I am Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan. I am a Family Physician with a deep interest in Diabetes and Alternative Medicine. I live and practice in Mumbai, India.
My aim is to make the world a better place by introducing Alternative medicine with the main stream, so as to have an Integrative System of Medicine, that is both gentle and holistic.
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It’s a well-known fact that
many older adults suffer from bone loss or osteoporosis. The National
Osteoporosis Foundation reports that over 54 million
Americans suffer from, or are at risk of, osteoporosis. This can be caused
either by excessive bone loss or insufficient production of bones mass
Having weak bones can reduce
mobility and increase the risk of bone breakage. When bone loss becomes too
severe, bones might even break just from bumping into something or straining,
like when you sneeze (called as sneeze or cough fractures).
How does vitamin C improve bone strength
people don’t realize is that osteoporosis is scurvy of the bones,
which is a symptom of vitamin C deficiency. This means that increasing your
intake of this nutrient can promote the growth of new, healthy bone…
from Mount Sinai Medical Centre was able to demonstrate the
protective effects of vitamin C against osteoporosis in an animal model. It was
seen that the mice that were supplemented with vitamin C avoided bone loss. In
another study, the researchers found that vitamin C deficiency caused failure
of collagen synthesis. This resulted in symptoms of scurvy, such as spontaneous
More reasons to increase vitamin C intake
your intake of vitamin C can give you many other health benefits.
Lowers blood pressure — Taking vitamin C supplements has been shown
to improve blood pressure. It works by relaxing the blood vessels.
Improved immunity — Vitamin C is most commonly
used for its ability to boost immunity… It also has potent antioxidant
properties that protect the immune cells from highly reactive molecules.
Lower risk of dementia — the potent
anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of vitamin C are beneficial
against dementia. It has also been associated with improved cognitive
thus seen that osteoporosis can be ameliorated by Vitamin C, in addition to
Calcium and Vitamin D supplements.
This remedy is derived from a spider
found in Spain. Dr. Nunez proved it.
This is a remedy suitable for hysterical
patients who are relieved with music and dancing or massage.
These patients feign sickness with sudden changes of mood and they are selfish, cunning
It is a remedy that suits ladies with dysmenorrhoea, irregular menstrual cycles, itching in the private parts and it is also useful in nymphomania.
It is considered to be a specific remedy in diabetes with grief and anxiety.
It is also considered to be useful in some forms of insanity, where the patient is shameless and violent and has a desire to be violent and sleepless.
It is useful in paralytic conditions of the lower limbs with pain in the back during motion.
WHAT THE MASTERS SAY ABOUT THIS REMEDY…
TARENTULA HISPANIA is useful, often invaluable in cholera, epilepsy, Tabes dorsalis of Mania. Whenever we find the quiet waiting with sudden striking or as sudden retreat, fear with a tendency to hide away, running or leaping, inability to walk naturally, we may think of this spider and the remedy derived from it.
Blueberriesare harvested from a perennial
flowering plant native to North America and belong
to the same genus as cranberries and huckleberries.
Benefits – Blueberries have a unique dark
blue/purple colour when ripe and act as excellent antioxidants. The antioxidants
in blueberries protect the cell damage, detoxify the body and even destroy
bacteria and viruses.
Blueberries have other
anti-aging properties… Blueberries also allow
your body to regulate the production of energy while lowering fat and blood
sugar levels and reducing body fat stores and chronic inflammation.
In addition Blueberries have
a strong neuro-protective action that can boost, memory and concentration, and
prevent neuro-degeneration and even slow the development of Alzheimer’s and
Blueberries are also known to
reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fighting cancer and
cardiovascular disease, supporting bone and eye health, aiding digestion, boosting
the immune system and can even increase one’s lifespan.
Blueberries are among the
fruits that have the lowest amount of carbohydrates per serving.
much blueberries can be had in a day:
Recommended daily intake differs
depending on age and gender, but approximately two cups of fruit is usually
recommended for adults – easy to achieve throughout the day in snacks and as part of meals. And, at just 45 calories per serving, wild blueberries deliver substantial
nutrients for every calorie consumed.
Blueberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals:
excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They contain manganese, vitamin K
and vitamin C, which keep the body healthy from within.
Manganese: this mineral is
known for keeping your bones strong and has lipids, amino acids, protein,
and it also improves metabolism
Vitamin K: This vitamin
helps the body heal faster by causing immediate clotting preventing blood
loss and closing the wound quickly.
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid in
the form of vitamin C helps build a strong immune system and also fights
Blueberries are rated number
one in antioxidant-rich foods and are used worldwide for its healing and health
benefits. An adequate helping of blueberries over the top of warm oatmeal
or pancakes can take your meal to another level while giving you all the health
benefits. Eaten in moderation, blueberries do not have any adverse side
This remedy is made from a spider, which
is called as the ROTTEN CUBAN TARENTULA.
It is found in Cuba.
It is a remedy that is useful in toxic and septic states.
It is very useful in Diphtheria, in severe cases where there is a severe inflammation and prostration.
It is said to soothe patients who are dying. It is said to soothe the last struggles of the patient.
It is useful in cases where there is itching in the genital area.
It is useful in Bubonic plague.
It is useful in skin conditions, when there are pimples, carbuncles and boils that sting and pain. It has the capacity to resolve abscess and prevent gangrene.
Other remedies that complement Tarentula Cubensis include, Pyrogen, Anthracinum, Echinacea and Crotalus horridus.
WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS
Tarentula Cubensis is my standby in any abscess where there is severe pain. I formerly thought I had a wonderful remedy for such conditions in ARSENICUM and ANTHRACINUM but I have found that Tarentula Cubensis does much better.
In felons, Tarentula Cubensis is simply wonderful. I have seen felons, which had kept patients awake night after night, walking the floor in agony from the terrible pains relieved in a very short time that they could sleep in perfect comfort until the swellings spontaneously discharged and progressed into a rapid cure.
Tarentula Cubensis soothes the dying sufferer and I have never seen any other remedy do so.
By a very ingenious selection of AGARICUS by Dr. Korndoerfer, in the case of a 2 year old child who had evident meningitis and who was not relieved by APIS, SULPHUR etc., the rolling of the head ceased, alarmingly forewarning of imbecility happily vanished and the patient fully recovered. I used the drug in a case of typhoid in which the child rolled her head and bit her nightgown. Some improvement followed. TARENTULA was then given with slight aggravation followed by lasting improvement. The two should be remembered in impending imbecility.
Dr. E A Farrington.
I think TARENTULA CUBENSIS is more useful in whooping cough that IPAECAC or CASTANEA VESCA or any other remedy I know; it is marvellous.
HEPAR SULF, BELLADONNA, ARNICA and SILICEA are of no use in chronic boils and carbuncles. TARENTULA or ANTHRACINUM clear up the boils in a few days miraculously and brilliantly.
Ayurveda the most ancient Indian medical system has golden
tips for solving your energy crisis.
Ayurveda advocates a diet that is generous in fresh fruits, vegetables
and whole grains. The ancient ayurvedic texts tell us that these foods are rich
in life giving energy, healing powers, fighting body fatigue and have the power
of detoxifying the body.
Grains have power:
seers used a term called as ‘Ojas’, an energy,
which is the result of good digestion and creates a sense of lightness in the
body, gives a person the inner energy or glow, confers immunity against
infections and bestows the individual with bliss.
Long distance runners from Africa have
always relied on carbohydrates in grains for long-term endurance and
energy. All carbohydrates are not the
same. For instance the croissant is high in fat and low in nutrition. Whole grains have lower cholesterol; they
also have anti-bacterial properties and actually lower elevated blood sugar
Ayurvedaconsiders rye, millet and amaranth as
highly nutritious, as they have high protein and mineral content. In fact,
these grains are considered so auspicious that they are used during Vedic
ceremonies as items for worship.
instance, contains high proteins, and one cup yields about 15 grams of protein,
9 grams of iron and adequate quantities of B-complex vitamins, iron, zinc and
copper which is an important trace element for boosting energy levels and
raising the body’s immunity.
Energizing Vegetables and Fruits:
Ayruveda advocates that fresh vegetables and fruits should constitute forty
percent of every meal. Green, leafy vegetables are rich in mineral and fiber,
and they should be eaten often.
Ayurveda considers fruits as a rich source of energy. Ayurvedic physicians recommend pears and apples,
if you are hungry between meals. They recommend papaya, if you feel bloated
Ayurveda strongly recommends the generous use of dry fruits,
especially raisins. The ayurvedic texts extol the virtue of raisins calling
them the best among dry fruits because it has the quality to enhance purity of
the mind and pacify the mind and heart.
Dry fruits are a rich source of iron and Vitamin B6, and provide magnesium,
calcium, zinc and potassium. Raisins aid
digestion and elimination when they are soaked in water overnight. One handful
per person is a good amount everyday.
Ayurveda also cautions against energy draining foods:
texts warn us not to eat left over foods or highly seasoned foods and foods
that make us sluggish. Ayurvedic physicians were extremely conscious of
energy draining foods, which clogged the micro-channels called as Nadis and
created an accumulation of toxins.
We have advanced a lot in this millennium. But our diet practices are abysmal. We eat
foods bereft of energy, we consume milk, which is a poison, we eat meat, and we
eat tinned, canned and processed foods and do not realize how much harm we
cause to ourselves. It is fascinating
how Ayurveda, a science that dates back thousands of years warns us of these
dangers. It was almost as if our ancient
seers who wrote these treatises were aware, what humanity was going to come to
in this millennium.
flower therapy believes that diseases are a result of disharmony between the
spiritual and mental dimensions of man. Bach flower remedies balance the mental
dimension of humans and heal the body.
This therapy owes its existence to Dr.
Edward Bach, a Harley Street specialist in London. He found Homeopathy very tedious and time
consuming. In 1930 he began wandering
the forests and hills in search of healing plants, which would heal a sick man
without any side effects. Being an
intensely spiritual man, he was able to visualize a plant as an aid to healing
the mind of the patient, just by meditating on it.
It did not matter to Dr. Bach what
physical ailment the patient suffered from, but his main theory was that disease
was as a result ofdisharmony between the spiritual and mental
aspects of man. The conflicting
moods, hate and other negative emotions produce much unhappiness and this
lowers the “Vital force” and causes disease. His theory was that by balancing
the mental side of a person, the ‘vital force’ becomes strong and this heals
There are about 30 popular Bach flower
remedies. They are dilutions of the flowers with alcohol and they are dispensed
in the liquid form.
Some useful Bach Flower Remedies:
is a remedy that is useful to combat unknown fears, when the patient is
terrified that something terrible is going to happen.
useful when the patient is very critical and intolerant and always judging
Chestnut Bud is very useful for persons who repeatedly make mistakes in life.
Heather suits persons who are self centered with incessant talking.
Holly is useful for persons who are jealous, revengeful, suspicious, and envious and lack love.
a remedy that suits persons who have no confidence in their own ability and do
not make further attempts when they fail.
Rescue Remedy is one of the most popular Bach flower remedies. It is the combination of Rock Rose (terror and panic), Impatiens (mental stress and tension), Bethlehem (shock), Cherry Plum (desperation), Clemitis (light-headedness). This remedy is a lifesaver and useful in emergencies.
flower remedies are Holistic. This Alternative system is popular in Europe and
can be studied and used by the layman for common mental fears and anxieties.
It is a nosode – it is made from the
This remedy is useful in subjects who
have sheer prostration and debility in the morning.
It is a very useful remedy in
ulceration of the mouth, nose, genitals, and skin and in patients who have a
succession of abscesses.
This remedy is useful in subjects with
a loss of memory, when subjects remember everything prior to their
illness. This remedy is useful when
subjects are apathetic and feels that they are going insane. This remedy is
useful when subjects feel hopeless and despair their recovery and DREAD THE
This remedy is useful for falling of
the hair, when there is pain in the bones of the head, associated with
This remedy is useful in recurrent
case of Phlyectunular inflammation of the cornea, associated intense
photophobia with profuse lachrymation.
This remedy is useful in caries of the
ossicles of the ear, which are syphilitic in origin.
This remedy is useful in caries of the
nasal bones, hard palate and septum with perforation, associated with ozena
(bad odor from the nares).
This remedy is useful for teeth decay
at gum edges, with serrated edges and dwarfed.
This remedy is also useful when the tongue is coated, with the
indentation of the teeth. This remedy is
useful for excessive salivation, when the saliva runs out of the mouth, while
This remedy is useful in stopping the
craving for alcohol.
This remedy is useful for Sciatica,
which is worse in the night, for rheumatism of the shoulder joint at the
insertion of the deltoid muscle. This
remedy is useful in rheumatism of the muscles, which are hard as knots or
lumps. This remedy is extremely useful
in cases of Pains that increase and decrease gradually, which are shifting and
require a constant change of position.
This remedy suits female subjects, who
have profuse, thin watery acrid leucorrhoea.
This remedy is useful in cases of
fissures in the anus and the rectum, in cases with a history of Syphilis.
Like SULFUR, SYPHILINUM is also useful
when the best selected remedies fails to relieve or permanently improve in
This remedy is useful in chronic
asthma worse in summer, and with wheezing, which is worse at night.
This remedy is useful in subjects when
the skin has a reddish brown eruption with a disagreeable odor.
This remedy suits subjects who are
worse at night, sundown to sunrise, worse in the seashore, worse in
summer. This remedy also suits subjects
who are better inland and in mountains, during the day and while moving about
TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…
At birth, I give a dose of MEDORRHINUM if the child is inclined to be gross with a large head; if it is a little bit of a skinny baby that is snuffling almost as soon as it breathes, underweight, wrinkled and old looking, I give a dose of SYPHILINUM.
In children who look ‘old, dwarfed, wrinkled’, with also T.B heredity, SYPHILINUM and BACILLINUM given in turn, will work wonders.
Dr. Noel Pudephatt.
In old Syphilitics and non-syphilitics suffering for years and years from affections of the throat and skin, SYPHILINUM is indicated.
Dr. Leon. Renard.
If arthritic attacks alternate with urticaria, never occurring simultaneously, consider URTICA URENS. If arthritic pains alternate with pains, which change from throat to ear, from trachea or bronchi to teeth and if the pains are markedly aggravated from sunset to sunrise, SYPHILINUM is probably indicated especially if the patient dreads the night because of the suffering and subsequent weakness.
Dr. H. A. Roberts, M.D.
When the patient is aggravated by SULFUR, we must always think of the existence of a latent state of syphilis, if PULSATILLA, another antidote of SULFUR does not produce any result. (SYPHILINUM is an antidote to SULFUR).
Dr. Leon. Renard.
I have experimented more with so-called nosodes, and have had seemingly very good results from MEDORRHINUM as well as SYPHILINUM in intractable case of chronic rheumatism. The most characteristic difference is that with MEDORRHINUM, the pains are worse in the daytime and with SYPHILINUM, in the night.
Dr. Nash, M.D.
When TUBERCULINUM fails, try SYPHILINUM, it often arouses a reaction.
Dr. William. Boericke, M.D.
In lymph-sarcoma, think of SYPHILINUM and CISTUS CANEDENSIS.
In primary Syphilis, SYPHILINUM has little or no effect at all and then MERCURY should be given in higher potencies. SYPHILINUM will be useful as a remedy will be of great value in old syphilitics, where convalescence is particularly long after and acute disease. It is in a way that when a patient that when a patient is slowly re-establishing himself after Typhoid, a single dose of SYPHILINUM will bring him his appetite, strength, sleep and a rapid gain of his former weight.
Dr. Kent, M.D.
When SULFUR is prescribed in any case and produces alarming aggravation, one must think of the existence of a latent state of syphilis and then SYPHILINUM works well and antidotes the over action of SULFUR.
remedies work very well in many minor injuries; the objective of educating the layperson about these remedies is to
cut household expenses on costly and needless medications. The homeopathic kit
is all about PATIENT EMPOWERMENT OR HEALTH FACILITATION.
As a matter of convention, to make therapy
simple, all the Homeopathic remedies selected are in the 30 C potency and the
pills are of 30 size and the uniform recommendation for common ailments is 3
globules to be put under the tongue 3 to 4 times per day.
Some useful Homeopathic remedies
for minor injuries:
Arnica. It is a number one
remedy for accidents, shock, injuries, and bruising. This remedy is useful in
conditions of injuries, falls, blows and contusions. This remedy acts like a prophylactic to
prevent pus-forming infections. It is
useful in arresting bleeding after tooth extraction; it accelerates the healing
of the gums and eliminates inflammation. This remedy eases pain after
fractures. It is useful to control shock and prevent soreness after surgery.
(2) Calendula. It is a useful remedy for healing wounds. It is useful as
a topical cream in low potency. Quickly seals wounds, so make sure wound is
completely clean before use.
(3) Hypericum. It is a useful remedy for injuries to nerves. Pains are sharp and shooting.
It is useful for pain after a dental injection.
(4) Apis. It is a useful remedy for bites and stings. It helps
reduce redness, pain and swelling.
(5) Ledum. It is a great remedy for puncture wounds. It is also
useful for animal and insect bites. Some Homeopaths believe that along with Hypericum,
a useful remedy for preventing Tetanus.
I must advise
the reader that this kit should not replace your doctor. It is something like a first aid kit for minor
ailments and I would encourage patients to consult their physician as soon as
there is no improvement of the medical condition.