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Home remedies for strep throat
« on: June 17, 2017, 11:51:41 PM »
Yowbarb Note: This page has a natural remedy and a little log by the person using it...Martin is his name.
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http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-to-kick-strep-throat-faster-and-better-without-antibiotics/#effective

Effective Strep Throat Home Remedies

Martin’s holistic strep throat treatment consisted of the following ingredients which he consumed at a rate of ½ teaspoon every 30 minutes to an hour.
Use a mortar & pestle to mash up 3 cloves of fresh garlic (sources). If the raw garlic is too hot for you or you’re concerned about the odor potential, use homemade pickled garlic instead. Do not use commercial pickled garlic as it has no therapeutic value.
Mix in half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (sources).
Mix in raw honey (manuka honey is best) to taste which has healing properties of its own (sources).

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Re: Home remedies for strep throat
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 11:56:51 PM »
Martin did mention at one time the remedy upset his stomach a little but IMHO that is preferable to letting the strep take over . At one point he was having difficulty swallowing...
He persisted with the natural cure...
He said it was the first time he kicked it that rapidly (six days) and without antibiotics:


"10/13 – Saturday evening – voice 100%. Throat clean as a whistle. In all my years (year after year) getting strep throat, I have NEVER bounced back this quick – not to mention getting through it without antibiotics."

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Re: Home remedies for strep throat
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 08:04:12 AM »
Wonderful, Barb!  Maybe as a follow-up, might want to include additional connective tissue repair foods and supplements, in order to further address the possibility of mitral or aortic valve damage from rheumatic fever complications of the strep?

To naturally rebuild the collagen matrix, which affects all tissues except intracellular:

1. First we need adequate vitamin C.  Humans paradoxically are one of very few mammals that can't make their own C (one of several reasons to suspect that stories of ancient genome tampering might be true).  Linus Pauling recommended up to 6 grams per day, based upon "bowel tolerance," meaning the amount of C you can take, spread out over a single day, before stools loosen up.  Constipation can be a sign that the body is asking for more C in order to prevent onset of illness.  Sore gums are another sign.  Most people reach bowel tolerance at a far lower dose than Pauling suggested, maybe at one gram or so unless illness creates a need for more.  Ester-C keeps recirculating in the body for 24 hours, while other forms may circulate 12 hours. Mineral ascorbate is easier on the stomach than ascorbic acid.  Note that sugar prevents vitamin C from entering cells, and will shut down both the immune system and collagen formation.

2. The amino acid glycine is needed by the body in large amounts, and makes up every third molecule of the collagen chain.  It is the smallest amino acid, and therefore can fit into tight spaces that other amino acids can't fit into, such as the center of the collagen helix.  The easiest way to get this is by taking non-soy and unbleached lecithin from egg yolks or sunflower seeds (or just eating the eggs or seeds themselves).  Especially should be taken to help emulsify fat-soluble vitamins A & D into the watery blood plasma.  Lecithin is also a brain and nervous system nutrient, containing the B vitamin phosphatidylcholine, so taking this supplement is a triple win.  Glycine is a major liver-detoxification substrate, and is only available for collagen production if it is not needed by the liver to clear alcohol or meds from the body.  Most supplements do not enter the liver, and will not tax glycine.  If ingesting alcohol or medications, more glycine will be needed.  Knox gelatine, which contains over 5300 mg of glycine per ounce, is another rich source. It has 12 times the protein of dessert gelatin powder, would make a good long-term storage food.

3. Proline and hydroxyproline: an amino and pre-amino that are difficult to get in adequate amounts without eating red meat, unless you consume gelatin or natural home-cooked broth.  Hydroxyproline can be synthesized in the body from proline, if enough is obtained in the diet. So eating gelatine or home-made broth or gravy potentially gives you three components (including glycine) of the collagen molecule.  Store-bought broth will not work, because it is missing the thick gelatinous substance that we have always been advised to skim off the top, which is the good part.  In avoiding sugar, the Knox unflavored gelatin powder can be used, which contains over 3,400 mg of proline per ounce, or gelatin capsules can be taken.  Proline and hydroxyproline also exist in lesser amounts in white meat and in eggs and dairy, with parmesan cheese being the highest dairy source. 

4. The type of protein consumed should also be high in lysine, or a lysine supplement can be taken.  Lysine, a substrate of allysine, is necessary for both collagen and elastin production.  A gram per day may be a good minimal amount for collagen building, though Pauling recommended up to 6 grams per day, and the University of Maryland Medical Center recommends up to 9 grams per day (a gram is 1000 mg).  Another lysine-based compound, hydroxylysine, stabilizes the collagen molecule, and can be found in dairy products and gelatine, as well as being synthesized in the body if enough lysine is present.

5. To further strengthen the collagen molecule:
*Red/blue/purple berries for anthocyanogens to form cross-links
*green tea for epicatechins to protect collagen from destruction
*The garlic that Barb's article mentioned, for taurine and lipoic acid to repair damaged collagen

Additional possible supplements to investigate for mitral and aortic valve repair: hyaluronic acid and hawthorn.  Others?

Some further reading:
http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-broth-is-beautiful

http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/analysis-help#protein-quality#ixzz2C71aqyTI
(scroll down to "Protein Quality" section to learn how to use this valuable website)

http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/excerpt_chp7.pdf

and numerous studies on collagen listed on the National Institutes of Health website.


Diagram of what happens to collagen in absence of adequate vitamin C:
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Re: Home remedies for strep throat
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 01:21:10 PM »
Yowbarb Note: This page has a natural remedy and a little log by the person using it...Martin is his name.
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http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/how-to-kick-strep-throat-faster-and-better-without-antibiotics/#effective

Effective Strep Throat Home Remedies

Martin’s holistic strep throat treatment consisted of the following ingredients which he consumed at a rate of ½ teaspoon every 30 minutes to an hour.
Use a mortar & pestle to mash up 3 cloves of fresh garlic (sources). If the raw garlic is too hot for you or you’re concerned about the odor potential, use homemade pickled garlic instead. Do not use commercial pickled garlic as it has no therapeutic value.
Mix in half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (sources).
Mix in raw honey (manuka honey is best) to taste which has healing properties of its own (sources).
There seem to be many recipes which call for honey,hotpeppers, cloves and/or garlic, etc., but for some reason this one resonates with me, so I'm latching on to this honey, garlic, cayenne ointment or slurry.  It has things that most of us will have on hand.
Thanks for posting!

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Re: Home remedies for strep throat
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 01:22:28 PM »
Wonderful, Barb!  Maybe as a follow-up, might want to include additional connective tissue repair foods and supplements, in order to further address the possibility of mitral or aortic valve damage from rheumatic fever complications of the strep?

To naturally rebuild the collagen matrix, which affects all tissues except intracellular:

1. First we need adequate vitamin C.  Humans paradoxically are one of very few mammals that can't make their own C (one of several reasons to suspect that stories of ancient genome tampering might be true).  Linus Pauling recommended up to 6 grams per day, based upon "bowel tolerance," meaning the amount of C you can take, spread out over a single day, before stools loosen up.  Constipation can be a sign that the body is asking for more C in order to prevent onset of illness.  Sore gums are another sign.  Most people reach bowel tolerance at a far lower dose than Pauling suggested, maybe at one gram or so unless illness creates a need for more.  Ester-C keeps recirculating in the body for 24 hours, while other forms may circulate 12 hours. Mineral ascorbate is easier on the stomach than ascorbic acid.  Note that sugar prevents vitamin C from entering cells, and will shut down both the immune system and collagen formation.

2. The amino acid glycine is needed by the body in large amounts, and makes up every third molecule of the collagen chain.  It is the smallest amino acid, and therefore can fit into tight spaces that other amino acids can't fit into, such as the center of the collagen helix.  The easiest way to get this is by taking non-soy and unbleached lecithin from egg yolks or sunflower seeds (or just eating the eggs or seeds themselves).  Especially should be taken to help emulsify fat-soluble vitamins A & D into the watery blood plasma.  Lecithin is also a brain and nervous system nutrient, containing the B vitamin phosphatidylcholine, so taking this supplement is a triple win.  Glycine is a major liver-detoxification substrate, and is only available for collagen production if it is not needed by the liver to clear alcohol or meds from the body.  Most supplements do not enter the liver, and will not tax glycine.  If ingesting alcohol or medications, more glycine will be needed.  Knox gelatine, which contains over 5300 mg of glycine per ounce, is another rich source. It has 12 times the protein of dessert gelatin powder, would make a good long-term storage food.

3. Proline and hydroxyproline: an amino and pre-amino that are difficult to get in adequate amounts without eating red meat, unless you consume gelatin or natural home-cooked broth.  Hydroxyproline can be synthesized in the body from proline, if enough is obtained in the diet. So eating gelatine or home-made broth or gravy potentially gives you three components (including glycine) of the collagen molecule.  Store-bought broth will not work, because it is missing the thick gelatinous substance that we have always been advised to skim off the top, which is the good part.  In avoiding sugar, the Knox unflavored gelatin powder can be used, which contains over 3,400 mg of proline per ounce, or gelatin capsules can be taken.  Proline and hydroxyproline also exist in lesser amounts in white meat and in eggs and dairy, with parmesan cheese being the highest dairy source. 

4. The type of protein consumed should also be high in lysine, or a lysine supplement can be taken.  Lysine, a substrate of allysine, is necessary for both collagen and elastin production.  A gram per day may be a good minimal amount for collagen building, though Pauling recommended up to 6 grams per day, and the University of Maryland Medical Center recommends up to 9 grams per day (a gram is 1000 mg).  Another lysine-based compound, hydroxylysine, stabilizes the collagen molecule, and can be found in dairy products and gelatine, as well as being synthesized in the body if enough lysine is present.

5. To further strengthen the collagen molecule:
*Red/blue/purple berries for anthocyanogens to form cross-links
*green tea for epicatechins to protect collagen from destruction
*The garlic that Barb's article mentioned, for taurine and lipoic acid to repair damaged collagen

Additional possible supplements to investigate for mitral and aortic valve repair: hyaluronic acid and hawthorn.  Others?

Some further reading:
http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/why-broth-is-beautiful

http://nutritiondata.self.com/help/analysis-help#protein-quality#ixzz2C71aqyTI
(scroll down to "Protein Quality" section to learn how to use this valuable website)

http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/protocol/excerpt_chp7.pdf

and numerous studies on collagen listed on the National Institutes of Health website.


Diagram of what happens to collagen in absence of adequate vitamin C:
Dynamite information!  This is worth printing out. Thanks again!