Activated Charcoal: An Old Fashioned Cure-All

Used for millennia in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, activated charcoal is gaining attention in the Western world now, thanks to its potent  detoxification properties and health benefits. Health advocates such as Dr. Mercola list it among their go to remedies. Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it. The nooks and crannies in activated charcoal are created through a heating process. One of the most popular activated charcoal uses is for the safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world.

Activated Charcoal: An Old Fashioned Cure All

Other uses include:

  • Digestion/Bloating/Gas
  • Teeth Whitening/Dental Infections
  • Alcohol Poisoning/Hangover
  • Vomiting
  • Skin ulcerations, sores, burns
  • Spider bites
  • Poisoning/Ingested Toxins
  • Mold Removal
  • Water Filtration

John Dinsley (video), the author of CharcoalRemedies.com The Complete Handbook of Medicinal Charcoal & Its Applications, has found it be effective for even more issues including fighting kidney and liver disease, gall stones, lowering cholesterol, reversing gout and treating malaria. Historically, the Amish have used a paste of charcoal to treat acne, exema, burns, poison ivy and poison oak, and to remove embedded splinters from the skin.

As with any medicine, herbal remedy, or supplement, readers should research and consult their physicians before using activated charcoal. Sites such as WebMd warn that possible side effects and interactions include adsorption of good minerals and molecules, such as medicine, along with the bad.


Holistic Tips for Natural Shuteye & Mental Health Boost

| by Dylan Foster

Sleep is a bare necessity if you want to be able to power through your day without feeling like a yawning zombie. Those precious hours of slumber do more than just leave you feeling bright-eyed and energized, as it has a direct mental health connection, too. It seems that insomnia is a contributing factor to depression and other mental illnesses, as well as a huge factor in your emotions.

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Coconut Oil & Ayurveda by Charlotte Jernigan

| by Charlotte Jernigan

“Coconut oil is perhaps the most misunderstood fatty nutrient. Though, simplistically speaking, coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is important to distinguish coconut oil from the saturated fats that come from animal sources like meat and dairy products. Saturated and hydrogenated fats are solid at room temperature. An exception to this would be coconut oil which is solid at low room temperature because it is saturated with medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs assist with the rapid and complete metabolism of other dietary fats. In a lifestyle that includes regular, moderate exercise, MCTs insure that fat is used as an energy fuel for our cells rather than being stored.”

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Common Foods that Moderate Cholesterol by Susun Weed

| by Merlian News

Renowned herbologist Susun Weed writes, “If you are concerned about cholesterol, I have some great news for you. A variety of delicious foods have been shown to be as effective at moderating cholesterol as any drug…. They have a positive impact on total cholesterol and triglycerides too. And, as a bonus, most of these foods help prevent diabetes and lower blood pressure. See below for a list of these cholesterol-lowering foods. And remember to eat them cooked, frozen, dehydrated, fermented, or coated in oil for maximum benefit. Enjoy! Here’s to a healthy heart the Wise Woman Way.” From www.susunweed.com

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Integrative Vision Care & Nutrition by Marc Grossman, OD, LAc

Mind/Body medicine is based on the fact that our health and well-being depend on all the individual parts to work together effectively. So it should come as no surprise that healthy eyesight is also dependent upon our total well-being, which is affected by our genetic makeup, the food we eat, our work environment and exposure to airborne toxins, as well as our general belief systems about ourselves and the world we live in.

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Is There a Place for Geomancy Today? by Tim Walter

Geomancy is a bizarre and highly contentious approach to mental wellness and spiritual harmony. ‘Geomancy’ isn’t even the correct term for the work that people such as myself do. I said as much in one of my recent YouTube videos www.youtube.com/c/KnightsRose . There isn’t really a label that is ‘correct’ for this practice. We use ‘Geomancy’ as that is the closest label we have and most people recognise what is being identified with such a label. Given that modern Geomancy has no official structure, and what each geomancer provides their clients is different, is there really a place for Geomancy in our modern world?

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Merlian News Podcast Interview with Master Stephen Co: Part 1

| by Merlian News

In Part 1 of this interview , Master Co talks with Merryn Jose about pranic healing. Stephen Co is a master of the Life Force energy. The “miracles” that Master Co performs are nature’s certain response to the conscious direction of our life force energy ( Chi or Prana ). This subtle knowledge has evolved in the Orient over thousands of years. These ancient mysteries have been organized into a clear-cut science by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, and are taught in the West by his senior disciple, Master Stephen Co. This system is called Pranic Healing.

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How Color Affects Your Mood

| by Merlian News

Can color really affect your mood? Research says yes; color can absolutely affect your mood, behavior and stress levels, and the study of these effects is known as color psychology. Whether in the clothes you wear, the paint on the walls, or the color of your desk, color is important.

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Moringa: the new superfood

| by Cheryl Shainmark

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is the latest, hottest craze in superfoods. It’s been touted on Dr. Oz, written about by Dr. Andrew Weil, and The Huffington Post, and featured in several health newsletters. The leaves, fruits and bark of this tree can be taken as a powder or a tea, and often offer the best nutritional supplement available in the Southeast Asian and African countries where it is grown.

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3 Delicious, Detoxifying, Bone-Building Herbs by Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

| by Merlian News

Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the bone health, overall health, and detoxification properties of three flavorful easy-to-find herbs. I also give you a scrumptious recipe to get you started. Fortunately, as you’ll soon see, detoxification can be a pleasant — even delicious — experience! I’d like to start with a decorative herb that more often than not gets ignored. Don’t overlook the.… from www.saveourbones.com

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