An infection in the head can be a very nasty business.
Symptoms can include:
This photo illustrates what it is like when you have an infection in one side of your head. The red part is the infected side, the side with the heat.
Symptoms for this type of infection could include:
If symptoms are persistent seek medical attention. If this occurs in a child, definitely seek medical attention.
If symptoms are just starting and you catch it before it gets too bad you could try
Echinacea - a herbal remedy
Olive Leaf Extract
If symptoms persist seek medical attention.
Do You Suffer from Swollen or Tired Legs?
Legs can be tired, cramping or swollen
Many people have lots of problems with their legs. They may be
Legs can have
Butcher's Broom is a supplement that benefits the legs. It works by improving the circulation in the legs. The veins in the legs need to pump the blood in the legs back up to the heart. The little valves in the veins get pretty tired in some people and need some help.
Butcher's Broom helps to strengthen these veins. This means that the blood is sent back to the heart more quickly. The blood picks up oxygen from the lungs and then is able to carry more oxygen to the body.
This means that that there is not enough blood in the veins.
Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency
Improving the Brain
Because of its effects on the veins and the blood, Butcher's Broom can also affect the brain bringing more oxygenated blood to it.
Many older people have trouble with their legs. Many do do not or cannot move around enough. The less we move the more problems we have. If your legs swell make sure to rest them each day by elevating them. Don't sit with them hanging down all the time.
If you are taking any blood thinning medication or have serious problems with your legs, always get medical support before beginning taking this supplement.
This article is meant for information purposes only and not meant as medical information on the treatment of your health.
Berberis homeopathic remedy is well known to ease kidney and bladder infections. That burning pain, not being able to empty the bladder. Pain around the kidney area in the back.
How to Find Your Kidneys
The kidney area in the back is on each side of the spine in the middle of the back. Put your hands on your hips - waist level. Now slide your thumbs towards the back 50-75cm (2 or 3 inches) and press in a little with your thumbs. This is about where your kidneys are.
Lower Back Pain, Sciatica
This wonderful remedy can help you with many other ailments. It can help you if you have lower back pain. It can be centred on the left side, around the hips and sometimes going down into the thigh. Sometimes it is known as sciatica. This pain is worse when standing or walking or when standing up from a sitting position. Pains can also radiate around the back.
Just for Women
Berberis may help ease vaginal thrush or candida. When you have vaginal thrush you can also have problems in the mouth and sometimes in the sinuses (nasal problems). These areas are all called the mucous membranes. They are the soft moist areas of the body that secrete fluids. Berberis can also help ease these problems.
Berberis may also ease colic pains or period pain. Anybody who has suffered from this will know just what I mean. It is worth trying s simple, safe remedy to be free of this.
Just for Men
Berberis has also been known to ease erectile dysfunction. This is a problem for men when the penis cannot become erect.
Herbal or Homeopathy
Berberis can be taken as a herbal extract or tea as well as a homeopathic remedy. However the homeopathic remedy will work at a deeper level.
A study has been done that uses Berberine, a natural chemical ingredient in Berberis for Type 2 Diabetes. It was found that berberine was as effective as Metformin in bringing blood sugars down any in easing high blood pressure.
Where to Buy this Remedy
This remedy can be purchased in a 6x or 6c potency from your local health food shop. You may be able to buy 30c on the internet or better still visit your local homeopath who has a wealth of knowledge and can determine if this remedy will suit your symptoms.
Homeopathy has been used by some of the richest and most influential people in the world for more than a century.
The Royal family of England have been staunch users and supporters of homeopathy.
Homeopathy is used by the Prince Charles, the Queen, her father, King George VI and her grandfather King George V. They have supported their body and mind with the natural remedies going as far as having their own Homeopath. Now that is called Belief in Homeopathy.
Read the full article from The Telegraph here
Looking for something to help yourself for depression? Those who suffer from this can have great difficulties getting through daily life. Not everyone wants to take pharmaceutical drugs. These medicines can help some people and make others even more ill.
Dr Andrew Saul, Ph D tells us how he thinks we can help ourselves. He suggests specific natural food and vitamins.
Now take note that these are his suggestions. Always get yourself checked out by a healthcare professional and have yourself monitored by them as you go along.
Remember also that if you decide to follow his advice yet don't follow through with it, you will see no improvement. Taking large doses of specific vitamins for only one day is not going to cure you of your ailments. You must follow a long term project. Give it a good try before you say it does not work.
Let me know if this works for you or if you have another natural remedy. It is only by sharing that mankind progresses.
Well, guess what! You have expert knowledge in the field of how you feel mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Remember our person is made up of all these areas.
Being the expert in how you feel physically gives you the power to decide what is best for you.
How to be your own Detective
With our busy life we can sometimes not realise what is going on within ourselves. It is a good idea to spend some quiet time each day, even 5 minutes to concentrate on how you feel. If you can find no other time, then even the 5 minutes of your shower time is a good time to think about your health.
How are you feeling in your body? How are you feeling in your mind? Do you feel happy? Do you feel sad? Can you avoid a certain situation that is causing you a problem? If you get in difficult situations throughout the day you can have physical symptoms of headache, asthma, palpitations or a cough depending on your weakness.
Start to notice when these symptoms occur and find out what caused them. What were you doing when they began? Were you arguing with someone? Spraying chemicals? Standing in the sun too long? Were you thirsty? Did you over eat? Did you have too much sugary food? Do you feel worse if you don't sleep long enough at night? Why don't you sleep longer at night? Can you do something about it?
Staying Healthy Naturally
We can support our body by eating natural foods, not junk food. We can limit alcohol and get rid of any drugs from our body. Natural supplements can help support our body.
Exercise can help our body work properly. When we go for a walk electrical impulses are triggered which strengthen our bones. Our bones are the structure our body is supported by so our bones are important to look after. Many minerals are held in our bones - calcium which we all know about and magnesium which is also very important for our bones are two of the major minerals stored in our bones.
It is important to take magnesium supplements because our western diet no longer supplies us with enough magnesium.
Take the responsibility to stay healthy by being aware of your body. Care for it. It is the only one we have. Do not give your power away to others. it is your responsibility to look after yourself.
Be your own detective! Happy detecting.
Magnesium supplements can be found here
A story of illness and natural ways to overcome it
Allergies and Chronic Fatigue A Natural Approach
The person we are today is the sum total of all our experiences throughout our life. We can change the person we will become through the new experiences we have. Some of these experiences we can choose and others seem to be thrust upon us. Hopefully we learn from our experiences and can use them to help others.
I am trying to help others by the sharing the knowledge I have gained throughout my life.
This book chronicles the story of illness of allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and just about any other name you can add.
But what is in a name? Do we need a name to know that we do not feel well? People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have tried for years to get help for their mysterious illness. Because I could get no relief from Western medicine, I chose to look into natural ways to improve my health. The journey is never ending.
This ebook tells you many different ways that you can try. If you don't like one, then try another.
There is always something to help if we will only open our mind and let the help in.
EBook all about asthma and allergies
Asthma and Allergies
This book focuses more on asthma and allergies, sore throats and hay fever. It discusses the many things that cause asthma and ways to relieve it.
Homeopathy and Cell salts or Tissue salts are discussed and how they may help and my secret elixir for hay fever.
This is a smaller book written in an easy conversational tone. It contains practical information to help you.
Both books written and designed by Therese Vahland
Tissue salts are a safe, natural medicine
Tissue Salts or Cell Salts
Dr Schuessler, a medical doctor in Germany, promoted a new system of natural medicines in the early to mid 1800s. He believed that our body needed twelve tissue salts or cell salts. These were also sometimes called bio-chemic salts. The salts were needed by every cell in the body for the body to stay healthy. When something went wrong with the body, that is, it became ill, we were deficient in one or more of the salts. By providing it in minute doses, we could balance our body and bring it to health.
Tissue salts or cell salts are the basic chemical building blocks found in the body.
Because of the benefits tissue salts have given people, they are still a very popular form of alternative medicine 200 years later, a form of natural medicine that people can safely use for themselves.
Micro doses of minerals are quickly absorbed through the mouth and these stimulate the body’s natural healing responses. They can be used to treat fever, coughs and colds, teething, muscle cramps, sore throat, skin problems and much more.
Reasons Why Tissue Salts are so Popular
Tissue salts are still very popular because
The name salts does not mean that there is any table salt in the product. It is a way of getting the minerals into a substance that is readily absorbed by the body. The subtlety, harmlessness and effectiveness of these preparations have been clinically proven for well over two hundred years.
How to Take Tissue Salts
It is best not to touch the tablets. Tip the required number of tablets into the lid of the bottle and tip them into the mouth. Do not swallow them yet. Let them dissolve in the mouth then swallow. It is important to let them dissolve in the mouth. This is why the substances are in such fine micro doses.
The tablets are immediately absorbed through the saliva. The body does not need to break down the minerals and so they are readily available.
How much do I Take?
Illnesses can be acute or chronic. Acute illnesses come on, have a short life and the immune system of the body fights them off. Chronic illnesses last a long time, maybe months or years.
There are a few different brands of tissue salts. Be guided by how many tablets to take according to the brand. However, for acute illnesses, tablets can be taken every half an hour until relief is obtained. Usually no more than 6 doses daily. When relief comes, ease back to 3 or 4 doses daily until the illness is gone.
For chronic illness take 3 doses daily.
Different Names, Different Brands
Tissue salts are made by different companies. These include Martin & Pleasance, an Australian brand and New Era. New Era tablets melt in the mouth easily. Remember, when looking for these in the health food shop they can also be called Schuessler salts or Bio-chemic salts. All do the same thing - supply micro doses of minerals to the cells in the body.
Where to Buy Them
Tissue salts can be bought in health food stores. It is a good idea to have a range of these at home for when the children have a fever or sore throat, or you have a headache or aching and tired legs.
For serious problems always see a medical professional. These remedies are not meant to treat serious illnesses alone but you can combine them with prescription medicines.
The beautiful flower of the Aloe from my garden.
Science is now Proving the Knowledge
There are many natural supplements that can help relieve inflammation. These have been tried and tested over the centuries and increasingly studies have been done on them to prove the knowledge of these substances.
Many of these natural foods or medicines have other properties besides anti inflammatory power. They may be anti bacterial, anti-viral etc.
Because these natural medicines are made from the whole plant, they do not have the side effects that many Western medicines have. The plants that these natural substances come from have very many ingredients. There may be one that, if taken on its own would cause side effects. But Nature is wonderful, and in these plants that are helpful to us, it also puts other ingredients that will counter any side effects.
Now, plants cannot be patented. They come already made, given to us freely by Nature.
Pharmaceutical companies cannot make much money without a patent so they take out the one ingredient in the plant that they think is the beneficial one, and ignore the rest. Therefore, the medicines they make from the plants do not have the counter checks and balances.
Some beneficial natural medicines that may help us with inflammation are as follows.
This is a natural NSAID, that is it has natural non-steroidal properties similar to Ibuprofen. It enhances the immune system. It has been clinically proven to help rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Aloe Vera is a well known plant that is well proven for its beneficial effects. When taken internally it can help gastrointestinal inflammation and arthritis. It can also be applied to the skin to ease inflammation of the skin or arthritic pains. Aloe vera has all the essential glyconutrients for our body. This is why it is such a wonderful healer.
Tumeric root extract or Curcumin is a natural COX-2 inhibitor. It has similar anti-inflammatory effects to non-steroidal drugs but without the side effects. It can help arthritis and immune system disorders.
White Willow Bark
White willow bark eases pain and inflammation. It contains salicin. Aspro or Aspirin was made out of it but they did not use the whole ingredients (remember they couldn't patent it then). This remedy does not cause bleeding like Aspirin. It is good for arthritis and other pain.
I hope you find some of these can help you with inflammation and the pain resulting from it.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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