It goes without saying that the sea — also, ocean — is our next, new, big frontier for deriving natural medicines in the 21st century. You name them shark cartilage, shark liver oil, chitosan, fish oil, mussel, sea cucumber, seaweed, oyster, shrimp, sponge etc. They are curative medicines. They are natural. They are available in profusion. Most importantly, they provide through their use a healthy degree of safety to treat illnesses — without the dangerous side-effects of conventional medications. Not just a book, Healing Remedies from the Sea is your `bespoke,' easy-to-use, one-stop guide to beat illness and promote optimal, vibrant health for yourself, your family, and all your loved ones...
Rajgopal Nidamboor, PhD, is a Board-Certified wellness physician, Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians [FCCP], Member of the Center of Applied Medicine [M-CAM], writer-editor, independent researcher, commentator, critic, columnist, author, and publisher. His special interests include natural, integrative, and nutritional medicine. He lives in Navi Mumbai, India.
Jawahar Nidamboor, MSc [UK], BPharm, specialises in industrial pharmaceutics. He is presently based in Navi Mumbai, India.
The newest developments in medicine and surgery offer astounding capabilities to replace joints and other organs as well as treat infection, allergy, and inflammation. Yet, the fact is despite such 'miracles' achieved through pharmaceutical innovations and surgery, drug adverse effects and surgical letdowns continue to occur and not infrequently too.
Picture this - iatrogenic disease, the medical term for illness caused by drug treatment, is the third largest cause of death in the US alone, today. It is only surpassed, or exceeded, by cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Agreed, that, hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies have begun to establish quality control systems to reduce the incidence of such medical and surgical errors. Nevertheless, unexpected serious side-effects, including death, persist to be a component of drug treatment. The inference is obvious: there is a need to be able to support certain medical conditions, especially chronic disorders, without necessarily resorting to drug therapy.
While conventional medicine has ignored, also belittled, integrative, nutritional and naturopathic therapies, natural-based treatments offer tangible, holistic support for several illnesses, or diseases, without the risk of adverse effects and medical complications. Take for instance, the natural and dietary approaches employed by integrative and complementary and alternative medicine [CAM] practitioners. This therapeutic credo provides significant symptomatic support without the risk of side-effects, typically experienced with certain conventional drugs.
In Healing Remedies from the Sea Rajgopal Nidamboor introduces the reader to natural approaches, derived from the sea, needed to treat illnesses, or diseases, without the need for powerful medication, or 'less' medication. He makes the case simple and clear: that although there is a plethora of conventional medical and other interventions available, most are unnecessary ... if the patient were to implement sea-derived dietary, or nutritional, supplements and lifestyle modifications, as well as use specific nutraceutical supplements.
While most individuals who develop disabling disorders of their hip or knee joints, for example, opt for surgery, Raj argues that the scalpel may be avoided, if natural sea supplements are instituted early on, much before the disorder, in question, begins to spread its dogged tentacles and/or whacks the joints. This is not all. Raj explains how the use of sea-derived natural supplements may be able to prevent or slow down certain illnesses, or diseases, from developing in the first place - osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer, among others, aside from common acute disorders, viz., cold and flu.
Although medicine has for long ignored the research that supports the use of sea-derived supplements, Raj discusses journal and other clinical studies that demonstrate the effective use of such supplementation.
The sea, as Raj puts it, denotes enormous power - a magnitude so huge that human capability, with all its wondrous scientific advances and technological pride, wilts in comparison. This, he adds, is just a literary preamble. On the biological front, the sea, especially in the form of its 'subterranean' intricacy, is the most amazing and complex structure Mother Nature ever created - on the living planet. Its treasures are immense and it holds the potential to provide a bountiful medicinal tool-kit to treat a host of illnesses, or diseases, and other complaints.
To paraphrase his alternative thought. There is something which we already know - and, use - in the successful treatment of several illnesses and health conditions. They are some of our most well-known and naturally available life forms from the depths of the sea. You name them - shark cartilage, shark liver oil, cod, or fish oils, mussel, sea cucumber, seaweed, oyster, shrimp, sponge etc., They are curative remedies. They are natural. They are available in profusion. Most importantly, they provide through their use a healthy degree of safety and also compliance - for maintenance of optimal health and management of illness.
While medical literature now acknowledges that, in contrast to drug therapy, natural supplementation poses no serious risk of side-effects, or iatrogenic disease, the greatest dilemma for most patients, unfortunately, is the trepidation that using a natural treatment programme without the permission of their family physician would be a waste of time and money as well as dicey, or dangerous. Or, they may have a lurking apprehension that CAM has not been 'scientifically so well proven: although there is increasing research demonstrating its clinical and therapeutic benefits.
It is apparent that sea-derived treatments are not drugs; they do not produce instant results; besides, most have to be implemented for a number of months before actual, or tangible, changes are noted. However, the idea that natural remedies are dangerous and ineffective bids fair, for the most part, to a seemingly well-chiselled, self-serving opinion of the medical establishment and the drug industry. Barring, or prohibiting, or discouraging patients from trying such natural remedies and making dietary and lifestyle changes is a discreet effort by the conventional medical practitioner to 'control' the patient at the expense of permitting safe, effective, and inexpensive natural sea and other healing remedies.
Well, the silver-lining is - the growing interest in nutritional medicine and CAM is also a-changin' and transforming the public's respect and use of such natural programmes. It is in this context that Raj's writing, yet again, introduces the reader to effective, cost-saving, risk-free nutritional supplemental approaches, derived from the sea, that may be used in addition to, or in place of, prescribed drug therapies.
The riveting aphorism applies to folks that don't live by the sea too, because the sea is more than a metaphor - with all its moods and different hues. From the calm before the storm, or storm before the calm.
The sea denotes enormous power - a magnitude so huge that human capability, with all its wondrous scientific advances and technological pride, wilts in comparison.
This is just a literary preamble, all right. On the biological front, the sea, especially in the form of its 'subterranean' intricacy, is the most amazing and complex structure Mother Nature ever created - on the living planet. Its treasures are immense and it holds the potential to provide a bountiful medicinal tool-kit to treat a host of illnesses, or diseases, and other ailments. Naturally, Gently.
We've a medical 'Gold Rush' today - which is, of course, far from what was depicted by Charlie Chaplin in his fascinating movie by the same name - in place. And, the excitement is just not happening in the research laboratories, but on the sea base. As marine scientists are combing the sea/ocean for microorganisms and plants that naturally produce chemical compounds, with healing properties, medical scientists are analysing and synthesising them for potential medicinal use.
It is a gigantic task for sure. Also, with literally billions of undersea life forms yet to be studied, scientists imply, no less, that the sea and ocean could become our new, big frontier for deriving medicines in the 21st century.
On the immediate side, however, there is something which we already know- and, use - in the successful treatment of several illnesses and health conditions. They are some of our most well-known and naturally available life forms from the depths of the sea. You name them - shark cartilage, shark liver oil, cod, or fish oils, mussel, sea cucumber, seaweed, oyster, shrimp, sponge etc.,
They are curative medicines. They are natural. They are available in profusion. Most importantly, they provide through their use a great degree of safety, and ease of use, without the dangerous side-effects of conventional medications.
To begin with, let us see what the sea has to offer and, in the process, review some of the conditions in which we could apply our medicinal bounty from the sea. Needless to say, sea cure is risk-free and sure - so much so, you will wonder why you have not tried some of its wholesome miracles yet.
If you have already used them, you'll only expand on your information-base with the latest knowledge available on sea medicines. Of medicines you'd love to store in your home medicine kit. This will serve a dual purpose - one, to help you' get to know the basics of a given disorder; and, two, to evaluate how medicinal miracles from the sea could be employed with positive benefits and also safety.
|Chapter 1||Sea Remedies: Medicine of the Future||14|
|Chapter 2||It's All in Your Diet||21|
|Chapter 5||Alcohol Dangers||48|
|Chapter 6||Heart Disease||57|
|Chapter 7||More than Skin Deep||67|
|Chapter 9||Common Cold & Influenza||89|
|Chapter 10||Mind Matters||98|
|Chapter 11||Endrocrine Disorders||106|
|Chapter 12||Radiation Illness||112|
Item Code: NAO937 Author: Rajgopal Nidamboor & Jawhar Nidamboor Cover: Paperback Edition: 2018 Publisher: Indus Source Books ISBN: 9789385509179 Language: English Size: 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch Pages: 131 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 160 gms