Obesity is a condition whose principal characteristic is the excess of adipose tissue, in which the cells can increase in size as well as number and results in a decrease in the quality of life and health of the individual who suffers from it.
Obesity is inherited and also required by an erroneous conducted of eating and lifestyle.
The environment has great influence over the habits and attitudes that are acquired through eating. A person with inherited tendencies to be over weight can change those tendencies if he lives in a disciplined eating environment; in other words, changes is habits by a choice of his will or helpful techniques such as hypnosis or auto hypnosis.
One effective form of losing weight without causing an imbalance to the daily body nutritiously balanced meal substitutes.
- Substitute one or two meals per day with a balanced nutritional shake that contains the necessary elements for complete nutrition, low in calories with no more than 200 per serving with light milk. Each 3,300 calories equals 1/2 kg. of fat. It is recommended that the shake contain Vegetable Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals; mainly Chromium, and Vegetable Proteins; plenty of Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Enzymes.
- Add to the diet some fat burning supplements such as:
- Chromium Picolinate, 200 mcg. per day. Chromium picolinate is an important factor together with insulin for introducing sugar into the cell and converting it into energy.
- Garcinia Cambogia. This fruit from the south of India contains HCA, Hydroxycitric Acid.
- L-Carnitine. This amino acid is essential for introducing the fat into the cell to be burned.
- Daily exercise, at least 30 minutes per day. Outdoor exercise, especially that in which all the muscles are used, is recommended.
Exercise not only burns calories and fat but also helps one to perspire. It promotes circulation and movement in all of the articulations.
- Drink 8 to 10 glasses of pure water per day.
Osteoporosis is produced when the total bone mass diminishes, leaving the bones brittle and fragile. It is a common disease that occurs in women after menopause.
The symptoms are: Bones that are easily fractured, a pain around the bone or a reduction of the bone height. This disease occurs mainly in women since they have 30% less bone mass. It occurs beginning at the age of 40 and affects approximately 25% of post-menopausal women.
The most frequent causes are:
- An inability to absorb enough calcium through the intestine.
- An imbalance of phosphorus and calcium.
- An estrogen deficiency in women.
- A lack of exercise.
- A lack of vitamin D which is required to absorb calcium.
The most suggested treatment is a diet rich in:
Minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and fluorine and Vitamins: C, D, E and B 12; in addition to proteins.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt contain a lot of calcium.
Pancreatitis is the swelling of the pancreas and the pancreatic duct. This obstructs the enzymes that are emptied into the small intestine and alters the insulin production, hormone which regulates the use of sugar in the body.
The most common symptoms are:
- Pain around the navel extending toward the back.
- Stomach gas.
- Nausea, vomiting.
- Muscular pain.
Since the enzymes that process fats are not passed into the small intestine, constipation is produced by the undigested fats. Diabetes is another problem that occurs.
The most frequent causes are:
The formation of stones, tumors, viral infection, alcoholism, stroke, obesity, poor nutrition, drugs etc.
The suggested treatment to re-establish the pancreas’ function is:
Take chromium, calcium, magnesium, ginseng, aloe vera juice, lecithin, B complex vitamins, and vitamins C and E, an important anti-oxidant and strengthen tissues.
Parkinson is a disease that affects the nervous system and is caused by a reduction in the substance called dopamine, creating an imbalance with other substances. This provokes confusion in the nerve impulses that control the muscular movements mainly in the hands and head.
Symptoms of this disease are: contractions, difficulty in speaking, stern facial expressions and in some occasions loss of appetite.
The causes of this illness are not well known, however it is known that the lack of secretion of dopamine by certain brain cells is one of them.
There isn’t an effective cure: nevertheless, what helps to retard it and make it more bearable is an adequate diet. Physicians knowledgeable in this area give their patients a substance called “levadopa” as a substitute for dopamine and, in some occasions, this drug produces a series of negative side effects.
The most suggested treatment is:
Taking minerals, B complex vitamins, vitamin C and E and lecithin. Brewer’s yeast and wheat germ contain B complex vitamins.
Phlebitis is the swelling of the vein walls. It normally occurs in the veins of the legs and can be due to the complication of varicose veins.
The symptoms are redness and swelling in the veins, accelerated pulse, a slight fever, and pain in the affected area. A complication of this is the formation of a blood clot in the swollen vein; the problem can become serious.
The main causes are: childbirth, operations, and infections in the veins, Phlebitis can be prevented with a treatment similar to that of varicose veins.
Regular exercise and the intake of aloe vera juice to reduce internal inflammation are recommended to prevent this disease. Also, rub some warm aloe vera lotion along with eucalyptus mixed with aloe vera gelatin on the area several times a day. In case there has been some type of injury, it is recommended to take bee propolis to prevent any infection. Consult your physicain.
Pneumonia is manifested as a swelling of the lungs caused by micro-organisms like bacteria. Virus or fungus , which cause the bronchi to be filled with phlegm and pus.
The symptoms of this disease include:
- A sudden fever.
- Lung congestion.
- A pain in the chest and thorax.
- Coughing with phlegm.
- Insufficient breathing and fatigue.
- Irritated throat.
- Swollen glands.
- Purple nails.
- A physical examination could reveal an accelerated heart rate.
- There is a weakening of the body which persists from 4 to 8 weeks after recovery.
The most frequent causes of this infection are:
- Inhalation of infected air.
- Formation of bacterial colonies in the upper respiratory ducts, which go down and cause infections in the lower respiratory ducts.
- A pulmonary infection may also be caused by micro-organisms which travel though the blood stream from another infected part of the body.
- It may also be caused by irritants or chemicals which provoke allergies. The symptoms worsen because of poor nutrition.
The most suggested treatment is:
To see a doctor immediately, follow his indication accurately and take the medicine that he prescribes. In addition, take strong doses of natural antibiotics like propolis and garlic, plus Vitamin C, E and Beta-Carotene. Bed rest and across to an oxygen tank if the problem becomes severe is also recommended. The best form of diagnosis is by an X-ray of the thorax.
Growths in the nose which don’t allow air to pass while breathing, in the rectum, in the small intestine membranes, in the bladder and in the uterus. They occur mainly in children.
The most common symptoms are: A nose obstruction, blocking the entrance of air while breathing.
In the intestine, polyps cause constipation because they stop food which is being processed. The same thing happens with the faces when it occurs in the colon or rectum.
Causes are not defined, however a high hereditary tendency has been found. The type of diet is a contributing factor. In some cases as in the nose, they are inflamed glands.
The suggested treatment is:
To take vitamin C. Dr. James F. Balch and Dr. Earl Mindell report that patients with this problem were given vitamin C and had a considerable recovery reducing or eliminating the polyps. Vitamins A and E are helpful because they protect the tissues of the body membranes.
During pregnancy: It is very important for mother to maintain good health, otherwise it could affect her as well as her body.
The most common symptoms during pregnancy are:
- a) Nausea
The majority of women experience nausea and vomiting during the first three months of pregnancy, 14 to 15 weeks. Nevertheless, these symptoms disappear after the fourth month even though they may persist in some cases.
The increase of hormones such as progesterone and estrogen is probably what causes nausea.
The following indications can help you to control nausea:
- Relaxing, resting and the intake of minerals, bee pollen and water.
- Since nausea generally occurs in the morning, eating a cracker or a piece of toast before getting up is recommended.
- Have small and frequent meals instead of a few big meals.
- Try not to eat sweets or food high in fat.
- Exercise daily.
- If you can’t control the nausea do not prescribe yourself any medication, Your child’s health is at stake; consult your physician.
- b) Backache
This can be due to several reasons:
- A back problem.
- If pregnancy is less than 3.5 months and there is vaginal bleeding or pain in the lower part of the back or abdomen it is urgent that you see a physician. This can be an extra uterine or tubular pregnancy.
- If your pregnancy is about to come to term, excessive weight can tear ligaments in the column causing some pain. Use a girdle for support.
- Uterus size can press a nerve such as the sciatic nerve and cause pain in the lower part of the back.
The following is also recommended:
- Eliminate high heels shoes.
- Don’t remain standing in the same position for a long time.
- Don’t carry heavy objects.
- Sleep on a good mattress.
- Rub “warm aloe vera cream” where pain is located and practice deep relaxation and hatha yoga.
- c) Acid Indigestion, Heart Burns, Swelling and Constipation
Acid indigestion is produced by the flow of stomach acids toward the esophagus due to the growing baby in the uterus which puts pressure on the stomach and causes the acid to rise. It also is a cause of swelling and constipation.
The following is recommended:
- Walk at least half an hour every day.
- Sleep semi-seated after eating.
- Eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Eat with moderation.
- If this happens during the night, drink a glass of milk before going to bed.
- Drink 8 glasses of liquid daily, adding some aloe vera gel 30 minutes before meals.
- Eat “whole grain” cereals.
- d) Gas and Stomach Upset
Bad digestion and gas are generally present during pregnancy.
The following is recommended:
- Check and see which food or combination of food causes gas.
- Eat 4 to 5 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones.
- Chew food slowly.
- Cook food faster.
- Walk 1/2 to 1 mile daily, this can help your digestion and eliminate gas.
- e) Shooting pain in the Groin:
During the last months of pregnancy the body retains more liquids than it normally does.
A pain in the groin is generally produced by a retention of liquid and an increase in the blood pressure of the body mainly during the last months of pregnancy.
- Reduce salt intake.
- Take a natural diuretic.
- Don’t stand up for a long time, especially if you have varicose veins. The pressure in the lower part of your body, which is produced while standing, increases.
- Exercising daily helps eliminate pain as does breathing deeply and lying down on one side for a while.
- f) Pain in the Pit of the Stomach:
Bad digestion is generally present during pregnancy which is why the following is recommended:
- Eliminate fats, spices, alcohol, coffee and carbonated beverages from your meals. Drink milk before each meal to cover the stomach wall and always eat with moderation.
- g) Miscarriage:
Miscarriage can be caused by many things, some of these include the followings:
- Inadequate, strenuous or too much exercise.
- Emotional problems.
- Bad nutrition.
- Glandular disorders and infections.
- k) Personality changes after childbirth:
Childbirth is normally a traumatic situation resulting in a totally unbalanced, organic and emotional state for the mother. The newborn baby will change the life of the couple in every sense.
This situation is accompanied by profound hormonal, metabolic and nutritional changes which require adequate nourishment to supply any insufficiency that may occur.
In addition to the emotional care and understanding given by the family members, the following is recommended:
Take B – Complex, Vitamins and Iron. In addition, the intake of some hormones which play a part in the childbirth process could be required. It is of great help in this case to take some royal jelly and ginseng.