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May 31, 2023

Natural Alternatives for Your Total Health

June 2023

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“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~Hippocrates








By Sughnen Yongo-Okochi

As the world becomes more connected, people are seeking alternative ways to maintain their health and well-being. While traditional Western medicine remains the primary form of healthcare for Americans, many individuals are looking towards alternative healing procedures to supplement their wellness journey. Here are some alternative health approaches to consider. Before trying any of these practices, first check with your physician.


Ayurveda is an ancient Indian alternative health practice that focuses on the idea that health and wellness depend on a balance between mind, body, and spirit. Ayurvedic practitioners use a variety of techniques, including diet, herbal remedies, and meditation, to promote overall health. Ayurveda has gained popularity in recent years, and many people find that incorporating Ayurvedic techniques into their daily routine can lead to a greater sense of balance and well-being.

Shahada Karim, President of Habibi Body Sport, is an Ayurveda practitioner. Karim believes the most effective way to connect is through plain speech, clear direction, and decisive action.

“Exercise is a very effective way to deal with stress. Moving your body helps to release endorphins, which can balance your mood. The exercise doesn’t have to be complicated or strenuous. Something as simple as a walk can go a long way to help clear your mind,” Karim said.


Homeopathy is a lifestyle healing process that is based on the idea that “like cures like.” Homeopaths use highly diluted substances to treat a variety of conditions, including seasonal allergies, coughs, colds, and migraines. The practice is over 200 years old and many consider it reliable. Naturopathy is similar to Homeopathy. This form of alternative health focuses on the use of natural remedies and the body’s ability to heal itself. Naturopaths use techniques including herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage, to promote health and wellness.


Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance the body’s energy flow. By stimulating these points, the body can better heal itself. Acupuncture treats various conditions, including chronic pain, stress, and infertility.


Reiki is a Japanese-originated alternative health and wellness practice that involves using the hands to transfer energy to the body to promote healing. Contact massage therapists in your area to ask about this. Reiki reduces stress and promote relaxation. Over the years, Reiki has gained popularity and continues to be a top choice for many massage clients.

According to Dr. Akash Bajaj, a board-certified anti-aging expert, alternative healing has been around for ages and is still a valid lifestyle choice.

“We’ve been practicing what is now considered to be alternative medicine for millions and millions of years,” Bajaj said. “If alternative healing techniques and alternative medicine were not successful, none of us would be sitting here today having this conversation. Modern medicine and the concept of treating sickness have only been developed relatively recently in history. So, the short answer is it is the most powerful option available.”

Bajaj also says that when it comes to adopting alternative medicine, the basics matter,

“The last thing we all need is a new alternative medicine regimen or program. Stick to the basics. Stick to the fundamentals. Find a licensed board-certified practitioner that can spend time with you. Look at objective data labs and develop a custom bespoke plan utilizing all of the many proven techniques that we have today,” Bajaj said. “The biggest thing for you as a patient to keep in mind with this is just to do the work. Stay consistent day in and day out, regardless of how you feel, and watch yourself become unbreakable.”

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Written by: GreenMedinfo Research Group
This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2022

Hoping to improve your immune system? Look no further than these seven foods and supplements, which have been clinically proven to enhance immunity, improving your response to a variety of illnesses and infections. By adding them to your daily meals or weekly regimen, you can easily and affordably strengthen your immune response.

Researchers have been studying natural compounds that provide immunological support for decades, but several of these compounds stand out for their therapeutic potential in the stimulation and protection of the immune system. Try adding these seven natural substances to your diet for immune enhancement:

1. Vitamin C

In addition to its role in various metabolic and physiological functions, your body uses vitamin C to protect your immune system, and researchers have studied the efficacy of vitamin C as a therapeutic treatment in the prevention of cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, the common cold, stroke and heart disease. Vitamin C improves neutrophil chemotaxis, a process that betters the ability of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) to move toward sites of inflammation or infection and increases the body's ability to fight disease. Finally, vitamin C also protects against reactive oxidant species, reducing the risk and severity of a variety of illnesses.

2. Korean Ginseng

Korean ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng, possesses strong antioxidant and immune-stimulating properties. Korean ginseng helps regulate immune cell function, including macrophages, T cells, B cells and natural killer cells, and improves inflammation through its high content of a variety of pharmacological compounds, like ginsenosides and acidic polysaccharides.

In most cases, it is ginseng root extract that is used to maintain immune homeostasis, although the other parts of the plant can be used as well.Ginseng root is often consumed raw or as a juice, tea or powder, and some studies have suggested that daily consumption of Korean ginseng may decrease oxidative damage and improve immunomodulatory activity while presenting no adverse side effects.

3. Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid antioxidant that possesses potent immuno-modulation properties, including the ability to increase interleukin production, a type of cytokine expressed by white blood cells. Additional studies have found that dietary intake of astaxanthin may heighten immune response while also reducing DNA damage and inflammation, and astaxanthin may play a protective role in immune function by limiting free radical damage to immune cells.

4. Shiitake Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms and their benefits have been studied extensively for many years, however, recent research has revealed that this traditional oriental therapy may also modulate the immune response by activating lymphocytes and dendritic cells, thereby up-regulating the production of cytokines.

In fact, scientists discovered that lentinan, an immunostimulant derived from shiitake mushrooms, may have prophylactic potential in the treatment of malaria, hyperhomocysteinemia, gingivitis and cancer. In one study, daily consumption of shiitake mushrooms drastically improved the immunity of healthy adults by improving cell proliferation and secretory immunoglobulin, a powerful antibody found in saliva.

5. Curcumin

Curcumin is best known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, but researchers have become increasingly interested in this curcuminoid's ability to modulate the immune system, especially in cases of cancer prevention and treatment.

In addition to these benefits, curcumin improves antibody response and modulates the activity of natural killer cells and T cells, two kinds of cells that form the foundation of your adaptive immune response.

While researchers remain concerned about the poor bioavailability of curcumin and continue to study its use in hopes of finding a more effective version of this highly nutritious compound -- the main active ingredient in the spice turmeric -- many research studies have demonstrated that daily curcumin consumption presents no adverse effects while improving physical function, decreasing levels of inflammation and exerting immunomodulatory effects by altering circulating interleukin concentrations.

6. Fermented Food

Fermented foods and beverages like kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, kombucha and miso are often touted for their gut-microbiome stimulating effects, but their benefits don't end with digestive health.

Researchers theorize that a dietary deprivation of these types of foods could lead to a fall in immune response, even among healthy individuals, and multiple studies have shown that an associated action of fermented foods can improve mucosal immune function and prevent disease.

By improving the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, the beneficial bacteria contained in fermented foods decrease the number of harmful bacteria able to pass from the gut into the bloodstream, preventing pathogens from invading and infecting the body.

7. Echinacea

Echinacea extract is a well-known herbal remedy recognized for decades as a therapeutic treatment for the common cold, and scientists have found that echinacea stimulates immune function in both healthy and immune-suppressed patients. Researchers have demonstrated that echinacea supplementation can be used to successfully enhance cytokine production, increase leukocyte mobility and activate natural killer cells, which decreases the likelihood of illness.

While researchers are still unsure as to the exact mechanisms of echinacea that drive these immuno-stimulating properties, its benefits may be tied to its high glycoprotein, polysaccharide and caffeic acid derivatives content, three compounds with demonstrated ability to activate the natural killer cells needed to fight and prevent illness.

Researchers are excited by the possible health benefits contained in these well-researched foods and supplements. To reap their benefits, try adding the foods into your weekly meal rotation or adding the supplements to your daily regimen. To learn more about additional natural compounds, foods and healing substances and the research being done in this field, visit the therapeutic substances database.

The GMI Research Group (GMIRG) is dedicated to investigating the most important health and environmental issues of the day.  Special emphasis will be placed on environmental health.  Our focused and deep research will explore the many ways in which the present condition of the human body directly reflects the true state of the ambient environment.

The doctor of the future will be oneself.― Albert Schweitzer

 by Longjam Dineshwori 

Ayurveda expert Dr. Chaitali Deshmukh explains why some people get acne outbreaks as well as suggests some effective home remedies to treat acne.

Are you struggling with recurrent acne outbreaks and looking for natural ways to deal with it? You have landed in the right place. Acne can be unpredictable and aggravating, yet it is one of the most common skin diseases in teens worldwide. Acne is brought on by the sebaceous glands producing too much oil, which blocks the hair follicles. Luckily, there are numerous natural remedies in Ayurveda that could aid in controlling acne.

Dr. Chaitali Deshmukh, Ayurvedic Consultant, M.D. in Ayurveda, explains the causes of acne and shares some simple Ayurvedic home remedies to treat the skin condition. Read on:

Causes of acne, as per Ayurveda

Acne is known as "Yauvan Pidika" in Ayurveda, and it is thought to be a symptom of an inflamed Pitta Dosha. Acne can also affect your shoulders and back in addition to your face. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are the three basic Doshas, according to Ayurveda, and well health is regarded as the ideal condition of balance between these three Doshas.

Acne is thought to be the result of the Pitta Dosha, which functions beneath the skin and causes heated poisons to manifest as acne. One should follow a Pitta-pacifying diet to prevent acne. Avoid hot and fermented meals if you suffer from recurrent acne outbreaks. It's advisable to stay away from dishes that are really sour and heavily fried.

Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Acne

According to Dr Deshmukh, following are some Ayurvedic home remedies for acne that may help treat acne better.

Amla Juice: Drink Amla juice on a daily basis. The most coveted ingredient in Ayurvedic skin care is Amla or Indian gooseberry. According to some sources, fresh amla juice has 20 times more vitamin C than orange juice. Because vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, it shields you from the damaging effects of free radicals and stops acne from developing.

Herbal Mixture: Equal portions of coriander seeds, fennel, basil, turmeric, and amla should be ground together. Antioxidants found in all of these seeds and herbs fight inflammation under the skin. 15 minutes before lunch and dinner, take half a teaspoon of this powder and chug it down with hot water.

Ayurvedic Concoction of Kutki, Guduchi, and Shatavari. Our Ayurvedic doctor claims that a Kutki, Guduchi, and Shatavari herbal combination can work miracles. Take 1/4th teaspoon of the mixture two or three times per day. Combine the three herbs in equal parts. Place the powder on your tongue after meals and flush it down with cold water.

Melons: Applying melon to your skin might also be helpful. All you have to do is apply some melon to the skin before bed and let it sit there for the night. Acne will heal thanks to its cooling anti-Pitta properties.

Cumin Coriander-Fennel tea: Drinking cumin, coriander, and fennel tea can help the body stay cool and keep heat-producing pollutants away. Take a third of a teaspoon of these three seeds infused in hot water. For optimal effects, consume this tea three times each day.

Try these easy and reliable home remedies to get rid of acne for good!

Disclaimer: The remedies/tips mentioned in this article may sometimes cause unwanted reactions especially in people with underlying conditions or react to certain medications. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and try out the mentioned tips/remedies only under the supervision and advice of a doctor.


I am excited to invite you to check out the following online events:

You can sign up even when the event is over or you are not able to attend. You will get access to the recording.

SomaticMovementSummit: Free Online Event June 5-9. This life-enhancing Summit will reveal the healing powers of embodied motion. Strengthen your connection to your body’s innate intelligence as a pathway to greater resilience, flexibility, and vitality. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or new to conscious movement, you’ll discover a wide range of somatic modalities to expand your awareness and inspire your healing journey. 

 Prepare Your Soul for Mediumship: Unlock Your Intuitive Gifts & Become a Conduit to the Spirit World .On Tuesday, May 30, join James Van Praagh, one of the world’s most prolific and well-known psychic mediums ,in a free hour-long event, will share, from the depth of his mediumship experiences, about how your soul has traveled through eons of time, incarnating again and again to experience a variety of life situations that serve to catalyze your soul’s expansion.

Herbal Support to Help You Thrive After a Cancer Diagnosis: Harness the Potency of Herbs for Holistic Cancer Care, Symptom Relief & Boosting Your Immune System. Join Chanchal on Thursday, June 8, for a free health-enhancing event, where she’ll share how easy it can be to incorporate herbs into your daily routine — and how herbal medicine can play a vital role in helping you move through a chemotherapy regimen while integrating herbs as a part of your cancer treatment plan to manage symptoms and enhance your overall quality of life.

Integrate Indigenous Wisdom & Psychedelic Science for Holistic Healing: Combining Ancient Healing Practices With Modern Medicine for Inner & Outer Wellness. Western-trained physician and traditional healer Dr. Joe Tafur represents a unifying blend of ancient practices with modern psychedelic therapies, leading to a profoundly sacred model of working with plant medicines. He’ll share how this integrative approach parallels the Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor — a vision received and stewarded by Indigenous peoples of the Americas, particularly in the Andean region.

Explore Lunar Herbalism Using Plant Energies & Archetypes: Discover the Powerful Ritual of Creating Moon Water for Protection & Healing. Renowned rainforest herbalist and medicine maker Adriana Ayales, an educator, writer, and founder of Anima Mundi Herbals, bridges the principles of these ancient remedies, along with the power of ritual… … to connect ancestral ways of diagnostics and the spiritual aspects of the natural world with the preparation and usage of herbal medicine.

 Discover the Magic of Metaphysical Tools & Techniques: Summon the Angel of Your Home for a Blessed, Peaceful & Harmonious Life. On Thursday, May 4, Dr. William Bloom, a renowned expert in spirituality, metaphysics, and wellbeing, will share how you can begin to use the spiritual tools you innately possess — as he guides you through a practice to connect with the archetypal energy of your home to create a nurturing and harmonious atmosphere.

The Power of Soul Travel Through Active Dreaming: Access Your Magical Inner Child to Awaken Your Imagination, Vitality & Inner Guidance . On Saturday, May 6, you’ll discover that as you become an active dreamer, you’ll steadily expand your horizons of possibility and your personal definitions of reality. You can discover gateways and paths used by previous travelers — and learn how to journey beyond the maps to recover knowledge that belonged to you before you entered this life.

What’s Your (Ayurvedic) Astrological Sign? How Cosmic Planetary Cycles Influence Your Doshas & Empower Your Wellbeing

Uncover Your Destiny & True Self Using Ancient Vedic Face Reading: Discover the Profound Benefits of Your Mind-Body Connection for Self-Discovery, Healing & Enlightenment

Supercharge Your Chakra Practice: How to Heal Your Energy Centers & Unleash the Full Power of Your Life Force.

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