In case you didn't know Homeopathy does not treat everyone with a cold with the same remedy. Homeopathy treats someone with a cold based on the symptoms they have. Homeopathy is a safer and more natural way to treat a cold without compromising the body's natural immune system like pharmaceutical and over the counter drugs do. Once you choose the right remedy Homeopathy can work wonders for your cold.
Aconite: Very sudden onset of cold after exposure to dry, cold wind. Sneezing is frequent, burning throat, thirst and restlessness at night. High temperature
Antimonium Tartaricum: Can hear rattling of mucus in the chest, difficulty spitting up mucus. Weakness, drowsy, pale face. Gasp for air/breathe feels worse lying down in the evening.
Arsenicum: Burning pains relieved by heat. Discharge from nose burning upper lip. Cold goes to the chest, dry cough, pale and doughy tongue. Better indoors even though nose stuffed. Worse at night
Belladonna: Sudden onset of cold/fever. Flushed face, skin is hot & dry. Restlessness, sensitivity to light. REDDNESS (throat & face) strawberry tongue. Craves sour drinks. Good for Children who have fever that are delirious.
Bryonia: Wants to be left alone, lying still, thirst for cold drinks movement is hard even moving eyes. Cold goes to chest and is hard & dry with chest pain. Bursting headaches, dryness in mouth /lips. Water discharge and stuffy nose.
Dulcamara: Cold comes on with weather changes (I.e. from wet, damp, cold basement) profuse water discharge from eyes and nose. Nose runs more in warm room than cold room.
Euphrasia: Profuse watery discharge from eyes and sore eyes worse at night when lying. Cough is worse in the day and better at night.
Ferrum Phosphoricum: Beginning of a cold accompanied by fever. Also good for nose bleeds. Early stage of infection or inflammation Keep at home.
Gelsemium: Warm, moist weather often brings on the slow onset of this cold. Patient feels sluggish, chilly, dull headaches. Heavy feeling in the eyes and limbs. No thirst, sneezing and watery discharge that irritates the nose. Wants to be alone.
Hepar Sulphuris: Colds develop in cold, dry weather, stickling sensation of the throat. Sensitive to drafts. Cold spreads from nose to ears. Chilly & sweaty -sour smelling perspiration. Cough sounds rattling. Yellow thick mucus cough, pain in ear when swallowing.
Mercurius: Lots of sneezing, raw nostrils, thick yellow, green discharge. Sore throat that is hard to swallow. Can have bad smell. Watery discharge that can irritate nose & upper lip. Can also be used for Conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Naturm Muriaticum: Begins with sneezing & nasal discharge that is watery or egg whites. Can’t smell or taste anything. Bursting headaches & fever blister, annoyed by sympathy
Nux Vomica: (colubrina) during early stages of cold. Sneezing spells. Nose running in day stop at night. Throat is sore and person is irritable and may be mean. Chilly at slightest movement, painful cough. * Great as hangover cure
Pulsatilla: Thick creamy yellow green discharge, crave open air, very clingy, weepy, chapped lips, fever, no thirst. Wants attention and sympathy.
Kalibichromium: Sticky, stringy, ropey long nasal discharge. Cough has brassy & hacking sound that comes from a tickle from the base of the throat. Long strings of tough, ropey mucus that may be yellowish.
Allium Cepa: Sneezing accompanied by running eye & nose, upper lip & nose sore, coughing hurts larynx feel better with open air
*Please note that these are acute remedies for colds. It is my advice that you see a Classical Homeopathic practitioner to determine your constitutional remedy.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy has been around for more than 200 years and there are over 5000 remedies. It uses various plants, minerals, and even animal sources as remedies in very small doses to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal. Homeopathy treats symptoms holistically meaning they focus on whole body to improve ones health (body & mind). Everyone of all ages can benefit from using homeopathy it is also safe for pregnant women, infants and even pets.
Homeopathy is used worldwide to treat Acute and Chronic health conditions. Homeopathy is also used to treat your constitution (personality type) to achieve overall health on all systems of the body mental, emotional and physical. In order to treat your constitution the homeopathic practitioner must conduct a thorough analysis of the patient. This includes learning about the patients dreams, fears, anxieties, temperment, whether they are generally happy, moody or sad etc. and much more. When Homeopaths treat your constitution only one remedy is given to heal all systems of the body this is also known as classic homeopathy.
Homeopathy has worked effectively in treating the following:
cold & flu's
sprains & broken bones
genetic/ psychological disorders
and much more...
Super foods are foods found in nature all over the world. These foods are sources of essential nutrients that are truly beneficial and necessary for optimal health. Since we cannot make the essential nutrients found in super foods ourselves we are lacking nutrients that are needed in our diet. Over the years our soils have been over used, contaminated with poison and depleted of minerals that are bodies need to have a healthy strong immune system.
“Superfoods are the most powerful nutrient dense foods on the planet and have virtually no calories, no bad fats or harmful substance. Thus they are powerhouses for any transformation to a slender more healthier you”- Gillian McKeith, You Are What You Eat
Adding the following super foods to your meals can help you lose weight, improve immune system and help you be a healthier brighter you.
Wheat grass- wheat grass seed once sprouted contains high enzymes levels and no longer contains gluten. This superfood is contains chlorophyll and is super alkalizing to the body, cleansing the blood and body for great health.
Seaweeds- Great alternative to salt and a great source of calcium and other minerals necessary for good health. This sea veggies balances metabolism assists in detoxification of heavy metal toxins, pollutants in the environment. (nori, kelp, dulse, arame, wakame and kombu)
Blue-green algae- This superfood is more of a complete protein the beef or soy. It is high in many vitamins and minerals which will help your body by providing more energy and improve brain function.
Spirulina- Highest form of protein foun anywhere in the world. This superfood is a great recommendation for those seeking to lose weight and maintaining great
Ginseng- Is a must for combating stress. This is an ancient healing herb used for centuries as anti-infection and restorative properties.
Maca- This superfood was used by the Inca warriors for thousands of years to promote strength and endurance. It is highly nutritious and enhances the immune & endocrine system and can boost sexual desire.
Coconut- Coconut water is the best alternative to sugary laded artificial sports drink, we can replenish our loss of electrolytes by consuming the water of a coconut which will refuel our bodies and prevent feelings of lethargy and fatigue after exercise. Coconut oil can be used as a substitute for cooking and heating foods as it is digested more readily by the body then butter. This oil can also speed up metabolism so your body will burn more calories.
Gogi & Acai berries- these berries have a substantially high mount of antioxidant making it an ideal food for naturally protecting against disease and reverse the aging process
Bee Pollen- these granules created by bees from flowering plants is another nutrient dense food that has 5 to 7 more protein than beef. Other than all the immune supporting properties bee pollen has it is also a great antidote for fighting off allergies, particularly sinusitis and hay fever.
Chia Seeds- these powerful seeds are rich in omega 3 healthy fat, great source of calcium, and a source of complete protein and is full of fiber to improve digestion.
Nutrition is a very important part in everyone’s lives but more importantly for growing children. There have been many studies published about the effects of diet on children's behaviour and learning capabilities in school.
Making sure your child is getting sufficient nutrients is necessary for them to grow, learn, play and do extracurricular activities .
A diet high in fiber, vegetables and healthy sources of protein and fat our needed for this healthy growth process. A good way to ensure your child is getting proper amounts of nutrients including vitamins and minerals is by having your child take nutritional supplements made for children. Remember to get a high quality supplement that is not made with synthetic ingredients and with artificial colours and flavours. For more information about children’s
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Lowering Cholesterol Naturally
High levels of LDL cholesterol (so-called "bad" cholesterol) are considered a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
To obtain normal healthy cholesterol levels is possible and easily done through proper diet. There is no reason to take medication (Lipitor) and suffer the damaging health effects from these medications in the long run
The fact is that 75 percent of your cholesterol is produced by your liver, which is influenced by your insulin levels. Therefore, if you optimize your insulin level, you will automatically optimize your cholesterol.
The key dietary factors are eating less saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods (animal products); increasing vegetables and grains and legumes, reducing coffee intake and getting regular aerobic exercise.To safely regulate your cholesterol levels you have to change your diet:
-Reduce, with the plan of eliminating, white grains and sugars in your diet. Eliminate all junk foods and soda!
-Make sure you are getting plenty good fat such as Omega 3 oils. (flax seeds)
- Other heart-healthy foods include olive oil, coconut and coconut oil, avocados, raw nuts and seeds- avoid margarine, Pam spray, Crisco, canola oil
- Limit red meats, substitute with poultry (chicken, turkey), fish (salmon), legumes (chickpeas) and soy products.
- Exercise daily.
-Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol excessively. Drink plenty of WATER
- Be sure to get plenty of good, restorative sleep.
Unlike medication which lowers your cholesterol at the expense of your health, these lifestyle strategies represent a holistic approach that will benefit your overall health, which includes a healthy cardiovascular system.Vegetables
– all types raw or cooked (5 servings)
Artichoke, asparagus, bean sprouts, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, Greens- chard, collard, dandelion, kale, mustard, spinach, turnip, mushrooms, onion, garlic
, string beans, snap peas, squashes, tomatoes, okra zucchiniEat as many: alfalfa sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, celery, cucumber, endive, lettuce, parsley, spinach, radishes, turnips water cress, garlicFruit-
whole form (2 servings)All berries : blackberry, raspberry, blueberries
Bananas, cherries, grapefruits, watermelons, papaya, pineapple, prunes, plums, peaches, apples, apricots, grapes, mango, persimmons, orangesStarches
Multi grains, spelt, whole wheat- bagel, breads, english muffins, pasta
Oatmeal, quinoa porridge, muesli cereal, Rice crackers, ryvita crackers
Legumes- chickpeas, lentils, pinto, kidney, black eye peas, lima beans
* Make your own sweet, cakes, muffins, bread from scratch
Oils- Olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil( not heated) 2 tbsp daily
Nuts/ nut butters- Almonds, walnuts,
pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, flaxseeds (small handful daily)
Fruit- avocado- 3-4 times a week
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a degenerative autoimmune disease
in which the joints are attacked by an abnormal immune response and slowly destroyed. The joint-related symptoms of RA are different from those of Osteo Arthritis (OA) in that they are generally symmetrical. Specific symptoms (pain, swelling, redness, warmth) may begin to appear in joints of the hands, wrists, knees, and feet. These symptoms include pain that is aggravated by movement. Stiffness is also common, with morning stiffness that lasts longer than one hour occurring frequently. Infrequently, the joints may also be warm to the touch. Motion may be limited by inflammation of the joints.
A definitive diagnosis of RA is usually made by identifying the characteristic symptoms of the disease. The disease is usually obvious within one to two years of its onset. To diagnose the disease, four of the following seven criteria are required:
- Morning stiffness lasting one hour before improvement
- Swelling and joint effusion in at least three different joints out of 14 specifically identified joints
- Swelling of wrist or finger joints specifically
- Symmetric swelling involving the same joint on both sides of the body
- Rheumatoid nodules
- Rheumatoid factors in the blood
- Typical changes seen in x-rays, including erosions or decalcification in involved joints.
People with arthritis need to consume a diet rich in natural anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, and joint-supporting nutrients while avoiding pro-inflammatory foods that are high in sugar and saturated and trans-fatty acids. Some people also find relief by avoiding foods that contain gluten, such as wheat, rye, oats, and barley. Antigluten antibodies have been found in many people with RA.
Increase water and keep hydrated. Organic fruits and vegetables have more flavor,
higher nutritional content and less toxins for the liver to breakdown and eliminate
Healthy oils-most nutritious oil in a cold state is Extra Virgin Olive Oil
and recommended safest for cooking is Coconut Oil
which does not change to a killer fat during the heating process. Flax Oil is good for salads
Reduced amounts of beef, pork and chicken, adding fish, eggs, beans, quinoa and tofu as other protein sources is recommended. Foods to avoid are:
-Reduce saturated fat from animals in your diet and avoid fried foods.
-Avoid all milk and other dairy produce. You may be alright with goats or sheeps yoghurt.
-Avoid red meat.
-Avoid the nightshade family of vegetables (peppers, aubergine or eggplant, tomatoes and white potatoes – also tobacco). The solanine found in these foods can cause pain in the muscles to susceptible people.
-Avoid table saltSupplementsTrueJoint Support
Exercise is not very effective with RA because of the underlying nature of the disease. Many people with RA find that regular resting periods for their joints helps to relieve symptoms.
Lots of healthy sun exposure = Vitamin D
Rest, and reduce stress
Food sensitive’s can be the source of multiple problems within the body. There are over seventy medical conditions are thought to be associated with food allergies. These conditions can be in the respiratory, digestive, cerebral, skin-related or related to other body systems (arthritis, myalgia, urinary irritation, conjunctivitis, edema, hypoglycemia, diabetes, overweight, underweight, premenstrual syndrome, and fatigue).Any symptom can be associated with food sensitivity or allergy. By identifying and eliminating or treating food sensitivities, many health problems can be improved or eliminated.
The most common cause of food sensitivities and allergies is by having a “leaky gut,” or increased intestinal permeability. Small openings can occur in the lining of the intestine, which allow large molecules of undigested or incompletely digested food to enter the bloodstream. If the quantity is too great for the liver to “clear” almost immediately, the immune system has a chance to recognize these molecules as being foreign to the body and produces antibodies against them. When the food is eaten again and again passes into the bloodstream undigested or only partially digested, the antibodies bind with the food. These antibody-food complexes can travel through the bloodstream to any part of the body where they then cause problems. There are many causes of “leaky gut” including toxins, nutritional deficiencies, inflammatory bowel disease, poor digestion, and food allergies. This is a vicious cycle involved with these internal factors since the leaky gut also causes them or contributes to their severity.
Food sensitivities can also create food addictions. Just like drugs or medication food can stimulate the brain. The foods that are eaten are metabolized poorly and produce a withdrawal effect. This often occurs with foods that are “bad” those high in sugar, bad fats, and additives/ chemicals. These food addictions can be the cause weight problems, moodiness, hyperactivity especially in children, learning disorders and behavioral problems.
There are some supplements availble that can help with symptoms or even eliminate allergies:
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Watch for common symptoms:Gas, bloating
, belching, heartburn, diarrhea, and constipation.
, hair loss, dry skin and hives
Watery eyes, blurred vision, ear infections
, hearing loss, runny nose, sinus problems, excessive mucus
Mood swings, irritability, ADD, ADHD
, depression, food cravings and anxiety, poor memory, concentration, brain fog.Fatigue
, lack of energy in the mornings, restlessness and hyperactivity, joint pain, muscle stiffness, arthritis
Asthma, dizziness, water retention, headaches, excess weight
Anyone can benefit greatly form losing weight if they are carrying extra. You will naturally feel better, look better and have lots of energy. So not only will you feel great you will reduce the chances of getting disease and add years to your life.
Important factors to natural weight loss without counting calories. Water
: increase water consumption, this will flush out toxins and help promotes bowel movements. Thirst is sometimes confused with hunger. Fiber
: Consumed before a meal, soluble fiber has multiple benefits. First, it is filling and causes people to eat less because they are satiated sooner. People can actually cut the size of their meals in half by consuming a glass of soluble fiber mix before eating. Equally important, consuming fiber
before meals can reduce the rapid absorption of simple carbohydrates (such as refined sugar) and modulate blood sugar levels. Fiber also binds to bad fats and with water eliminates them from the body through bowel movements Green tea
and green tea extract have shown an ability to increase metabolic rate. EFA-
Eating fish is an excellent way to promote weight loss. Many people also choose to take essential fatty acid supplements that are high in EPA and DHA extracted from fish oils. Consuming cold-water fish (e.g., salmon, herring, and mackerel) and fish oil supplements favorably influences
hormone-like substances in the body known as prostaglandins, specifically PgE1, conferring a protective effect against chronic inflammation and vascular disease, common in overweight individuals Portion Control:
Eat the majority of your food earlier in the day, when insulin sensitivity is better. Severely obese people should consider consuming the bulk of their calories for breakfast and avoiding any food after 7:00 p.m. Another strategy is to consume daily six small-calorie meals containing small amounts of protein, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fat, and unrefined, low-glycemic carbohydrates. These small meals should not exceed 250-300 calories Quick tips to losing weight:
Eliminate soda pop- drink only water and herbal tea- green tea
Eliminate all foods that contain anything with corn syrup, fructose and high fructose corn syrup
Eat breakfast- high in protein
Substitute all flour and grain products with multigrain products
Eat at least 5-8 servings of vegetables a day
Eat at least 2 servings of fruit a day (great snacks)
Use variety of protein: beans, lentil, soy products, eggs, turkey and fish
Replace all oils and fats for healthy oils and fats- Avocado, olive oil, flaxseed oil or walnuts
Increase fiber- using foods and supplements
Exercise minimum 3x a week for minimum 30 minutes of aerobic and weight lifting exercise
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There are a few reasons why some of us can really benefit from taking supplements. Depending on your current state of health and diet some of us need more or less of a specific type of vitamin/ mineral.
Here are some more reasons to take supplements
1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to share the same mineral deficiencies.
2. Many foods are shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods, including the important B-complex and C vitamins.
3. Food processing, cooking, and preserving leads to nutrient depletion in our food supply that makes it difficult to obtain adequate nutrition from foods alone.
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