Natural Alternatives for Dealing With Scleroderma PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 September 2010 12:02
In a recent Natural News article, it was noted that conventional medicine attempts to treat the symptoms of Scleroderma with immunosuppressant drugs, NSAIDS and corticosteroids, but has no cure and little advice for prevention. It was noted however, that the world of natural healing has much more to offer in helping those with Scleroderma.

As we are already aware, Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by the abnormal production and acculumation of collagen in the skin and other connective tissues of the body, and natural immune modulators may provide great help in many instances . Some of the best immune modulators recommended in the article were;

Oleander extract
Available in supplement form, is effective against a wide variety of immune disorders. Though it is a powerful immune stimulator, it is also an immune modulator.

Vitamin D3
Also an immune modulator and is essential for optimum health. Most of us do not get nearly enough vitamin D3. A recent study has linked vitamin D deficiency to autoimmune and other diseases.

Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency has been strongly linked to autoimmune disorders and it is estimated that anywhere from 70 to 95% of us are deficient in this vital mineral.

Curcumin
Curcumin is a powerful immune modulator which has many health benefits. It is also anti-inflammatory.

Blackseed Oil
Blackseed Oil (Nigella sativa) is another immune modulator and has been used for health issues for centuries.

The article went on to note that a healthy, alkaline oriented diet is essential for helping provide relief from Scleroderma. Apples (or pure unfiltered apple juice) may be particularly helpful. Apples contain pectin as well as malic acid, a substance that appears to ease pain and inflammation. It was recommended that one;

  • Eat plenty of essential fatty acids and omega 3's.
  • Cut back on consumption of whole grain foods.
  • Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners and foods containing bleached flour.
  • Eat yogurt which contains active yeast cultures.

Toxin removal could make a difference, as toxins likely play a very large role in many autoimmune disorders and other conditions. In addition to cleansing the liver, colon/bowels and kidneys, parsley, chlorella, cilantro, and apple pectin are all good for removing toxins, especially heavy metals. Another item to strongly consider is removal of any amalgam fillings.

Bone and muscle problems can be especially troubling. Joint pain may be relieved with proven items such as a combination of plant derived minerals, colloidal silver, colloidal gold, MSM and GTF chromium. Many people have found black cherry juice very effective for relieving joint pain.

For continued reading, click here to see the full article. Again, be sure to visit with your physician if you have any concerns about the use and amounts of many of these naturally occuring compounds and treatments.
 
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