Fruit that alters the flavor, yogurt that reduces dandruff and … kombucha mixed with hemp? These are just some of the amazing home remedies that the participants of Medicine or myth? They are finding success with the treatment of serious diseases. Each one hopes that his special remedy receives a clinical trial to scientifically demonstrate its efficacy.
In 2017, four years after they moved to Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland from Sydney to start a mangosteen farm, former advertising professionals Chris Beckwith and his partner Karen Pereira discovered the benefits that alter the flavor of the " miraculous fruit "of ruby color.
The berry, originally from West Africa, has the potential to alleviate a common side effect of chemotherapy, dysgeusia, which causes a distortion in the sense of taste, which makes food unpleasant.
Chris, 59, says that if the remedy goes to trial, "it will be incredibly satisfying to know that each berry has the potential to help people."
The Scottish native John Leith says that the combination of a trendy über drink and a controversial plant cured him of type 2 diabetes: hemp kombucha.
The 47-year-old Sydney businessman collapsed in the subway in 2015 while visiting London at a conference when the diagnosis was made. But the medication that was prescribed had an adverse effect, so he decided to look for a natural alternative.
"I would have to put my hand on my heart and say that hemp kombucha changed my life and put me back on my feet," says John.
A Chinese doctor suggested that John try kombucha hemp and after drinking it for a shockingly short time, he discovered that his diabetes had reversed.
Your case has highlighted what could be an effective, easy-to-make and affordable remedy for type 2 diabetes. It has the potential to lower fasting blood sugar levels and even resolve symptoms completely.
Carylie, 36, had suffered from an itchy scalp for most of her life and had no luck finding a treatment to alleviate the problem. "I had had enough and that's when I started to investigate and I said, 'I'm just going to do mine,'" recalls the part-time trader who lives on the south coast of New South Wales.
The mix of the mother of two children, with a key ingredient in yogurt, has been so successful that she has not had to use an expensive anti-dandruff shampoo and can now comfortably wear a black jacket.
After experiencing debilitating menstrual pain and the symptoms of endometriosis, radiotherapist and entrepreneur Joanna 'Jo' Yan, 28, asked for advice from her 80-year-old grandfather. The respected doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, who has been practicing for 60 years, suggested that he try a combination of three herbs that can have an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effect. Jo says she has been cured.
If proven effective, the remedy could give hope to the 700,000 Australian women who suffer from endometriosis, a condition that currently has no cure in Western medicine.
Gold Coast banker and mother of three children, Michelle Shellshear, 39, suffered severe sweating and bad body odor since she was young, and the condition greatly affected her self-esteem and how she could dress.
Desperate to alleviate the problem after not having succeeded with the products available, Michelle decided to experiment with her own natural remedy with a cream, with a main ingredient of coconut oil, which has cured body odor and increased her self-confidence. same.
Microbiologist Kim Clerke, 36, turned to an ancient preservation method discovered more than 10,000 years ago, fermentation, to treat poor intestinal health that has affected her for much of her life, with symptoms such as swelling and pain. stomach.
"Fermentation is basically microbes that release energy from food," explains Kim. Microbes, which means bacteria. Kim became the guinea pig, tasting fermented foods and homemade probiotics such as kimchi, kefir and coconut yogurt.
Probiotics strengthen the gut microbiome to help prevent the unpleasant symptoms that Kim had experienced for a long time, and says that her remedy made her feel better instantly.
Chinese medicine practitioner Adama Kamara, 51, says she has found a cure for baldness. He used his shampoo, made with herbs and essential oils, to regrow his own hair after the tight braids led to hair loss. Adama has also successfully used her remedy to treat male pattern baldness, alopecia areata (an autoimmune condition that attacks hair follicles) and baldness in some Franciscan nuns whose heavy habits caused their hair to fall. The idea is that the shampoo promotes hair growth by increasing circulation in the scalp.
Andrew Yeo, 39, has been a practicing herbalist for 15 years, but his remedy for pertussis comes from his childhood and ancient Chinese medicine. Her pertussis was as severe during a fight as a teenager who was coughing up blood.
Andrew's grandmother gave her an herbal tea composed of ingredients such as apple, figs and rock sugar, which calmed her cough immediately. Every ingredient has a purpose, says: the apple for energy, rock sugar to calm the tickling in the throat, for example.
Your remedy could offer a natural treatment for whooping cough in children, with the side effects of cough medicines outweighing the benefits.
Disclaimer: This article contains general information only and does not recommend or endorse any particular treatment. It is not intended to replace advice provided by your own doctor or medical or health professional.
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