Welcome to Xavier Technologies' health pages. We have put together some information on some of the more common ailments to show you effective alternatives to conventional medicine. We are advocates of "complimentary" or "integrative" medicine and innovation so the patient can get the best of both worlds. After all...this is supposed to be about healthcare...Not Big Business. In many cases, alternative healthcare has proven to be superior where conventional medicine has failed. Natural health alternatives are also less expensive.
We are not doctors and are not prescribing anything. We are simply passing along highly reliable information to help you make some intelligent choices about your healthcare and possibly avoid unnecessary invasive procedures, the toxicity, and/or high cost associated with conventional medicine. The information and products on our health pages come from credible companies, researchers, and doctors who have gone beyond conventional medicine to find cures that the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA are not interested in because they would both lose billions of dollars. They would rather peddle their drugs with their destructive side effects.
In the U.S., greed-driven medical insurance companies and Big Pharma holds control over our healthcare system which is why we are the most over-prescribed nation on the planet and you rarely hear about plants and herbs and natural remedies for treating and reversing pain and disease while 80% of the rest of the world chooses NATURAL REMEDIES AND HERBS as their first choice for treatment and prevention for their medical conditions and health. Yet, the U.S. has the highest rate of almost any disease on the planet.
Here are some profits these big companies made in 2014.
Novartis - $47.1 billionPfizer - $45.7 billionMerck & Co - $36 billionJohnson & Johnson - $32.3 billionGlaxoSmithKline - $29.5 billion
Congress sells-out the American people
Even though the FDA is a government agency, the drug companies provide most of the FDA’s operating budget. The drug companies virtually pay the salaries of the agents who work for the FDA. They even give the FDA executives thousands of dollars in bonus payments. A group of multinational corporations OWN this department of our government and has been since October 29, 1992 – when Congress put a little-known law on the books that turned over this department to the drug company elites. This law was called the Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992 and it’s registered as Public Law 10-2571.
On "health" pages 2, 3, and 4, is a list of conditions and suggestions. We did not get too "in depth" on any of these remedies. If you have any of the conditions listed and are thinking of using these remedies, you will have to do some research on your own. Know what you are putting into your body and why. The reasons for disease are multi-faceted and addressing them requires good diet, nutrition, supplements and/or herbs. Psychological issues can also manifest disease and also plays an important role in the healing process. There are also countless stories of people who have had "miraculous" healings utilizing the "power of the mind". If you have any of the more severe conditions, we suggest that you see a naturopathic physician. Below are a few excellent sources of information that we highly recommend.
Dr. Earl Mindell's: Prescription Alternatives
Gary Null's: Get Healthy Now!
Reader's Digest: the healing power of Vitamins, Minerals, & Herbs
James A. Duke, PhD.: The Green Pharmacy
many others...check your local bookstore or vitamin/herb shop.
Health Sciences Institute: for information and sign up to receive their weekly newsletter by e-mail.
Dr. Michael Cutlers' report: To Reverse Diabetes & Blood Sugar Problems
Dr. Michael Cutlers': True Health catalog
Dr. Jonathan V. Wrights': newsletter
Dr. Mark Stenglers': Natural Healing Encyclopedia
Things You Should KnowMedical Kidnapping Is Big Pharma's Dirty Secret
NutriO2 (oxygen therapy)
Medicine's Greatest Revolution: Micro-Current Therapy
This new micro-current high voltage biofeedback technology is an easy alternative to NSAIDs, COX Inhibitors and harmful narcotic drugs. These brilliant hand-held devices are capable of rapidly healing sports injuries, back pains, fractures, toothache, headaches and irritable bowel disease (as well as pre-menstrual tension, scalds, burns and post-surgical complications).
What is Microcurrent?
Microcurrent is a faint electric or magnetic current that is so small it is measured in millionths of an amp. By comparison a TENS unit and most other electro-therapies produce milliamps, 1000 times greater. Your own cells generate a current in the micro amp range and this is why you can’t feel it - the current is so low it doesn’t stimulate sensory nerves. Microcurrent therapy has been in use for over 75 years.
How does it work?
Microcurrent is a physiological modality that increases ATP (energy) production in the cells of your body. In doing so, this dramatically increases the tissue's healing rate. The almost immediate response to the correct or specific microcurrent suggests that other mechanisms are involved as well. The exact effects or changes that result from microcurrent frequencies have not been proven because no biopsies have been done after microcurrent has been applied. Nevertheless the changes in the tissue are unmistakable; scars will often suddenly soften; trigger points often become less painful; swelling often drains within minutes when the “correct” frequency is applied. In many situations the changes seen seem to be long lasting and in many cases permanent.
The cannabis plant has over 100 known chemical compounds but the two best known are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although CBD has a much shorter history than THC, recent research studies have significantly increased our understanding of its medical benefits and its popularity continues to grow.
A major stigma for the medically useful cannabidiol, or CBD, is that it is often confused with THC, another element of the cannabis plant that is used recreationally to achieve a high. But CBD is made from the roots and stems of the plant, rather than the leaves and flowers that yield THC. It is presently legal in 29 states and the number continues to increase.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the portion of the cannabis plant that is known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anxiolytic and neuro-protective properties. As a neuro-protector, CBD fulfills a number of functions, including reduction of radical oxygen species, support of mitochondrial function at the cell levels, and prevention of glutamate toxicity, to name just a few.
CBD is an appealing option for patients who are looking to treat ailments such as pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, to just name a few. It also does not have the primary psychoactive ingredient found in THC, which gets the user high.
As an anxiolytic, CBD offers a wealth of opportunities for developing natural approaches for alleviating pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties enable its effective use in such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and sleep apnea. CBD has also been used to help people overcome cancer. Cannabis has the potential to treat countless debilitating conditions. From epilepsy to multiple sclerosis, cannabis can improve daily life for millions of people across the globe and we need to recognize it for what it is, a medicine. Unlike other pharmaceutical drugs such as opiates or benzodiazepines, cannabis does not require you to take another type of drug to combat its side effects. Although medical cannabis still has a way to go before it will be accepted as a medical treatment, there have been several developments with regard to its medical benefits and we want to highlight five of the known benefits of CBD.
Over the last two years, we have heard some incredible stories from the parents of children who were having more than 300 seizures a day. These children were being prescribed large doses of prescription drugs such as benzodiazepine, which did not solve the problem and had a negative impact on the child’s demeanor.
The growing number of research studies and stories from the parents of children who have benefited from CBD have led to an influx in the number of parents using CBD as a treatment. Many parents have said that CBD is an effective treatment that has reduced the frequency of daily seizures by more than 95%.
The benefits that CBD has had for patients with epilepsy has been a catalyst for the legal cannabis movement as we have seen a significant increase in the number of states with a limited medical cannabis market, which allow only strains with very low THC and high CBD.
Researchers and scientists have said CBD could be an effective treatment for Crohn’s Disease. In 2015, researchers in Israel conducted a study which reported significantly lower symptoms in 10 out of 11 patients with Crohn’s disease. The study said five of those patients saw a complete remission from the treatment.
Many researchers talk about the entourage effect and how cannabis works best as a medical treatment when all molecules in cannabis are present, even in a very minor capacity (less than 0.1%). When it comes to Crohn’s, it has been found that the interaction of THC and CBD helps control stomach functions, a major benefit for Crohn’s patients. Cannabis has an anti-inflammatory component providing relief to those suffering from Crohn’s.
One of the major benefits of CBD is its ability to produce anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects when ingested. This is very helpful for patients who suffer from PTSD since it slows everything down (including the mind) and calms the user.
People suffering from PTSD can become overcome with anxiety and stress and anecdotal evidence shows that CBD can help treat these symptoms. The antipsychotic benefits of CBD provide relief to patients in need of a more stable emotional environment.
One of the most well-known and well-documented medical benefits associated with cannabis is its ability to treat pain. In 2011, researchers said that cannabis may help relieve pain for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD can help reduce pain associated with a wide variety of illnesses and debilitating diseases. From cancer to fibromyalgia, from irritable bowel syndrome to neuropathic pain, CBD can help throughout the treatment and the recovery process.
Nasdaq-traded GW Pharmaceuticals’ (GWPH) developed and commercialized Sativex, the world’s first cannabis-derived product for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis. Sativex is sold in 29 countries and is also being developed as a treatment for neuropathic pain (in Phase 2 Clinical trials).
Cannabis has also shown to be very effective in treating autism, cancer, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, Tourette’s, ADHD, OCD, osteo-arthritis, Alzheimer's, ALS, dimentia, auto-immune diseases.
Anyone with breathing conditions or lung damage would want to consult their doctor, and be cautious in using this method of treating cancer with medical cannabis.
Below are some alternatives to smoking:
• Vaporization — Vaporization delivers to your body cannabis oils or dry flowers in the form of a vapor. Patients can use a portable or desktop vaporization device to administer doses of medicine as necessary.
Some patients prefer taking a small puff and then waiting 15 to 30 minutes to see if more is needed. This can also reduce the chance of patients experiencing the psychoactive effects of the THC, that some can find unpleasant.
• Cannabis Oil — Cannabis oil is a plant extract that uses a carrier oil (such as grapeseed oil) to remove the plant cannabinoids.
Patients can take their dose by mouth using a dropper, put it in a vaporizer, or even by adding it to their food or drink.
The amount of time for the oil to take effect will vary by method of delivery, but sources list times between 45 and 90 minutes.
• Sublingual Cannabis Tinctures — Another type of cannabis oil is the sublingual tincture. These use high grain alcohol to extract the cannabinoids and other compounds in the plant.
Patients take a tincture using a dropper under the tongue where the oil is absorbed.
• Edibles — Edibles are medicinal products you can eat. However, you will likely find your doctor will not begin with edibles for new patients.
While tasty options, they can be dangerous. The reason for this is that getting the right dose is harder with this method of consumption. Also these products often come packaged with multiple servings, with some having as much as 100 mg of THC in each. Some doctors recommend a dose between 15 and 20 mg of THC, for experienced medical users.
Edibles can take from 45 minutes to 180 minutes to digest. The time of onset varies because each person’s digestive system is different.
• Capsules — Capsules are often a great option for new patients that are more comfortable with traditional medications. These come in exact, measured doses and are often available in regular and extended-relief tablets.
However, this method does not offer immediate symptom relief. Similar to cannabis oils and edibles, medicines ingested this way have to go through the digestion process that can take 45 to 180 minutes to reduce your symptoms.
Recognizing Marijuana’s Success In The Medical World
Doctors have realized that cannabis can be used to treat the side effects of HIV/AIDS. There has been very promising research that demonstrates how cannabis can slow down the progression of the life-changing disease. Unfortunately, many people suffering with this disease just have to live with it and its symptoms because of the inaccessibility of treatments. Due to this ongoing issue, many people have turned toward marijuana to help them cope with their side effects. Cannabis has the ability to treat many of the symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS such as depression, weight loss, loss of appetite, anxiety, and nausea.
Scientist have discovered that the human body has 2 endocannabinoid systems; one in our brain and the other in our gut. Cannabis contains 140 different cannabinoids. It's like our bodies are hard-wired for it. This is why it is so effective.
It all boils down to a network of cellular receptors that seem designed for cannabinoids. This system of receptors exists in our brain, nervous system and peripheral nervous tissue — almost everywhere in our body. And they bind specifically to cannabinoids, enabling these compounds to penetrate the cells. It’s called the endocannabinoid system. And this remarkable cellular discovery was first made in the 1980s by Israeli researchers. They found this system promotes “homeostasis” — restoring our body’s functions to their natural, working, healthy state. This is how cannabinoids work wonders in treating so many diseases. In fact, our body is practically designed to work in tandem with the compounds in the plant.
A survey was conducted several years back that demonstrated how effective marijuana can be to those suffering. The drug has been so successful that 27 percent of people with HIV/AIDS reported using marijuana to help them deal with their side effects. This percentage just continues to grow as legalization expands and the accessibility grows. People are becoming more aware of all the benefits of medical marijuana. The most important outcome marijuana can have on the disease is its ability to slow down the progression. Scientists noticed that the drug prevented HIV from communicating with the receptors on immune cells, and one of the largest issues associated with HIV/AIDS is its ability to weaken one’s immune system. The use of marijuana decreased the number of infected cells.
Companies are already predicting the success of marijuana within the medical world. A cannabis company recently just teamed up with Big Pharma. Tilray Inc., a licensed manufacturer of medical marijuana products, has signed a binding letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with generic pharmaceutical company Sandoz Canada Inc., an affiliate of Sandoz International GmbH, which is part of the Novartis Group. The merge of these two companies will create great products that will help people. The two companies plan to make co-branded capsules, sprays, topicals, and several other related medicines.
FDA approves cannabis-derived medicine
June 25, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It is also the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome.
CBD is a chemical component of the Cannabis sativa plant, more commonly known as marijuana. However, CBD does not cause intoxication or euphoria (the “high”) that comes from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). “Sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana can lead to important medical therapies,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement released Monday by the agency. Once the DEA gets the FDA recommendation for how CBD should be scheduled, it has 90 days to decide. The agency may ignore the FDA’s position, but that is considered unlikely in this case.
October 6, 2018
UPDATE: Last week, the DEA moved to put GW Pharmaceuticals cannabidiol-derived drug Epidiolex into a Schedule 5 listing. This would be the first CBD drug to achieve that status. But the real news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised the agency to eliminate CBD from the restrictions of a controlled substance completely, arguing that it is not in the same category as a dangerous drug. Unfortunately, the DEA disagreed, citing that its removal would be a violation of International drug law because there is still a small, though harmless, amount of marijuana's intoxicating compound THC remaining.
Learn about the benefits of Medical Cannabis in this 7-part docu-series
Episode 1 - The Sacred Plant…Examined
You’ll discover what makes cannabis such a powerful healing agent and learn about the dark history of its prohibition. You’ll also hear heart-wrenching yet inspirational stories from multiple patients, including a four-time Grammy Award winner, how one family snuck cannabis oil into the hospital for their 2-year-old son, Cashy...and how he beat cancer twice, and many more.
Episode 2 - Stopping Pain, Insomnia, Anxiety and Autoimmune Conditions
Discover how cannabis addresses multiple symptoms at once and helps patients get off of addictive and harmful pharmaceutical drugs.
Episode 3 - Ending Suffering for Our Children: Autism, Seizures and More
Experience for yourself how these autistic and epileptic children have made miraculous improvements using cannabis...when years of taking prescription medication and traditional meds have failed them.
Episode 4 - Treating Cancer Part 2
We’ll take you deep inside the cancer-cannabis connection with patient and doctor interviews. See for yourself how The Sacred Plant heals, treats, and even beats this dreaded disease.
Episode 5 - Accessing The Sacred Plant: The Unjust Laws and How To Navigate Them
We’ll show you how the cannabis is grown and processed for medical use and what you can do if you live in a state where cannabis isn’t yet legal. You’ll also meet patients and parents who fought for legal access and won.
Episode 6 - Extending the Quality and Quantity of Life for Us and Our Beloved Pets
Discover how The Sacred Plant is used for wellness and prevention in seniors...and for treating your pet(s).
Episode 7 - Treating PTSD + Selecting Your Medicine, Dosage and a Qualified Doctor
Experience how cannabis has helped veterans and trauma victims with PTSD and take a behind-the-scenes look into how to buy medicine at a dispensary, select the right dosing, and find a qualified cannabis doctor.
The Four Unhealthy
"Healthy Oils" You Should Never Consume!
Canola - Animals and insects avoid it in nature, you should too.
Cottonseed Oil - An industrial plant saturated with pesticides.
Safflower - Studies show an increase of Omega-6 also increases the rate of death by heart disease, reason enough to avoid this oil.
Soybean - The GMO, hormone disrupting nightmare "health" food they keep telling you is safe.
Coconut Oil Contains the
Healthiest Substance on Earth!
Coconut Oil Fuels Your Metabolism!
Coconut Oil Boosts Your Thyroid!
Coconut Oil Protects and Beautifies Your Skin!
Coconut Oil Can Save Your Brain!
Coconut Oil Fights Cancer!
Coconut Oil is the Ultimate Detox!
Coconut Oil is Amazing for Heart Health!
Coconut Oil Makes Yeast Yield to
Its Health-Promoting Powers!
9 ‘People Foods’ That Are
Deadly to Dogs
Never, Ever Give Your Dog These Foods
There are a surprising range of human foods that can sicken or even kill dogs. Every dog owner should know what they are:
1. Grapes and raisins. Although veterinarians do not understand the chemical reasons, grapes and raisins cause potentially fatal kidney failure.
2. Macadamia nuts. Just six macadamia nuts can harm a dog. They can cause muscle tremors, rapid heart rate, elevated body temperatures, and paralysis.
3. Dairy. As dogs grow older they stop producing lactase. This is the enzyme needed to metabolize milk. Consuming milk, cheese, or butter can cause severe intestinal problems.
4. Bacon. It can cause pancreatitis. This manifests itself in digestive problems that limit a dog’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
5. Bread. This may come as a surprise to many dog owners, but bread is risky. The yeast can remain in a dog’s stomach. It can then cause fermentation of stomach contents. Like rising dough in a bakery, the yeast can expand, causing a stomach rupture.
6. Apple cores. The seeds contain cyanide. Even the tiny amount in apple seeds can cause seizures, hyperventilation, and coma.
7. Alcohol. Giving your dog alcohol is cruel and a bad idea. It can cause seizures and even death.
8. Coffee and chocolate. Both contain a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. They wreak havoc on a dog’s metabolism. They cause tremors, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, and death. Dark chocolate, which has higher levels of methylxanthines, is the most dangerous. Onions & garlic are deadly to cats.
9. Onions and garlic. These allium vegetables destroy the red blood cells of dogs. This can lead to anemia. Symptoms include vomiting, weakness, and appetite loss.
If you think that your dog has eaten one of these foods, you need to act quickly:
- First, immediately call your vet for advice.
- Be ready to give the breed, age, sex, and weight of your pet, as well as symptoms. Try to estimate how much of the food was eaten.
- Your vet may ask you to induce vomiting. This is usually done by feeding the dog 3% hydrogen peroxide. The dose is 1 teaspoon for every 5 pounds of body weight, but no more than 3 tablespoons.
- And you may be asked to give your dog a natural remedy called activated charcoal. It’s a supplement many people use to improve digestion. Activated charcoal is available at health food stores and online.
Keep it on hand in case of emergency. Your dog will thank you!
Best Plants for Improving Indoor Air
1. Aloe Vera. The plant can help rid your home of formaldehyde (and you can also use it to treat sunburns).
2. Areca Palm. An air-cleaning superstar. It removes almost all indoor air toxins.
3. Lady Palm. A great overall air detoxifier. It has been shown to be especially powerful in ridding your home of cancer-causing chemicals.
4. Rubber Plant. This hardy and easy to maintain plant has been shown to get rid of formaldehyde.
5. Corn Plant. Also known as dracaena. If you have a smoker in the house, this is the plant for you. It clears cigarette smoke carcinogens such as benzene.
6. Dwarf Date Palm. It helps remove xylene, which is found in paints, solvents, and adhesives.
7. Chrysanthemums. These beauties are great for cutting levels of formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia.
8. Spider Plant. Easy to grow and maintain, this plant helps eliminate carbon monoxide.
9. Peace Lily. It lowers levels of acetone, benzene, and formaldehyde. Warning: Don’t introduce this to your house if you have cats or dogs. It is toxic to them.
10. Gerbera Daisy. These colorful flowers remove a wide range of indoor toxins.