Treating Common Health ProblemsThe information provided here is not a prescription for the treatment, diagnosis or prevention of ill health. Please see a licensed health-care provider. However, we do most strongly encourage your interest and research in the potential uses of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ (grapefruit seed extract) in health care, home, and industry.
REMEMBER: Do not use Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan with NFEŽ if you are allergic to citrus fruit.
Acne can be caused by bacterial infection, food allergies, improper hygiene, adolescent hormonal surges, and its incidence is greater in patients with fungal imbalance (Candida). Treatment: External: One capsule of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ added to your regular liquid cleanser makes a superior solution. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ inhibits bacterial growth, and its astringent nature dries up glandular secretions, reducing the opportunity for bacteria to breed. If adding to larger quantities of cleanser, do not exceed 1% to 3%, as stronger concentrations may dry the skin. A chronic case of acne may require internal cleansing as well (1 -2 capsules daily, 30 minutes before a meal). Also see Skin Health
Caused by a number of different viral strains, colds and flu are notoriously resistant to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ gives excellent results, especially when combined with immune-supporting herbals like Echinacea, Goldenseal, and Astragalus. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ (grapefruit seed extract) can hasten recovery by directly attacking an intestinal virus in the digestive tract. Take one to two capsules a day, at the first signs of a cold or flu.
Herpes simplex I virus is believed to cause blisters that generally appear around the mouth and lips. Genital herpes is thought to be caused by a variant strain, Herpes simplex II, however some researchers now speculate that the same virus may be responsible for both conditions. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ, with its antiviral and astringent properties, can dry up these painful lesions and de-activate the virus, sometimes in a matter of hours. Dilute Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ with vegetable glycerin (available at health food or drug stores). One capsule Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ in 50 drops glycerin. If it irritates, cut back, if it doesnt, try a little stronger for quicker relief. Listen to your lip! Also see Skin Health
Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ is an ideal antiseptic alternative. Products that use alcohol or iodine can be effective germ killers, but their toxic nature may retard the growth of granulation tissue which is required to heal a wound. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6- Glucan NFEŽ appears to encourage the process of healing, perhaps because of its astringency and vegetable origins. Mix two capsules of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ with eight ounces of distilled water and add to a clean spray bottle. Spray liberally over the affected area once every few minutes while performing other standard first aid procedures. A deep wound would require a more dilute mixture to avoid irritation. For severe wound or burn, see a licensed physician. Also see Skin Health
Dermatologists say that dandruff is most often caused by an inflammatory response to an overgrowth of scalp fungus which results in itching and scaling. When this is the case, good results may be obtained by adding one capsule of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ to ones regular shampoo, leave on for 35 minutes (dont get in eyes, but if you do, rinse immediately), and rinse thoroughly. Too-frequent washing of hair removes natural oils that protect the scalp.
This condition has a variety of causes. When caused by a bacteria, fungus, or virus, a few doses of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ may be all that is needed. Parasitic dysentery may require several weeks of treatment in combination with other treatments, herbal or pharmaceutical. Take two capsules diluted in juice every four hours up to 6 capsules per day. Always supplement with probiotics to replace beneficial bacteria lost in the watery stool.
Often caused by bacteria, although fungi and viruses may also be involved. A build-up of plaque indicates the presence of certain bacteria that bind minerals and deposit them on the gums. Excessive plaque causes gums to recede and leads to a loss of teeth. Gingivitis can also be traced to nutritional deficiencies (typically vitamins A and C).
For general gum care, stir one capsule Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ in six to eight ounces of water; swish and rinse. Do not apply concentrate to teeth or gums directly: its acidic properties could result in erosion with prolonged use. Liquid may be swallowed.
An itchy rash-like outbreak distinguished by a clear to yellow discharge of pus which keeps the affected area wet. Usually caused by bacteria, either streptococcus or staphylococcus usually implicated. Mix 3 capsules of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ in five ounces of water; apply to infected area several times daily. Recurrent cases can be avoided by careful attention to hygiene. Also see Skin Health
Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ effectiveness in treating this type of contact dermatitis is in large measure due to its astringency, which helps dry the fluid filled lesions rapidly. Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ is also effective in preventing the spread of secondary bacterial infections which can result from scratching. Mix 5 capsules Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ with ten ounces of water in a spray bottle and apply to a small area of the skin. If a burning sensation results, add ten or more ounces of water. Spray liberally over affected areas; repeat every two hours as needed. Also see Skin Health
Colds, food or inhalant allergies, pressure changes, even a displacement of skull bones (blocking drainage), may bring on a bout of sinusitis. If an infection is the cause, a frothy white, yellow, or green discharge may occur. The mucous membranes will be inflamed and extremely tender, so care must be taken when using Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ as a nasal douche. Use a commercially-prepared nasal spray, or put one ounce of distilled water into a spray atomizer, add a pinch of salt (solution should have the saltiness of tears), and no more than one capsule of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ. Shake thoroughly and spray gently into the nose, gradually inhaling into the deeper sinuses. If a burning sensation occurs, dilute with equal amounts of distilled water. On the other hand, if too mild, add an additional capsule of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ, and shake thoroughly.
Bacteria, virus, and even fungus can cause throat inflammation. Doctors are most concerned when the cause is B hemolytic strep. While the bacteria itself poses only a minor threat to the host, it is the allergic reaction to immune complexes created by the body to fight the germ that can cause scarlet fever, rheumatic heart disease, and glomerular nephritis. Because the throat affords easy access, symptomatic relief is often quite rapid with the administration of Immune Health Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ. Thoroughly mix two emptied capsules of Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ into 6 to 8 ounces water or diluted juice. Gargle deep in the throat before swallowing. Swallowing the solution insures that areas of the throat inaccessible to gargling are reached and also helps treat the infection systemically.
The medical community is re-evaluating this common problem.
No longer seen as just the product of stress, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori is
now being implicated in at least 50 percent of peptic and duodenal ulcers. Medical
treatment for ulcers depends largely on two powerful pharmaceutical antibiotics:
Ketoconozole and Amoxycillin in combination with the mineral bismuth (a component of
Pepto-Bismol) Holistic practitioners have had success with Immune Health Beta
1,3/1,6-Glucan NFEŽ and in combination with some herbal
preparations. Begin with one capsule dissolved in 12 ounces of juice or water and take
with one meal per day. If no irritation occurs, increase to two, then three meals per day,
until a maximum of 6 capsules (dissolved in liquid) is reached. A preparation containing
bismuth (like Pepto Bismal) may hasten recovery, as will attention to diet and nutrition.
Do not use Beta 1,3/1,6-Glucan with NFEŽ if you are allergic to citrus fruit.