Natural Health Remedies for Childhood Asthma

Childhood asthma seems to be on the increase and there are several theories about the reason why. A severe asthma attack is very frightening for both the child and the parents and puts a tremendous burden on the family. But the good news is that it can be reversible or controllable with a natural health remedy approach.

Reasons for childhood asthma

The airways and lungs are made of very delicate tissue and they are assaulted every day with environmental pollutants and toxic chemicals. Some recent research has found that children whose mothers had been exposed to high traffic pollution while pregnant may have genetic changes that increase the risk of developing childhood asthma. 80 % of children have asthma that is caused by coming into contact with substances in their environment but it can also be triggered by a viral or other infection.

Antibiotic use in early life may increase risk for childhood asthma. The use of some natural health remedies is always preferable to antibiotics where possible. Babies respond very well to homeopathic remedies. Some experts believe the diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (DTP) vaccinations might provoke response from the immune system which predisposes the child to asthma. But doctors have found that delaying the jab by 2 months can dramatically reduce the risk. Breast feeding protects against asthma.

Bad fats trigger inflammation

Another reason put forward for the huge increase in childhood asthma is the increase in the use of polyunsaturated fats in childrens diets. Asthma is an inflammatory condition triggered by many different things such as infections, allergies such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander, certain foods, and environmental irritants.

Polyunsaturated oils increase levels of Omega 6 fatty acids which promote inflammation. A large study showed that children whose diets were high in margarine spread on bread and foods fried in vegetable oils had double the risk of asthma. Omega 3 fatty acids that are found in fish inhibit inflammation.

But increasing ocean fish in the diet is not the answer as oily fish which contain high levels of Omega 3 oils also contain mercury which is toxic to the nervous system and can cause developmental problems in children. Children may get most of their mercury from canned tuna so should be limited. You can find out how much mercury there is in fish by visiting

Diet to prevent asthma

The best diet is low in sugar, additives, processed foods, transfats, hydrogenated fats, cooking oils and margarines or other polyunsaturated spreads and high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and grass fed free range meat and mercury free fish. Any known allergic foods should be excluded.

The natural health remedy approach to asthma

  • Find a good homeopath who will take your child’s history to determine a constitutional remedy. In one study of 182 children between 2 and 8 years the homeopathic remedy Poumon Histamine reduced the number of severe asthma attacks.
  • Lobelia extract can relax the muscles of the airways making it easier for the child to breathe what ever the trigger. It is often included in a cough syrup. Napiers lobelia cough syrup is one example.
  • Oralmat, a natural remedy, developed in Australia from rye grass can help reduce asthma attacks. The extract can help modulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.
  • Magnesium relaxes muscles and numerous studies show that people with asthma have lower levels of the mineral magnesium in their cells. The dose for children is usually about 3 or 4 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight but you are best to consult a nutritionist or nutritional doctor.
  • Vitamin C 1000 mg a day given for 2 weeks to children with asthma reduced the number of attacks by 25%. It reduces the tendency of the bronchial passages to go into spasm.
  • Vitamin E can lower rates of asthma. It helps to heal the mucus membranes. 20 mg daily for ages 3-6.
  • Omega 3 oil can reduce reactions to allergens that trigger asthma attacks in some children. The intake of fish oil or flaxseed oil has anti-inflammatory effects and helps to balance the immune system. If you buy a fish oil supplement for your child make sure it is guaranteed free from pollutants.
  • Probiotics. Always supplement with a high potency probiotic if your child has to have antibiotics. They help modulate the immune system.

With a good healthy diet, a good balance of healthy oils together with some natural health remedies many parents have successfully been able to reverse their child’s asthma.


Raw Food Detox Diet – Turbo Charge Your Health with a Deep Tissue Detox Diet

The Raw Divas have put together an incredible 6 week raw food deep tissue detox so you can get back the health and energy you deserve. If you are struggling with poor health, can’t lose weight, have low energy, water retention, cravings for bad food, constipation, indigestion, poor sleep, stress, or just niggling symptoms then a powerful detox is just the thing.

Cleanse away poor health

This raw food detox can cleanse away those deep toxins that have been lingering in your body for years and turbo charge your health. If 6 weeks sounds like a long and painful task then then don’t worry. This is a slow, gentle detox that allows you to carry on your everyday work efficiently and does not stress your body.

Your Detox Consultant

The Raw Divas have enlisted the help of Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo as your Health Educator and Detox Consultant. Dr Ritamarie understands what you are going through. She recovered from adrenal exhaustion, and a toxicity related illness with detoxification and by following a fresh whole food diet. She discovered a level of health and energy that she never knew was possible.

She has since studied Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Chiropractic and Acupuncture and will incorporate the wisdom of ancient healing with modern functional medicine into the program.

Your detox system is all choked up

It is an indisputable fact that we all take in toxins on a daily basis. Researchers have shown that we all have a number of toxic chemicals in our bodies that our natural detox system simply cannot handle. The only way to release these toxins that damage your cells and organs is through detox.

Don’t imagine for a minute though that you can get rid of all the toxins that have invaded your body over many years in one short detox however hard you try. Regular periods of detox are essential and a deep tissue cleanse once a year could improve your health dramatically.

Ground breaking 6 week tissue cleanse

In this ground breaking 6 week detox you will discover which foods clear toxins from your body and strengthen your liver’s detox system so you can deal with the inevitable toxic exposure in this polluted world.

The program is based on raw foods but they supply a selection of cooked food alternatives if you don’t feel you can do an all raw detox to begin with. You get menu suggestions for 60 days that will be easy for you to follow. With six support teleseminars, three different detox plans to choose from and a private forum to interact with other participants you cannot go wrong.

The cleanse starts on 19th April so If you are still struggling with any health problem then I recommend that you take a look at what the Raw Divas have put together for you. ( This Program is no longer available)




Lower your blood pressure naturally with an egg a day

Although you may avoid eggs because of the popular notion that they will increase your cholesterol levels researchers have found that eggs may be a good natural remedy to lower blood pressure.

Eggs can produce proteins that have a similar effect to drugs that lower blood pressure although more research is needed to show this effect outside the laboratory. When the eggs come into contact with enzymes in the stomach they produce a protein that that stops narrowing of the blood vessels much the same way as ACE inhibitor drugs.

Other research has shown that the type of cholesterol contained in eggs is not a risk factor for heart disease.

There are many risk factors for heart disease including smoking, lack of exercise, overweight, stress, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity and high blood pressure although heart attacks can occur in people without high blood pressure.

High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a major medical problem that affects millions of people in the Western world and is associated with the Western diet. It is a condition where the muscles in the walls of the arteries constrict and the heart has to pump harder to circulate the blood. This can result in an enlarged heart, stroke and early death. It is usually controlled with drugs although most cases can be controlled with diet and lifestyle changes and some natural health remedies.

There are a number of underlying factors involved in high blood pressure and while drugs will control the blood pressure they do nothing to correct the underlying causes.

Causes of high blood pressure and how to avoid them.


Stress causes the release of certain hormones that cause the walls of the arteries to contract increasing blood pressure. Try to avoid worry and long term stress. Take time for relaxation and steps to reduce unexpressed emotions. Yoga, meditation or Tai Chi can be beneficial.


A vegetarian diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains can lower high blood pressure. Some people are salt sensitive so reducing sodium in the diet will help.

Avoid sugar. It increases sodium retention, increases insulin and secretion of adrenaline which in turn constricts the artery walls.

The mineral magnesium is needed for the relaxation of the blood vessels so include foods such as green leafy vegetables, peas, nuts and cooked dried beans.

Increase fiber foods, garlic, celery, olive oil and low mercury oily fish or fish oils free from pollutants.

Increase potassium rich foods such as bananas, peaches, apricots, prunes, legumes, vegetable broths and fresh vegetable juices. See my previous post on beet juice.

Avoid excessive caffeine in coffee, tea and caffeinated drinks as it can increase blood pressure in some people.

Avoid smoking and alcohol. Even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause hypertension in some folk. Smoking stimulates the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline that narrows the arteries.


Exercise keeps the circulatory system healthy. Regular exercise and weight loss are essential to treat high blood pressure. Try brisk walking, swimming or cycling.

Natural Remedies

Craig Anderson explains how to normalize your blood pressure with a natural home remedy in 3 short weeks. In his special High Blood Pressure Remedy Report he reveals the truth about beta blockers, alpha blockers and other common and dangerous pharmaceutical blood pressure “cures”.

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Gout Attack – Cherry juice as a Natural Treatment to Halt Pain

Gout sufferers who want to avoid drugs have known for years that drinking large quantities of tart cherry juice can relieve the pain and inflammation of a gout attack in a few days. In fact one report found that this simple natural health remedy may relieve pain better than aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause ulceration and bleeding of the lining of the digestive system.

Sufferers find that drinking 2 or 3 pints of concentrated cherry juice or eating half a pound of fresh or canned cherries a day can relieve a gout attack in a few days. But as too much fruit consumption or the use of fructose is thought to aggravate some types of gout it may be better to use cherry extract capsules.

Gout is a type of arthritis and is caused by an excess of uric acid crystals that accumulate in the tissues around the joints resulting in extremely painful inflammation. People with gout usually either over produce uric acid or their kidneys don’t excrete it well.

In fact diuretic drugs and low dose aspirin can cause gout as they cause reduced excretion of uric acid. Cherries or their juice work by lowering uric acid levels and the anthocyanins, pigments which are responsible for their color, reduce inflammation.

Uric acid results from the breakdown of purine a substance which is found in the cells of plants and animals. Certain foods are high in purines and these food are best avoided if you have gout. They are: organ meats such as sweetbreads, liver, heart and kidneys; game meats, shellfish, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring, yeast and meat extracts.

Gout may be helped by a number of dietary changes:

Alcohol increases uric acid production and reduces its excretion by the kidneys so explains why drinking alcohol is associated with causing gout attacks. If you are prone to gout avoiding alcohol is all that you may need to do to prevent attacks.

Overweight and a diet high in fat and refined carbohydrate are known to contribute to gout so reducing weight with a high fiber, low-fat, and complex carbohydrate diet will help. Protein should be adequate but not excessive keeping it low in purines.

Adequate fluid intake helps with the excretion of uric acid by the kidneys.

Nutritional factors:

  • Lead toxicity interferes with the ability of the kidneys to eliminate uric acid and leads to a type of gout. Plumbers who handle lead in their work can absorb lead which is toxic to the body. The use of a chelating lead agent such as liquid zeolite can help reduce lead levels.
  • Doses of Vitamin C up to 4 grams a day can reduce uric acid levels.
  • Quercetin 150–250 mg three times per day may inhibit the enzyme xanthine oxidase which controls the metabolism of uric acid in the same way that gout drugs do.
  • EPA a fatty acid found in Omega 3 fish oils has an anti-inflammatory action. Take at least 3 grams a day. More may be needed to reduce pain. Make sure you get a make that is guaranteed free from pollutants.
  • Taking 1000mg capsule of the natural health remedy cherry extract is the equivalent of eating half a pound of cherries or about 16 oz of juice. In an acute attack you can take 2000mg 3 times a day.

Lisa McDowell was so frustrated by the painful symptoms of gout that were taking over her husbands life that she spent months researching the condition. Now, many years later, she is considered to be the leading expert in the natural treatment of gout. You can discover the all natural method of preventing and treating attacks in her ebook Cure Gout Now .


Magnesium Gel Magic – A Natural Health Remedy to Boost Energy & Health

I recently had the chance to try Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus. It’s an amazing product that contains a concentrated, ultra pure form of magnesium chloride that increases your magnesium levels through your skin. But before I share my experience with the Natural Health Remedy Magnesium Gel let’s have a look at why this mineral is so important.

The mineral magnesium is needed for over 300 hundred different reactions in the body and is one of the most common deficiencies in the Western world. I can vouch for the fact that it is notoriously hard to increase magnesium levels in the cells with oral magnesium supplements. So, I was excited to learn that the Ancient Minerals range of Magnesium products offers a completely new way of boosting magnesium levels.

Many health problems associated with magnesium deficiency

Low levels of magnesium have been associated with a long list of health problems – heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic fatigue, general lack of energy, fibromyalgia, premenstrual syndrome, asthma, tight or twitching muscles, restless legs, chronic pain, back ache, constipation, migraine, osteoporosis, irritability and insomnia.

As magnesium is involved in the production of energy in every cell of the body there is no organ or system that is not affected by a deficiency. Lack of magnesium has a huge impact on the ability of the dells to detoxify and cleanse themselves. It helps protect you against the the toxic metals aluminum, mercury lead and cadmium.

The standard Western diet of processed foods high in sugar, salt and fat contributes to and worsens magnesium deficiency. And taking calcium tablets without magnesium can interfere with its absorption.

Magnesium absorption through the skin.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus contains magnesium chloride one of the best absorbed forms of the mineral. One problem with taking magnesium supplements orally is that many things affect its absorption and most forms of magnesium in supplements have a laxative effect on the bowel so taking large doses will result in diarrhea.

Magnesium oil and Gel offers a completely new way to deliver magnesium through the skin straight into the blood that completely bypasses these problems. It is one of the greatest discoveries in Natural Health treatment for a whole range of health problems. Not only is it well absorbed into the blood but it increases the magnesium levels within the cells where 99% of the body’s magnesium is found.

I only use natural and toxin free product on my skin so I was pleased to see that the magnesium chloride is the purest in the world and obtained from the unpolluted Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Europe. Magnesium Gel Plus also contains organic biologically-active Aloe Vera extract which has anti-inflammatory and skin healing effects.

Magnesium Gel cures my muscle stiffness

The gel has a silken consistency and I found it ideal to massage into the skin. I have had some stiffness in the muscles around my hips (probably as a result of too much sitting at my computer!) so I decided to massage the gel into my hip muscles and legs every morning. After a few days I noticed they were much less stiff and after using it every day for 4 weeks the stiffness and also the soreness I had in the muscle on the outside of my shin has completely gone.

Magnesium Chloride increases intracellular magnesium

One study on the use of transdermal magnesium chloride showed that 12 people out of 16 with low magnesium levels had substantial increases in their intracellular magnesium levels. Many doctors only measure the magnesium in blood serum but this does not give any information about the levels inside the cells where the magnesium functions. It is important to get a test (usually a red blood cell magnesium test) that measures the levels inside the cells if you want to check your levels.

By restoring the levels of magnesium in your cells through transdermal Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel you can improve many chronic health problems caused by deficiency. Your energy and mood can improve, your bones can become strong, your muscles can relax, your sleep can be better and any skin problems can vanish. To find out more about this amazing range of products visit


Acne Cures: Is there a Natural Remedy for Acne that Works?

More than 90% of all adolescents and almost 25% of all adults suffer from acne. Many are asking if they are sentenced to the ritual of tackling the symptoms or is there a natural health remedy that will cure acne. Is there a natural safer alternative to the endless use of creams and lotions and the side effects of drug treatments?

Most dermatologists claim that acne cannot be cured. They specialize in treating the symptoms but have no idea how to cure the internal cause of acne. By applying medications and creams that deal merely with the symptoms while ignoring the source or the internal cause of the disease, acne will never be truly cured.

The hormone connection.

The surge of hormones at puberty causes a change in the activity and size of the glands that produce sebum. Excess sebum causes the bacteria that normally inhabit the hair follicles to multiply and irritate the follicle lining leading to an inflammatory reaction. This results in the formation of pustules and cysts commonly known as ‘zits’ or pimples. Non-inflammatory acne appears as whiteheads or blackheads. Acne sufferers are understandably desperate for a natural acne cure.

The hormone testosterone that is normally thought of as a male hormone but is present in both sexes has been identified as a chief trigger of acne development. It is testosterone that stimulates the activity of the oil glands creating an oilier skin more prone to acne breakouts.

Women can get acne that flares up just before their period is due. Studies have confirmed that acne inflammation can increase 25% between day 22 and 28 of the monthly cycle. A sharp drop in estrogen and rise in testosterone occurs during ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, just before and during the menopause.

The reason why some men continue to get acne in adult life is unclear but a continued hormonal imbalance, stress, genetics, certain medications and heavy perspiration are thought to contribute. At one time it was thought that chocolate and fried food was the cause but researchers have proven that this is not true although nutritionally they are foods that are best avoided.

Ultimately, every disease results from a breakdown within your body. All major diseases and chronic conditions are warning signs of something very fundamentally wrong inside. Without eliminating the source of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne. Without fixing the internal problem that is causing your acne, you may find temporary relief, but your acne will always come back.

Good nutrition helps to balance hormones. A vitamin A deficiency contributes to congestion of the skin and a zinc deficiency leads to a reduced ability to fight infection of the pores. A diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables avoiding sugar, fried and high fat foods is essential. Drink 6 – 8 glasses of filtered water every day.

Now, there are two choices you can make – you can:

1.Ignore the warning signs. – big mistake! The internal imbalance that caused your acne will, in most cases, turn into a chronic condition. Now instead of just having acne you’ll start having other hormonal imbalance or toxic overload related symptoms in addition to acne. Because the internal problem is not fixed, the disease symptoms get more and more intense.

2. Listen to your body and start fixing the internal problem that causes your acne to appear in the first place; you will not only get rid of your acne you will also achieve beautiful, healthy, even toned clear skin complexion, re-balance your body and prevent future hormonal or toxic overload related conditions.

We now live a ‘far-from-natural’ lifestyle. There are over 300 synthetic industrial chemicals present in our bodies that did not exist 50 years ago. We are filled with toxins from the food, and medication we ingest and use.

The Natural Health Remedy to Cure Acne

The natural health remedy that will cure acne is one that fixes the internal condition that causes your acne. The remedy will include a healthy diet, lifestyle, detox and hormone balancing. Your acne will cease to exist and you feel as healthy and attractive as ever!

It doesn’t matter what type of acne you have. Whether you suffer from: acne vulgaris, acne Conglobata, acne Rosacea, Acne Fulminans, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules or Cysts: The principles required to cure your acne are basically the same.

The natural “holistic” ways of treating people have been around for thousands of years, and they absolutely work whether you have teen or adult acne; whether you suffer from acne on your back, shoulders or chest or if you suffer from female related acne such as menopause acne or acne due to monthly cycles.

Mike Walden is a certified nutritionist, independent medical researcher, natural health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, “Acne No More- Open The Door To An Acne Free Life.” Mike has written dozens of holistic health articles and has been featured in e-zines and print magazines, as well as on hundreds of websites worldwide. For information on Mike’s Holistic Clear Skin program, visit: Acne No More

Natural Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

While many doctors believe that the only cure for ovarian cysts that do not disappear by themselves is to remove them surgically many women are now turning to natural health remedies and natural treatments instead. The fact is that just removing them is not solving the underlying problem of why they formed in the first place.

Ovarian cysts are caused by a number of factors but a hormonal imbalance is a major cause. Environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens) are now thought to contribute to them as they interfere with the delicate hormone balance. These are chemicals found in the environment in that enter the body and act like estrogen. They are also known as estrogen mimics or endocrine disrupters.

Ovarian cysts are produced when the release of the egg from the ovary fails and the egg follicle swells with fluid causing a cyst. Even if the egg is released the resulting hole may seal off leaving tissue and fluid accumulating inside and the area which expands into a cyst. The cyst usually disappears on its own in a few weeks, but it can grow to almost 4 inches in diameter and can bleed into itself or twist the ovary causing pain and menstrual changes.

When there are a large number of small cysts in the ovaries which is again accompanied by hormonal imbalance it is known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Technically they are not cysts but numerous very small egg follicles. Rarely an ovarian cyst can be cancerous so it is important to get a proper diagnosis before deciding on the treatment.

Factors contributing to ovarian cysts that are the focus of natural treatments are a weak immune system, poor diet, insulin resistance, hormone imbalance, inability of the liver to break down excess hormones. So you can see that it is not a quick fix. Simply surgically removing the cysts will not rectify these underlying causes and they can recur.

Natural Health Remedies for ovarian cysts include:

1. Diet.

A high fat and carbohydrate diet results in weight gain which raises estrogen levels. Alcohol and caffeine intake from coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate is associated with higher estrogen levels. A processed and junk food diet is low in nutrients and fiber that are needed for a strong immune system, for liver clearance of excess estrogen and elimination from the body through the bowel.

A whole food diet that focuses on a variety of organic fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and seeds with lean organic or free range meat and poultry is best. Dr Ralph Golan recommends avoiding milk products. Non organic ones are more likely to contain xenoestrogens.

2. Avoid Xenoestrogens

These hormone disrupting chemicals are found everywhere but it is possible to reduce your exposure. Drink filtered water and avoid drinking it from plastic bottles. Avoid all chemical based household products and personal care products and replace them with natural ones. Avoid buying, heating and storing food in plastic containers or wrapping. Reduce exposure to glues, paints, varnishes and cleaning fluids that contain solvents. They can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and may be estrogenic.

3.Improve liver detox of both xenoestrogens and body produced estrogen.

The ways estrogens are metabolized in our bodies depends on lifestyle, diet and bowel habits. Cruciferous vegetables which include broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts contain substance that help the liver process
estrogen. Chlorophyll rich and bitter greens are also good detoxifiers. Try lettuce, cucumber, dandelion greens, arugula (rocket), chard, watercress and mung beans.

The addition of a good nutritional supplement that includes important nutrients for liver detox of estrogen such as magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamin C and B vitamins will help.

A Complete Program

A complete 3 step natural treatment plan that really works has been put together by nutritionist Mary Parker. She has compiled an “Ovarian Cyst Bible”. Thousands of women have completely cured their ovarian cysts naturally, without drugs, surgery or “magic potions”, simply by using her proven, step by step method in this ovarian cysts freedom guidebook.

“Ovarian Cysts Miracle” shows you exactly why you should fix the internal problem that’s causing your ovarian cysts, and why you should not just treat the symptoms. It then goes on to show you exactly how to do it.

The internet is flooded with quick cures for ovarian cysts but “Ovarian Cysts Miracle” thoroughly discusses the lies, myths and fallacies surrounding a very confusing subject. It is simply the most detailed book about Ovarian Cysts and
holistic health ever written.

With 150 pages of rock solid content nothing is held back. It focuses on a 100% natural 3 step system for ovarian cysts treatment. Mary gives a detailed overview of each step, and then dives into the specifics in a perfect chronological order. It contains charts and checklists which make it very easy to know where you are in the program and to follow it.

The Ovarian Cysts Miracle program is not a quick fix cure but a complete holistic solution aimed at eliminating the root cause of ovarian cysts and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome(regardless of their severity)to ensure you will be permanently free of the troublesome cysts. It takes persistence and determination to complete but has been followed by thousands of women in over 127 countries.

So if you want the truth about ovarian cysts and alternative medicine and are willing to make the diet and lifestyle changes necessary to be free of them then Mary Parker’s eBook will be the best investment you ever made. To learn more about “Ovarian Cysts Miracle” Click Here.




Get Hemorrhoid Relief with a Natural Health Remedy

I was shocked to learn today that 40% of the adult population suffer with hemorrhoids (piles) at some point of their lives. If you ever get blood on the toilet paper, intense itching in the anal area, or pain while having a bowel movement then you may have hemorrhoids. In severe cases they can protrude in a lump outside your bottom. So can you get hemorrhoid relief with a natural health remedy for this embarrassing and annoying problem?

Hemorrhoids are enlarged painful veins in the rectum which can be internal or external. They seem to be a disease of the Western diet as they are very rare in countries where whole foods with their high fiber content form a major part of the diet. Many sufferers have tried natural health remedies for hemorrhoid relief like creams, suppositories, and ointments but are disappointed that they don’t provide lasting results because they never fix the true root cause.

Some resort to surgery to remove the immediate symptoms but it does nothing to prevent a recurrence as once again it does nothing to get to the root issue. Prevention of hemorrhoids is much easier than the cure.

The major mechanical cause of hemorrhoids is an increase in the pressure in the abdomen. Although it can happen during heavy lifting while holding your breath the main cause is constipation and having to strain to pass a bowel movement. Overweight and lack of exercise can causes weakness of the abdominal muscles resulting in a sagging of the belly which will also predispose to hemorrhoids.

If you want some hemorrhoid relief avoiding these 3 mistakes that contribute to the problem act as a natural health remedy.

Mistake # 1: Eating too much processed food

The Western diet with refined carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice and pasta and other processed junk foods stripped of valuable nutrients and fiber is a major cause of constipation. Although it can be tough for some people the key here for hemorrhoid relief is to lower your intake of processed foods and add fiber to your diet naturally through whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables both raw and conservatively cooked.

Mistake # 2: Sedentary lifestyle

Jobs that involve a lot of sitting can create additional pressure on the bottom area which creates the perfect environment for a hemorrhoid to occur especially when combined with constipation or pregnancy. The solution is to find an excuse to walk around at least every hour. Abdominal strengthening exercises and stretches that promote healthy blood flow are vital.

Mistake # 3: Intake of laxatives and unnatural medication

You may be tempted to take laxatives or fiber supplements to cure the constipation but this creates the same potential problem as processed foods. You replace the fiber but not the many other nutrients lacking in a processed foods that the body relies on for proper function.

Many laxatives act as irritants and set up a vicious cycle needing even more laxatives. They create powerful bowel movements leaving the bowel in a weakened state unable to produce the muscular movements that propel the waste along its length.

Creams, while giving some hemorrhoid relief do not get to the root cause and can be a waste of time and money. The hemorrhoids can get worse over time if the root problem is not reversed.

Discover more about a little known completely natural health remedy for hemorrhoid relief and cure from expert Jessica Wright.
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Turmeric, a natural remedy for psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that has been considered virtually incurable by orthodox methods. Various external preparations such as coal tar, zinc pastes, vitamin D creams, ultra violet light and steroids are used with little real lasting success. So anecdotal reports of a natural health remedy such as turmeric offering relief from the unsightly and often irritating scaly red patches are very welcome. Turmeric has a strong anti-inflammatory action and as inflammation is thought to be at the root of psoriasis it can be very effective.

Benefits of turmeric

Turmeric, a spice that is used to make curry dishes, has a long history of medical use in India and China to aid digestion and liver function. Naturopaths and other practitioners of natural health believe the malfunction of the liver is one reason for psoriasis so perhaps that is why turmeric is effective.

Leaky gut and liver overload.

They believe that a number of factors contribute to psoriasis. The most common factors seem to be an increase in the permeability of the wall of the small intestine known as “leaky gut”. Toxins then enter the blood and lymph circulation which overload the detox capacity of the liver and triggers the inflammation that result in the scaly, red patches on the skin.

The thinning of the gut wall can be due to a number of things including constipation, food allergy or intolerance, candida overgrowth, faulty utilization of fats, excessive alcohol intake, spinal misalignments, and the effects of immunization and stress.

Limits of research

Western researchers have focused on curcumin, a component of turmeric, and a recent small study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that in spite of scientific evidence of curcumins inti-inflammatory effects only 2 out of 12 patients had an excellent which the scientists reported could be due to placebo effect or natural remission.

The trouble with these studies is that they only look at the effect of one component of turmeric whereas it may be the combined effect of all the components of the herb. Larger studies are obviously needed. And it is usually necessary to approach the condition from more than one angle.

Diet is of prime importance

Therapies that have been successful remove factors that cause leaky gut and provide a diet that is alkaline forming and soothing to the delicate lining. Chiropractor John Pagano who successfully treated psoriasis sufferers for over 40 years said that he never helped any patient who did not adhere to the diet. He maintained that diet and adequate bowel movements generally alleviated the condition.

So by all means try turmeric for your psoriasis but pay attention to the other contributory factors as well.

Here are some tips to reduce your psoriasis:

  • Avoid processed meats, red meat except lamb, junk food, fried food, too many sweets, hydrogenated fats, saturated fats, heated fats or oils, carbonated drinks, alcohol and smoking.
  • Get tested for food intolerance or sensitivity and avoid reactive foods.
  • Avoid nightshade foods – tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant (aubergine), peppers and paprika.
  • Eat an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. A 7 day vegetable juice fast can be an effective cleanser.
  • Include whole grains, nuts, fish, poultry, a small amount of low fat dairy.
  • Get checked for candida overgrowth and treat if present and consider bowel cleansing or colonic hydrotherapy.
  • Do all you can to reduce stress.
  • Try standardized turmeric in capsule form without fillers. The recommended dose for psoriasis is 1.5 grams (1,500mg) in divided doses eg 500mg three times a day.

Look for improvement in your psoriasis in a month although a healthy diet has to be adhered to for life for lasting results. Turmeric for psoriasis is safe for most individuals but some people report nausea, indigestion or worsening of gallbladder disease with high doses long term.



Chilblains, Onion as a Natural Remedy

The extra cold weather in England this year seems to have brought an increase in cases of chilblains. It’s hard to believe that such tiny things can be so painful or intensely itchy unless you have experienced them. Chilblains usually occur on the toes but can occur on the heels, fingers, face and ears. In extreme cold they can also affect the legs.

Chilblains, also called pernio, occur as a result of the constriction of capillaries (small blood vessels) in the skin in response to the cold. When they are warmed up too quickly they expand more than nearby blood vessels causing blood to leak into the tissues.

They are more common in countries where it is damp as well as cold. They are more prevalent in people who have poor circulation due to smoking, Raynaud’s Disease, arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) or restriction of circulation due to tight socks and footwear.

Other factors contributing to chilblains are anemia, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal changes, certain drugs such as beta- blockers and damp living conditions. They are common in people who work out side or in cold conditions such as butchers.

They can be caused by warming your skin too quickly after coming in from the cold. For example warming your feet in front of a fire after coming in from the cold.

Chilblains appear red or blue and can be swollen. They can be very tender, itchy, feel tingly or burning and hot to the touch. In severe cases the skin may crack and there is the danger of infection.

Onion is a Natural Remedy

One of the most handy and effective natural remedies is to treat the chilblains with a cut onion. Gently rub the cut side of the onion over the chilblains twice a day. This can quickly relieve itching between the toes.

Some recommend dipping the onion in salt first. Don’t put raw onion on your skin if it is cracked or it is likely to sting. You can try a pulp made from cooked onion instead.

Prevention is better than cure.

Prevention is always better than cure so here are some things you can do to help prevent chilblains.

  • Keep your hands and feet warm in cold weather by wearing thick but not tight wool socks and gloves.
  • Avoid restricting circulation with tight socks or footwear.
  • Improve circulation before going out into the cold with some exercise.
  • Allow your hand and feet to warm up gradually without exposing them to fires, or heaters or hot water bottles after being out inthe cold.
  • Stop smoking as it interferes with circulation and depletes Vitamin C.
  • Taking a supplement of Vitamin C with bioflavanoids can help strengthen the small blood vessels
  • A natural supplement of Vitamin E as mixed tocopherols 100 iu twice a day during the winter may help.
  • Take a good multivitamin and minerals with at least 25 mg of the B vitamins
  • Drink hot ginger tea and use ground ginger, chili and cinnamon in cooking to stimulate circulation.
  • Get checked by your doctor for anemia. Only take iron as a supplement if you need it.

If you have severe or recurring chilblains you should see your doctor who can make some checks on your circulation and rule out certain health conditions.


Vitamin D a Natural Health Remedy for Colds And Flu

Vitamin D is being hailed as the new natural remedy for colds & flu. Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it is made in our bodies after exposure to the sun, is more commonly known for its role in building strong bones. But researchers have found that Vitamin D can help balance the immune system helping to prevent a whole host of health problems as well as colds and flu.

It is known that flu predictably occurs in the winter months when Vitamin D is low. Much of the population living in Britain and countries that have similar seasons become deficient in Vitamin D during the winter and spring when exposure to sunlight is lacking.

While the natural remedy cod liver oil which contains Vitamins A and D is often taken by people to ease joint problems it was noted that it helped to prevent respiratory infections such as colds and flu. It is a fact that children exposed to sunlight get fewer colds and that children who were constantly sick from colds and flu were suddenly free from infection when they were given high doses of Vitamin D.

Researchers studying the effects of Vitamin D on the immune system have shown that it increases production of certain peptides that quickly destroy the influenza virus. They have only recently learned how Vitamin D increases production of antimicrobial peptides while simultaneously preventing the immune system from releasing too many inflammatory cells.

Although the main source of Vitamin D is exposure of the skin to sunlight you can get some Vitamin D from food. The main source from food is the flesh of oily fish and small amounts are found in cheese, egg yolks and beef liver. It is quite difficult to get adequate amounts from food and as it is so important for strong bones some foods like cereals, milk, yogurt and margarine have been fortified with it. In spite of this it is thought that people only get about a third of what they need from food.

Getting enough Vitamin D was not considered to be a problem until recently but some experts believe we are in the middle of an unrecognized pandemic of Vitamin D deficiency. According to one study an amazing nine out of ten people are deficient in Vitamin D during winter and spring.

So how do you know if you are deficient in Vitamin D?

There is no way of knowing whether you are getting enough without doing a blood test. Be sure to get a 25-hydroxy-vitamin D also known as a 25(OH)D test. Some doctors order a 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D but this goes up and down with calcium intake and is not a good indicator for Vitamin D deficiency.

How to boost your levels for good immunity and other health benefits.

Experts do not agree on how much you need but Dr Micheal Holick one of the world’s leading authorities on Vitamin D says that exposing arms and legs or hands face and arms to the sun without sunscreen for up to 15 minutes a day between 10 am and 3 pm in spring, summer and autumn is enough to keep levels up for most of us.

People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 – 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D.

Secondly eat vitamin D rich foods. Its difficult to say how much you need because it depends on how much you get from the sun. Some experts say we need about 800iu a day and others recommend 1000iu or more. One 100g (3.5oz) salmon contains about 360 iu of the vitamin and an egg around 20 iu.

If you think you may be at risk of a Vitamin D deficiency consider taking a supplement to keep free of winter colds and flu.

There are various forms of Vitamin D but the best form to take is Vitamin D3. This is the form that is made in your skin when exposed to ultra violet light.

Ideally find a doctor who is conversant with the current scientific evidence regarding the importance of Vitamin D to your health and monitor your blood levels for an immune system boost against colds and flu.


Cut Short the Common Cold – Natural Health Remedies for Colds

There’s a good reason it’s called the common cold, ‘cause it’s one of the most common illnesses around. And the worst part is that it has no cure. So if you have a cold, the best you can do is take adequate rest, dose up with warm liquids, and wait it out.

There are some doctors who may prescribe antibiotics to make sure you don’t catch other diseases when your immune system is down and others who give you cough syrups and lozenges to help you sleep better. But there’s nothing that beats the benefits of natural health remedies and concoctions to help soothe you and bring relief from runny noses and scratchy throats. The next time you catch a cold, here’s what you can do before running to the drug store:

  • Make yourself some ginger tea: Ginger has soothing properties – it raises your body temperature and helps bring down the severity of your cold. It contains various compounds that help fight against the virus that causes the cold.
  • Drink some elderberry juice: Or eat a slice of bread slathered with elderberry jam if you can summon up the appetite to eat. Elderberry is one fruit that contains active compounds that help reduce the symptoms of your cold as well as fight the cold and influenza virus.
  • Inhale peppermint oil or drink peppermint-flavored tea: Peppermint has properties that come in handy if you’re running a fever – it helps break the fever by making you sweat.
  • Use a cinnamon stick to stir your tea: Cinnamon is a spice that provides flavor and adds to the taste of your herbal tea. It also helps reduce inflammation and nasal congestion.
  • Gargle frequently: A solution of just salt and warm water can work wonders for an achy throat. Gargle at least thrice a day, before meals so that the salt doesn’t make you throw up.
  • Drink warm liquids: Hot drinks help soothe your throat and relieve nasal congestion. They also keep you warm if you’re running a fever.
  • Use a menthol salve: A dab of liniment can help you breathe easier and prevent sneezing continuously.

A cold may be common, but it’s nothing to sneeze at (pun unintended). It can drain you of all your energy and put you out of action for a while. So make sure you get plenty of rest, seek the help of natural health remedies, keep a box of tissues handy so that you’re up and about on your feet in no time.




Discover the Danger of an Acidic Body

Health and healing is based on the notion of balance. A person is in balance internally, when a balance exists between acid and alkaline. Acid alkaline balance in the body is the most critical balance in the body and is required to ensure proper health, energy, and vitality.


Because all the body’ s regulatory mechanisms including breathing, circulation, digestion and hormone product work to maintain the delicate internal acid alkaline balance.

In order that you may understand what is meant by an alkaline condition and an acid condition, think about vinegar (an acid) and lye (an alkali). Vinegar is acid in reaction, while lye is alkaline. They are directly opposite in character. If just the right proportion of these two products is brought together, a substance will result that is neither acid nor alkaline. Such a compound is said to be neutral.

As the acid substances increase in the body, the alkalinity decreases.

To better understand the relationship between acid and alkaline, know that there is a normal pH value in each body compartment (e.g., extra-cellular fluids, intracellular fluids, plasma).

You can measure the pH range in saliva and urine, but the blood pH is the most important indicator of the body’ s internal conditions. Just as our body temperature must be maintained at 98.6 degrees, the pH of plasma (pH of the plasma of the whole blood=conventional “blood” pH) is controlled at 7.4 (7.36-7.45). This range of 7.36 and 7.45 is vital to person’s well being. The body will go through great lengths to maintain the appropriate, slightly alkaline, nature of its internal environment.

Just as you feel sick or tired when your body’ s temperature changes one degree in either direction, if the pH range of the blood deviates too far to the acid side, oxygen levels decrease and cellular metabolism stops. In other words, cells die. The body dies.

When a body’ s pH becomes too acidic, it’s more vulnerable to degenerative diseases as bacteria and viruses are able to enter and thrive in an acidic environment.

Let’s see what happens when the body is slightly out of balance…

In the earlier stages of imbalance, small symptoms begin to show, such as headaches, allergies, aches, and back pains.

Why do you experience these symptoms?

Simple really…

Because body is trying to get rid of excess acid and it does it by trying to release acids through the skin, producing symptoms such as eczema, acne, boils, headaches, muscle cramps, soreness, swelling, irritation, inflammation, and general aches and pains.

Think about it…Do you ever have any problems when you feel you’re totally healthy? Let’s say you have been eating right, exercising, drinking plenty of water. Did you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above?

No, probably not.

And that’s because your body wasn’t too acidic and it didn’t try to get rid of the acid in any way.

Do you see what’s happening here.

You only feel sick and tired when your body is acidic. Reverse acidic body and you’re going to regain your health back I guarantee you.

You just really need to do it.

Ok, moving on…

Let’s say you didn’t want to change your lifestyle to a more healthier one and you decided to take bunch of medication to make yourself feel better.

Let’s see what happens than…

If you start to treat your symptoms, whatever they might be, with medications, pills, or antibiotics, the body becomes even more acidic than before.

That’s why when you take medications you can never totally relieve your problem because you’re not approaching the problem from the root cause you’re just covering up the symptoms with the medication. You may not feel the pain or discomfort for awhile or until medication wares off. But it returns as it always does.

As the imbalance continues to increase, more serious conditions arise, from obesity to all the major diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and cancer.

We are not a SICK NATION we are an ACIDIC NATION. They got it all wrong.

But on the other hand they probable don’t want you to get it right anyway.

Otherwise if you’re healthy then who is going to buy all their drugs and medications.

So they need sick people because they are their target audience.

In addition to sicknesses and diseases, recent research has shown that if you have an “acidic” body the aging process will be accelerated in your body, making it very difficult for you to retain a youthful appearance and a trim physique.

And don’t you want to look young and radiant?

I know for sure I do.

Let’s look at some other signs of the acidic body that so many people are experiencing today.

Signs and symptoms of an acidic environment inside the body include acid reflux, weight gain, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen, premature aging, bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones, immune deficiency, acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations, joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup. Low energy and chronic fatigue, headaches, sinus problems, irritability, colds and flu are other symptoms of an over-acidic body.

Body is not intended to be on the acidic side that’s why it goes through great lengths trying to neutralize acid in the system using alkaline minerals.

But what happens when there are not enough of alkaline minerals in the body to neutralize the excess acid?

Here’s where we have another problem…

If more alkaline minerals are not supplied to the body to neutralize the acid, the body starts using available supplies from organs, bones, tissues and cells.

Let me give you an example…

Osteoporosis…Why does it happen in the first place?

When body trying to neutralize the excess acid in the system and can’t get enough alkaline minerals from foods you eat, it goes to the bones and starts to leach out calcium which is an alkaline mineral to neutralize the acid. Calcium deficiency in the bones increases making the bones weak and fragile. Result –> osteoporosis. They should have labeled it Acidic Bones Disease instead. At least it’s more descriptive and tells you exactly where the problem is.

Almost all diseases in the body caused by the excess acidity in the body. Correct that and you might be disease-free sooner than you think.

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Herbal Tea Recipes To Cure A Cold.

Some of nature’s best natural remedies to keep the winter bugs at bay are herbal teas that are made from common herbs that you may use in cooking every day. Sage, thyme, oregano, and rosemary are herbs that have all been used traditionally by herbalists in herbal tea recipes to treat the symptoms of colds & flu.

These herbs contain strong essential oils that can potentially fight against colds and flu. They are powerful antioxidants as well. So instead of rushing out to buy expensive over the counter cold remedies look in your garden or kitchen cupboard for the herbal cold cures.

Here are some herbal tea recipes:


Sage, whose Latin name salvia means to heal, was considered to be one of four sacred plants by Native Americans . For irritations or inflammation of the throat try gargling with a mixture of sage and apple cider vinegar sweetened, if you must, with a little good quality honey or sip a soothing hot infusion.

Recipe for a herbal tea infusion:

Pour a pint of boiling water onto 1oz of dried sage leaves or 1 tbsp of fresh and leave for 5 – 10 minutes. Drink a small glassful of the strained tea throughout the day. Sage can help to restore appetite as well.


There are many varieties of thyme but common garden thyme will be effective for helping you fight off sore throats and colds. Try it when you have a cough or to clear mucus from your chest. It was once used on bandages to prevent infection and is even reputed to be a hangover cure and can lift your spirits.

Thymol the active ingredient in thyme is one of the strongest antiseptics known. It has also been used to treat fungal problems such as athletes’ foot and is reputed to be a hangover cure.

Thyme herbal tea recipe:

Use 1 tsp of dried leaves or a couple of sprigs of fresh leaves for each cup of boiling water. The time you leave it to infuse is a matter of personal taste and can be from 5 – 15 minutes. Strain and slowly sip 3 cups a day inhaling the vapors until your symptoms improve. You can also crush some fresh leaves gently in your hands and inhale the vapors.


Oregano also known as pot marjoram has a high thymol content too. It is one of Nature’s most powerful natural health remedies against bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungi and has been used as a natural herbal remedy since ancient times. It can be used to treat sore throat, coughs and colds as as well as loosening phlegm in the bronchial tubes.

Oregano is used extensively in cooking throughout the Mediterranean especially as an ingredient of pizza and combines well with thyme and rosemary.

Oregano herbal tea recipe:

Infuse 1 tsp dried oregano or 3 tbsp fresh leaves in 8 oz boiling water for 10 minutes, strain and sweeten with a little good quality honey if wanted.


Rosemary or Rosmarinus officinalis is related to the mint family of plants and is one of the oldest Mediterranean aromatic shrubs in cultivation. With it’s attractive leaves and pretty blue flowers it is a favorite for kitchen gardens.

Rosemary tea can help bring relief for colds, catarrh, wheezing and bronchitis clearing phlegm from the chest. good as a gargle for a sore throat. Infuse sage with rosemary and use as a gargle for a sore throat.

Rosemary herbal tea recipe:

Use 2 tsp of dried rosemary to a cup of boiling water. The addition of fresh ginger root and lemon peel makes this a delicious healthy herbal drink.

Here is the recipe:

1 small bunch of rosemary, leaves gently bruised with a spoon.
1 inch thumb of ginger, sliced into rounds
The peel of two unwaxed or organic lemons
6-8 cups of boiling water

Place the rosemary, ginger and lemon peel in a large teapot. Add the boiling water and leave to infuse for approximately five minutes. Strain and sip slowly. You can add a little good quality honey or stevia if you need to sweeten.

While modern medicine is still searching for a cure for a cold the history of healing herbs goes back thousands of years. Give these herbal tea recipes a try next time you are trying to shake off the winter bugs.


Garlic, a Natural Health Remedy for Catarrh

Garlic has been recommended by herbalists as a natural health remedy for catarrh for hundreds of years. Catarrh is excess mucus that the body produces as a result of inflammation in the nose and throat in response to a cold virus or hay fever which is known as allergic rhinitis.

Normally catarrh lasts only a few days while the body fights off the infection but in some cases it becomes chronic and results in headache, cough and blocked sinuses. While decongestant over the counter drugs can be used in the short term they can cause rebound catarrh when used excessively so garlic is a good natural alternative.

Garlic, a member of the allium family of vegetables, is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. We have been consuming garlic since Greek and Roman times for both for its strong taste and for its assumed benefits as a Natural Health Remedy. But reliable scientific studies have proven it has a significant number of health benefits.

Here are some of its known benefits:

  • can detox toxic metals – metals attach to the sulfur compounds and are eliminated
  • garlic sulfur compounds helps the liver break down cancer causing chemicals
  • lowers blood pressure a little.
  • lowers LDL Cholesterol (the bad stuff) a little.
  • helps reduce build up of arterial plaque
  • lowers or helps to regulate blood sugar.
  • helps to prevent blood clots from forming, thus reducing the possibility of strokes and thromboses.
  • helps to prevent cancer, especially of the digestive system, prevents certain tumors from growing larger and reduces the size of certain tumors.
  • is a potent natural antibiotic if used raw and can still kill some strains of bacteria that have become immune or resistant to modern antibiotics.
  • has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties.
  • dramatically reduce yeast infections due to Candida species.
  • has anti-oxidant properties and is a source of selenium.

So, what is it about garlic that makes it such a boon to our health?

When cloves are chewed, crushed or cut, they release a sulfur-bearing compound called allicin – the chemical that gives garlic its pungent taste and smell. And it’s the allicin that scientists have discovered is the magic ingredient thought to be responsible for garlic’s therapeutic qualities. Allicin is a very small molecule and can penetrate the cell wall. In effect. It prevents bacteria using the protein and enzymes they need to reproduce.

The famous American Herbalist John Christopher recommended placing a clove of garlic on each side of the mouth between the teeth and cheek at the first sign of a cold for it’s antiviral effect. The cold should disappear within a few hours or within a day avoiding the troublesome catarrh.

David Roser, director of the Garlic Research Bureau, claims that raw garlic will fix the most intransigent catarrh within a few hours. Add a clove or two to a salad. The finer the chopping and the more intensive the crushing, the more allicin is generated and the stronger the medicinal effect.

Allicin starts to degrade immediately after it is produced and its effectiveness decreases over time. Cooking speeds up this degradation and microwaving will totally destroy allicin. So for the most powerful medicinal effect on your catarrh as well as for other health benefits crush a little raw garlic and combine with the cooked food shortly before serving. But don’t overdo it. Garlic can irritate the digestive system in some sensitive individuals.

Cooked garlic is less powerful but is still beneficial. It has been suggested that organically grown garlic tends towards a higher sulfur levels which may be more beneficial. Some people prefer to take garlic supplements to avoid garlic breath. But for catarrh there is no finer Natural Health Remedy than garlic.


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