Looking at the complementary ways at which holistic cures can help people with illness and disease. Natural cures also takes a look at the lesser known herbs that can help to cure or prevent cancer,heart disease, HIV, and other complaints. Healthy and wellness ideas to control pain, and therapy to make you feel better.Also help with diet and nutrition, a complete blog of self healing.
While low blood pressure is generally not viewed as a problem by doctors in the UK, my personal opinion is that it is worth taking note of for two main reasons.
First of all, low pressure can mean that blood is not delivering oxygen and nutrients to the tissues as well it might, and this may manifest as a variety of health issues including physical and mental fatigue.
Also, in my experience, low blood pressure (also known as hypotension) can be a sign of an underlying problem, specifically a weakness in organs known as the adrenal glands.
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys are the organs in the body chiefly responsible for dealing with stress.
In some individuals, the adrenal glands can become weakened, and this may lead to low-than-normal blood pressure.
Individuals with adrenal weakness often find their blood pressure drops on standing, which can cause them to feel dizzy or light-headed for a few moments.
Individuals with this weakened adrenal function usually find they have reduced capacity for any form of exertion, and often feel wiped out after exercise.
Other symptoms of this condition include the need to eat regularly (skipping meals can lead to feeling anxious, light-headed, irritable or shaky) and a craving for salty foods such as crisps.
Certain herbal agents can help strengthen adrenal function, one of the most useful of which is liquorice. Liquorice helps support adrenal function, and also can help to increase blood pressure in time.
I would advise you to take liquorice in tablet, capsule or tincture form. The normal recommended dose is 2 - 15 g of dried root, 500 mg - 4 g of a 4:1 concentrated powder or 2 - 15 mls of a 1:1 tincture each day.
Because liquorice can raise blood pressure, it is important for you to have this checked from time to time.
It is best for you to work in concert with a practitioner experienced with the use of liquorice who can perhaps help monitor your blood pressure too.
There is something undeniably enchanting about honey; the product of flower nectar transformed by bees, as if by alchemy – but in fact through the far less-poetic act of regurgitation – into a sweet, golden elixir. Honey has held sway over humans since ancient times.
But aside from honey’s seductive color and flavor, it has some scientific superpowers that add to its appeal. Honey has an unusual chemical composition, one which makes it keep indefinitely without spoiling; as is seen whenever ancient pots of honey, still perfectly preserved, are found during excavations of early Egyptian tombs. It is uniquely low in moisture and extremely acidic, making it a forbidding environment for bacteria and microorganisms. On top of that, bees add an enzyme, glucose oxidase, to it that creates hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct. According to the National Institutes of Health, honey is hygroscopic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and has remarkable debriding action. Who knew?
With this bonanza of properties, honey has been used for millennia as a medicinal remedy. As Smithsonian.com reports, the earliest recorded use of honey as a curative comes from Sumerian clay tablets, which convey that honey was used in 30 percent of prescriptions at the time. The ancient Egyptians used honey regularly to treat skin and eye problems; as did the Greeks, Romans, and a number of other cultures.
And ever since – along with being a favored gift to the gods and employed for sweetening cakes and drinks – honey has been used to treat that which ails us. It has been hailed as a fix for everything from scrapes to cancer. The following are some of honey’s best-known health benefits; whether confirmed by science or passed down through folk tradition, they prove honey to be as efficacious as it is delicious.
1. Soothes coughs
A 2007 study from Penn State College of Medicine that involved 139 children, found that buckwheat honey outperformed the cough suppressant, dextromethorphan (DM), in calming nighttime coughs in children and improving their sleep. Another study published in Pediatrics included 270 children aged one to five with nighttime cough due to simple colds; in this study, the children who received two teaspoons of honey 30 minutes before bed, coughed less frequently, less severely and were less likely to lose sleep due to the cough when compared to those who didn’t get honey. (For more ideas on fighting coughs, see 10 natural cough remedies.)
2. Boosts memory
According to research reported by Reuters, 102 healthy women of menopausal age were assigned to consume 20 grams of honey a day, take hormone-replacement therapy containing estrogen and progesterone or do nothing. After four months, those who took honey or hormone pills recalled about one extra word out of 15 presented on a short-term memory test. That said, some critics of the study say that it wasn’t scientifically sound because it was small and didn’t last long. But still…
3. Treats wounds
In numerous studies, honey has been found effective in treating wounds. In a Norwegian study, a therapeutic honey called Medihoney (a New Zealand honey that undergoes a special purification process) and Norwegian Forest Honey were found to kill all strains of bacteria in wounds. In another study, 59 patients suffering from wounds and leg ulcers – of which 80 percent had failed to heal with conventional treatment – were treated with unprocessed honey. All but one of the cases showed remarkable improvement following topical application of honey. Wounds that were sterile at the outset, remained sterile until healed, while infected wounds and ulcers became sterile within one week of applying honey.
Would you like to live forever? Unfortunately we can't promise you that, but there are a number of changes you can make to your lifestyle in order to live longer and healthier lives.
We all know that eating sensibly can keep you healthy and happy, but did you know there are certain foods that have been proven to boost your longevity?
The type of exercise you choose to do can also have an impact on your life span. Weight-bearing exercises can beat age-related diseases and even choosing to do your exercise in the local park can help you live longer.
There is s strong belief in the natural health community of one disease, one cause. In other words, the body, if cleansed of toxins and given proper nutrition, will heal itself. All disease begins at a cellular level. There is also a consensus that health starts in the gut. Four things are known about migraines: they involve vessels, inflammation (nerves and vessels), low levels of serotonin, and may be caused by heavy metal toxicity.
One of the symptoms common to migraine sufferers is a drop in serotonin or low levels of serotonin before a migraine. The beneficial bacteria in the gut produces 80% of the body's serotonin, therefore it stands to reason that gut health and high serotonin levels may reduce or eliminate migraines. In order to achieve this,? one must cleanse the gut of bad bacteria and Candida and repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria. The diet must be rich in both prebiotic and probiotic foods.
Inflammation is another causal factor. To reduce or eliminate inflammation, eliminate all foods that cause an allergic response, refined and processed foods, and eat a diet high in naturally occurring omega 3 fatty acids (think raw fresh produce).
Vitamins and minerals to supplement
B-vitamins are essential for vascular health and for nerves and nervous tissue. Always take a B-complex vitamin rather than just taking one B vitamin for any length of time. Omega 3 oils help the body assimilate B vitamins. Vitamin C and vitamin D also aid in vascular health along with calcium, magnesium, and selenium.
Heavy metal toxicity
Heavy metal chelation may go a long way towards ending your battle with migraines. For many people, removal of mercury fillings has ended their susceptibility to migraines.
Ginger is nothing short of miraculous when it comes to stopping a migraine in its tracks. Take ginger at the first sign of an impending attack (during an aura or if you don't get auras, at the first sign of pain).
You can juice fresh ginger root and drink it as a shot or add it to fruit juice (carrot and apple combined is good with ginger). You can also take ginger in a variety of forms--but fresh ginger root is likely to be the most bio-available form.
Ginger helps with nausea as well if the migraine is already in progress.
When applied to painful limbs and joints, this pocket-sized device not only relieves pain, but it also works at a cellular level in the body to stimulate improved blood circulation and blood oxygen content, by naturally encouraging enhanced cell function.
What this means is that, not only does it relieve pain, but it also helps your body repair cell damage, aid wound-healing, and de-stress you at the same time.
Now, I know this sounds fantastic — but believe me, the benefits for people suffering joint pain, damaged or fractured bones, skin sores, lacerations, eczema and many more painful conditions, have been proven in numerous clinical studies.
The plant Sceletium has medicinal properties, and can be used as a natural cure for depression. It can be used in a natural way and without side effects.
This succulent herb from South Africa was once used as a bartering currency, according to written records that date back to the 1600s. Since then it has made its way to North America and has been embraced for its reported antidepressant properties, including its ability to help elevate mood and promote relaxation and a sense of well being.
Sceletium contains alkaloids that interact with receptors in the brain, affecting the release of dopamine (a compound that affects pleasure) and serotonin (a compound that affects mood). “After you take it, you will feel its effects in about half an hour, and it feels great,” says Chris Kilham, a researcher and author also known as the “Medicine Hunter.” The herb produces an increased sense of clarity and an enhanced capacity for ideas and mental focus, he says. Sceletium may also be useful in decreasing anxiety, stress and tension.
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