Mar 11, 2010
OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT is a potent antibacterial,
antiviral and antifungal agent.
Olive Leaf Extract: health benefits
INFECTION: Inhibits and prevents infection by viruses, bacteria, retroviruses, fungi, parasites, yeasts, and moulds.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE: Enhances the elasticity of arteries which improves blood flow, reduces high blood pressure, and prevents the progression of other forms of heart disease.
ARTHRITIS: Relief of inflammation related to arthritis, esp. rheumatoid.
CFS, ME: Improves symptoms of CFS | ME and related disorders.
FREE RADICALS: Fights free radical production.
VIRAL INFECTIONS: Prevents and treats many types of viral infections, including the herpes viruses, most influenza and common cold viruses, Epstein-Barr viruses, the HIV virus, the cytomegalovirus.
YEAST: Eradicates candidiasis and assoc. yeast syndromes.
PARASITES: Eradicates a var. of parasites, from microscopic protozoa to intestinal worm.
LOW ENERGY: Enhances energy production in the body.
OTHER CONDITIONS: Relief from toothaches, painful haemorrhoids, athlete's foot, mycotic nails, and var. o' annoying conditions.
The above was taken from "Olive Leaf Extract"
by Jack Ritchason, ND.
Woodland Publishing, Australia
Contraindication: DO NOT TAKE OLIVE LEAF
if you are using WARFARIN (Coumadin&trade...
because Olive Leaf mutes coagulation and has a relaxing
effect on blood vessels.
Mar 11, 2010 3:52pm
Jun 30, 2009
Adapted from article in About.com (Drug Profiles for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) --see links at end of this blog
What Ampligen Is:
Ampligen (polyu I: poly C12U)
-- an experimental anti-viral, immune-system modulating drug that's been in the works for more than 30 years.
-- studied as a possible treatment for multiple conditions, including
chronic fatigue syndrome i.e.CFS or ME/CFS,
certain types of cancer, and, most recently,
avian flu (H5N1) and swine flu (H1N1).
Ampligen's manufacturer, Hemispherx Biopharma Inc., has applied for FDA approval of Ampligen as an ME/CFS treatment... the decision is expected in June 2009.
What Ampligen Does:
Ampligen is believed to work by jump-starting your body's natural anti-viral pathway and regulating levels of RNase L (see definition below *), which can be high in people with ME/CFS.
It's also been shown to inhibit tumor-cell growth.
Ampligen for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Ampligen has been shown to improve
---neuropsychological health and overall function in people with ME/CFS
---decrease activity of HHV-6 -a virus believed to be linked to ME/CFS, and
---decrease RNase L activity.
Hunter-Hopkins Center (of USA) says 80% of its trial patients improved on Ampligen, and 50% improved significantly.
Ampligen is administered intravenously (I.V.).
In trials and under conditional permits by the FDA, patients typically have received 400mg of the drug twice a week. Hunter-Hopkins recommends at least 12 months of therapy, and 18 months for the severely ill.
Ampligen's Possible Side Effects:
---Tightness of the chest
---Shortness of breath
---Liver enzyme level changes
---Low blood pressure
---Low white blood cell count
---Some patients have flu-like symptoms for a few hours after receiving a dose of the drug, and the company says these effects typically went away after several months of treatment.
* RNase L definition:
A cellular enzyme that is part of the body’s immune defense. RNases are extremely common in the body and act to break up ribonucleic acid (RNA).
Studies of CFS patients have shown that:
---RNase levels are often higher than normal.
While the reason for this is not clear, some speculate that it could be related to a viral attack.
---the RNase destroys all of the RNA within the cell, whether cellular or viral.
Jun 30, 2009 9:53am
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