Regular readers of my blog will know that I am sometimes critical of the power wielded by pharmaceutical companies when it comes to the selective funding of research projects. The simple truth is that promoting a particular company’s drug will increase the value of shares in that company and produce a greater profit. That’s the way the market works, and relevant and much-needed research sometimes has to take a back seat to big bucks.

Two of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies (by revenue, March 2010) are based in Switzerland. You could be forgiven, therefore, for assuming that a Swiss government report into homeopathic medicines, published at the end of 2011 and now available in English*, would come down heavily on the side of conventional medicines.

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The report, the most extensive and comprehensive ever produced by a government, concludes that homeopathic treatments are both effective and cost-effective and that the costs of such treatments, where appropriate, should be reimbursed by the Swiss national health insurance program.

Well, as a personal advocate and very strong believer in the power of homeopathic medicine, I say three loud cheers for the Swiss government for finally taking homeopathy seriously and making this very important, forward-looking move. I hope other governments in other countries will look at this very seriously.

So far as herpes is concerned, this video gives you clear and precise information on how to naturally cure herpes and keep it at bay.

Herpes Remedies: Vinegar for health & herpes

Ever wondered how vinegar came about? The clue is in the name. In French it’s a compound of two words, “vin” and “aigre”, meaning “sour wine.” About a thousand years ago someone somewhere forgot some wine and let it go sour. The resultant liquid was found to be good as a preservative or seasoning and over the centuries it’s been found to have health benefits, too.

Although vinegar was initially produced from wine, it can be produced by letting air get to just about anything containing a combination of alcohol and sugar. Today’s vinegar can be made from wine, fruits, and grains and can even be produced synthetically from petrochemicals.

But the vinegar I want to talk about today is very specific. It’s organic apple cider vinegar, produced from naturally grown apples. Many people recommend this taken orally (just two teaspoonfuls each day) to help weight loss and a variety of ailments. For me, it is an essential part of keeping herpes symptoms at bay and one of the most important pieces of equipment in my “herpes toolbox”. Not only can you take cider vinegar orally but if you do have herpes blisters, you can apply it (diluted because it can be harsh on the skin) as regularly as you can to help ease the pain and discomfort as well as speeding up the healing process.

You can try applying cider vinegar neat to a blister for about five minutes, but you should never apply it without dilution to an open sore. If you take cider vinegar orally, you can dilute two teaspoons in a glass of water to take away the harshness of the taste.

Please remember that this advice applies to ORGANIC CIDER VINEGAR. Other vinegars do not have the same effect, and synthetic vinegars can be positively harmful to your health.