Sunday, November 30, 2014

25+ health problems Natural Cures

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Healthier aging and Longevity

 

Consume plenty of the following:

 

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Brewers yeast
  • Chicken (lean)
  • Citrus fruits
  • Fish
  • Flaxseeds
  • Fruit (deeply colored)
  • Garlic
  • Red grapes or red grape juice
  • Kefir
  • Leafy greens
  • Oats
  • Onions
  • Pomegranates
  • Raw vegetables
  • Red peppers
  • Sauerkraut
  • Strawberries
  • Soy products
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Water (drink a glass every two waking hours)
  • Wheat germ 
  • Whole grains
  • Red wine (occasionally)
  • Yogurt

 

To fight aging – Detoxify

 

Apples

Help to correct skin and liver disorders.  It has a laxative effect, and is a valuable aid to digestion and weight loss.

 

Beet juice

Nourishes the liver. The liver is one of the most important organs of the body, as it has hundreds of different functions.  If our liver is functioning well, most likely everything else in your body is too.

 

Cabbage

It is excellent for alleviating stomach ailments, especially when combined with comfrey. It's high in vitamin K and cancer-fighting indoles. 

 

Carrot juice

Is high in antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamins A, C, and E.  It is filled with minerals and anti-aging enzymes.  One caveat on carrot juice, since it is high in natural sugar, this juice should be diluted with water, especially if you have a blood sugar imbalance.

 

Celery

Is moderately high in sodium, not the bad-for-you salt shaker kind, but the good, natural kind that promotes good cell chemistry.

 


Melon juices

Are wonderful kidney cleansers.  The rind provides a wide range of enzymes, minerals, and chlorophyll.  Drink melon juice alone, not in combination with other fruits or vegetables.

 

Pineapple juice

Contains bromelain, which has an anti-inflammatory effect.  This is especially good for alleviating arthritic symptoms.

 

Red Grapes

The skins of red grapes reduce plaque in the walls of arteries.

 

 

Longevity

 

Eat  chocolate and whole wheat bread

 

 

 

Athlete’s Foot

 

Soak your feet in a basin of warm water with a few crushed garlic cloves and a splash of rubbing alcohol.

 

 

 

Brain Development in Infants

 

 

Feed infants lots of:

 

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Flaxseed

 

 

Brain and Brain Function

 

Consume the following:

 

  • Eggs
  • Walnuts 
  • Wine

 

Bruising

 

When bruising appears for no apparent reason, the cause may be your diet rather than your clumsiness.  A vitamin deficiency can sometimes cause unexplained bruising.  Keep up your vitamin K and get your fill of vitamin C.

 

 

Burns

 

For little kitchen burns, run cold water over them, then apply a slice of Onion to block the pain receptors.  Onion juices have antibacterial properties that may help prevent infection.

 

Another way to help relieve pain from a burn is to rub Garlic Oil onto a burn.

 

 

Calluses

 

Eat pineapple

 

 

 

Cells and Cellular Repair

 

Eat plenty of the following:

 

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Grapefruit

 

 

 

Cramps and Pain Management

 

 

Menstrual Cramps

 

Supplement your diet with omega-3 fatty acids to make yoru menstrual cycles more regular.

 

 


Premenstrual Syndrome (P. M. S.)

 

Consume the following:

 

  • Bananas
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Pasta
  • Whole Wheat Bread

 

 

Menstrual Pain and Regularity

 

Eat plenty of the following:

 

  • Fish with Omega-3 Fatty Acids…
  • Alaska king crab
  • Atlantic mackerel
  • Bluefish
  • European anchovy
  • Lake trout
  • Northern lobster
  • Pink salmon
  • Pacific oysters
  • Sardines in sardine oil
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Striped bass
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna

 

 

Bloating

 

Eat Basil.

 

Leg Cramps

 

Consume the following:

  • Bananas
  • Orange Juice
  • Sweet Potatoes

 

 

Muscle Cramps

 

Eat cheese

 

 

Aching Joints

 

Relaxing in a warm bath may ease your aching joints, but drinking a glass of cool water may also help.  Water helps cushion and lubricate your joints.  Eight glasses of water a day will help keep your joints gliding smoothly.

 

 

Pain Management

 

Eat chilies.

 

 

Relaxation

 

Eat Rosemary.

 

 

Cuts

 

Eat Bok Choy and drink wine.

 

 

Dehydration

 

Dehydration is caused by consuming alcohol, caffeine, and salt.  Alcohol and caffeine should be cut out completely and your salt intake should be reduced to help prevent dehydration and to help fight or help to prevent kidney stones.

 

 

Dizziness

 

To make your own smelling salts, place 1 to 4 drops of Essential Rosemary Oil on a tissue and wave it under your nose.

 

 

 

Enzyme Activity

 

Eat Pomegranates.

 

 

 

Exercise Performance

 

Eat mint.

 

 

 

Fatigue

 

Eat mint and raisins

 

 

 

Fibroids

Eat spinach

 

 

Hair

 

Dry Hair

 

To add shine to dull hair, mash a very ripe avocado and massage the pulp into your wet hair for about 5 minutes.  Leave in for 10 minutes to an hour, then rinse.  It may take several washes to remove it all.

 

 

Hair Loss

 

Eat the following:

 

  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Fish
  • Lean poultry
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains

 

Vitamin B promotes hair growth and Iron is essential for hair growth. 

 

Take a spoonful of unsulfured blackstrap molasses every day, and include several of the following foods in you diet:

 

  • Berries
  • Cashews
  • Dried fruits
  • Figs
  • Green leafy vegetables (except spinach)
  • Leeks

 

To improve Hair Growth, apply 3 to 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil per 1 ounce of shampoo daily to improve scalp circulation.

 

 

Hangnails

 

Eat Bok Choy.

 

 

Hangover

 

Basil can help reduce the resulting bloating and flatulence.  Make a tea by steeping 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons of dried leaves in 1 cup of boiled water for about 15 minutes; then strain and sip.

 

 

Headaches

 

Garlic is nature’s aspirin, dilating the veins and arteries to relieve congestion. Squeeze some garlic juice into a teaspoon of honey. It’s an old American Indian remedy.

 

 

Migraine Headaches

 

The smell of green apples can reduce a migraine headache.

 

Don’t forget your Omega 3’s. Eat fish at least 3 times a week. 

 

An herbal footbath can soothe your headache.  Mix one teaspoon of powdered mustard or ginger with water as hot as you can stand it in a plastic basin big enough for both feet.  Drape a thick towel across the top to hold in the heat.  Lean back, close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax for about 15 minutes.

 

Calcium and vitamin D can help relieve migraines in people with low blood levels of vitamin D.

 

Watch out for the three C’s.  Cheese, chocolate, and citrus; they can trigger headaches. 

 

Caffeine can cause headaches.  If you drink more than 8 oz of caffeine a day, it is best to gradually cut back on the caffeine to avoid headaches.

 

Place salt in a dry pan and heat until it’s very warm but not hot. Wrap the salt in a thin dishtowel. If the headache is in front, press the salt pack to the back of your head and rub.  The dry heat will draw the pain away from where it’s hurting.

 

Headaches may signal heart disease if they begin during exercise then go away when you rest.  It’s possible that an undetected chest pain travels along nerves from the heart to the head where it is more noticeable, or the diseased heart causes more pressure in the head because of poor circulation.

 

This type of cardiac headache may occur in people whose headaches begin after the age of 50, who are at risk of heart disease due to high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, or family history.

 

 

Metabolism

 

Increase your metabolism by eating mushrooms

 

 

Energy

 

Increase your energy by eating the following:

 

  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Turkey
  • Watermelon

 

 

Hiccups

 

Eat a papaya

 

 

Hot Flashes

 

Consume soy

 

 

Hydration

 

Eat the following:

 

  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon

 

 

 

Immune System

 

To improve your Immune System, eat the following:

 

  • Asparagus
  • Beef
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Canola Oil
  • Cantaloupe
  • Chicken
  • Chives
  • Curry Powder
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Pork
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinoa
  • Seeds (Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower)
  • Shellfish
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tea
  • Turkey
  • Yogurt

 

 

Infections

 

To fight infections, consume the following:

 

  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Onions
  • Turkey
  • Wine

 

 

Yeast Infections

 

 

To stop a yeast infection, eat sweet potatoes and yogurt.

 

 

Inflammation

 

To reduce inflammation, eat the following:

 

  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Ginger

 

Too much acid in the food causes inflammation, which causes pain.

 

Lactose Intolerance

 

Try adding a few teaspoons of cocoa to your milk.

 

 

Dry, Brittle Nails

 

Soak your hands in ½ cup of warm olive oil for 15 to 30 minutes.

 

 

Nerve Health

 

B vitamins are healing for the nerves, especially optic nerves. Eat lots of garlic.

 

 

Wound Healing

 

Consume the following:

 

  • Bok Choy
  • Horseradish
  • Lettuce
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberries

 

 

Wrinkles

 

To reduce or prevent wrinkles, eat the following:

 

  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Rosemary

 


Miscellaneous Tips:

 

·         Safe Red Dye
Use beet juice instead of artificial food coloring.  Unlike some synthetic dyes, beet juice is safe, because it does not trigger liver cancer cell growth.

 

·         Toast Sesame Seeds
Place
a nonstick skillet over a high heat and sprinkle in a tablespoon or two of sesame seeds. As the pan heats up, the seeds will begin to pop like popcorn. Shake the pan as you would if you were popping popcorn the old fashioned way.  Shake until they are golden brown; sprinkle over salads, cooked veggies, Asian stir-fries, or broiled chicken, fish, or shrimp.

 

·         Your body needs Vitamin C to absorb iron.  Eat citrus fruit after an iron-rich meal.

 

·         It is best to take calcium supplements between meals, because some foods contain substances which may compete with calcium for absorption in your body.

·         Blueberries contain more antioxidants than any other fruit. They have anti

inflammatory effects, improve mental performance and also reduce the rates of urinary-tract infection.  Healthful cousins include red grapes, cranberries, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, and strawberries. Eat one to two cups fresh or frozen daily.

 

·         Spinach is rich in the antioxidants lutein and beta-carotene.  Healthful cousins include kale, collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, and Romaine lettuce.  Your goal is to eat two cups raw or one cup steamed every day.

 

·         Oats are a rich source of fiber including beta-glucans, which help to protect against heart disease.  Oats also have minerals, including magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium, all of which lower the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.  Healthful cousins include wheat germ, flaxseed, whole wheat, barley, buckwheat, millet, and amaranth.  Five to seven daily servings is recommended.

 

·         Pumpkin is rich in carotenoids, it is also the best source of the combination of alpha-carotene (twice as much as carrots) and beta-carotene – which work optimally as a team.  Carotenoid-rich foods (not supplements) have been shown to reduce the risk for lung, colon, breast, and skin cancers.  Canned 100% pure pumpkin is just as nutritious as fresh.  Healthful cousins include carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash.  You need to eat ½ cup most days.

 

·         Tomatoes have been linked to reduced rates of cancer, particularly prostate

malignancies.  When joined with lutein, lycopene also fights age-related mascular degeneration.  Cooked tomatoes are most readily absorbed by the body.  Healthful cousins include watermelon and pink grapefruit.  Your goal is to eat one daily serving of processed tomatoes or 1/2 cup of sauce, or one watermelon wedge, ½ pink grapefruit, and multiple servings of fresh tomatoes each week.

 

·         Walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, potassium, protein, fiber, and

cholesterol-lowering compounds known as plant sterols.  Studies suggest that eating about one ounce, about a handful, of nuts five times a week lowers the risk for heart attack by up to 50%.   Beware, nuts are high in calories, so do not overindulge.  Healthful cousins include almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, and pecans.

 

·         Try to incorporate oranges, soy, tea (black or green), raw or cooked broccoli, yogurt with live cultures, skinless turkey, and/or beans (Pinto, Navy, Lima, or Chickpeas) in your diet on all or most days of the week.

 

·         Protein is vital to maintaining all the cells, muscles, and other tissues of the body.

 

·         Fiber aids in digestion and reduces cholesterol.

 

·         Water adds volume without calories. Foods with high water content fill you up just as effectively as those that are loaded with fats and sugars.  To add more water to your daily diet, start your meals with soup whenever possible, steam vegetables rather than baking or grilling them as this will keep their water content high and eat water-rich stew as a main dish.

 

·         Eat frequent meals. Six small meals and snacks a day will keep your energy level up and your hunger down. 

 

·         Buy only salmon that is specifically marked wild Alaskan.  You should try to eat three ounces of fish, two to four times per week.  Healthful cousins include Halibut, Sardines with the bones, Herring, Sea Bass and Trout, which are low in mercury.  Canned albacore tuna is rich in omega-3’s but it’s best to limit consumption to one can per week because of possible mercury content.

 

·         British researchers from the Southampton University have found that boys born with a low birth weight are more likely to have an increased risk of heart disease later in life.

 

Eight year olds who were smaller at birth are more likely to have vascular resistance, a property of blood vessels that makes it harder for the blood to be pumped though.  Even though this vascular resistance does not cause an immediate problem for a child, there is some suggestion that it might increase the chance of blood pressure problems in adulthood. 

 

No such problem was seen in girls who were born with a low birth weight. 

 

Earlier studies have linked heart disease and diabetes to low birth weight.

 

 

Body Food

 

Check out the amazing clues that food hold for us.

 

·         A sliced carrot looks like the pupil, iris and radiating lines of the human eye.  And eating carrots greatly enhances the blood flow to and function of the eyes.

·         A Tomato has four chambers and is red.  The heart has four chambers and is red.  Research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

·         Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and research shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

·         A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.  Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex.  We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

·         Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

·         Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb, and many more look just like bones.  These foods specifically target bone strength.  Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium.  If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

·         Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

·         Avocadoes, Eggplant, and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female and they look just like these organs.  Research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers.  And how profound is this?  It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.  There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them.

·         Male fertility can be maintained by eating bananas, figs, and olives.

Bananas help to increase fertility, and cure impotency.

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.  Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the number of sperm as well as overcome male sterility.

Olives help to ensure fertility as well as sexual potency in men.


·         Olives, which resemble ovaries, assist the health and function of the ovaries. 

 

  • Oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

  • Onions look like the body's cells.  Research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells.  They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.  A working companion, garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.