Short version of this study: Colloidal silver shows promise in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid. They mention cytoxicity (cell toxicity) at 20 ppm. This study was appartently done in a petri dish, not a person. Many silver products are sold at 30 ppm. From my quick read of this, I wouldn’t worry about cytotoxicity at 30 ppm because the minute you take it (via the mouth), you are diluting it with your saliva and intestinal juices. Larger particles may have more cytotoxic effects. They do mention that lower particle size works better. So look for nano silver with small particle size over high PPM. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7486059/
Herbs can be a great way to help heal, especially when it comes to chronic health conditions that may not be helped that much by Western medicine.
Benign Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS) is a fancy term that refers to neurological twitching that apparently isn’t harmful and has no apparent cause. I run a group on Facebook called “Benign Fasciculation Syndrome – Holistic Approaches.” We are always trying to figure out why we are twitching! Many of the people in this group have reported symptoms of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), which is basically the body overproducing mast cells, which kind of serves to be an ongoing allergic reaction of sorts. An autoimmune disorder is when the body is attacking itself, confusing body cells and tissues as a foreign invader. These two syndromes may be related.
I was on a forum today and saw someone ask for a friend about herbs for a hand tremor that the doctor’s couldn’t find a cause for. I responded in part: There are many possible reasons for a tremor. It’s important to see a neurologist to rule out anything degenerative. Once they’ve ruled out anything degenerative most neurologists won’t be a huge help otherwise (at least holistically).
In this class, we will look at coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Ayurvedic perspective. What doshas may be involved? Is there a way to help prevent or mitigate coronavirus? Can herbs help? (Please note: If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, you should contact your doctor or local health department right away.) When: Friday April 3 at 03:00 pm EDT Where: Learn It Live – click here to sign up! If you can’t make the webinar live, sign up anyway and you can watch the recording. Remember: None of the information in this course should be construed as medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms of coronavirus.
Coronavirus numbers: Over the weekend, I took the number of “community cases” in the US (22 on 2-29-20) and calculated the virus spread based on it doubling every 3 days. Mind you, we have more cases than what are being tracked.
I’m not trying to be overly alarmist by posting this, but I received an intuitive message from above in beginning of January of 2020 that went somewhat as follows: There will be medicine shortages in the future, so you should learn how to grow your own herbs.
One of the things I like about Ayurveda is that it is not exclusive. If you need to take medications prescribed by your Western medical doctor, you can still do that. On the other hand, if Western medicine isn’t giving you any answers, then Ayurveda provides another way to look at things.
Do you have a random twitch or two that won’t stop or moves around? You may have “Benign Fasciculation Syndrome” (BFS) or its sibling, “Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome” (BCFS). BFS is not fatal – thus, the term “benign,” but it can be disruptive and distressing. It varies in symptomology, duration, and intensity. For some, it might just manifest as a slight twitch in the thumb. For others (such as myself), it can involve full body tremors and internal shaking. Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome can also involve muscle cramping.
When my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) would flare up, taking a mid-day nap would be essential to functioning. People with CFS get “brain fog,” and there’s something about a nap that seems to reset or reboot the brain. My body might not actually be that tired, but the brain would be sleepy. A nap can make all the difference.