April 20, 2012

Natural Remedies and Herbal Healing

Filed under: Lack of Vitamins,Uncategorized — Tags: , — robertprice @ 6:30 pm

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Herbs lost their popularity during the industrial age, but in recent years the medical profession has returned to the study of their uses as medicine since chemically produced drugs have so many side effects. Many people are creating medicine cabinets with herbal formulas for various ailments. These are just a few of the herbs used for medicinal purposes:

Artemisia – It is used externally as a pain reliever.

Anise – The seeds are crushed and steeped in 1 cup of boiling water 15 minutes and then strained; putting 1 tsp. each of cider and honey in the strained water to relieve congestion.

Parsley – Chewed after a meal to cleanse the digestive system.

Cinnamon – Drop of cinnamon oil in a cup of hot water relieves diarrhea.

Lemon Grass – Used in a tea that helps reduce fever.

Garlic – Two or three cloves a day thins the blood, promotes circulation and expels mucus from the lungs. Also used for hypertension.

Rosemary –  Steeped in 2 cups of boiled water for twenty minutes, covered and then trained and apply on a clean cloth to the forehead of back of the neck o relieve a headache.

Dandelion
–  Use leaves as diuretic in tea. The roots can be eaten raw for a laxative.

Sage – Make a tea from 2 tsp. of chopped leaves in boiling water. Let it steep for a few minutes. This is good for hot flashes. It is also good for sinus congestion. Do not drink sage tea if nursing.

Ginger – Make ginger tea by simmering 1 tsp. of dried grated ginger root in 1 cup of water for ten minutes. Strain and add a few drops of honey to relieve nausea. It also helps with hypertension.

Turmeric – This is good for fibromyalgia and arthritis. It also used as a blood purifier. Use it in a powdered form and add pepper and ginger to activate it.

Basil – Used in oil form on the forehead to relieve headaches and calm the mind.

Lavender – Apply lavender oil to forehead to relieve anxiety or sniff to relieve sinus congestion.

Mint – Use leaves to make a tea to relieve indigestion.

Herbal Tonics – Are very gentle to our bodies and have been used for thousands of years. They are considered to be a food for the body and like food; must be used in moderation. They are excellent choices for preventive medicine and cleansing.

Herbs at Home:

You can save time and money by growing these five basic medicinal herbs in your garden or on your window sill: Echinacea for immune system, Chamomile for gentle sleep, Yarrow for first aid, Lemon Balm for colds and Peppermint for digestion. These five herbs are generally safe for all of us. Just their smell soothes the soul.

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April 17, 2012

What Causes Constipation: The Surprising Truth

Filed under: healthy eating,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 7:02 pm

causes of constipationIf you live with constipation, you may think that there is nothing that you can do about it. There are many causes of constipation, however, and this means that with a few simple changes to your diet or lifestyle, you may be able to overcome it and feel better. Constipation is not something that people want to talk about, but it is a very real issue that can have a huge effect on your life. What are some of the interesting causes of constipation?

Vitamins

While taking vitamins is not inherently a cause of constipation, the ingredients in some vitamins can be. If your vitamin includes iron or calcium, and you are experiencing constipation, you may want to find another vitamin or consider taking a stool softener.

Chocolate

Eliminate chocolate from your diet if you are having constipation issues. Some studies have found that it can cause constipation, but other studies suggest that it can help. By eliminating it and seeing how you feel, you can determine if it is the problem.

Depression

Depression can lead to a slowing of the body’s processes, including the digestive process. If you have been experiencing some symptoms of depression, you may want to visit your physician to get help for your condition and to help your digestive system to get back to normal.

Blood Pressure and Allergy Medication

Side effects from certain blood pressure and allergy medications can also lead to constipation. Diuretics decrease blood pressure by increasing the amount of urine that is released and this can cause your stool to become harder, as water is being taken from the digestive process. Allergy medications can do this as well.

Antacids

If you have heartburn, you may be taking antacids. Some of them contain calcium and aluminum, which can cause constipation. Check your labels to see if the ones that you have chosen contain these minerals that could be causing your issues.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There are two chronic conditions that are included in the inflammatory bowel disease category-ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease. While the most common symptom is diarrhea, inflammation of the rectum is common in ulcerative colitis or it could be an obstruction of the intestines in Crohns.

Diabetes

Diabetes can cause nerve damage, which in turn can cause digestion issues. Unfortunately, most people who have diabetes have no clue that they have it, which causes it to get worse. Regular constipation can be an indicator of this disease.

Constipation is not something that you have to live with. Consult your physician to see if any of these issues could be causing your constipation.

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April 12, 2012

Swimming Pool Safety: How Clean Is Your Water?

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertprice @ 5:41 pm

Safe WaterHow safe is the water in pools? While many people know that they need to keep an eye out for sharks and other creatures in the ocean, most people do not realize that public pools are just as, if not more so, dangerous. By understanding more about the issue, you can determine whether or not you want to swim in public pools.

While most cities have cleaning procedures, they may not be enough to keep the pool water free from bacteria, like Ecoli and more. These bacteria, along with viruses and other germs, can be in the water from blood, mucus, saliva, skin, and fecal matter. This means that often their visual checks will be unable to tell if the pool water is contaminated. These germs may not even be put into the water by bathers. Birds and rodents can contaminate a pool as well.

Cleaning and testing should be done on a regular basis to keep the pools as safe as possible. If you do not see this testing being done every few hours, then you will probably want to swim somewhere else, as this can be a sign that they are not taking your health seriously. Depending upon where you live, there may be different guidelines, but if you are at the pool for any length of time, you should see this testing being carried out.

This is an infrequent problem, but it is one that people need to know about. If you notice any symptoms, such as bloody diarrhea, vomiting, or fever, you will want to get medical attention as soon as possible. There is no way to completely prevent your chance of coming into contact with these viruses and bacteria, but you do want to be aware of the symptoms and the risk to you and your family.

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April 6, 2012

7 Foods to Eat for Arthritis Suffers

Filed under: diabetes — robertprice @ 5:52 pm

foods for arthritis sufferersArthritis is a generic term for joint inflammation.   It can be placed into two categories: osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joints) and rheumatoid (general inflammation of the joints).    Currently, over 50 million people suffer from doctor diagnosed arthritis, or 1 in 5.  In several cases, what you eat has a direct impact on the pain that you feel.

“Food isn’t a panacea, but some can make your joints healthier,” said Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of Sports Nutrition in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  Your food intake makes an impact upon the way that your body feels, and when you make the right choices, you’re reducing the symptoms that are associated with arthritis pain.

The added inflammation of the joints might be a result of food allergies which you have.  For instance, someone who has an allergy to dairy products might also feel arthritis pain.  These allergies should be tested by a doctor to discover the best course of action in tackling your suffering.

Here is the list of seven foods which you should avoid if you have arthritis.

  • Dairy Products
  • Corn
  • Meat
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Soda

Sodium is a major cause of arthritis pain because it dehydrates the joints and makes even the most healthy joints lose their resilience.  A simple reduction in the amount of salt that you eat can help with your whole body health, reducing the symptoms of arthritis as well as your risks for high blood pressure and other ailments.

Check the nutritional information on the processed food that you eat.  Sometimes, the sodium content is through the roof with 1200mg for a single meal.  The CDC recommends that your daily intake be 1500mg, split among several meals.  Some of the more naturally prepared vegetarian meals have lower sodium and lower sugar content, but it’s necessary to check around.

The best diet for arthritis sufferers consists of leafy greens and non-citrus fruit.  Not only does this diet promote joint health, but it encourages weight loss which will also help alleviate some of the pain that you might be feeling.  In some cases, the proper food choices have eliminated arthritis and helped patients lead happy, healthy lives.

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