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Natural Ways to Help With Seasonal Allergies

Millions of us suffer endlessly from the effects of Seasonal Allergies. It’s not only in the summer when all the trees & flowers are blooming. Many of us have problems with leaves in the fall..or just dust..which has no favorite season. Symptoms can be mild and basically only a running nose. Some people however, experience much more intense symtoms, such as itching, hives, headaches & possibly shortness of breath. Of course there are at least 100 different  “Pills” out there to eliminate all those symtoms..or make them more bearable. Some of them do pretty well with their claims. My major problem with “Pills” is that many of those have side effects that are worse than the original problems. You can have everything from dry mouth, drowsiness, and now we are hearing that some of these even cause osteoporois (which means they are sucking the Calcium out of your bones).

     Personally I try to maintain my health in the most Natural way possible. I don’t take any medications on a regular basis. Occasionally I will take an Advil for a headache or major muscle problem. THis works for me, and I will admit that I’ve been blessed with very good health overall. Some of you are not as fortunate & suffer from many issues that cause you problems. I am sorry for that, but I encourage you to try to remedy those issues by a Natural means first. Following are some possible remedies:

       1) Try using 1/8 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar. I know it tastes pretty bad but it does work for some people.

        2) Take a Tbl. of  Locally grown Honey twice a day.  It’s important that it’s locally grown as that’s the pollen the bees use & probably one thing you are allergic to. Some people say to mix a Tbl. with 1/2 a cup of warm water twice  a day for Migraine Headaches.

         3) Try to cut back on Caffeine & increase your intake of Fruits & Vegetables.

   These 3 suggestions may not work for everyone but they do help a lot of people. I’ve used Honey successfully for several years. I hope they work for you.

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Natural Ways to Eliminate Liver Spots

a.k.a. age spots and brown spots

Causes

Liver spots are the yellowish-brown flat spots that look like large freckles and are thought to be caused by aging, too much sun, impaired liver function, and a dietary or nutritional deficiency. (NB: if you have irregular, dark spots that increase in size or change color or texture, have them checked immediately by a doctor. They could be a serious form of skin cancer). As we age our metabolism changes and the liver may become so overwhelmed with toxins that it cannot rid the body of them. Oxidation within the body and the lack of antioxidants also plays an important role in this process. Age spots are one of the results. They take years to form and eliminating them will take time, too, so don’t give up. Try a remedy for a few months, and if the condition hasn’t improved, try another one. As a preventative measure, always use a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 after using one of the remedies, and thereafter.


Wellness Program

In addition to using the remedies mentioned below, some lifestyle and dietary changes will be beneficial in developing a general wellness program and may speed the elimination of these liver spots.

  • Begin an exercise program
  • Make some dietary changes mentioned below
  • Avoid exposure to the sun without proper sun protection
  • Cleanse your liver
  • Take supplements that will help slow the aging process and aid in tissue repair

Dietary Changes

Dietary changes are necessary to get some of the metabolic wastes out of your system and cleanse your tissues. Some of these factors cause damage to your skin.

  • Begin a detoxification program to clean your tissues and organs.
  • Improve your diet to include fruits and vegetables, especially in raw form. Drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water daily.
  • Avoid sweets, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and junk foods. This is a main foundation of our over-all Wellness Program.
  • Avoid rancid oils. Refrigerate all oils after opening; store nuts and seeds in the freezer or refrigerator; store grains in a cool place; avoid all fried foods as the hot cooking oils contain substances that damage the skin.

Supplements

Beta-carotene Take beta-carotene, an antioxidant that slows the aging process.

Bioflavonoids Working with vitamin C, bioflavonoids assist in tissue repair.

Potassium A deficiency in potassium may be one of the causes of liver spots. Eat potassium-rich foods or take a supplement.

Selenium You may have a selenium deficiency. If your daily vitamins don’t have selenium, take a selenium supplement for a few months. In many areas of the country the selenium content of the soils has been depleted so that we don’t get enough in our regular diet.

Vitamin C An antioxidant, vitamin C helps tissue repair.

Vitamin E Take 1 vitamin E capsule (400 I.U.) daily; at night puncture another capsule and rub the oil on the spots and leave it on overnight. You may use castor oil at night instead. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that slows aging and aids in tissue repair.

Zinc Another mineral supplement to take is zinc. Take 15 mg a day for one to two months. Don’t take more than 15 mg without a doctor’s supervision, as it may hinder the body’s absorption of other minerals, especially copper.


Remedies

Folk

Aloe Rubbing fresh aloe vera juice or gel on the spots will help fade them. Use the gel twice a day for a month or two. Juice from the aloe plant is excellent for healing burns and is also beneficial as a general healing agent.

Apple cider vinegar Combine two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of orange juice and apply to the spots, preferably on a cloth or cotton pad that is secured to the area.

Bilberry This herb slows some of the aging processes and acts as an antioxidant. Take 4-8 oz. of fresh berries, 80-160 mg of bilberry extract (25% anthocyanidin), or 20-40 mg anthocyanosides daily.

Buttermilk Dab buttermilk on the spots. The lactic acid and other ingredients in the milk are beneficial to the skin. Buttermilk has been used for generations as a skin cleanser and as a beauty aid.

Castor oil Apply castor oil on the spots in the morning and in the evening, and rub well into the skin. The spots should disappear within a month.

Chick peas Take fresh or canned chick peas (garbanzo beans), mash about 1/3 cupful and add a little water. Smear this paste on the spots and leave it there until it dries. Then wash off completely. Do this every evening.

Dandelion Break open a dandelion stem and rub the sap on the spots 2-3x per day. Good for warts, too. Will Greer (Grandpa Walton) used this method successfully.

Gotu kola Try using the ancient Chinese herb gotu kola. Mix 1/8 teaspoon of powdered herb into a cup of herbal tea or add it to plain hot water along with 1/8 teaspoon of ginseng and a pinch of cayenne. This remedy should clear the spots in a few days.

Horseradish Mix one teaspoon grated horseradish root, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 drops rosemary essential oil. Dab onto your age spots with a cotton ball once or twice a day (less if you have sensitive skin); it will exfoliate the top layer of skin and your spot should lighten. Jeanette Jacknin, M.D. in Smart Medicine for Your Skin.

Lemon juice Dab some fresh lemon juice on the spots twice daily. If you are going outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight. It may take a few months, but the acidity in the juice will cause the spots to fade away.

Onion Grate an onion and squeeze it through cheesecloth so that you have 1 teaspoonful of juice. Mix with 2 teaspoonsful of vinegar and rub into the spots. Do this two times a day until the spots disappear.

  • Cut a fresh onion, dip it in apple cider vinegar and rub across the spots. This will fade the spots in a few weeks.

Walnuts, black Take some green (not fully ripe) black walnuts and make a few incisions in the outer shell; rub the juice on the spots. There may be a slight stinging sensation or the area may turn brown, but this is only temporary. Very effective.

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Make resolution to plan preventive health screenings | detnews.com | The Detroit News

{{desc}}  This is a great article I found this morning. We all tend to put off our screening exams…Hopefully this will motivate us to schedule them now!

via Make resolution to plan preventive health screenings | detnews.com | The Detroit News.

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For a better diet, Eat less meat!

For a better diet, Eat less meat!.

This is an excellent blog on having a healthier lifestyle. Some of the studies shown are very interesting…especially regarding Red Meat!

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More Help for Acid Reflux

  There are many ways to reduce the effects ofAcid  Reflux..besides popping  pills.  One of the best things you can do is to eat smaller meals, and to eat them earlier in the afternoon. In other words, try not to eat a meal after 6 or 7 pm. That is hard for some people to do, especially  if they stay up later..but it is very important. Another thing is to sleep with your head elevated. You can choose to sleep on 2 or 3 pillows, or you can devise a way to elevate the head of your bed. Either of these will suffice, and make a big difference.  Gravity will always work. Another key thing,  in the dietary department, is to avoid Alcohol consumption. This has a big impact, try it and see. Tobacco use has an effect as well. My son chews tobacco,  & found that when he quit,   his heartburn also went away.

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Burger King and Microsoft Introduce the Windows 7 Whopper

{{desc}}     Check out this link. It’s hard to believe!

via Burger King and Microsoft Introduce the Windows 7 Whopper.

Do you have a Death Wish, or as Dr. Oz says..Do you want to shorten your life?   This is UN believable!    Does anyone out there think that this is  a good idea..or does it even look good to you??

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