By: Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D. One of the most difficult to eradicate parasitic infections is strongyloides stercoralis, aka “threadworm”. Clinically speaking, the common herbal anti-parasitic remedies such as wormwood, black walnut, garlic, or neem leaf fail to have any significant effect on the worm. Fortunately, the ayurvedic herb, “mimosa pudica” has been shown to be at least 25 times more potent in killing the infective larvae of strongyloides than the leading prescription medications.(1) Other research has shown that the herb is also an effective inhibitor of the mumps virus.(2) Sources: West Indian Med J. 1990 Dec;39(4):213-7. Indian J Virol. 2013 Sep;24(2):166-73. doi: 10.1007/s13337-013-0143-2. Epub 2013 Aug...Read More
By: Dr. Matthew Buckley, PSc.D. Monsters inside you In terms of numbers of people killed or harmed by a pathogen throughout the world, parasitic infections are arguably at the top of the list. While many people, including health practitioners, tend to only think of parasites when a patient complains of persistent gastrointestinal complaints, the reality is that often times the parasites produce no obvious GI complaints. Likewise, if an individual suffering from a chronic illness hasn’t traveled out of the country, the health care practitioner may further discount the probability that a parasite is causing the problems. Due to my own challenges with parasites and their relationship with widespread fatigue and pain that I had, I have always acknowledged their likelihood in an individuals health complaint. Having said that, a bad problem appears to be getting worse as the number of people dealing with parasites appears to be increasing based on what I have seen in patients so far in 2014. What are some common symptoms of parasitic infections? ...Read More
Why Polio Like Outbreak In Southern California Is Destined To Be Common, and Why the Medical Establishment and Government Are Destined to Make the Problem Worse
02/24/14 By: Dr. Buckley The mainstream media is reporting an outbreak of a “polio like” illness in Southern California, which has reportedly affected up to 25 children over the last year. “A mysterious illness doctors are comparing to polio has struck down up to 25 children in California over the past year, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and a bad prognosis. The children, aged between two and 16, all suffered paralysis of the arms or legs and some experienced respiratory difficulties. ‘What’s we’re seeing now is bad. The best case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all four limbs, with respiratory insufficiency as well. It’s like the old polio,’ Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California, told USA Today.” It sounds scary, I know, but it’s time for you to get “street wise” to the deception about what’s the real driving force behind what is sure to be more “outbreaks” going forward. You’ll notice that a couple...Read More
Are you increasing your cancer risk by taking folic acid? How a simple lab test may reveal the answer.
By: Dr. Buckley Folic acid is a synthetic variant of what is called vitamin B9. In a successful effort to reduce neural tube defects in fetal development, processed foods have had folic acid added to them by law here in the US since 1998. For this reason, folic acid is now considered to be one of the least common vitamins people may be overtly deficient in. People often refer to folic acid and folate interchangeably, but they are in fact two distinct molecules. Nature does not produce folic acid, and in actuality, your body doesn’t use folic acid to make your biochemical machinery function. Nature produces the active folates, which are naturally occurring in foods, mainly leafy green vegetables. In order for folic acid to become a folate, and turn a number of important biochemical gears within your body, it must undero a multi-step biochemical process. This is where problems may occur. When folic acid isn’t properly converted, or natural folate is lacking in the body, the following...Read More
By Dr. Buckley Study shows approximately 70% of children diagnosed with ADHD have food sensitivities, and dietary modification reduces ADHD symptoms by 50% in less than 3 months. The American Psychiatric Association states in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) that 5% of children have ADHD, and the CDC estimates the following figures: Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. The percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis continues to increase, from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and to 11.0% in 2011. Rates of ADHD diagnosis increased an average of 3% per year from 1997 to 2006 and an average of approximately 5% per year from 2003 to 2011. Boys (13.2%) were more likely than girls (5.6%) to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD. The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 7 years of age, but children reported by their parents as having more severe ADHD were diagnosed earlier. Prevalence of ADHD diagnosis...Read More