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NAET - Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques

NAET Web Site
A holistic, non-invasive treatment used in eliminating food and environmental allergies permanently. It was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad, in Buena Park, California. After diagnosis has been completed using simple muscle response testing to identify the allergens involved, a systematic treatment procedure is begun in which the central nervous system is mildly stimulated in the presence of each allergen, in order to reprogram the brain with the new message. Most patients can successfully be treated by acupressure around the spine to stimulate the nerves which convey messages to and from the brain going to the organs and other tissues all over the body. See also EFT.

Namaste`

"Namaste" is a common salutation used in the Far East. Pronounced nah-ma-stay, it means: "I greet the place in you which is of truth, of light and of peace."

A longer version:
"I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.
Amen."

NDRF - National Dysautonomia Research Foundation

NDRF Site
A non-profit foundation established to help those who are afflicted with any of the various forms of Dysautonomia (includes: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Neurocardiogenic Syncope, Mitral Valve Prolapse Dysautonomia, Pure Autonomic Failure, Multiple System Atrophy (Shy-Drager Syndrome), Diabetes Mellitus, and many more). Lots of "scientific research stuff" at their site, but not sure how helpful they are to ordinary mortals. (651) 267-0525, Fax (651) 267-0524. NDRF, P.O. Box 211153, Eagan, MN 55121-2553.

NeanderThin

Eat Like a Caveman to Achieve a Lean, Strong, Healthy Body Amazon.com link
In NeanderThin, Ray Audette recommends returning to the diet of natural foods on which humans have thrived for eons. Odd that such a simple idea could seem radical to some.

NEJM - New England Journal of Medicine

Neurofeedback

See Biofeedback

Neuropathy

Walt's Neuropathy Problems Q/A Archive

Neuropathy due to Diabetes

Walt's recommendation: A harmless thing that would help a person enough that he likely would take Walt's kind of educational approach more seriously would be: Take at least 4 grams of Esterified vitamin C twice a day and at least 1 gram of natural vitamin E once a day. Add at least one capsule of Balanced B twice a day, along with trace minerals, and he will be telling you now much better he is in a few weeks.

Remember, repairing nerve tissue only progresses at the rate of about 1/2 inch a month, so permanent benefits will take about 2 years.

Neuropeptides

Named Neuro because they came from the brain and Peptide because they are composed of a string of basic amino acids called Peptides. A system that connects mind and body using chemicals produced both by brain cells and the body, transported by the blood stream in two-way communication. Production of these nuroopeptides can be turned on and off by certain mental states.

Nidi

Embryologically "left", and buried, microscopic nests of skin tissue which can cause Pilonidal cyst problems

NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming

A state of the art set of communications methods for enhancing personal and professional development and for creating personal change gracefully. NLP is also described as "software for your brain"--allowing you to automatically tap into the kind of experiences you want to have. It lets you model, or copy human excellence in any form. With NLP, you can identify what makes someone exceptionally skilled, and get that skill for yourself or teach it to others.

NMI - No Message Inside

Indicates that there is nothing inside a discussion board post. Sometimes called MT Post or NT Post.

Nonlocal Mind

See Dossey Reinventing Medicine
Consciousness can free itself from the body. It has the potential to act not just locally on one's own body, but also nonlocally on distant things, events, and people, even though they may be unaware that they are being influenced. This provides us a way to help heal one another, making health and illness a collective affair. When illness occurs, the fact that I can help you and you can help me eases the isolation and feelings of being alone that are a painful part of being sick. See also RocketHealer Jim++s Love From The Waiting Room Healing Meditations.

Non-pathogenic

Something present, but which does not cause disease.

Nosebleed Management

Walt's Nosebleed Management Q/A Archive

N.O.T. - Neural Organization Technique

N.O.T. International
A chiropractic protocol developed by Dr. Carl Ferreri. His concepts of how the body is organized explain how sometimes life’s experiences cause us to get “stuck “ in a fight/flight survival mode (BRACING!). He used the analogy of the body operating like a computer. We have “programs” that protect us and keep us functioning. The eyes can operate as switches to access these programs (NLP). He developed protocols using Applied Kinesiology, Sacral/Occipital Technique, Meridian Therapy and Craniopathy to isolate aberrations in these programs, and them to make the corrections necessary to allow the body to function normally.

NP - Nurse Practitioner

NSAIDs - Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

NSAIDS can cause serious complications and even Death article at Health Central
Includes: Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, Nuprin) and Naproxen (Aleve). Beware: Walt says that NSAIDs actually retard healing while they block the symptoms. Although the fact that people who used NSAIDS for their arthritis got worse than those who did nothing (over the years) has been known for more than 20 years. STILL, they (NSAIDS) are the "standard of practice" and what one sees on TV many times every day. Who benefits from this?

Nutrition And Physical Degeneration Amazon.com link
In the late 1930's Dr. Price, a retired dentist, traveled to areas of the world where processed food was only beginning to be available and examined the teeth and general health of people of the generations before and during the introduction of such food. The result is a valuable historical documentation of the damage done by the consumption of processed foods. His devastating conclusion, recorded in horrifying detail in area after area, was simple. People who live under so-called backward primitive conditions had excellent teeth and wonderful general health. They ate natural, unrefined food from their own locale. As soon as refined, sugared foods were imported as a result of contact with "civilization," physical degeneration began in a way that was definitely observable within a single generation.

Nutrition and Your Mind

Amazon.com shows it as out of print, but they will look for a new/used copy.
Nutrition and Your Mind: The Psychochemical Response Amazon.com shows it as out of print, but they will look for a new/used copy.
A nutrition book by George Watson. It warns people of the toxic effects of common household products. That's not big news today, but this was in 1973. The main message is the so-called metabolic diet. The ideas have since been modified by Rudolf Wiley in Biobalance and Robert McFerran on this board and his forthcoming book.

Nystatin

Walt's Nystatin Dosage Q/A Archive
A drug taken to wipe out intestinal fungi such as Candida.

Nystatin tablets are sugar-coated and they do not start working until they are in the stomach. Walt has never seen a case of Candida be resolved with Nystatin tablets. The process Must begin in the mouth and Not have sugar in it (which Feeds the Candida!). That means use pure Nystatin powder and the dose is 750,000 units, 4 times a day on an empty stomach for children AND adults.