Wellness & Health
Take responsibility for your wellbeing - We really are what we eat

It is said that we spend the last 30 years of our lives in sickness.  This isn't necessary. It is never too late to reverse the abuse that many of us have put on our bodies for years. 

Unfortunately one of the biggest killers are pharmaceutical drugs which are prescribed to us to relieve what are generally passed off as 'the ravages of time'.  The drugs have side effects and we then take more medication to counteract these additional problems. 

If you are being prescribed medication I am not advocating that you stop.  However we all have the choice of building our bodies up to optimum health which may result in the reduction or cessation of the need for drugs. 

The other big killer is 'SUGAR'. It's in nearly all processed foods.  It turns up in processed foods where you least expect it.  It is really important to examine the contents of prepared foods that we  buy or avoid them altogether.

So what do we need to do?

1.   Cut out sugar

2.   Drink Juice - green  vegetables, supergreens, wheat grass, spirulina.  I do sweeten these sometimes with a couple of apples.

3.  Water, - it protects against headaches, arthritis, constipation and skin diseases.

   Profilatically 8 glasses of water should be drunk.  Failure to drink enough water may reduce your mental and physical performance by up to 30%.  Water flushes out toxins which cause dehydration if they accumulate in the body.  This is turn results in tension, aches and pains.

Should you be suffering from any disease (dis-ease) of the body then more water should be drunk as a cure. See Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. www.watercure.com.

I would suggest cutting out red meat, cutting down on other meats and eventually finding other sources of protein.  Eat as much raw food as possible.  This is not as difficult as it seems.  In the beginning you may find it hard but there are numerous books and web sites which can help you.

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If you are in the UK check out Derin on www.healthrestore.net

or Peter Pure on www.rawfoodparty.com

 "The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. Of course, food as medicine usually affects the body much more slowly than modern drugs. But in the end it can be safer and more thorough, it works by removing the cause of the illness whereas most drugs merely relieve the outer symptoms". ~ Ann Wigmore

 

Headaches

 1. A headache is your body's cry for help. If severe, we must ensure it's not something more serious. Prevent recurring headaches by treating triggers, such a stress, environmental toxins or inadequate sleep. With treatment, less is better, since the drugs can cause side effects. Try acupressure on the brow between your eyes or just above your temples   

Dr. Rozen & Dr. Oz

 2. GPs are increasingly willing to refer headache patients to a qualified acupunturist. Treatment forcuses on the root cause - stress, food, sleep, hormones, - plus severity and type of pain, and a tongue and pulse diagnosis. For short-term relief, gently squeeze the webbing between your thumb and forefinger for about a minute, or press the top of your foot betwen the big toe and second toe.

 Archna Patel - member of British Acupuncture Council

3. We look at food first - It's easiest to manipulate. Food triggers are different for everyone; for some, red wine or cheese may be to blame. Find out your danger foods; then avoid them. Caffeine withdrawal is a common culprit, so if you're trying to cut back, do so gradually.. Instead of coffee, drink plenty of water. The pain will eventually go away.

Annemarie Colbin - author 'Food and Healing'

4. Mix two drops of pepprmint oil (Mentha Piperiata) in a teaspoon of olive oil. Rub your forehead and temples for instant cooling to ease pain.. Or try putting two drops of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) mandarin (citrus reticulata) or clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oils on a cotton ball. Inhale for two or three minutes, 

Jane Buckle - author Clinical Aromotherapy, Essential Oils in Practice.

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