Skin Cancer And The Health Benefits Of Nutrition Supplements

The three most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Each are named after the type of skin cell from which it arises. Basal and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common and curable types of skin cancer. Melanoma is less common, but the most serious, and is responsible for 75% of all skin cancer related deaths.

Skin cancers are most often caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. These UV rays destroy the genetic material (DNA) in the skin cells, causing severe tissue damage and cancer.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common of the three forms of skin cancer. Overexposure to strong sunlight is the major factor. It rarely spreads elsewhere in the body or kills. Although, it is still considered malignant because it can cause substantial disfigurement and destruction by invading surrounding tissue.

The first sign of basal cell carcinoma is a large pearly looking lump usually occurring on the face near the eyes or nose. The lump then becomes an ulcer with a raw, moist center and a hard border that may bleed. Scabs continually form over the ulcer. The scabs come off, but the ulcer never heals.

In squamous cell carcinoma, the underlying skin cells are damaged. This leads to the development of a tumor or lump under the skin. The ears, face, hands and lower lip are affected in most cases. The lump may resemble a wart or an ulceration that never heals. Detected early enough, treatment is effective.

Malignant melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. It can be cured if discovered and treated early. With this form of skin cancer, a tumor occurs from the pigment producing cells of the deeper layers of the skin. It often begins as a lesion that looks like a mole.

Most moles appear early in life, so be aware of new moles that appear after the age of 40. Also be aware of any mole that appears unusual; changes in size, color or texture. They should be looked at right away by a dermatologist.

Warning Signs Of Skin Cancer

1. A skin growth that increases in size and/or appears pearly, translucent, brown, tan, black or multicolored.

2. A mole, birthmark or beauty mark that changes color, grows in size or thickness, changes in texture or becomes irregular in outline.

3. A spot or growth that hurts, itches, crusts, scabs over, erodes or bleeds.

Nutrition Supplements

Manufacturers are now incorporating vitamins A, C, D and E in sunscreen to help protect the skin. Many nutritionists and holistic doctors recommend oral supplements of all the antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals created by ultraviolet radiation; as well as by oxidation within the body, that can harm DNA and both internal and external cells.

Coenzyme Q10 improves cellular oxygenation. Take 100 milligrams daily.

Evening primrose oil for cellular protection. Take 2 capsules before meals.

Selenium is a powerful free radical scavenger. Take 50 – 200 micrograms daily.

Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. Take 25,000 – 50,000 IU daily. Taking an extra vitamin A before an expected outing helps prevent the temporary night blindness that often follows exposure to extremely bright lights.

Vitamin B complex – the B vitamins are necessary for normal cell division and function. Take 100 milligrams daily.

Vitamin C plus bioflavonoids is powerful anti-cancer agent. Take 1,5000 – 5,000 milligrams daily in divided doses to help prevent pigment clumping and skin sags by strengthening the supportive collagen.

Vitamin D. Sunscreens as low as SPF 8 block the body’s formation of natural vitamin D from sunlight on the bare skin. Take 400 IU daily, if not provided by fortified milk or a daily multivitamin.

Vitamin E. In a study, participants taking 200 IU of vitamin E each day for a year reduced their free radical level by 26 percent.

Herbal Nutrition Supplements

Gotu kola contains compounds which have an excellent reputation in supporting skin health, increasing the concentration of antioxidants and maintaining healthy blood supply to the affected area. Available in capsule form, follow packaging directions.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) is one of the best and most well known herbs for skin health. It helps to maintain healthy skin and tissue health. It is available as a cream to be applied topically. Follow packaging directions.

Chaparral is a bitter herb that acts as a free radical scavenger and protects the skin from the harmful effects of radiation and sun exposure. Available in capsule form, follow packaging directions.

Carp Fishing Bait Digestion — Protein Nutrition And Energy Exploitation In Your Baits!

* Giving carp the energy and nutritional requirements they need in your fishing baits to make them irresistible! *

Carp have an extremely developed and efficient metabolism of amino acids from protein foods and natural sources; and so this indicates amino acids are probably among the most important essential nutrients in the healthy carp diet, and our carp fishing baits too!

In carp bait making, you need to provide the maximum digestible levels of amino acids from protein ingredients to attract carp most efficiently and effectively, using various methods.

Sugars used in bait are perhaps most effective not for their energy content, but because carp prefer a bait that has been sweetened over an unsweetened one, even when all dietary needs have been met in an unsweetened bait! This has been proven in exhaustive fish feeding trials.

Carp are ‘omnivorous’ and can digest fair amounts of carbohydrates at well over 20 % of a bait content.

Many other ‘Cyprindae’ fish can also live on such a mixed diet, such as roach, rudd, bream, chub. Our practice of offering ‘free’ baits into the swim being fished helps attract carp feeding attention, not only by the bait attraction itself, but also by the activity of smaller fish bigger ones like catfish or tench.

It is a scientifically proven fact, that natural sweeteners like: glucose, sucrose fructose, milk sugars, (lactose,) molasses, brown sugar, honey, liquorice root extract, thaumatin etc, and artificial sweeteners like sodium saccharin and aspartame, are carp truly scientifically and catch proven feeding triggers!

Like salt and amino acids, sweeteners may work by ionizing the water in ways that carp especially prefer and can easily detect. Flavours affect the pH of carp baits and may also ionize the water surrounding carp baits, so making them enticing to carp.

It’s also possible that alcohols flavours, with the addition of sweeteners in baits make baits far more effective. So why is this? Well, this area of chemistry is pretty involved, but similar atoms are arranged in different structural ways in fatty acids, oils, esters, sugars, alcohols and other similar carp attractive groups. These groups definitely appear to enhance one another when used in combination in carp baits.

The beneficial replication of natural fermentation processes:

Carp seem especially naturally attracted to fermentation processes, and these need to be utilised in bait to produce sugars and alcohols and ‘side effects’. The curing and effective pre-digesting of such baits that produce easy to absorb, simple sugars like glucose, make energy source absorption in the gut faster and more efficient.

‘Vanillin’ of the synthetic ‘Vanilla flavour’ fame, belongs to the same functional group as the alcohols and has similar attractive effects on carp! The synthetic ‘Vanilla’ used as flavour in chocolate, (rather than the expensive natural vanillin extract), was an ‘isomer’ of eugenol of clove oil extract fame.

More recently ‘vanilla’ as a flavour is made from the fermentation of wood extract lignin called ‘Talin’ which gives a ‘richer’ flavour, than oil based flavours. I prefer to use pure natural extracts, in combination with other natural flavours like iso-eugenol from cloves as natural baits have better nutrition and ‘feel-good’ effects.

I believe that the more artificially processed an ingredient is, the less value to the carp it usually has, as in the case of wheat or maize flours which are often simply a carrier for an attractor or flavors combination.

Really attractive long-term carp baits have everything to do with maximising nutritional value within your bait!

The author has many more fishing and bait ‘edges’ up his sleeve. Every single one can have a huge impact on catches. (Warning: This article is protected by copyright, but reprints with a link are OK.)

By Tim Richardson. ‘The thinking angler’s fishing author and expert bait making guru.’

What Is The Gensona General Nutrition Test?

Medical researchers have begun to understand how variations in genes affect an individual’s overall health. To function properly, your cells depend on the action of a vast number of genes. The Gensona General Nutrition Genetic Test analyzes variations in several genes that influence how the body uses vitamins and micronutrients. The test identifies individuals who are likely to have altered B vitamin dependent metabolism or reduced response to oxidative stress.

This test uses SNPs that have been selected based on a comprehensive analysis of the literature and have passed stringent scientific review by scientists at Interleukin Genetics and the Nutrilite Health Institute. It investigates two genes important to B vitamin utilization and four genes that are important in managing oxidative stress. This test can be used to identify individuals who may benefit from particular nutritional supplements, and who may be at increased likelihood for health complications. This test is not intended to and does not diagnose a specific disease or assess a specific health condition. It is intended to provide information to individuals who are interested in knowledge that may help them improve or maintain health.

* B Vitamin Genes: Researchers have conducted studies that link variations in one or both of the B vitamin related genes in this test with how efficiently the body uses B Vitamins. In some instances, these same genes have been associated with an increased risk for certain diseases, including cardiovascular disease. The genes analyzed related to B Vitamin metabolism are 5-10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR) and the transcobalamin 2 gene (TCN2). The variant of the MTHFR gene that was tested has been associated with less efficient activity of certain enzymes that depend on B vitamins for optimal function. The variant of the TCN2 gene that was tested has been associated with affecting the body’s need for vitamin B-12 and how effectively it reaches cells. A Positive result for one or more of the variants in these two genes indicates a less effective utilization of B Vitamins.
* Oxidative Stress Genes: Researchers have linked variations in several genes related to oxidative stress with how effectively cells deal with damaging chemicals known as free radicals. Knowing whether there is a variation in these genes contributes to understanding the body’s susceptibility to oxidative stress and free radicals. The genes analyzed related to oxidative stress are manganese superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2), glutathione s-transferase M1 (GSTM1), paroxanase 1 (PON1), and x-ray repair cross complementing gene (XRCC1). Some studies have found that variations in these genes have been associated with increased risk for certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. More research needs to be done to confirm these associations. A Positive result for one or more of the variants in these four genes indicates cells may be less efficient at protecting against damage to the cells from oxidative stress. Analysis of the SOD2 gene variant is influenced by gender. In the case of the GSTM1 gene, a positive result means you were not born with a functional gene. This is called a null mutation.

The test may identify one or more gene variations that create a life-long influence for an altered metabolic response to nutrients that would not otherwise be identified. Studies indicate that the altered metabolic responses due to these genetic variations may be improved by nutritional modifications. If the test result for either MTHFR or TCN2 is positive, genetically determined enzyme kinetics that affect processes such as folate and B vitamin metabolism may be improved by addition of B vitamins, including B-6, B-12, and folate. If the test result for any of the four oxidative stress genes – SOD2, GSTM1, PON1, or XRCC1 – is positive, genetically determined alterations in oxidation-reduction chemistry may lead to increased oxidative stress. This increased oxidative stress may be improved by increased intake of antioxidants such as, vitamins C, E selenium; and certain phytonutrients, may help in lowering this increased risk for oxidative stress.

The Gensona General Nutrition Test provides a risk assessment tool that may be used to guide some nutritional and lifestyle decisions intended to optimize wellness. The genotypes associated with increased risk for an altered metabolic response are common in many ethnic and racial groups. Knowing genetic variations associated with nutrient and vitamin metabolism can help support the development of a personalized health plan.

My next article entitled “What is the Personalized Health Questionaire?” will offer the specifics of what is the benefits of using this questionaire.

See you on the Beaches of the World,

Thyax – Nutrition For Your Thyroid

You might think that taking a nutritional supplement for your thyroid gland may seem a little strange, but believe it or not, the thyroid gland needs proper nutrition too. Your thyroid has its own specific nutritional requirements that it needs in order to work properly.

Thyax contains a unique blend of nutrients that are perfect for treating over-active thyroids, also known as hyperthyroidism. Thyax can actually start to get rid of your hyperthyroid symptoms. And as you may know, a serious thyroid condition can turn into more serious problems and be dangerous to your health. So instead of just taking medications prescribed by your doctor and worrying about their potential side effects, take control of your treatment process and try Thyax as a safe alternative therapy.

Who suffers from these conditions?

Anyone can develop hyperthyroidism or other thyroid conditions. But some people are more at risk than others. Women over the age of 40 have the highest chance of developing this condition, but older men are at risk as well. As we get older our metabolism begins to slow down, and this makes us more susceptible to this condition.

Others who are at risk are those who are pregnant, diabetic, or closely related to someone who suffers from an autoimmune disease. If you fall into any of the above categories, you may want to start taking Thyax now, before you develop thyroid problems. This way you can be sure that your thyroid gland is getting all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

Is it safe?

When you start taking new medications, you might worry that they’ll have potential side effects from the chemicals in them. And usually, if the medication works, we just suffer through the unpleasant side effects. But you don’t have to worry about this with Thyax. The formula for Thyax contains only all natural ingredients.

Thyax is likely to be safe to use along side your regular medications, but check with your doctor first. Thyax is also considered safe enough to be used by children as young as 6 years old. But if you are thinking of giving this product to a child younger than 6, make sure you consult your doctor first to get the correct dosage for the child’s size.

Thyax is a proven, safe alternative treatment for or prevention of hyperthyroidism. You have nothing to lose with this risk free product, so why don’t you give it a try? Once you do, I think you’ll be very happy with the results.

Penis Health Through Better Nutrition – Lifestyle Choices For Better Performance

The penis is a good barometer of a man’s overall health. When the body is healthy, the member is healthy and responsive, but when something goes wrong, failing penile performance can be the first sign of an underlying health problem. By the same token, things that keep the whole body healthy can also lead to better performance, so making the right lifestyle choices can result in better penis health. In this respect, any self-care plan starts with good nutrition, so following these 5 dietary tips can put a man on the path to a healthier, more responsive manhood today.

1. Balance your nutrient intake. There are countless fad diets out there that advocate for eliminating entire food groups – and the arguments given in favor of these diets can seem logical. Unfortunately, cutting back dramatically on carbs, fats or other nutrients can deprive the body of the elements it needs to function well. Unless an individual has an actual sensitivity or allergy to a certain type of food (as with celiacs, who cannot process gluten in their systems), the FDA recommendations really are the best bet when it comes to eating. A healthy diet should contain a balance of carbs, heart-healthy fats and proteins, as well as vitamins and minerals, to function at its prime.

2. Watch the calories. Even a healthy diet can become unhealthy if a man is taking in too many – or too few – calories for his body weight and activity level. In both scenarios, the body tends to put on abdominal fat; when there are too many calories, this is the body’s way of storing the excess, and when there are too few, the body responds by holding on to as much fat as possible. Being overweight, as most men know, is bad for cardiovascular health, and it can also lead to diabetes – both of which seriously impact penis function. Abdominal fat also blocks the delivery of testosterone, meaning men who are overweight may actually have a lower sex drive.

3. Cut back on processed foods and fast food items. Processed foods are full of preservatives, coloring agents, and other chemicals that have no nutritional benefit at all, and in many cases can cause harm. They are also loaded with refined sugars, which are a leading cause of obesity, as well as salt. Fast foods are typically high in calories – even a salad from a fast food restaurant can contain more calories than a single person needs for an entire day. Keeping it as natural as possible means higher quality nutrition, so that the foods that are taken in can actually benefit the body, rather than just fill a craving.

4. Stay hydrated. Part of healthy eating is making sure that enough water is taken in to ensure that the body stays well-hydrated, an important issue when it comes to cellular function. Allowing oneself to become dehydrated spells trouble for all of the organ systems of the body, including a man’s favorite organ.

In addition to good nutrition, men should also – of course – make sure to exercise regularly, even if it is just a daily walk. Exercise helps to keep body weight at a manageable level. Physical activity also improves blood flow, which is of course important to erectile health; a steady supply of blood also helps to ensure that all of the important nutrients a man is taking in make it to the parts of the body that need them. On top of that, working out produces chemicals in the body that make men feel relaxed and happy – an important issue when it comes to maintaining a healthy sex drive.

Finally, to give an extra nutrient boost right where it is needed most, men can opt for a penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Quality products that are formulated with vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants needed for penile health can be applied daily, where they are absorbed directly into the penile tissue – a good way to ensure that the private parts are not getting overlooked in the nutrient department.

FOOD IS OUR BEST MEDICINE

Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” said, “Let food be your medicine.” Throughout history, health care trends and fads have risen and receded. Today there is a vast array of food fads and it is little wonder that the average consumer finds themselves lost in variety that is available. However, one truth continues to emerge is the wisdom of Hippocrates in connecting good health to nutrition.
We need food to live and at those times when food is scarce our ability to survive has been largely due to the fact that we are omnivorous, that is, we eat just about everything. This is a distinct advantage when we were competing with other animals for food sources. Many animals are specialized eaters and when their food source disappears, they simply become extinct. Yet, our very strength easily becomes our weakness. The variety of food available to us today is perhaps greater than at any time in history, and yet we are considered among the most undernourished people in history. Food and nutrients are simply different ideas.
Ideally, we would get our nutrients from our food. Today, many of the foods sold are nutrient poor and are not supplying our bodies and minds with their needs to continue functioning effectively. This is reflected in the dramatic rise of chronic and serious diseases and an overburdened health care system.
The understanding that particular foods may be healing for particular conditions is a very old idea. We’ve quoted Hippocrates, but we also find stone and papyrus records dating back to 4000 BCE that present the concept of special foods for various health conditions. Food has been a standard part of health in every part of the world. In this sense, foods were used as “drugs,” or more correctly, as medicines, as were herbs and other substances from the natural world around us.
Many of the drugs that we currently use come from the plant kingdom, or are chemical imitations of substances found in plants. It is with the advent and advancement of pharmaceutical drugs that consumers en masse have turned away from the natural sources that have healed and sustained the human race throughout our history.
An interesting development has occurred. The medical community, along with studies in modern science, has revealed that most chronic illnesses are indeed related to diet and lifestyle. What we eat may not be what we are, but it certainly plays a role in how we feel and the general functions of our bodies. In the vast food choices put before us, it is more difficult and yet more essential than ever to make intelligent choices.
How do we define health? The general medical definition is that health is the absence of disease. Yet, most of us have an intuitive understanding that this is not a sufficient definition of health. Health is an optimal condition of the body, mind, and spirit. It is a state of balance and harmony. Health is a state of vitality in which we experience joy and an excitement in living. It is the condition of being “whole,” a state of gratitude for the gift of life, of being fully alive in the present moment, and anticipation for the next moment of being.

Heal Your Liver with Eden Energy Medicine

Your liver is the largest physical organ in the body. It is involved in digestion, metabolism, storage and distrubution of nourishment, filtration, detoxification, and immune function.

You’d think having short legs wouldn’t be a problem. Less body to nourish and protect, right? But according to the online article, “The Ten Weirdest Clues to Your Body’s Health,” that’s not the case!

“If your legs are on the stocky side, you may need to take better care of your liver. In a 2008 study, British researchers found that women with legs between 20 and 29 inches tended to have higher levels of four enzymes that indicate liver disease. Factors such as childhood nutrition may not only influence growth patterns, but also liver development well into adulthood, say researchers.

Prevent it: Avoid exposure to toxins your liver has to process, which will keep it healthier, longer. Wear a mask and gloves while cleaning or working with any type of harsh chemical. Limit alcohol intake to one 5-ounce glass of wine or 12-ounce bottle of beer daily.”

Eden Energy Medicine can be another easy way to support your Liver’s health. Massaging your hands and feet on a daily basis will keep your liver strong and healthy. It’s a lovely form of self-care as well, which can take place in a bubble bath, in bed, while watching a good movie or listening to good music. If you have a partner in your life, try trading foot and hand massages as a form of nurturing, nonsexual touch.

The acupuncture points on the feet that are most effective for keeping your liver clear are found at the “V” where the big toe meets the second toe on the top of the foot at the base of the metatarsal bridge. If nothing else, be sure to massage these “source points” of Liver chi several times a day.

Your liver is very important to hormonal health. If you have PMS, sedating Liver Meridian can help immensely with groin pain. The simplest way to sedate Liver Meridian is to lie down and place your fingertips where your legs attach to your body. Rest in this pose for two to three minutes.

You can also sedate your Liver Meridian by holding specific acupuncture points. This is known as acupressure and it is usually the most effective. Here’s how:

1. Simultaneously place the middle finger of one hand on Liver 2 (inside of big toe where it meets the foot) and the other hand on Heart 8 (make a fist; see where the pinky touches the palm? That’s Heart 8). Press in lightly. Hold for two minutes.
2. Repeat on the other side.
3. Then place the middle finger of one hand on Liver 4 (a little dip in front of the anklebone) and the middle finger of the other hand on Lung 8 (on the crease of the wrist just below the thumb).

Don’t panic about pinpoint accuracy. Meridian points have a range of a dime to a quarter. So if you have your finger in the general area, you’re probably fine!

Finally, our meridians respond to our thoughts. The emotional polarity of Liver meridian is the dance between guilt and self-acceptance. If this is an issue for you, try nurturing your Liver energy every day with the words, “I am kind to myself.”

If you do these exercises on a regular basis, you can expect to feel better physically and emotionally.

Herbal Remedies Vs. Conventional Medicine

There are two main philosophies around the treatment of illnesses. The conventional approach looks at disease as the actual problem, whereas the holistic approach, which utilizes herbal remedies, sees the disease as an outcome of systems dysfunctioning within the body. In conventional medicine, the illness is treated as a series of symptoms seen as a result of the illness that unfortunately occurred within the body. Medicinal treatments function to soothe these symptoms and enable management of the disease. Unfortunately, these “medicines” are wrought with negative and uncomfortable side effects. This is because treatment usually involves poisoning and killing the bad bacteria, cells, mold, or whatever that has been identified as bringing on the illness. However, this also means that the good cells, bacteria, and so on, which are the very components most needed during illness, are also killed, casualties of the treatment. The result is that such treatments further weaken the systems within the body, leaving it even more susceptible to illness, which often create a vicious downward spiral of illness followed by treatment, followed by more illness, and possibly death.

Another philosophy, the holistic approach, uses natural healing methods, including herbal remedies, which enable the body to heal itself. The practitioner doctor looks at the body as a whole, viewing all systems working harmoniously together to run the amazing machine that is our body; this is where the word “holistic” comes from. When there is a breakdown within one or more systems, the doctor looks for the cause of the breakdown, such as the body being exposed to too much continued stress and over-tiredness, resulting in a shortage of certain vitamins or minerals, all which contribute to the system lacking the materials needed to run efficiently. Herbs can be chosen to add needed vitamins and minerals to gradually and gently balance deficiencies within the body. The above is just a simple example of how herbal remedies can be incorporated into care. In many cases, herbal remedies can be used to augment specific areas within the body. An example would be the body suffering from an invasive virus causing cold or flu. Eating large amounts of raw garlic will quickly stop the virus in its tracks. This is because garlic, called the number one antibiotic for herbs, contains allicin, a strong antibiotic agent, and sulphur compounds, which strengthen the immune system as well as fight infection. An antibiotic remedy, called the “Enhanced Garlic Formula”, calls for 1 part each of garlic powder and powdered calcium ascorbate (form of vitamin C) mixed with ¼ part Cayenne powder (L. Thomas, 1992).

One of the benefits around the use of herbal remedies is there are almost never any negative side effects, when used correctly. Carefully chosen herbs work gently on the body, and are not intrusive. Also, because it is natural, herbs tend to complement the body’s systems, instead of working or fighting against them. Herbal remedies can be used as both a preventative measure as well as a way to help balance the body when it has broken down and is suffering from chronic illness, such as cancer, stroke, heart attack, or high blood pressure. For example, hawthorn- dried berries, leaves, or flowers- is the primary herb for toning and strengthening the heart and cardiovascular system. It is a very safe internal herb for the heart, and can be used for congestive heart failure and angina, among other conditions. Hawthorn increases blood flow to the heart muscle itself, counteracting death resulting from heart attack, which is from lack of blood flow to the heart. The recommended dosage of hawthorn for those with heart disease is 300-450 milligrams every day. As a preventative measure, 100-150 mg will do. Of course any treatment should be overseen by a qualified doctor well versed with the actions and interactions of herbs, and may be used jointly with conventional medicine. However, many have found herbal treatment to work well enough on its own, when care is being properly directed from a qualified person.

Many conventional drugs used today to treat various illnesses originated from the natural healing properties found in herbs. A good example is aspirin, which was originally derived from willow bark for its salicylic content. Through the years, scientists found ways to isolate beneficial compounds found in medicinal plants and create them synthetically in a lab. This was done for multiple reasons. It was more cost effective, as plants vary in potency depending on where they are grown, as well as the growing conditions, which, when these compounds are simplified and copied, can be controlled. With synthetic production, risk of contamination from wrongly identified plant specimen or even contamination from pesticides and other conditions can also be eliminated. And most important, it was economically advantageous to isolate – and patent – individual components of the medicinal herbs seen as beneficial to combating illness.

However, with the introduction and predominant use of synthetic drugs on the market, other unforeseen issues cropped up. The main drawback to these synthetics is its very unpleasant and frequently dangerous side effects that range from mild allergic reactions to poisoning the body’s systems to the point of shutdown. The culprit is usually the result of synthetic medicines using potent compounds that were initially isolated from plants, but were not copied over in entirety. (Remember the patent approach). A simplified example is vitamin C, which has only recently been found to work incompletely within the body because, among other things, was missing flavonoids. Scientists still are far from having a complete understanding of the human body, and as a result, synthetic medicine can have unforeseen and long-lasting destruction on the body. The best that medicine can be expected to do at this time is manage the effects of disease and illness, with the hope that enough of the negative cells and bacteria are eliminated before the whole body system collapses