Saturday, September 10, 2011

CNW: Constipation cure?

I recently spent 3 weeks with friends, at two different homes, eating very healthy food (lots of fresh salads, fruits, veg juice, veg/fruit smoothies etc - much as I eat at home, in fact) BUT I was totally constipated for a week and semi-constipated after that...until I started using my CN unit to filter the water: immediately back to normal. Wow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

HEALTH: Water retention

For water retention, doctors usually recommend low-sodium diets and sometimes mention more fruits and vegetables.

Natural diuretic Eating organic fruits/veggies high in water encourages you to pee, so they are a natural diuretic. Try cucumber, celery, onion, watermelon, canteloupe ~ or any organic veggie/fruit that strikes you as being juicy.

Salt Celtic sea salt contains about 80 minerals. Cravings (for salt and for anything else) are often associated with an imbalance or lack of minerals. One doctor even treats HBP with celtic sea salt ~ up to a teaspoon a day. Sounds extreme, but if you have HBP and a lifetime of poor dietary practices, you may find it helps to get onto a mineral-rich diet of organic fruits & vegetables along with a little celtic sea salt.

HEALTH: Dessert First Club

Dessert first? How sacrilegious can you get! Here's the logic: When you have a meal, you often-to-always feel like eating something sweet afterwards. And by the end of the meal, your stomach is full of food and unable to digest even healthy desserts made with fruit ~ so, eat them first!

Friday, September 2, 2011

HEALTH: Urinary Tract Infection

Various remedies recommended by friends:
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Cranberry juice (if you're vegetarian, read the ingredients: often coloured with animal by-product)
  • Essential oils: Helichrysum, Bergamot (take internally and rub on lower stomach)
  • Urine therapy

HEALTH: Slippery Elm

Slippery Elm (bark) is a wonderful, mild all-round remedy. It's great for constipation and diarrhea, for respiratory conditions and indigestion, etc. (See below for more info) It comes in a powder form, has a pleasant smell (like icecream cones!) and tastes slightly sweet. Be sure to buy organic.

If you want to turn a fruit smoothie into a firm dessert, add a little Slippery Elm to the mixture in the blender.

HEALTH: High Blood Pressure and melatonin

Further conversation with vegetarian HBP friend:

I came across this about MELATONIN and HBP in -

HEALTH: High Blood Pressure and salt

Written for a vegetarian friend who requested help and is puzzled why he has HBP:

Are you familiar with - put together by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, all vegetarian and vegan MDs - ?