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As I stated in the previous articles, most physicians treat prostatitis with a liberal dose of antibiotics with the hope that antibiotics would cure all.  Unfortunately, chronic prostastitis does not usually respond to potent antibiotics.  Even if it did temporarily, the stubborn infections are recurrent.

The best treatment for chronic prostatitis is to uproot the cause.  Here are some natural remedies that have proven to be helpful to my clients:

1)    Yeast-free nutrition:  This is a nutritional program that contains no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, nor chemicals.  This program is meant to prevent yeasts and parasites in your body to be well-fed with their favorite food.  Even though this may be a tall order for people who are used to Standard American Diet (SAD) , do the best you can to get as many benefits as possible.  If you want to know what to eat and what to avoid, follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.  Once you are familiar with the principles, you can easily create your own recipes.

2)    Boost your immunity: Remove the toxins in your body, so that your body’s innate intelligence can heal you.  Our Herbal Detox program (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) is excellent for this purpose.  For one year of illness, one should detox at least one month to reactivate your immune system.  Meanwhile, you may add Male Vitality to boost energy, productivity, mental clarity, and immunity.

3)    Stabilize your male identity: It does not matter what your sexual orientation is, as long as you make contributions to society, you are to be cherished.  Nowadays women and men are meant to be equal.  There is no need to fixate on certain gender identity issues.

4)    Stress Management: Stress, if managed properly, can be a motivating factor for us to move forward.  There are various self-administered methods that can reduce your stress level substantially, i.e.: meditation, prayers, emotional releasing techniques, tapping, etc.  In my book: Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and unconditional Love for Magic Healing, you will learn skills to manage your stress effectively.

5)    Pain Management: If you experience pain, either due to prostate inflammation or injury, you might want to use some non-addictive pain killers to get pain relief while you are on the healing path.  Aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or others) have been reported by my clients as being effective for providing some temporary comfort.   

You can also soak in a warm bath (sitz bath), to relax your muscles around the prostate area.  Avoid bicycling or wearing tight jeans so that you will not put pressure on your prostate.

If you read all three articles pertaining to prostatitis so far, you know that a holistic approach to a yeast-free living is the best way to treat or prevent recurrent prostate infections. 

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.

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According to the Mayo Clinic staff, chronic prostatitis is a recurrent prostate infection, difficult to treat, and its cause is unknown.  Based on my more than 30 years of clinical experience, my observation is that prostatitis is caused by yeast and parasitic infections.  What causes yeast and parasitic infections then? 

There are various causes of prostatitis.  The following are common causes:

1)    Poor Dietary Habit:  The Standard American Diet (SAD), which is loaded with sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals, feeds the yeasts and parasites in your body and gives the little enemies a chance to have an rock ‘n roll party.   After their feast, they deposit toxins in the body and cause a multitude of infections.  Depending on which part of the body is weak and has little defense, yeasts and parasites will occupy that spot and build their colonies.  If the prostate gland is weak, then prostatitis would be the end result.

2)    Low Immunity: Pre-existing health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, paralysis, etc. weaken the immunity, so the body has a weaker defense when bacteria, viruses, yeasts and parasites invade.

3)    Male Identity Issues: As I have previously indicated, physical symptoms are reflections of psychological and spiritual states.  Struggles with male identity issues can make the prostate prone to infections.

4)    Psychological Stress: Stress, if not managed properly, can cause a multitude of diseases.  If the prostate is a weak area, then infections can show up in that area with stress.

5)    Physical Injury:  This is a relatively rare cause.  If an injury of the prostate or the surrounding area is not healed properly, recurrent yeast and bacterial infections can occur.

Even though physicians are usually unsure about the causes of chronic prostatitis, they tend to use a liberal dose of antibiotics orally or intravenously.  Antibiotics, designed to control infections and inflammations, kill off both bad guys (e.g., bacteria, yeasts, viruses and parasites) and good guys (e.g., friendly bacteria floras).  Hence, they create a vacuum upon the initial use.  At this time the body may experience temporary relief, because there’s nobody home; it’s nice and quiet.  However, this honeymoon does not usually last long.  The good guys take a long time to recover.  However, the bad guys thrive like weeds after a summer rainfall.  A great imbalance is thus created.  Consequently, symptoms of yeast disorder worsen each time after treatment with these potent drugs.

In the next article I will address natural remedies for prostatitis.  Stay tuned.

 

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.

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Menopause is when you have not had a period (or even light spotting) for 12 consecutive months. The menopausal symptoms experienced by most women actually occur during pre- or peri-menopause period.

During the peri-menopause stage, three key hormones such estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone fluctuate, and mostly are on the decline.  Consequently, you may experience various symptoms.  The most common ones are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, irregular periods, loss of libido, painful intercourse, difficulty concentrating, itchy skin, headaches, bloating, gastro-intestinal disturbances (such as gas), weight gain, hair loss or thinning, light-headedness, depression and anxiety.

As your estrogen levels decline during pre-menopause,your vagina wall will become thinner and weaker. Consequently, it can be easily irritated during intercourse and leave tiny scars or cuts where bacteria and yeasts can flourish.  So, vaginal yeast infections become common symptoms associated with menopause.

Treatment basically consists of regulating the hormonal levels.  Female Vitality is excellent for that purpose.  Female Vitality contains more than 20 ingredients of high quality Chinese herbs such as Ho-Shou-Wu, black cohosh, wild yam, etc. and absorbable vitamins needed for health promotion and maintenance.  The end results:  improved conditions for your hair, nail and skin, increased mental clarity, uplifted mood, productivity and sexual energy.

Based on my more than 30 years of clinical experience, I have found that women who do not have a healthy lifestyle tend to suffer more menopausal symptoms.  For example, when sugar consumption is high, episodes of hot flashes also increase. Therefore, it’s important to follow a yeast-free nutritional program that contains no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeasts, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals.  It comes to a conscious decision between following the yeast-free nutritional program, or suffering from various menopausal symptoms.  If you would like to find out more about what you should eat (and what to avoid), follow the recipes in my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

If you have excess toxins in your body which acerbate the menopausal symptoms, consider our Herbal Detox program (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) to remove the toxins. 

Lifestyle changes are also important for promoting a healthy menopausal process. These include regular exercise, becoming a non-smoker, and getting physically and mentally fit.  To promote your mental health, I encourage you to follow the guidelines in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing

The symptoms of menopause usually last for the whole menopause transition (until the mid 50s), but some women may experience them for the rest of their lives.  Therefore, it’s important to adopt a holistic approach to eradicate or prevent menopausal symptoms.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  We offer counseling over Skype and telephone as well as in person.

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In Part 1 of this article, I addressed three natural remedies for Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), including yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, and hormonal regeneration.  A yeast-free nutritional approach will prevent allergens such as simple sugars, dairy, wheat, and yeasts from entering the body.  In the pre-menstrual period, I recommended to increase the intake of complex carbohydrates and crucifers such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts.  This type of food will help reduce the amount of hormones such as prostaglandin, estrogen, progesterone and prolactin, and thus reduce water retention, bloating, weight gain, and mood swings.

If you want to learn more about what you can eat and what you should avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook: Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.   Secondly, go on our Herbal Detox (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea ) and hormonal regeneration product with Female Vitality.  Our Herbal Detox program removes excess yeasts and parasites, thus cleaning up existing toxins.  Female Vitality balances the female hormonal system and allows the female hormones to work for you instead of against you.

The following are additional natural remedies for PMS:

1)    Exercise:

Exercise is particularly helpful with PMS because it generates endorphins, a morphine from within.  Endorphin is an opium-like, natural substance which reduces pain and gives a calm, high feeling (without the use of drugs)!  Again, don’t wait until you are in the middle of PMS to exercise.  Do 30 minutes of slow walking every day.  This type of exercise will improve your blood circulation and thus reduce the tendency of water retention and muscle aches.  The heavy feeling and cramps in your pelvic area can also be reduced or eliminated.  Regular exercise can also strengthen the muscle tone in your lower abdomen and thus increase the tolerance for pain or discomfort.  A side benefit is that it also helps you become a better lover when you have tight, instead of loose, muscles.  And remember, slow walking is free of charge! 

 2)    Hands-On Healing:

Hands-on healing techniques such as therapeutic touch and gentle chiropractic adjustment known as cranio-sacral technique can be very soothing during the onset of PMS.   If you feel too uncomfortable to have anyone touch you while experiencing severe cramps, just put your hand(s) on the area that is cramping, such as the lower abdomen or hip areas.  The healing energy in your own hands can reduce the cramps and give some relief to pain.   You can do this while lying down or sitting up, such as while driving. 

 3)    Stress Management:

Women who are under heavy emotional stress often suffer from more PMS.  Your body and mind affect each other at all times.  Emotional stress can cause many kinds of physical problems including PMS.  Remember, all physical illnesses have symbolic meanings.  PMS involves the female reproductive system. It requires the examination of emotional issues concerning one’s femininity.  A woman with a positive self-image usually takes good care of herself and does not give PMS a chance to creep in or sustain itself. 

 4)    Sexercise:

The Chinese have long believed that if a young woman has PMS, she will grow out of it after she is married.  Why?  Sexercise! 

 Sex is the best remedy for PMS.  Good sex increases self-esteem and improves blood circulation.  When you enjoy good quality and quantity of sex with the right partner, you feel loved and energized.

Women who suffer from PMS or menopause usually are sexually inactive whether they are married or not.  Sexual desire and potency do not have to decline with age.  Some of my clients enjoy frequent sex (at least three or four times a week) in their 80s!  You are never too old or too tired for sex!  Remember two principles: 1) you either use it or lose it; and 2) practice makes perfect!   When you learn to enjoy sex on a regular basis, you will learn to enjoy being a female.  Also remember, Female Vitality can help improve sexual function.  When you enjoy being a female or being who you are, chances are you will say goodbye to PMS!

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.

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Premenstrual Syndrome is a cluster of symptoms experienced by women about seven to ten days before their period.  These symptoms include: headaches, poor mental concentration, mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, crying spells, bloatedness, breast tenderness, fatigue, sugar cravings, water retention, muscle aches in the lower extremities, pelvic discomfort or pain, insomnia, skin breakout, weight gain and loss of sexual desire.

From puberty to menopause, every woman experiences premenstrual syndrome at one time or another, to a lesser or greater degree.  About 40% of women experience noticeable and consistent symptoms.  Some are so severe that every month they are paralyzed by pain and emotional disturbance.

Premenstrual syndrome can also affect relationships.  One time a husband brought in his wife to me and said, “You fix my wife. Otherwise, either she will kill me, or I will kill her!”  The wife nodded her head and agreed. 

Causes of PMS: 

During the premenstrual period, there are biochemical changes in a woman’s body.  Hormones such as prostaglandin, estrogen, progesterone and prolactin escalate.  These hormones increase the blood volume.  Consequently, symptoms of water retention, bloatedness, weight gain, sugar cravings and mood swings follow. 

Why sugar cravings?  When blood volume increases, the amount of blood sugar also increases.  Remember, your little friends, yeasts, are always waiting for an opportunity to have a party.  The increased amount of blood sugar is just what they need!

After they are well fed with sugar, they want more!  They cry out, “Feed me!  Feed me!”  If you don’t understand what is going on, and feed them with more sugar or chocolate, then you become the victim of a losing battle!  Yeast overgrowth symptoms will thus take a toll on you.

What are the causes of all these hormonal changes?  Why is it that some women are debilitated every month, but others don’t even know they’ve got their periods until their panties are stained?  It is the same old story: malnutrition and long term physical and emotional stress. In the next few articles I will address the treatment of this debilitating health condition.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, stress management, and spiritual counseling on Skype or telephone, please call us at (800) 715-3053 for an appointment. 

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Here is a recipe for sea vegetable lovers.  Sea vegetables are excellent natural source of iodine.  If you consume sea vegetables regularly, you will not need to worry about taking potassium iodine (KI) for severe radiation exposure.  I just made a pot of Tofu-Seaweed Soup last evening.  Both my stomach and thyroid are happy ….

Tofu-Seaweed Soup

 Ingredients:

1.  1/2 tub hard tofu

2.  2 sheets dry seaweed (flaky type for wrapping sushi) or ½ cup of dry shredded kelp

3.  1/2 cup carrots, sliced

4.  1 slice ginger

5.  A dash of sea salt

6.  A sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil

7.  3 cups purified water                                                 

Yield: 4 servings

Procedure:

1.  Cut ginger into thin strips.  Put it in 3 cups of purified water together with peeled and sliced carrots and a dash of sea salt in a stainless steel or ceramic pot.  Boil the content on high heat.

2.  Rinse off water from the tub and cut tofu into about one-inch long, 1/2-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick dice.  (Put some purified water in the tub and save the leftover tofu in the refrigerator.  Use the leftover tofu within three days.)

3.  Bring the content to boil, and put in tofu.  Cut flaky seaweed into pieces (or tear with your fingers) and drop them into the soup. 

4.  Add a sprinkle of unprocessed sesame oil, and stir gently.   Serve with brown rice and other dishes.

Please note:

If you use shredded dry kelp, soak it in purified water for about 10 minutes. Throw away the soaking water, rinse well, and boil it with purified water, shredded ginger, sea salt.   Bring it to boil on high heat, then add sliced carrots, and then add diced tofu and bring it boil again.  Stir gently.  Sprinkle some unprocessed sesame oil.   Mmmmm ….  Yum Yum ….

Nutritional Benefits:

This dish is very rich in protein and minerals, especially iodine.  Iodine is excellent for metabolic function of the thyroid.  It is also helpful for growing healthy hair, skin and nails.  For those of you who don’t mind the fishy taste of seaweed, this dish is great for weight watchers because it is low in calories, rich in protein and great for metabolic function!

Source:

Health & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking

I provide consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling.  Please call (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com for an appointment.  Consultation on the phone or Skype is also available.  You are only one-phone-call away no matter where you are in the world.

 

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Q.        I had digestion problems all my life. I have IBS on the constipation side and I am not able to have any milk products. I cramp up and the gas just sits in my digestion. I have gone to many doctors and they want me to go on medical drugs and I don’t like taking them. I would never get well by eating right and do it natural. Please I need some advice. I am so lost. Thank you for listening to me.  

A.         Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS) consists of a cluster of digestive tract symptoms including alternation of constipation and diarrhea, flatulence (gas), gas pain, fatigue, foggy mind, depression, etc.  The major causes of IBS are the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites, and chronic stress.

As in the articles I posted before, and as detailed in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, there are physical and psychological causes of yeasts and parasitic infections.

Physical causes include indulgence in yeast-favorite food (Standard American Diet – SAD) containing sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals, excessive use of antibiotics, lack of exercise, pre-existing illnesses, poor hygiene, sexual contact and the breakdown of the immune system.  Psychological causes include unfinished business, boredom, and “Busy-Taking-Care-of-Others Syndrome”.  Psychological stress is actually the primary cause of yeast disorders. 

To effectively treat Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), I would suggest using a holistic approach.  Adopt a yeast-free nutritional program that contains no sugar, dairy, wheat, yeast, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, and chemicals.  The above no-no’s are “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments” as detailed in my cookbook, Healthy & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking A yeast-free nutritional program will nourish your body and starve the yeasts and parasites –your little enemies within. 

Our Herbal Detox Program consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea is highly effective in combatting IBS.  Yeast-Para Control will remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body, and allow your body’s innate intelligence to heal you.  Cleansing-Balance Tea is designed to cleanse your liver and kidneys so that toxins will not build up in your body.  The function of Yeast-Para Control is like a scrub for the toilet, and that of Cleansing-Balance Tea is the flushing of the toilet.  You can also add Herbal Cocktail, a high-protein herbal drink, to nourish your body that is starving for nutrients.

On the psychological perspective, one should learn to effectively manage one’s stress.  In my book: Breaking the Yeast curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, one can learn valuable techniques such as 10-minute meditation, Emotional Releasing Technique, special prayers, and affirmations. 

I offer consultation on yeast-free nutrition, Chinese Herbal Detox, Hormonal Balance, and Weight Control on the phone or Skype.  For an appointment, please call 1-800-715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.

Healthy regards,

Dr. J

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