body in the pursuit of homeostasis.  This understanding allows proper recognition of the pathways and goals to be accomplished.  Whether it means removing a food from the diet or physically removing one from an environment, the trigger must be removed.
  2. Improve Respiration:  Cellular function depends on the import and export of ionic particles which are converted to intracellular structures and energy production.  The reduction of the acid load on the body is vital to normalize cellular respiration and enhance proper function.  You need to provide the body with a buffering system in a ratio (pH balancers) to maintain proper cell potentials.  Microminerals assist in this process as well as improving the body’s available oxygen via exercise or other means.  Ionized trace minerals are used for the removal of toxins from binding sites and cellular membrane exchanges.  Other ways to increase cellular respiration is to utilize exercise, stimulate the autonomic nervous system (massage, skin brushing and contrast water therapy not to mention mobilization and mild exercise) and use specific products to enhance O2 uptake and mitochondrial function such as cellular oxygenaters and metabolic and antioxidant complexes.
  3. Strengthen To Cleanse:  Detoxifying can be stressful and not tolerated well by everyone.  Many people’s systems are too toxic and they will likely discontinue the detoxification process prematurely due to an aggravation and worsening of symptoms.  The use of botanicals and phytonutrients to stimulate with glandulars to tonify as well as general nutrition in the form of multivitamins and multiminerals to support is suggested as it strengthens the body systems to the point of being able to tolerate the detoxification process.
  4. Toxin Excretion:  Drainage of the organs must be improved once cellular respiration and function is reestablished.  Excretion of toxins in the intercellular regions are done via the kidneys, liver, blood, lungs, lymph, skin, and digestive tract.  Assisting these excretory systems is important to assure non-reabsorption of the toxins.  Without drainage, toxins will often dislodge from their binding sites and reattach elsewhere causing either an aggravation or new disease process.  Low potency homeopathics are used to prepare the body for toxin excretion, provide pharmacological effect and energetic stimulation.  In weakened individuals, it is suggested to wait approximately 7-10 days before continuing to Step 5.  Steps 1 through 4 may be performed at the same time, depending on the tolerance of the individual.  Symptomatic treatment may also be administered at this time.
  5. Drawing Out Toxins:  The immune system must recognize the toxins for it to mobilize the body’s mechanisms to excrete them.  It has been said that homeopathy provides a blueprint to the body.  this recognition can be accomplished via the use of homeopathic nosodes and xenobiotics.
  6. Restrengthening:  Toxin excretion can be considered a trauma by the body and therefore free-radical scavenging occurs.  Non-acidic sources of antioxidants such as A, C, E, Selenium with a neutral pH is important to protect against free radical effects.  Broad nutritional support and botanical stimulation as well as general glandular tonification are suggested.  Autonomic stimulation such as massage, skin brushing and contrast water therapy not to mention mobilization and mild exercise programs should be performed to rehabilitate the nervous system.
  7. Restore Function:  Stimulating and regenerating the previously stress organ(s) is vital and is done by the gradual elimination of glandular support replacing it with continuation of the appropriate nutritive and botanical alternatives or depuratives (purification).  Supportive nutrition, sarcodes (homeopathic organotherapy) and botanical alternatives should be continued for several months to alter the terrain and structure the body.
  8. Reinnoculation:  reestablishing proper flora and terrain is suggested but should be gradually done to avoid pathongenecity (producing disease) and assist adaptation by the body.  Preparing the gut first via homeopathic remedies is advised and then introducing floras and enzymes is important.  Continuing specific organ support with general nutrition such multivitamins, multiminerals and antioxidants as well as glandular support (if still required) is further suggested.
  9. Constitutional Support:  With the “Obstacles To Cure” now out of the way, we can concentrate on treating that which originally predisposed us to illness and their individual symptom profile manifestation.  Botanical alternatives are used long term and classical homeopathy can be considered at this time as well as miasmic formulas.

Hahnemann And Miasms Explained

What Are Miasms?

Miasms are disease-producing dynamic factors. They manifest in many ways from the subtle to the profound dependent upon individual genome (genetic) expression

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

Diagnosing and treating the acute disease is much easier than properly assessing chronic disease and selecting the appropriate approach. Often a true approach in chronic disease is missed and suppressive or palliative (serving to relieve without cure) treatment is rendered.

Present symptoms in a acute episode dictate the course of treatment, whereas in chronic disease these signs and symptoms may be subtle or even absent. Attempting to discern the factors that have significantly influenced the organism to arrive at this chronic stage requires an appreciation of the individual’s predisposition, susceptibility, and personal/familial history. Therefore, an understanding of the person as the whole with specific impact by the causative organism and the disease process is required.

Currently, we look at chronic disease with the same set of filters we have developed that assist us in dealing with acute disease. We must set aside these and develop a new set of perceptual filters to fully appreciate the chronic condition. Hahnemann was ahead of his time in his understanding the effect the ’cause of disease’ has in the process of chronic disease. He also placed a large value on the individual symptoms presented; therefore he had an appreciation for genetic expression decades before the gene was discovered. Hahnemann described the idea of needing to address the various layers when treating disease. Understanding this he then had a model to appreciate the impact of inherited weaknesses or susceptibilities. He would take accurate histories of symptoms whereupon he could account for those patients who state, “I have not been well since…” or “Just like my grandmother had…” Hahnemann become frustrated by choosing an appropriate remedy only to have the patient return later showing the need for the same remedy while their degenerative condition and life force continued to decline. By appreciating the layers of a disease as he did, he understood that in treating, one must pay attention to what which is acting as a blockage to cure.

Understanding this led Hahnemann to appreciate that in order to elicit a cure, one must address the cause not the symptom. He also theorized that illness is a destabilization of the life force from forces acting upon the weaknesses of the individual. Finally, the earlier the trauma or deeper the trauma, the more impact it has on the individual and his/her ability to return to health. Thus, time is considered to play a significant role. We have all learned to take thorough histories, but we ultimately, only treat the patient in the here-and-now with little emphasis on treating the cause; i.e., the ‘strep throat’ which may have caused the cascade of poor health and lowered the vitality of the individual, thus becoming more susceptible to subsequent traumas that he/she would otherwise have been able to deal with. Hahnemann is often thought of as a vitalist but he was more accurately a dynamist as demonstrated by the methodology. Paying attention to the vital force and the various factors that impacted the afflicted person, he formed the concept of inherited or acquired miasms.

There are three main causes of disease, which must be addressed to elicit a cure:

  • Acquired ‘susceptibility’ (requires use of nutrition to support the system)
  • Imbalance of one’s ‘constitution’ (requires miasm or singular formulations)
  • Effects of ‘specific’ or ‘abnormal’ stressors (requires use of xenobiotic, nosodes or isodes)

Types of Miasms

‘Miasms” are of two types:
First, the active or acute miasm is one that commences with an initial disease phase. It progresses through its disease process whereupon the individual either improves or dies.

There are two varieties of acute miasms:

  • The recurring acute miasm where there is a repetitive attack over time, e.g., asthma, diarrhea, fever, headache.
  • The non-recurring acute miasm where disorders only occur in a lifetime such as chickenpox, measles, mumps. All of these conditions have sequelae (condition resulting from the disease) and may be activated (latent miasm) by stressors. An example of this would be Chickenpox and Herpes Zoster. This could also be the “Strep throat” mentioned earlier or a “dental cavitation”. This concept in homeopathic thinking is mostly associated with the ‘Biological Terrain’. In homeopathic thought, it is one’s constitution that is of primary importance and secondarily the disease-causing organism.Microorganisms are opportunistic and will cause disease if the host’s constitution is weak. Antibiotics may be used to kill microorganisms, but the intrinsic disease factor may establish and linger. Some believe this may occur via gene alteration. In addition, the use of the antibiotic may also cause an additional component that may effect the individual’s constitution.

Second, the inherited or chronic miasm has a significant impact upon the susceptibility of the individual. These have been passed through the generations, perhaps via affecting the genome (genetic) of the original individual afflicted. A chronic miasm will establish its disease profile and continue without the dormancy of the active type of miasm. Obviously, it is this type of miasm that is more prone to create degenerative disease processes.

There are three varieties of chronic miasms:

  1. Psora (miasm of deficiency). Probably 80% of the population has a component of Psora affecting them. It chiefly affects the bowel and skin. It has been called the oldest of the miasms and therefore the deepest acting. Psora is an internal disorder that externalizes; e.g., asthmatics that suffer with eczema. There is a separation of ego and self and therefore many hysterias and manias have their origin here. They are often hypochondriacal and will present with different symptoms each time seen. Hypoactivity characterizes this individual in that they are anergic (sluggish) and the vital energy tends to underfunction and it fails to deal with invading pathogens. Psora types are timid, reserved, indifferent, intelligent, apprehensive, over-sensitive, restless, cold, easily fatigued or depressed, better by lying down or scratching, constantly hungry with a desire for hot foods, have an unkept appearance, dry itchy skin with burning sensations in the hands and feet. Symptoms will manifest more in the winter months. They will complain of digestive troubles, being cold, fears, defective bone development, poor self images, liver, lung, circulatory and heart problems, hyperactivity, allergies and often not finish what they start.
  2. Sycosis (miasm of excess) Conditions of excess such as drug abuse, alcoholism, greed, diabetes, and autoimmune responses all have ties to this miasm. The underlying cause has its roots from the gonorrheal organism. Growths capture how this miasm manifests itself, be it warts, condylomas (wart like growth usually seen near genitalia or anus), cysts, tumors or sclerosing of organs. This miasm covers all the “-osis” and “-itis” conditions. This type of patient will usually be well muscled in build and can suddenly die without any obvious signs or symptoms due to the suppressive nature of this miasm. Mentally, there is jealousy, selfishness, desiring of pleasure without thinking of consequence, exploitive, irritability, mistrustfulness, suspiciousness. There is desire of hot or cold foods, they have aversions to meats, tend to develop gray hair early and recover slowly. They tend to suffer from reproductive problems, peptic ulcers, colitis, warts, blood, kidney, liver, lung and heart valve problems. Complaints decrease when there is movement of fluids in the form of discharges that may be odorous.
  3. Syphilinum/Luetic (miasms of destruction) This miasm stems from a contagious and destructive organism which causes necrosis (death of areas of tissue or bone surrounded by health tissues), ulceration and breakdown of the immune system and tissue integrity. These patients will have difficulty following directions for cure due to their destructive behavior. Affliction of the brain, nervous system and bone are targeted by this miasm. Mentally, they are cold, ruthless and unfeeling, bear little conscience or regard for life, are spiteful, hateful, revengeful, cruel, jealous, destructive and sabotaging to relationships. Their skin can be sweaty and greasy often with an offensive smell. Alopecia (hair loss) is a common presentation of this miasm. Symptoms are often increased in the summer and winter and worse at night. They desire cold foods and are averse to meats.

Other Miasms


There are two varieties other varieties of chronic miasms:

  1. Tuberculinum This miasm was known as the “antipsora” until named and has characteristics of Psora and Syphilinum. They are frail individuals sensitive to the heat; however, they may often feel chilled. They will tire with excessive activity but feel better when moving about. They are sensitive to air pollution and barometric or atmospheric changes. There is mental restlessness and dissatisfaction in these individuals. They sense a need for change and alter their present status. They can quickly change from a good-tempered mindset to being disagreeable and angry. They desire seeing new things and are adverse to mental work. Fatigue is one of the hallmarks of these individuals. There is a dislike of changes of weather and thunderstorms. Physically, look to the muscular system, bone and other areas requiring oxygen to function properly.
  2. Carcinosin This tends to be a combination of the Sycosis and the Syphilinum miasms. Since this entity may attack multiple organs, it has a wide presentation. Typically, there is growth (Sycosis component) and then destruction (Syphilinum component). They have difficulty thinking and make decisions. This miasm remedy may assist those with tendencies toward illnesses of pneumonia, pernicious anemia or whooping cough. Typically those with pale skin color, blue sclera of the eyes, spider nevi (veins), and numerous illnesses over a short period of time or in childhood may benefit from dosing. These indications suggest one whose constitution has been severely weakened. There is a tendency to suicide among these individuals. They can be apathetic (in different, no interest), may have sensitive gums and teeth, and have headaches before a storm and bizarre tics. Spilling of albumin would suggest need for dosing. In order to give this remedy it is important to take a familial history look for cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, or pernicious anemia. They are ameliorated (improved) or aggravated by the seaside. Those children with learning disorders or mongolism (down syndrome)can also benefit from Carcinosin.

Causes of Disease

Fully appreciating the various causes of disease assists us in matching the appropriate level of cure. During the years when the plague and other disease such as leprosy, tuberculosis, cholera (bilious diarrhea) and syphilis were pandemic, homeopaths were quite successful in treating these diseases having lower incidence of death compared to that of the allopathic (medical) institutions of that time. Hahnemann became well acquainted with these and he treated patients not only by homeopathy but also with diet, lifestyle changes, and other modalities.

His method was termed “Heilkunst” (the art of health). From this approach he outlined the various levels of disease.

Factors In Disease

Factors in disease can be

  • Nutrigenic: Poor diet and lifestyle. These factors lower or raise the level of vital force already existent. Exercise, nutrition and sanitation are principle stimulating agents. Diet and how one feels is important here. (TX – use nutritionals, glandulars, botanicals)
  • Homeogenic: Physical or emotional shocks or traumas. These factors lower or raise the level of vital force already existent. This category is caused by irritant action on the individual. (TX – massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, aromatherapy, flower essences, general homeopathy, botanicals, and counseling are all agents to use to assist normalization.)
  • Iatrogenic: Side effects or results of actions taken. Look at behaviors. These factors lower or raise the level of vital force already existent. Immediate effects of vaccination, allopathic or other drug effects can be causes. Isopathy (resonance of the drug) is an effective way to reverse this component. Treated conditions are important here. (TX – use first aid support along with drainage combinations and isode therapy.)
  • Pathogenic: Microorganisms, natural toxins or poisons, inherited or acquired miasms. These factors influence the individual’s ability to generate more vital force. Therapy useful in treating this level is to use isopathy and nosodes (resonance of the pathogen) remedies. Many miasms exist as this level. This is ascertained by the signs that a pathogen produces: i.e, measles. (TX – use nutritional support with botanicals, drainage and nosode therapy.)
  • Ideogenic: False thought, ill conceived ideas, fabricated realities. This affects the core of the being. These factors influence the individual’s ability to generate more vital force. Hahnemann believed this level was the deepest and most difficult to treat. He believed this predated disease and that all disease has it origin here. (TX – use of vibrational energies (resonance of thought/energies) are of benefit here with remedies such as high potencies, xenobiotics, seed remedies, meditation.)

*None of the statements in this information sheet have been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the therapies or products mentioned are intended to replace traditional medicine, diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

HOMEOPATHY – WHAT IS IT

An Introduction To Homeopathy

Homeopathy stimulates the body to “turn on” its own healing mechanisms in pursuit of restoring balance in body systems

Homeopathic medicine has been used since its beginning in the eighteenth century. Homeopathy stimulates the body to “turn on” it own healing mechanisms in pursuit of restoring homeostatasis or balance. Allopathic medicine treats disease by the suppression and regulation of symptoms or by attempting to destroy the microbes (disease entities) associated with the condition. We are learning more and more about when this approach is effective and when it is not. For example, take the increasing problems the overuse of antibiotics has resulted in. Erroneously, allopathy has attempted to destroy those micro-organisms instead of creating a symbiotic (working) relationship as found in nature. To date, homeopathic remedies have had little to no toxicity associated with them and they direct the body toward balance.

Homeopathy is based on the “Law of Similars” or “Like Treating Like”. This law suggests similar symptoms caused by taking a substance in it raw form can be alleviated by taking the same substance in a highly diluted form. This dilution follows the premise put forth by the “Arndt-Schulz Law” in which substances vary in action dependent upon the concentration being high, medium, or minute; high concentrations suppress and minute concentrations stimulate.

Isopathy is similar to homeopathy but it is the law of exacts. A good example of this would be using homeopathically prepared grass pollen to treat grass sensitivity.

Homeopathy is a system of highly diluted substances that will alleviate effects caused by the same or similar substances in their non-diluted states. One example of this is belladonna, which if taken in its pure state would cause high fever, dilated pupils and a throbbing pulse. Taken in homeopathic form one would prescribe belladonna if the person presented with such a symptom profile such as that found in influenza.

Homeopathic remedies are diluted (potentized) and manufactured under very strict and specific guidelines. Potentization consists of precise dilutions and hand succession (vigorous shaking and sudden impact). The most common dilution (potentization) factors are decimal (X) and centesimal (C). This means that for each stage of potency, a remedy has been diluted by either a 1:10 or a 1:100 measurement of the crude substance or previous potency to dilutent (usually an ethanol/water mixture). A belladonna remedy at a 6X potency has been diluted 1:10 six times. This results in the final product possessing one part of the original substance in one million parts of finished “potentized” product.

Hand succession (vigorous shaking and pounding) of each step of potentization is also an important component of the manufacturing process. This step causes agitation at the molecular bonding level of the remedy and energetically activates the remedy. Without the succussion and specific dilutions, the product is ineffective. The “hand succussed” procedures (originated with Samuel Hahnemann) are followed in the preparation of professional homeopathics.

HOMEOPATHIC DOSAGE RECOMMENDATIONS & GUIDELINES

DOSAGE RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Adults: Use recommended dosage or as determined by Doc to best fit your specific needs.
  • Children: If a child is going to be taking a product, first determine the adult dosage and then use the following formula to determine the approximate dosage for the child.

Example: Weight of Child (lbs) divided by 150 (average adult weight) = Fraction of adult dose to be used. Sample: child weighing 50 lbs divided by 150 (average adult weight) = 1/3 of adult dose.

DOSAGE GUIDELINES:

  • Acute: When symptoms are immediate or severe, take under tongue 10-15 drops, or as dosage is listed, every 15 minutes not to exceed 3 hours total.
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  • Subacute: When symptoms improve or are mild to moderate, take under tongue 10-15 drops, or as dosage is listed, every hour not to exceed 8 hours total.
  • Chronic: When symptoms last longer than 48 to 72 hours, take under tongue 10-15 drops as listed on the bottle.
  •  Preventative: For maintenance of occasional symptoms or for a tendency toward the condition, take 10-15 drops once weekly or monthly as needed.

Note: To determine the level that you will be working at seed: Detoxification Treatment Goals.

GENERAL RULES FOR TAKING REMEDIES:

  • Avoid Mint and Camphor as some remedies may be rendered less- or in-active.
  • Do not take within 10-15 minutes of ingesting anything else orally.
  • Coffee or tea should be avoided when they antidote.
  • Store in a cool, dark, environment away from exposure to sunlight, microwave or other electro-magnetic frequencies.
  • Take low potency “drainage” remedies separately from other homeopathics.

    OTHER OPTIONS FOR TAKING HOMEOPATHICS:

Sensitive individuals may decrease the dose and/or put in a 1/2 tumbler of water and sip 1 teaspoon at a time. Beginning treatment by dosing 5 drops every 3 days and building to tolerance may be effective for some.

Another method is to imbricate (rub-in) the dose on a vascular area of the skin.
Others have attempted to dissipate the formula’s alcohol by allowing it to sit in a small amount of tepid water for a period of time or by performing the following method: Boil water and pour into a tea cup. Allow cup to heat and then empty the hot water. Put the homeopathic dose into the heated tea cup and allow it to sit for approximately 2 minutes. Add a small amount of purified water and take or sip the dose. This is warm enough to evaporate alcohol without destroying the homeopathic action.

Clinical Effects Based On Level of Potency:

  • Use low doses (1X – !0X) for pharmacological support of acute problems and for stimulation of drainage.
  • Use medium doses (12X – 10X) for problems lasting longer than 10 days and symptom control.
  • Use high doses (60X and up) for immediate effect on acute problems, constitutional or suppressed conditions.