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Top 4 Holistic Cancer Treatment Centers in Tijuana, Mexico

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and you’ve read the book The Truth About Cancer (or simply heard about the incredible treatments available south of the border), you might be considering a trip to Tijuana, Mexico to partake in some of the truly amazing holistic cancer cure treatments that are available there. I recently traveled to Tijuana with my family to see the city and get some holistic dental care done at a facility that’s attached to a holistic cancer treatment center, American Holistic Care. If you’re looking for a cure and not just a band-aid for your cancer, the alternative cancer treatments offered at these facilities is worth exploring.   The patients I spoke with at American Holistic Care were hopeful and excited about their cancer journeys. They were open with each other and supportive…a far cry from the silent, fearful patients sitting in American clinics waiting for “treatments”. And American Holistic Care is located at the Grand Hotel, which can be reached by a daily shuttle bus that goes back and forth from San Diego to Tijuana. If you’re nervous about how to get from the U.S. to Tijuana and back, call American Holistic Care and talk to Javier or Marisia and have them arrange the shuttle bus journey for you to simplify the experience. Both Javier and Marisia speak excellent English. Consider booking a room at the Grand Hotel for the duration of your treatments if it seems too overwhelming to go out into the city.   Tijuana is a safe destination that offers affordable medical treatments for cancer that aren’t widely available in the United States. I wanted to go see the Hope4Cancer treatment center, the Hoxsey BioMedical Center, and the Gerson Clinic while we were there, but my dental work at American BioDental ended up taking longer than I’d expected. We did, however, get to see a lot of the city and get a feel for Tijuana as a destination because we stayed on the playas (beaches) for our two week visit in a vacation rental. And John works closely with a man who’s from Tijuana, but currently living in San Diego so we were able to get some local insight into the city. What we found is that Tijuana is a culturally interesting destination that’s as safe as any city in the United States, though the driving rules are a little different (take a shuttle or a taxi if you aren’t up to... read more

The Quest for the Best Eardrum Surgery in the U.S.

John’s Ear Fungus and Perforated Eardrum Story   It was late June when we discovered that John had a fungal infection in his ear. I’m not sure how long he’d had the infection. He’d been complaining about an ear ache off and on for a little while, but it didn’t seem like anything serious. The pain was mild and it would come and go. But one night, on the way home from a trip to the mountains in Colorado, John started complaining about it more. It was really bothering him. So we stopped at a Walmart to see if they had an otoscope for sale. Luckily, they did.   When I looked in John’s ear with the otoscope, I wasn’t expecting to see what I saw. I’d shadowed General Practitioners for several years and so I’d seen inside normal, healthy ears. But John’s ear canal was filled with “mold”, or at least that’s what it looked like. I’d never seen anything like it. Black and white stringy tendrils filled his ear canal. I couldn’t even see his eardrum. A few hours later, the pain was suddenly relieved, but John said he couldn’t hear out of it very well. John’s eardrum had “popped”. We’d discovered the fungal infection in his ear too late.   I regret now that I didn’t just have an otoscope on hand for situations such as this. I might’ve caught John’s ear fungus sooner. Honestly, I’m always surprised to see diagnostic tools like otoscopes on sale because in my youth, such things were not available for purchase. Now, I even bring our little otoscope with us when we travel. If one of us has an earache, I use it with great care so as not to create another hole in the ear. Never stick an otoscope or anything else into the ear willy-nilly. Ear hole surgery, as I learned later, can be a convoluted thing that can lead to huge expenses later, if you’re not careful.   The big expense that I’m talking about is hearing aids. Hearing aids are the product that Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinics sells to make big profits. And if you think about it, the high-profit sale of hearing aids could motivate ENT’s to do a less than spectacular job treating ear problems…but I’ll talk more about that as well as hearing aid alternatives later.   After being given the wrong treatment in Ogallala, NE by a doctor who sprayed an... read more

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment Options for Women Who’ve Tried It All

I’m a healthy person overall. But I’ve had my fair share of health issues. Most of the people who know me probably don’t know that. When problems arise, I tend to be downright secretive about whatever ails me. This blog is my outlet though. I don’t tend to discuss my health problems when they’re afflicting me but I do like to share my experiences with treatments that work so that other people can perhaps find relief for similar problems too.   I’ve written about interstitial cystitis in a previous article that was composed about 2 years ago. It has some of the same information here combined with my experiences with intestinal parasites. Even if you don’t believe you have intestinal parasites, if you have chronic cystitis, you might benefit from reading the article. Two years ago, I didn’t want to believe that I had parasites either, but apparently, most people do have parasites. Treating parasites is relatively painless, affordable, and it can make a huge difference in terms of your overall health. I always recommend a parasite detox using ONE of the following as the first step toward treating chronic interstitial cystitis: 1) Albendazole (I used Valbazen, purchased online at Amazon.com) 2) Pyrantel Pamoate  (Also purchased on Amazon.com) OR 3) A combination treatment using Wormwood, Black Walnut, and Cloves   That being said, this article, however, addresses interstitial cystitis treatments for bladder irritation that isn’t caused by parasites and that doesn’t respond to a parasite detox protocol…   When I was 4 years old, I tried lifting my dad’s weights. I’d seen him do it and it looked pretty easy. And I loved my dad. I wanted to be like him. As soon as I did it though, I knew it was a mistake. The weights were way too heavy for me and one end of them crashed through the wall. And, I got a hernia.   Of course, my parents didn’t know at first that I’d gotten a hernia. And I didn’t know. I successfully hid the hole in the wall too. For a year, I was plagued with chronic urinary tract infections. My parents took me to a rural doctor who refused to diagnose me with an inguinal hernia even though my mom insisted that this was what was wrong with me. My mom would stand me up on the table and point at the bulge. But the doctor just prescribed more antibiotics and sent me back home—for a year.   Finally, around... read more

Does wormwood kill parasites?

Wormwood or Artemesia annua is one of the most potent anti-parasitic medications available. Artemether-lumefantrine is perhaps the most powerful anti-malarial (malaria is a parasite) on the market, a drug that was developed using artemisinin, one of the active ingredients in Artemesia annua as a basis. The plant is also effective against intestinal parasite infestations and in fact, experts believe that an herbal treatment is less likely to lead to parasite resistance of the treatment because the A. annua plant is more complex than the drug Artemether-lumefrantrine which is made up of relatively few chemical substances in comparison.   How to Take Wormwood for Parasites   Artemisinin, the active ingredient in wormwood that has been studied the most by scientists, has a half-life of 2 hours. In other words, within 2 hours, half of the Artemisinin has been metabolized and eliminated from the body. Though a short half-life may seem inconvenient because you have to take wormwood more often, a short half-life also makes it more difficult for parasites in your body to build up resistance to it. Plan to take a new dose of wormwood every four to six hours. The plasma concentration of dihydroartemesinin (a metabolite of artemisinin) does build up in the blood with repeated use so if you have to wait a little longer than 6 hours between doses, it will be okay…wormwood still builds up in your system if you take it regularly.   By the fifth day of use, your liver starts to produce enzymes that lower the bioavailability of wormwood inside your body by a factor of 6.9. In other words, you begin to develop a tolerance to wormwood. Slowly increase the amount of Artemesia annua that you take each day.   Artemisinin could cause hypotension and it can also cause miscarriage during the first trimester of pregnancy.   Another, related herb, Artemesia absinthium, is also an effective anti-parasitic, but it is more toxic and in fact, can be lethal in high enough doses.   Below are some of the adverse events that have resulted from taking wormwood. Most people don’t experience any of these things, but if you do, stop use and consider a different treatment strategy:   Dizziness Tinnitus Nausea Abdominal pain Pruritis (itching) RARE: Cough and skin rash due to an allergy to wormwood   References:   Willcox, M., Bodeker, G., Rasoanaivo, P. (2004). Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria. CRC Press: New York.   Hoffman, D. (2003). Medical Herbalism: The... read more

ADHD or maybe…parasites?

I have a Master’s Degree in child psychology and though I’ve worked with a lot of kids, I’ve never been sold on the idea of ADHD. I believe that there are probably some children who are actually hyperactive and unfocused, but the number of children who are diagnosed with ADHD each year is hard for me to believe. So if ADHD is not an emotional problem, what is it?   Well the truth is, I can’t tell you for sure, but I’ve noticed a few popular items that keep emerging in the research about this “disorder”. One is nutrition and the other is sleep deprivation. For most parents who have been sent home with ADHD as the final diagnosis, this is no revelation, but I want to connect the dots from nutrition and sleep deprivation to a problem that’s so simple, it’s elegant.     Believe it or not, most school-aged kids and many adults are infected with pinworms and probably other common intestinal parasites as well such as roundworms or hookworms. In this article, I’m going to stick to pinworms as a possible explanation for ADHD, just to make things less muddled, but if your child has some strange symptoms (like daily headaches, nausea, frequent vomiting, arthritic symptoms, eye twitching, depression or…other weird or inexplicable stuff like that) he/she may have other types of parasites too.   Before I go on, let me just say that parasites can be treated easily through a parasite cleanse using ingredients like wormwood, black cohosh, and cloves. I describe the parasite treatment protocol that I used for my family here.   Pinworms can spread through touch or through the air which is why it would make sense that so many children in institutional setting would have them. Here are some of the symptoms associated with a pinworm infection in adults according to the MayoClinic:   Pinworms often cause no symptoms   Insomnia   Restlessness   Irritability   Intermittent abdominal pain or nausea   Itching of the anal or vaginal area   Now, let’s translate these symptoms into how children might express them:   -Inability to pay attention because of a lack of sleep at night when the pinworms crawl out of the anus to lay their eggs   -Restlessness caused by general irritability in the intestines, anus, or vagina   -Difficulty staying focused due to daily/weekly/monthly die-off reactions that cause achiness and pain or stiffness in the joints   -Does not listen... read more

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