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                                              What is Vertigo?

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Vertigo is a balance disorder that occurs when a person damages the posterior semi circular canal of the inner ear. Vertigo sets off an abnormal dizziness and creates an illusion of a spinning environment. Symptoms include loss of balance, dizzy spells, nausea, vomiting, etc. Vertigo may be a result of a head and neck injury, viral infection, pressure in the inner ear fluids, migraines, etc. While mild vertigo is common, it isn’t a serious condition. However if vertigo is recurring and or severe, it may indicate a more serious underlying cause
What are the Natural Remedies?

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There are several natural remedies to cure vertigo. These include:

Ginkgo Biloba- This Chinese herb is one of the best known natural remedies to cure vertigo. It is known to boost blood flow to the brain, which helps the symptoms of vertigo to subside.

Ginger- Is another common and effective vertigo home remedy. When taken during an attack, it is said to offset symptoms within minutes.

Stay Hydrated- It is important to drink at least eight glasses of water. For a more effective vertigo remedy, soak a tablespoon of coriander seeds in a glass of water and leave overnight. The next morning, strain water and drink. Similarly a mixture of black pepper, lemon juice and salt water also helps. 

Another common natural remedy to cure vertigo is to soak almonds, pumpkin seeds, a tablespoon of poppy seeds, and three tablespoons of wheat. Leave these overnight. The following day grind this mixture into a fine powder, while frying some butter with half a spoon of cloves. Add the fine powder and a cup of milk to the pan and bring to a boil. Drink this once a day to help negate symptoms.

No Jerky Movements- Avoid head positions that can bring on an attack, particularly bending your neck back while looking up. Also avoid amusement park rides and virtual reality games.
Focus- When you feel the onset of an attack, focus on a stationary object around you- a hoarding, building, etc. Focusing on a fixed point sends visual cues to the brain, allowing it to balance appropriately, stopping the dizziness.
Diet- Eat vitamins and protein rich foods. In addition add shavings of lime (or lemon) peel to your salad. This helps combat the spinning sensation. 

Also avoid caffeine, chocolates, fried foods, iced teas, and excess salts.

Therapeutic disciplines- Chiropractic treatment, especially in the case of neck trauma, helps correct the vertebrae in the neck and in turn reduces vertigo. Breathing exercises and meditation also help.

What are the benefits of these home treatments?

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Using natural remedies to cure vertigo, you are always in control of your environment, even in the midst of an attack. With the right vertigo home remedies, you can shake off the symptoms within minutes and continue with your routine.

                             Wishing you all the HEALTH!

 

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Magical onions

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu..

Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don’t know what to blame. Maybe it’s the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu’s and is the very reason we shouldn’t eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open. LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS.

He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your salad) Doctor says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’! ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in healing, health, naturopathy

 

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Health Benefits of Ginger

 My first suggestion for those who suffer with  indigestion is to chew foods until liquid.

 When thorough chewing doesn’t fully resolve the symptoms, the next step is to try avoiding foods that are common triggers of indigestion; 

A short list of such foods includes:

Dairy

Dried fruit

Dried meats

Raw cruciferous vegetables

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Cabbage

Brussels sprouts

Sugary snack foods that are loaded with highly refined grains (like most store-bought granola bars)

 When further help is needed, regular intake of natural foods and botanicals that have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve the overall tone and health of the digestive system.

 Ginger

The most popular and arguably most effective of such foods is ginger.  Good for so many of your organs and systems,

Ginger is particularly useful for decreasing bloating and nausea associated with indigestion, motion sickness, sea sickness, and sickness during pregnancy.

Ginger Provides Natural Anti-Inflammatory Effects and in very helpful in relieving the pain caused by chronic arthritis.

Ginger Can Provide Protection Against Colorectal Cancer and Ovarian Cancer.

How to Take Ginger

Ginger tea made by steeping a 1/2-inch slice of fresh ginger in a mug of hot water is usually enough to sooth an irritated digestive tract.

For arthritis-related pain, eating even a quarter inch slice of fresh ginger with food or freshly pressed juices can provide significant relief.

Real Ginger Ale Recipe

Ingredients:
1-inch piece of ginger root, peeled
1 medium tangerine, quartered
1 pint of red grapes, with seeds
2 cups of watermelon, with rind, cubed
4 ounces of sparkling mineral water

Directions:
Push ginger root, tangerine, grapes, and watermelon through a juicer

Add mineral water to juice and stir well.

If you use a strong blender in place of the juicer, use some of the sparkling mineral water to get the ingredients going and add the remaining water once the ingredients are blended together. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to use a strainer if you prefer a clear ginger ale.

Because this recipe for natural ginger ale calls for quite a bit of fruit juice, it’s best to have it only occasionally. If you have trouble maintaining a healthy blood sugar level, you can juice a 1/4 slice of fresh ginger root with six leaves of  lettuce, 3 ribs of celery, and 2 carrots for a ginger-flavored green vegetable drink.

Happy ginger days 🙂

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in health, naturopathy

 

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