Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hair Loss & Candida








We (Margot Gobetti an MD Specialized in Homeopathy and my mother Iracema Vargas Bedin, Ph.D. in Odontology and Master in Public Health) have been studying and researching about Hair Loss and Candida since 1980.

We published a book in Portuguese and we described our observation of 461 patients over the period of 5 years.








Though the research that we developed, some points came to support the theory:

1. In the research group, we performed microscopy and culture from scalp samples. The only microorganism found was Fungus from the Candida family.

2. We study the patients with Hair Loss through a Homeopathy point of view. We look to the remedy that covers all the symptoms of the patient through individual homeopathy evaluation(Repertory of symptoms by Kent). We found that 90% of the patients the remedies chosen classified as a polychrest and anti-psoric remedies.

3. We relate the clinical symptoms described for Candida (see article above about Candida in your System)), with clinical symptoms of Psora, well described in Homeopathy. Traditional doctors do not yet recognize the holistic point of view of Candida as systemic diseases + The traditional medical field does not understand our skin and scalp “ecosystem” and its correlation to our health. 

4. Dermatology magazines have reported the results of 2% Nizoral shampoo to be similar to the use of 2% Minoxidil (Rogaine). 
In studies (March 2001), a double-blind study used 1% strength Nizoral shampoo against a 1% zinc pyrithione shampoo. The results showed that hair diameter grew by over 8% in 6 months. The sebum excretion rate reduced by over 6% and the number of hairs shed over a 24-hour period reduced by over 16%. These results with the 1% Nizoral shampoo were similar to earlier trials using the 2% Nizoral solution. These reports show that Nizoral used at the 1% or 2% level, 2-3 times per week will have positive effects on hair growth in addition to dandruff control. The response from this product can be due to its anti-fungal properties.

We did not create a theory and try to prove. It was the opposite; we had consistent results (against all theories that we learn in traditional medicines and also from a Homeopathy point of view about what is Psora ).

We start willing to understand why the products that we developed work. We saw the results that were consistent and had an amazing effect in women, men, at all ages-stages of hair loss.
We make a link between the Classic Homeopathy Miasma Psora and the modern thesis and Dysbiosis Thesis(Candida).

Psora Miasm Thesis


Dr. Hahnemann(a medical physician (1755 - 1843) the founder of homeopathy) was able to determine that there was one very common form of chronic disease and though this condition manifested in many different ways, it was still the same disease in all these patients. The "different ways" that the chronic condition showed up in conventional allopathic medicine are called "diagnosis" in which a disease is considered to be named and seen as a discrete and separate illness unconnected to all the other diagnoses that may be made. Dr. Hahnemann was able to show this was not the accurate understanding of a disease, that actually they were all the same condition taking these different forms. He called this condition "psora" and identified the most common form of it as a skin itch, at least at the beginning, and that this itching condition would then go on to develop other forms of internal illness.

Dysbiosis Thesis


Populations of microbes (such as bacteria and Yeast) inhabit the skin and mucosal surfaces in various parts of the body. Their role forms part of normal, healthy human physiology, however if microbe numbers grow beyond their typical ranges (often due to a compromised immune system) or if microbes populate (such as through poor hygiene or injury) areas of the body normally not colonized or sterile (such as the blood, or the lower respiratory tract, or the abdominal cavity),disease can result (causing, respectively, bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, and peritonitis).

When the balance between good microorganism that lives in our body are disrupted that will make us sick. Specifically at the scalp that will cause dandruff, itching, oily hair, and hair loss, the same happens in another part of our body one example is Candida (Yeast).

Our immune system is our system of defense and has the responsibility to support our health. When that system fails, our body will react showing symptoms and diseases.

The Homeopathy doctor is training to be able to "Read" the symptoms and conditions that the body fails to correct and will choose the right Homeopathic remedy to fix.

Homeopathy is not chemical; it is a Pharmaceutical process that transforms substances ( all kinds, mineral, vegetal, and others) in information through dilutions ( physics). The right homeopathic remedy will be able to teach the immune system how to heal what and when is needed (like a vaccine ).

Homeopathy is, as people may not know, like mathematics, you allways find out if you are going in the right direction. To know if your treatment is in the right direction ( to cure and not to suppress symptoms), we know that the healing has to take place in the reverse order that happens.

The Vida Hair Treatment healing process occurs in reverse order

1. First, the hair will stop falling out.
2. New hair will start to grow in as vellum and lanugo.
3. Healthy hair will begin to grow back.
4. How fast this process depends of general health of each person









Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How to Help your Hair Growth with Diet & Essential Oils



Our eating habits directly influence the health of our hair. A deficiency of vitamin F (essential fatty acids), for example, causes a disruption in the keratin process of the scalp by stimulating the appearance of dandruff. Calcium deficiency causes hair to turn brittle, and lack of vitamin H, part B complex, alters the hair growth cycle by increasing the duration of the natural fall of our strands. These are just some examples of how the hair depends on sufficient amounts of nutrients to keep moisture and cohesion between its cells, giving them a healthy look.

Strong, shiny hair depends on vitamins and minerals found in many foods. Your diet should be rich in protein (meat, fish, eggs, yogurt), vegetables and fruits, oleaginous seeds (almonds, walnuts, cashews), legumes (beans, peas, lentils) and whole grains (oats, flax, rye).

More important than ingesting large amounts of a particular food, or vitamins such as zinc and copper, is to seek a synergy between all the vitamins and minerals. The ideal diet should be as varied as possible, by rotating between different foods,  to ensure that you are consuming sufficient amounts of all nutrients.

Any factor that reduces the levels of these nutrients in the body will result in changes in the strands. The hair can undergo various changes in terms of structure, color, consistency or appearance, in addition to possible fall-out, culminating in the destruction of the hair follicle.

Fruits and vegetables are must-haves for everyone, but sometimes, just relying on these ingredients is still not enough to obtain the required daily amount of vitamins for our body. In this case, your doctor may prescribe a pill or capsule that has in its formula a variety of vitamins.


Top Foods to Eat

A whole food, nutrient-rich diet is crucial to supporting healthy hair growth. There are many food choices that can help to fend off hair loss but these are some of my personal favorites:

Organic foods — Choose these foods because they’re free of chemicals. Chemicals can act as endocrine disruptors interfering with hair growth.

Pumpkin seeds — Pumpkin seeds are one of the top foods high in zinc, which is necessary for healthy hair health. Research has also shown that a zinc deficiency is linked with hypothyroidism and hair loss.

Wild-caught fish — Wild-caught fish like salmon are high in omega-3 fats, which decrease inflammation while supporting hair growth and hair thickening.

Green tea — Green tea helps promote detoxification and contains antioxidants that promote hair growth. It also may stop the conversion of testosterone into DHT.

Super seeds — Chia, flax and hemp seeds are high in fiber and healthy fats that can help aid hair growth.

Bone Broth — High in protein, collagen, and amino acids, bone broth the perfect food for encouraging healthy hair growth.


Top Foods to Avoid

Trans fatty acids — Unhealthy fats like trans fatty acids have been shown to increase inflammation and production of DHT, which can cause hair loss. Stay away from hydrogenated oils like corn oil and soybean oil, which are loaded with trans fats.

Sugar — Sugar plays a role in hormonal imbalances, contributes to insulin resistance, increases DHT and causes inflammation, all of which can lead to hair loss.

Processed foods — Foods that are highly processed are often loaded with unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium so they’re very counterproductive to healthy hair growth.

Alcohol — Alcohol can increase inflammation and cause liver toxicity, leading to hair loss. Heavy drinking, as well as smoking, have both been linked to increased risk of hair loss.

Caffeine — In small amounts, organic coffee and tea can be beneficial to health, but you don’t want to overdo it because too much caffeine can cause dehydration, hormone imbalances, and production of DHT.


Top Hair Loss Remedies: Supplements

B-Complex vitamins (1 tablet daily): B vitamins aid in healthy stress management. Biotin or B7 helps thicken your hair naturally and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supports your adrenal glands.
Zinc (8 milligrams daily for women/11 milligrams daily for men): One of the signs of a zinc deficiency is hair loss. Zinc also boosts your immune system and helps repair your gut.

Multi-Vitamins Complex for Hair, Skin, Nail. There are good formulas to helps to supplement what it's necessary for your Hair, Skin, Nails.


Protein Powder from Bone Broth (1–4 servings daily depending on body weight and individual needs): You can also get your daily dose of bone broth from a protein powder. Bone broth powder is rich in protein, collagen, gelatin, glucosamine, chondroitin and key minerals often missing in the average diet. These vital nutrients support and promote healthy hair growth as well as a wide range of additional health benefits.
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Fish oil (1,000 milligrams daily): Fish oil helps reduce inflammation and thicken hair.

Ashwagandha (500 milligrams daily): Adaptogen herbs like ashwagandha help your body adapt and deal with stress, balance hormones and reduce cortisol levels (also known as the aging hormone), which all help encourage healthy hair growth.

Rhodiola (500 milligrams daily): Another awesome adaptogen herb to fend off stress and foster hair growth.



Top Essential Oils for Hair Grow


Rosemary is one of the top essential oils to enhancing hair thickness and growth. Rosemary oil is believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulate hair growth. Research published in 2015 shows that Rosemary oil appears to work as well as minoxidil, a conventional hair loss treatment.


Rosemary essential oil has been shown to thicken hair, you can rub rosemary essential oil into your scalp 20 minutes before going into the showering.  Essential oils of lavender, clary sage and cypress may also improve hair health.

In a study done at the University of Maryland, they took 86 people who were experiencing hair loss (alopecia areata an autoimmune disease) and had them massage their scalps with essential oils including lavender oil.  They did this daily for 7 months and at the end, those who used essential oils daily noticed significant hair regrowth.

Lavender, thyme, cedarwood, sage, and peppermint are other great options that may help increase scalp circulation. One recommendation to stimulate new hair growth is to combine three to four drops each of peppermint, rosemary, and sage in one tablespoon of olive oil (I also recommend coconut oil or jojoba oil). Then you simply massage the mixture gently into the area(s) of concern one to two times each day.

Vida Shampoo, Lotion, and Vida Hair Oil have Rosmarinus off (Rosemary) + Lavander and other plants that play an important factor to stimulate hair growth. Find How Stimulated your Hair to Growth Healthy & Stronger











Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Why your Hair turns Grey and What you can do to Prevent.



Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50," says Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University. And like skin, hair changes its texture with age, says Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Caucasians tend to go gray earlier — and redheads earliest of all. Then Asians. Then African-Americans. Scientists haven't figured out why yet.

Your hair doesn't turn gray — it grows that way.
The change in hair color occurs when melanin ceases to be produced in the hair root and new hairs grow in without pigment. Our hair color comes from a pigment called melanin. When you’re young, special pigment stem cells called melanocytes inject pigment into keratin-containing cells.This keratin, a protein, makes up your hair and is responsible for giving it its color. As you age, melanin is reduced, which is why your hair turns gray and, ultimately, white (this means there’s no melanin left).When we reach the age of 30, we have a 10 % to 20 % chance of graying hair with each passing decade. It’s a fact of life that, eventually, virtually everyone will go gray.


Does Stress Cause Gray Hair?

It's commonly believed that stress causes gray hairs (and many parents of teenagers or former presidents, whose hair often turns gray during office would likely attest to that).
That study found chronic stress and frequent activation of the “fight or flight” stress response leads to DNA damage that may promote not only aging, cancer, neuropsychiatric conditions, and miscarriages but also affect genes that control hair pigment. (2011 study published in the journal Nature and led by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Lefkowitz.)

What Else can Causes Gray Hair?

 Cigarette smoking is also linked to premature hair graying, with the onset of gray hair occurring before the age of 30.
Vitamin B12 deficiency: This is also linked to premature gray hair, and there is at least one report of pigmentation returning to hair after the vitamin deficiency was resolved.

Is Premature Gray Hair an Indicator of Health Problems?

 The researchers suggested:“The association between premature graying and low bone mass could be related to genes that control peak bone mass or factors that regulate bone turnover.”
Obesity is also associated with premature graying, and there is some speculation that it could be an indicator of certain health issues.
Thyroid disorders, anemia, and vitiligo have also been linked to premature graying, and it’s even been associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in young smokers. According to researchers:
“Premature graying of hair can be used as preliminary evidence by clinicians for classifying patients at risk for premature CAD especially in smokers.”


What you can do about ?

A healthy life style will help, look for take organic food, fruit, vegetables + Protein. Your diet should be rich in protein (meat, fish, eggs, yogurt), vegetables and fruits, oleaginous seeds (almonds, walnuts, cashews), legumes (beans, peas, lentils) and whole grains (oats, flax, rye).
Any factor that reduces the levels of these nutrients in the body will result in changes in the strands. The hair can undergo various changes in terms of structure, color, consistency or appearance, in addition to possible fall-out, culminating in the destruction of the hair follicle.

B Vitamin are very important for your Hair& Health, + Multivitamins.
B-Complex vitamins (1 tablet daily): B vitamins aid in healthy stress management. Biotin or B7 helps thicken your hair naturally and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supports your adrenal glands.
Zinc (8 milligrams daily for women/11 milligrams daily for men): One of the signs of a zinc deficiency is hair loss. Zinc also boosts your immune system and helps repair your gut.

Protein Powder from Bone Broth (1–4 servings daily depending on body weight and individual needs): You can also get your daily dose of bone broth from a protein powder. Bone broth powder is rich in protein, collagen, gelatin, glucosamine, chondroitin and key minerals often missing in the average diet. These vital nutrients support and promote healthy hair growth as well as a wide range of additional health benefits.


Rosemary proprieties of  enhancing hair thickness and growth. Rosemary oil is believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulate hair growth. Research published in 2015 shows that Rosemary oil appears to work as well as minoxidil, a conventional hair loss treatment.
 Know more about Vida Homeopathy Hair Kit

Rosemary is present on our Shampoo, Lotion & Hair Oil.
Massage your scalp with your finger tips when you apply the shampoo, massage  increase blood circulation = nutrients for your hair roots.

Rosemary  has been shown to thicken hair, you can rub rosemary essential oil into your scalp 20 minutes before going into the showering.
increase scalp circulation leading to a better nutrition to your hair roots and helps to prevent grey hair. Vida Homeopathy Hair Line




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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Frequent questions about your hair routine and best habits to have a Healthy Hair





Frequent questions about your hair routine and best habits to have a Healthy hair.

1. How often I  need to wash my hair? Does washing my hair often can make the hair weak ?

  You can wash every day or on alternate days. Washing is not a cause of losing hair, of course, you need to choose a good shampoo, without harsh chemicals and sulfate (Vida Shampoo).

  When people experience excessive hair falling, they had the tendency to stop washing or washing their hair less frequently.It's a huge mistake. Washing the hair do not make your hair fall. What happens is that people who are losing more hair are afraid to touch the hair or comb, they do not want to see the amount of hair that came out. When they wash, strands will fall.


2. What is the best shampoo?

The kind of shampoo that you need is related to a lot of others factors, like what type of hair you have and how is your scalp, but:

a.If you did not have problems with your hair an organic shampoo or without harsh chemical for normal hair.Vida Shampoo

 b.If you have an oil hair, my suggestion is to avoid the shampoos for oily hair. Use a gentle shampoo for normal hair and wash more frequent, or try Vida Shampoo, it will balance the excess of oil in the scalp.

  c. If your hair it's too dry, a good shampoo for normal hair with a balance PH, natural, organic without harsh chemicals that damage the hair and take away the natural oils that your scalp produces. It is better you invest in a good conditioner / or a good natural /organic oil for your hair that will help to moisturize and nourish the strand.Vida Hair Oil

  d. Do not use shampoo built with conditioner, they always clog your scalp and induces to hair loss.

  e. If you have itching or dandruff in the scalp go to a Dermatologist or Trichologist doctor to give you the best advice for your case. Remember to be very careful with dandruff shampoo, do not use every day, you will be without dandruff and hair also. 
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 f. If you are using a therapeutic shampoo (for hair loss or prescribed by your doctor) keep in mind that you need to leave the shampoo on your scalp for 2 to 3 minutes at least to have an effect.


3. How to wash your Hair:




 a) Wet your hair, leave the water running on your hair for some seconds, add the shampoo on your hands +  water and apply to the wet hair, massage your scalp( as they do when you go in the hair saloon).

 b) Live the shampoo for 2 minutes or more and wash other parts of the body, the last thing you do, take the shampoo out.

 c) If your hair needs Conditioner apply the conditioner, only in the hair ends not in the scalp!   Take out the conditioner with water.
The water temperature has to be mild, but when you finished, use cold water.
 OBS: Our Vida Homeopathy Shampoo it's very gentle and most of the time do not need conditioner, more:Vida Shampool


4. How to dry your hair:


Dry your hair first with a towel, make a good massage.
Do not be afraid of hair fall at that time, is normal when you do not comb frequently. When you wash and brush, the dead Hair will fall. Sometimes, people that are afraid to see the hair falling and tend to avoid touching, combing or massaging. Falling 100 hair lines/day is normal.

Massage in the scalp are excellent, stimulate circulation that means, blood, nutrients for your hair. Did you know that Rogaine act as a vasodilator of the small vessels, that means more blood flow for the hair, but when you stop the use the effect is gone, and you can’t use it forever. 
We recommend Vida Hair Lotion, that stimulates blood circulation without side effects, Vida Hair Lotion


Black hair:




Natural black hair requires gentle treatment due to its fragile nature. It requires regular conditioning, gentle detangling, sleeping arrangements that preserve moisture and avoidance of direct heat. Although this hair texture may look strong, it's actually susceptible to damage from too much heat and rough handling.

Natural black hair is often dry because natural oils don't travel as easily along the length of curly hair strands. Using harsh, sulfate shampoos isn't a good choice for this hair type. This hair texture shouldn't be shampooed too often. Weekly shampooing with a cleanser designed for dry hair cleans the scalp and hair without drying it out. Regular conditioning is important. This includes using a rinse-out conditioner after every shampoo and using a moisturizing deep conditioner two to three times per month.
Wide-tooth combs and boar bristle brushes are preferable grooming tools over fine-tooth combs and plastic brushes. To detangle black hair, start from the ends and slowly work toward the roots; this prevents raking through tangles and causing breakage. A moisturizer is helpful. Water-based products add moisture, and natural oils seal in moisture.Vida Hair Oil
 Avoid direct heat as much as possible because heat robs hair of moisture. Wet sets, including twists and braids, are preferable to blow drying, flat ironing or using a curly hair.


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Homeopathy, Candida & Psora







What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy was founded by German physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), who was much disturbed by the medical system of his time, believing that its cures were crude and some of its strong drugs and treatments did more harm than good to patients.

Hahnemann performed experiments on himself using Peruvian bark, which contains quinine, a malaria remedy. He concluded that in a healthy person, quinine creates the same symptoms as malaria, including fevers and chills, which is the reason why it is effective as a remedy. He then began to analyze the remedies available in nature by what he called provings. Provings of homeopathic remedies are still compiled by dosing healthy adults with various substances and documenting the results, in terms of the dose needed to produce the symptoms and the length of the dose's effectiveness. The provings are collected in large homeopathic references called materia medica or materials of medicine.
Hahnemann formulated these principles of homeopathy:
Law of Similars (like cures like)
Law of the Infinitesimal Dose (The more diluted a remedy is, the more potent it is.)
Reaction to illness is specific to the individual
Hahnemann's Law of Similars was based on thinking that dated back to Hippocrates in the fourth century B.C. It is the same thinking that provided the basis for vaccinations created by Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur. These vaccines provoke a reaction in the individual that protects against the actual disease. Allergy treatments work the same way. By exposing a person to minute quantities of the allergen, the person's tolerance levels are elevated.


What is Psora in Homeopathy:


After the discovering the law of cure, Hahnemann experienced many difficulties during his practice with homeopathic medicines. The acute diseases used to yield to these medicines, but the same conditions would reappear again and again. No matter how hard he tried, he could not completely extinguish such tendencies from the patients. This made Hahnemann think that some hidden thing was present in the dynamic aspect of every patient, which made patients susceptible to external influences thereby leading to these repeated acute attacks. After interpreting his observations and careful study of past medical records, he came to the conclusion that some inherent latent and dynamic cause existed within, and was the main culprit behind the outbreak of chronic and acute disease. He named this unknown destructive force as PSORA.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann coined the word "Psora". It is derived from Greek, which means itch. It also has its origin from Hebrew word "Tsorat", meaning "a groove, a fault" which refers to a deficiency state of human being. This deficiency state destabilizes the equilibrium of health giving rise to diseases.

Every part and function of the body are influenced by this miasm. Psoric conditions always itch. There is considerable itching of the skin. All the subjective symptom manifestations are due to underlying psora.(http://www.oocities.org/sunil_vb/psor.html)


Psora was described as “the intolerable itch.” Whenever there is psora, we will find the itch. Without the psora miasm, there can be no itch. Starting with a deficiency of the primary routes of elimination, psora expresses itself externally with all types of skin conditions. The skin incurs scaly eruptions and is dirty, dry and itchy. The psora miasm externalizes toxins, and if suppressed topically, it will lead to the manifestation of a serious internal ailment.

Sulphur is one of the leading remedies in the treatment of psoric conditions. It addresses various chronic conditions that rise from psora.  As the equilibrium of the vital force is reinstated and the condition improves, an anti-miasmatic nosode can follow. In every chronic disease lays a fundamental pathological factor.Unless the root cause of the disease is treated, it will never be cured.


Psora has two pathological tendencies:Endogenous and exogenous contamination.

1.Endogenous substance contamination originates from within the organism. The toxins of the metabolism are not eliminated.

2. Exogenous substance contamination is due to a sedentary lifestyle combined with autointoxication. Toxins enter the body from the outside. Food treated with additives which are grown in chemically fertilized environments, tobacco smoking, drugs, vaccinations, heavy metals, and microorganisms cause autointoxication.


" Until today there are many discussion  in the Homeopathy world about what was the  real meaning of Psora for Hahnemann."

The 10 Characteristics of Psora Miasm Diathesis

1. Intense pruritus aggravated by heat.
2. The affection of ectodermic (outer cell) origin.
3. Functional pathologies - all “hypo” (hypotension,  hypoplasia, etc) and atrophic conditions.
4. Poor elimination of toxins.
5. Variable pathologies due to suppression.
6. Bad odor of secretions.
7. Abnormal appetite, a tendency to gain weight.
8. Profound asthenia, a desire to lie down.
9. Affections of the digestive tract.
10.Predisposition to parasites. Intestinal parasites favor cutaneous fungus



What is Candida ?


Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally live on the skin and mucous membranes without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop. Symptoms of candidiasis vary depending on the area of the body that is infected.

Candida spp. are yeast-like fungi which can form true hyphae and pseudohyphae. They may be part of the normal body flora or may become an invasive pathogen. Candidal infection varies from a benign local mucosal membrane infection to disseminated disease; it can involve any organ. Severe disease is associated with an immunodeficiency - eg, malignancy, HIV infection or immunosuppressive therapy.

Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is called “thrush” or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Candidiasis in the vagina is commonly referred to as a “yeast infection.” Invasive candidiasis occurs when Candida species enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body.

Up to 60% of healthy people are asymptomatic carriers of Candida spp. (as a commensal in the gastrointestinal tract).[3]
Candidal infection is the most common cause of invasive fungal infections in hospital patients.
An estimate of systemic candidal infection prevalence can be obtained from azole consumption. One European study covered 15 countries from 2005-2009 and showed a trend of increasing azole use in all countries except France.[4]
Non-albicans strains of Candida spp.are reported to be increasing but no increase in fungal bloodstream infections due to non-C. albicans has been found in the ten years up to 2011


Risk factors for candidal infection are:

Broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Central venous catheters or parenteral nutrition.
Immunocompromised:[5]
T-cell disorders, which tend to cause mucocutaneous candida infections.
Neutrophil disorders, which tend to cause invasive candidiasis.
Corticosteroid treatment or Cushing's disease.
Diabetes mellitus.
Renal replacement therapy.
Implanted prostheses.
Radiotherapy.
Intensive care or prolonged ventilation.
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract surgery.


Other risk factors for mucocutaneous candidiasis are:

Pregnancy or high-estrogen contraceptive pill.
Iron deficiency.
Underlying skin disease - eg, psoriasis, dermatitis.
General debility - eg, cancer or malnutrition.
Local factors - heat, moisture, skin maceration, topical corticosteroids.
Extremes of age.

Candidal skin infections
Presentation
Soreness and itching.
The appearance of the affected skin is variable; there may be:
Red,  a moist skin area with a ragged, peeling edge and possibly pustules or papules at the margin. There may be satellite lesions (pustules or erythema) surrounding the margin.
Pustules which are thin-walled with a red base.
 A yellow-white scale on the surface (looks like curds).
In the foot or hand web spaces - maceration (moist damaged skin) with a thick horny layer.
There are different forms of cutaneous candidiasis:

Intertrigo (skin fold infection).
Candida nail infections - chronic paronychia or onychomycosis (see separate article  Fungal Nail Infections).
Napkin dermatitis.
Balanitis.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis:[12]
A rare condition, usually beginning in childhood, with persistent and prolonged candidal infections of the skin and mucous membranes.
Maybe due to genetic predisposition, endocrinopathies, T-cell disorders or low immunoglobulin levels.
Candida folliculitis.
Generalized cutaneous candidiasis (rare): a widespread rash, worse in skin folds and extremities, with pruritus.
Skin lesions in patients with invasive candidiasis - see 'Invasive candidal infections', below.
When to investigate
Swabs are not usually required but take standard bacteriology swabs for microscopy and culture if:
The diagnosis is unclear, or bacterial infection is suspected.
There is no improvement after initial treatment.
The patient is immunocompromised.
Systemic treatment is considered.
Look for an underlying cause if there is widespread or recurrent candidiasis.


Psora Miasm Thesis


Dr. Hahnemann(a medical physician (1755 - 1843) the founder of homeopathy) was able to determine that there was one very common form of chronic disease and though this condition manifested in many different ways, it was still the same disease in all these patients. The "different ways" that the chronic condition showed up in conventional allopathic medicine are called "diagnosis" in which a disease is considered to be named and seen as a discrete and separate illness unconnected to all the other diagnoses that may be made. Dr. Hahnemann was able to show this was not the accurate understanding of a disease, that actually they were all the same condition taking these different forms. He called this condition "psora" and identified the most common form of it as a skin itch, at least at the beginning, and that this itching condition would then go on to develop other forms of internal illness.


Dysbiosis Thesis


Populations of microbes (such as bacteria and Yeast),inhabit the skin and mucosal surfaces in various parts of the body. Their role forms part of normal, healthy human physiology, however if microbe numbers grow beyond their typical ranges (often due to a compromised immune system) or if microbes populate (such as through poor hygiene or injury) areas of the body normally not colonized or sterile (such as the blood, or the lower respiratory tract, or the abdominal cavity),disease can result (causing, respectively, bacteremia/sepsis, pneumonia, and peritonitis).

When the balance between good microorganism that live in our body are disrupted that will make us sick. Specifically at the scalp that will cause dandruff, itching, oily hair and hair loss, the same happens in another part of our body one example is Candida (Yeast).

Our immune system is our system of defense and has the responsibility to support our health. When that system fails, our body will react showing symptoms and diseases.

The Homeopathy doctor is training to be able to "Reads." the symptoms and conditions that the body fail to correct and will choose the right Homeopathic remedy to fixed.

Homeopathy is not chemical; it is a Pharmaceutical process that transforms substances ( all kinds, mineral, vegetal, and others) in information trough dilutions ( physics). The right homeopathic remedy will be able to teach the immune system how to heal what and when is needed (like a vaccine ).

Homeopathy is like mathematics, you allways find out if you are going in the right direction. To know if your treatment is in the right direction ( to cure and not to suppress symptoms), we know that the healing has to take place in the reverse order that happens.

We (Margot Gobetti an MD and Homeopathy doctor and my mother Iracema Vargas Bedin, Ph.D. in Odontology and Master in Public Health) have been studying and researching about Hair Loss and Candida since 1980. We published a book in Portuguese and we described our observation of 461 patients over the period of 5 years.

Though the research that we developed, some points came to support the theory:

1. In the research group, we performed microscopy and culture from scalp samples. The only microorganism found was Fungus from the Candida family.

2. We study the patients with Hair Loss through a Homeopathy point of view. We look to the remedy that covers all the symptoms of the patient through individual homeopathy evaluation(Repertory of symptoms by Kent). We found that 90% of the patients the remedies chosen classified as a polychrest and anti-psoric remedies.

3. We relate the clinical symptoms described for Candida (see article above about Candida in your System)), with clinical symptoms of Psora, well described in Homeopathy.The medical field does not understand our skin and scalp “ecosystem” and its correlation to our health. Regular doctors do not yet recognize the holistic point of view of Candida as systemic diseases. We have a lot to learn and research.


The Vida Hair Treatment healing process occurs in reverse order

1. First, the hair will stop falling out.
2. New hair will start to grow in as vellum and lanugo.
3. Healthy hair will begin to grow back.
Science is just one and an Integrative Medicine(Traditional Medicine + Holistic Sciences as Homeopathy and many others)point of view could prevent and thousand of people with the low cost. Achieve what Hahnemann, the father of Homeopathy wrote: "Just when the man is free of diseases, he can realize the highest purposes of his existence."



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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Homeopathy in Brazil & USA & World






Homeopathy in Brazil:

 In 1980, there was a great achievement of Homeopathy in Brazil, which was the recognition by the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM) of Homeopathy as a Medical Specialty, by solving CFM No. 1000 of June 4, 1980.
An important figure of articulation was Dr. Alberto Soares de Meirelles.
In 1982, CFM provides instructions for obtaining title Specialist in Homeopathy.
Embodied, if a designation coming from the Sanitary Code of the Empire in 1886.

 Doctor Carlos Fiorot, president of the Brazilian association of homeopathic doctors:
The pharmaceutical industry is the most powerful on the planet, sentences the president of the Brazilian Homeopathic Medical Association (AMHA), Carlos Fiorot. For the physician, the need to "see" health more broadly, other than "look for certain groups and businesses," it is urgent. Despite fight diseases, these companies sell products, he says.
With this guideline, the expert in this interview discusses the acceptance of homeopathy in Brazil and the "struggle" to associate it with Conventional Medicine in the National Health System (SUS). Fiorot comments even though medical research, both here and abroad, are short of needs. And even in institutions dedicated to the study of medicine, knowledge of homeopathy is not fully utilized. As an example, he cites the epidemics. "Despite the discovery of vaccines and antibiotics, control of certain diseases is far from happening as planned," analyzes.
Dr. Carlos Fiorot - First you must separate homeopathy practiced in Brazil and that practiced in Europe. The recent criticisms were made by European professionals and are related to Africa and the developing countries. In general, Europe does not see homeopathy as Brazil see, not only politically but also from the scientific view.

Brazil faced difficulties in these almost 30 years, which have become a differentiator. We have earned the recognition that puts homeopathy in Brazil in the hall of debate in international science. This is not an achievement reached by decree, but by debate, by the struggle of ideas that permeate all of our accomplishments in this period.

When we have an institutional achievement, the recognition by the Federal Council of Medicine, the others are coupled. Therefore, we can not expect other countries who have not lived that experience like ours, the consolidation of Homeopathy as found in Brazil.



SCOPE OF HOMEOPATHY IN USA-Dr. K.R.Mansoor Ali 

Homeopathy has a turbulent history in the US. In 1825, Hans Burch Gram came from Danmark, where he was tough in homeopathy, to New York. Homeopathy became a flourishing method because allopathy or conventional medicine at that time was exactly like Hahnemann had been described.

In 1833 Constantine Hering came in the USA and became the driving force, he founded the first national medical association, the AIH (American Institute of Homeopathy). Apparently as a reaction, in 1836 the AMA (Americal Medical Association) was founded. Also, other medical philosophies "contaminated" homeopathy. But James Tyler Kent was for more than 30 years a counteracting force and homeopathy flourished even more.

Only Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Naturopathy are alternative systems which are licensed in the US widely presently. In practice, this means that the USA does not have many famous homeopaths known in the world homeopathic community those homeopaths are not united enough to convince science or the federal government of its importance and the public does not understand what it is really about.

In a Time Magazine article in 1995, it was reported that homeopathy was enjoying a wider range of popular support as well as use by celebrities such as Rush Limbaugh, Linda Wagner, and Larry King.

The increasing participation of several new players is also leading to the growth of the global homeopathy products market. These players are focused on the utilization of new Homeopathy in other Countries

Health professional usually do not have a reliable font of information about Homeopathy.  Homeopathy is not taught in of the Medical Schools and Universities in most countries, especially in the USA. In others countries the grow of Homeopathy  are impressive.

Homeopathic Medicine: Europe’s #1 Alternative for Doctors (article by Dana Ullman)

The entire field of “alternative and complementary medicine” was so hot in the 1980s that, according to a respected market survey, the field of alternative and complementary medicine in Europe was second only to the computer industry for growth during this decade (4). This explosion of interest in natural medicine has continued in the 21st century.

In 1998, homeopathy was the most frequently used CAM therapy in five out of 14 surveyed countries in Europe and among the three most frequently used CAM therapies in 11 out of 14 surveyed countries (5). Three out of the four Europeans know about homeopathy and of these people 29 percent use it for their own health care. In other words, approximately 100 million Europeans use homeopathic medicines (6).

The sales of homeopathic and anthroposophical medicines grew by 60 percent between 1995 and 2005, from 590 million Euros in 1995 to 775 million Euros in 2001 and to $930 million Euros in 2005 (7). Because of homeopathy’s impressive and growing popularity in Europe, this alternative treatment poses a significant threat to conventional medicine, which may explain why there are ongoing efforts to attack it (and homeopaths) using devious and questionably ethical means.

France 

Homeopathy is particularly popular in France, where it is the leading alternative therapy. In 1982, 16 percent of the population used homeopathic medicine, rising to 29 percent in 1987, and to 36 percent in 1992 (8). In 2004, 62 percent of French mothers used homeopathic medicines in the previous 12 months (9). A survey of French pharmacists was conducted in 2004 and found that an astounding 94.5 percent reported advising pregnant women to use homeopathic medicines (10).

Homeopathy is popular not only among the French public but also among the French medical community. As many as 70 percent of physicians are receptive to homeopathy and consider it effective, at least 25,000 physicians prescribe homeopathic medicines for their patients. Homeopathy is taught in at least seven medical schools: Besancon, Bordeaux, Lille, Limoges, Marseille, Paris-Nord, and Poitiers, and there are numerous postgraduate training programs. Courses in homeopathy are taught in 21 of France’s 24 schools of pharmacy, and also taught in two dental schools, two veterinary medical schools, and three schools of midwivery.


United Kingdom

England’s Royal Family has been homeopathy’s strongest advocates, thereby confirming that this system of natural medicine is not some “new age” therapy. There are five homeopathic hospitals working within the National Health Service, some of them with a two-year waiting list for non-emergency visits to a homeopath.

According to a House of Lords report (2000), 17 percent of the British population use homeopathic medicines (11). The respect accorded homeopathy and homeopathic practice by British physicians is evidenced by a 1986 survey in the British Medical Journal that showed that 42 percent of physicians referred patients to homeopathic doctors (12). Other evidence of support from health professionals was a 1990 survey of British pharmacists that found 55 percent considered homeopathic medicines “useful,” while only 14 percent considered them “useless” (13). The normally conservative British Pharmaceutical Association held a debate in 1992 to decide whether pharmacists should promote homeopathic medicines (14). They concluded by a large majority that they should.

The use of homeopathic medicines is not simply popular in the treatment of humans but also animals. Although there is little data presently available on this subject, one survey discovered that 20 percent of Irish milk producers have tried homeopathic medicines to treat mastitis or high cell count cows, and 43 percent believe that they work. In the herds surveyed, 50 percent added homeopathic medicines to the cow’s drinking water, 27 percent administered medicines via injection, six percent orally doses the cows, and six percent of herds placed the medicines in the cow’s vagina (18).


Germany

The German people are so supportive of natural medicine that the German government mandated that all medical school curricula include information about natural medicines. Approximately 10 percent of German doctors specialize in homeopathy, with approximately 10 percent more prescribing homeopathic remedies on occasion. In 1993, there were 1,993 medical doctors who had formally qualified in homeopathy, while in 2006, this number jumped to 100 percent to 6,073 (20). In Germany, there are 9,000 natural health practitioners called heilpraktikers in 1993 and over 20,000 in 2007. Approximately 20-30 of heilpraktikers specialize in homeopathy.
Sales of homeopathic medicines in Germany were approximate $428 million in 1991, growing at a rate of about 10 percent per year. Evidence of the significant support from the German medical community is the fact that 85 percent of these sales are prescriptions from physicians. Surveys indicate that 98 percent of pharmacies sell homeopathic medicines.


Switzerland

Other European countries in which homeopathy has a relatively strong presence include Switzerland, where different surveys have suggested that somewhere between 11 percent and 27 percent of general practitioners and internists prescribe homeopathic medicines; Italy where nine percent of the medical doctors prescribe homeopathic remedies sometimes; and the Netherlands where 45 percent of physicians consider homeopathic medicines effective and 47 percent of medical doctors use one or more complementary therapies, with homeopathy (40 percent of these select doctors) being the most popular (31).

The prevalence of CAM use in a sample of Swiss patients undergoing kidney transplant was 11.8 percent. The most frequently used alternative therapy used among these was homeopathy (42.9 percent) (32).


Italy

In 2004 a total of 7.5 million Italians uses homeopathic medicines, 2.5 million more than a survey showed in 2000 (33). Approximately 14 percent of Italian women and 10 percent of men prefer homeopathic medicine to conventional medicine. A total of 9.6 percent of children between three and five years of age are treated with homeopathic medicines. Almost 90 percent of Italians who have used such medicines say these treatments helped by them, with 30 percent saying that they used homeopathic medicines for pain syndromes and 24 percent for severe or chronic diseases.


Spain

In Spain, homeopathy has gotten so popular that INE, the country’s statistic institute, added expenditures on homeopathic medicines to their calculations for monthly inflation rates (41). Sales of homeopathic medicines in Spain are growing at 10-15 percent annually, with approximately 15 percent of the population saying that they have used a homeopathic medicine and 25 percent said that they would be happy to try one (42). 


India

And despite homeopathy’s impressive popularity in Europe,It is actually even more popular in India where over 100 million people depend solely on this form of medical care . 
Further, according to an A.C. Neilsen survey in India, 62 percent of current homeopathy users have never tried conventional medicines and 82 percent of homeopathy users would not switch to conventional treatments .
 Homeopathy India, It is not just the fact that the size of the existing domestic homeopathy market has placed around Rs 27,580,000,000 (395 million Euro), but that with a 30 percent annual increase, it will reach Rs. 46,000,000,000 (659 million Euro) in a few years. These figures place India second to France in the ranking of the homeopathy market.
Other facts and figures make the role of homeopathy very impressive. With a hundred million people in the country totally committed to homeopathy, it expected that the number would go over 160 million in three years. Right now, there are 500,000 registered homeopaths and every year there are 20,000 more added. There are 185 homeopathic colleges in the country and 11,000 homeopathic hospital beds.


Dr. Shah writes an insightful article at the International News. When comparing homeopathy to conventional medicines, he says:
“The more a homeopathic medicine is used a more useful it becomes. Its finer details are brought out with the passage of time, and the homeopathic physicians use it with even greater confidence and precision.

The global homeopathic products market is on the rise due to the increasing demand for homeopathy for the treatment of several diseases. According to the World Health Organization, homeopathy is the second largest medicine system displaying a growth rate of 20-25% each year. This is because homeopathy has reportedly proven to be effective for the treatment of several acute and chronic diseases. 

Great article about  Homeopathythy-history-from-germany-america-india-america

Homeopathy in India Video.


How Homeopathy found me:

I was in my last years as a medical student in 1978, I graduated from Medical School in 1980.
had an opportunity to work in the Advance Campus of the University of Santa Catarina, located in Santarem, Para, Brazil

That was a transforming experience, to work as a doctor, in the rain forest, with a very poor population. The Advance Campus of the University was a beautiful place close to the Tapajos River. The health office was at another neighborhood of the city.

The condition of the health office, was a shock. A lot of people came to the office, children, women, family with diseases we did not see with frequency in the south states of Brasil. The most frequent diseases were syphilis, malaria, worms, anemia, for such cases we had medication to give for free, but for many others symptoms and diagnoses we did not have any medication to give for free. Malnutrition also was endemic, and sometimes I would just recommend food as remedy, like you need to eat rice and beans, fruit and vegetables. How was I supposed to prescribe vitamins when they didn’t have money for food?
I start to look for alternatives ways to help the patients. I found herb markets and started to talking with people who knew about plants and herbs. In the campus ,there were other medical students that had the same problems, so we made a list of traditional herbs and indications. When I finished my stage in Santarem I came back with a suitcase of herbs, plants, and notes.


I was very enthusiastic about my discoveries and I had a classmate who started learning Homeopathy, and I started to do a Course about Homeopathy in my last year, did some testing to be sure of the results and never stopped studying Homeopathy and being enthusiastic about it. For 2 years I did a Pos- Graduation & Specialization in Homeopathy at University of Rio de Janeiro and at Hahnemanniano Institute of Brazil.
I developed my Homeopathy Practice in Caxias do Sul, RS  for over 30 years, and had more than seven thousand patients on file when I moved to the  USA in 2006.