Four Common Diseases & Ailments and How to Treat Them Naturally
Modern medicine is doing less to aid the healing of humanity than ever before.
In fact it's insistence to treat symptoms with drugs and invasive procedures - rather than teach people about health and nutrition - is the reason why "health care" is a broken system and highlights why SELF CARE is the true solution.
Diseases and illness are on the rise, and a lot of that has to do with our diet and lifestyle choices. So many of our health issues could be cured once and for all with Mother Nature’s medicines - plant wholefoods and essential oils.
Read on to find out how to prevent and cure some of the most common diseases and ailments, without stepping foot in a doctor’s office.
1. Heart Disease
Heart disease is a rapidly growing disease, but it’s almost completely preventable. There are several things you can do to reduce the risk for heart disease, including balancing caloric intake with activity to maintain a healthy weight, eating flax, linseed oil, or soy as sources of healthy fat, and eating more fibre such as wholegrains.
Eating more fruits and vegetables are key: three to five servings per day are suggested for women, and seven to ten for men. Red wine can lower cholesterol, so a glass a day is beneficial for some. Eating fewer saturated and trans fats and eating more grains, nuts and seeds are important for reducing your risk of heart disease.
Eating five to six mini-meals a day is the best way to control blood sugar, efficiently burn fat, and regulate cholesterol levels. Exercise also helps control blood sugars and body weight, improves blood flow, reduces high blood pressure, raises good cholesterol levels, and strengthens the heart muscle.
2. Crohn’s Disease
Millions of people who follow a western diet have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease. These painful and debilitating diseases cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
And the cause?
Mostly animal products, particularly the over consumption of mass produced meat, not eating enough plants and not drinking enough water.
Anyone who has a high plant based diet loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, who walks and drinks plenty of clean water, will never suffer from such a condition.
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine, which extends deeply into the lining of the affected organ. The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea. Crohn’s disease can also be called ileitis, enteritis or simply a poor diet.
Highly processed, fatty foods like cooked dairy product, fried or battered food, lard, fast food, margarine, meat gravies, meats, processed snacks like cookies and crackers, and refined vegetable oil, trigger and cause the abdominal symptoms.
Alcohol and caffeine also stimulate the intestines and can intensify diarrhea. Try to avoid them when your symptoms act up and instead drink water and eat real food, or better yet start a fast so that your digestive system can reset and heal.
3. Kidney Stones
Kidney stones are one of the most painful of the urologic disorders and unfortunately, are also one of the most common. Most of the time, kidney stones will pass out of the body without any type of doctor intervention but some stones can cause lasting symptoms or complications that may then need to be treated.
A kidney stone develops from the crystals that separate from the urine and becomes a hard mass that builds up on the inner surfaces of the kidney. Eating certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible.
Kidney stones do not cause any symptoms but when the stone acutely blocks the flow of urine, extreme pain will occur. The pain often begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract, causing irritation or blockage. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in their back and side, around the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen.
Drinking plenty of water, at least four to six quarts a day, will help move the stones along and pass them through the urinary system. Lifestyle changes will also help prevent stones from forming. The most important and simplest change to make is to drink more liquids; water is best. If you tend to form stones, you should try to drink enough liquids throughout the day to produce at least two quarts of urine in every twenty-four-hour period.
You should also avoid food with “added vitamin D and it would be wise to eat less meat, fish and poultry. Citric acid from citrus fruits may protect against the formation of kidney stones.
Arthritis is a painful condition caused by factors including ageing, injury or overuse/ underuse of the joints.
The most common form of arthritis called osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage cushioning of the joints has worn down from too little exercise and acidic plaque and causes pain from a loss of cartilage and bone touching bone. This normally happens in the ankles, knees and hips but also in the spine, neck, fingers, wrists and elbows.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the joints. This happens when the spaces between the bones are not lubricated, and the area becomes inflamed.
Research points to food reactions and imbalances caused by environmental toxins as sources of all types of arthritis.
Some forms of arthritis can be reversed by determining which reactions are triggering painful joint reactions and eliminating those actions. Highly acidic causing foods like meats and especially pork seem to provoke arthritis. In fact, no condition responds faster to fasting than arthritis.
Exercise like swimming and biking can decrease the pain and stiffness you feel and also increase your range of motion. Each of your joints should expand to its full range of motion on a daily basis and stretching and strengthening can help with pain relief.
Stretching helps you to stay flexible while preventing stiffness and joint deformities and strengthening helps to make the joints stronger so that movement is less painful. To temporarily relieve the stiffness of osteoarthritis, try applying heat or cold to sore joints.
A plant-based diet of complex carbohydrates, fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains can help eliminate the causes of arthritis as well as soothe some of the symptoms.
A diet free of chemicals, sugar and processed food can eliminate possible allergic reactions that aggravate some forms of arthritis. Foods with copper are sources of relief because the copper helps maintain healthy connective tissues and collagen fibres.
Apply chamomile, camphor, eucalyptus, lavender or rosemary oils to the affected areas and rub with tinctures of lobelia and cramp bark to ease muscle tension. Nut oils and cayenne can also increase blood circulation and ease pain. Find the doTERRA line of pure, potent essential oils here. The Healing Chrysm Natural Pain Relief Balm can also soothe pain, naturally but effectively.
Whether you’re suffering from digestive issues or high cholesterol, the solution is right in front of you. Eating a clean diet with lots of water and enjoying plenty of exercise, sunshine, and good, clean air are the secrets to a healthy, long-lasting life free of disease and ailments.
Tolman Self Care.