This is possibly the most common ailment of modern man. More important than that, the toxic wastes that accumulate in a constipated system are responsible for a countless number of conditions which are not generally related to digestion or elimination. For this reason, the eliminatory diet (and in acute cases, the fast) is provided as the first measure in most natural therapy no matter where the specific ailment, swelling or infection may appear to be located.
The human body is much like an engine, requiring constant fueling and clearance of the fuel ash. Food is the fuel of the human machine. When the proper fuel is fed into the furnace (stomach), the machine (heart, blood, lungs and organs) operates efficiently. When poor fuel is fed into the furnace, it will not supply the machinery with needed energy. The fuel is not consumed and remains half-burned within the furnace grate (colon). This half-burned fuel cannot be naturally eliminated and the painful result is called constipation. The related results, the sapping of bodily energy, may lead to the infection of any area of the body through the toxic matter that this waste throws into the blood stream.
Laxatives, oils, so-called liver pills, all of these are worthless in treating constipation. Constipation is not a disease of the colon or bowels, but rather of the digestive system. The root of constipation can be found in your refrigerator and on your stove, not in your body. Laxatives attempt to stimulate the peristaltic action (muscles which perform elimination) and induce bowel movements. Instead, they cause the peristalsis to become dependent upon such stimuli and what you then have is a crutch, not a cure. Furthermore, laxatives which are based upon high roughage content, without providing other mineral and vitamin value will eventually cause grave damage to the stomach and bowels. Many ulcers and ruined digestive systems can be directly traced to heavy consumption of bran. Bran is but one part of the entire wheat stalks. In its natural form, whole grains of wheat will stimulate the eliminatory system without irritating it. The remainder of the wheat product helps to protect us against the bran, which, taken alone, will eventually destroy your digestive and eliminatory system. Avoid bran preparations and similar concentrations of roughage.
The herb pills have proved successful in the initial treatment of every case of constipation on record. If your Health Food Shop does not carry herb pills, you might try concocting your own natural laxative.
The following simple recipe will be found to stimulate most common conditions of sluggishness.
Nature’s Own Fruit Stimulant
- 1 lb. dried prunes
- 1 lb. dry figs
- 1/4 lb. dried unsulphured apricots
- 2 quarts of water
- 3 lemons, 2 tablespoons of honey
The fruit should not be cooked. It is never necessary to cook dried fruit and such cooking will destroy much of the food value. Simply soak the prunes, figs and apricots in a solution of water and honey into which the lemons have been squeezed and sliced. Allow the fruit to steep overnight. The syrup produced by these fruits is delicious and should be drunk frequently through the day. A heaped-up plate of Nature’s Own Fruit Stimulant each morning will serve to quicken the laggardly pace of your eliminatory system.The increase in chronic constipation has made its symptoms of nausea, dizziness, fatigue, gaseousness, headaches, and cramps widely known. The growing number of white-collar workers and professionals seem to be the central target of constipation. It is obvious that sedentary occupations contribute to systemic sluggishness.
Therefore, increased physical activity is primary in combating chronic constipation. Walking, swimming and bowling are three perfect sports in overcoming sluggishness. Callisthenics, with particular emphasis on knee bending and other toe-touching exercises, are equally effective. Healing should never be an uncomfortable or annoying process. The most successful form of physical activity is that which not only attacks the point of infection, but also brings pleasure and satisfaction. Here again the value of tending mind and body at one and the same time is obvious and appreciable.
Both acute and chronic constipation can only be ended through wise food habits and constant attention to bowel movements. The constipation sufferer cannot hope to attain regularity without providing a programme of regularity for his eliminatory system. Once the cleansing and maintenance of a healthy digestive system have begun, you must provide a definite hour of the day for evacuation, and you must keep that appointment as regularly as you keep your office hours or your radio listening habits. Morning hours, following the two large meals of the preceding day, are best. But morning, noon and night, consistency is demanded. You must not fool your system, for in the end it is yourself who is being tricked.
The idea that all men and women must maintain the same eliminatory habits is a mistaken approach to natural therapy. Nature goes to great lengths to preserve individuality. In a pail of snow, containing billions of snowflakes, no two snowflakes appear alike under the microscope. No two eliminatory systems are exactly alike. Where one person may require two and possibly three bowel movements a day, another will find need of no more than one each day. Individuality, not conformity, is the law of nature.
Neither acute nor chronic constipation can be completely alleviated without first cleansing the system. Though the source of suggishness is in your diet, the waste matter accumulated through improper nutrition cannot be eliminated merely by adopting sane eating habits. If a pipeline, meant to carry water, is suddenly flooded with oil, you will not clean that pipe merely by sending water through it once more. The pipe must be scoured out with an oil-solvent at the same time as the intake of oil is halted and replaced with water. In the same way, chronic constipation can only be ended by three simultaneous procedures.
- Cleansing the intestines through internal baths (enemas).
- Restoring the digestive system to health through first an eliminatory diet and then a balanced food programme.
- Incorporating nature’s agents, air and natural baths particularly, in your daily life.
K. R. was a woman of fifty-two who had suffered from chronic constipation for eight years. She complained of headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, intermittent cramps and general fatigue. She was underweight (though this is not common to chronic constipation) and sallow-skinned, with deep lines of fatigue etched upon her face. The discomfort she had known all those years made sleeping difficult and threatened to create an acute condition of insomnia.In addition to the eliminatory diet and daily air-baths, warm (8o°) natural baths were prescribed, accompanied by abdominal massages. Increased physical activity, sleeping-out and a one-a-day enema administered at nine in the morning, were also included in her treatment. The enema was warm (72°) and no more than ten ounces (a large water glass). Since K. R.’s condition was chronic, it was necessary to administer a larger enema than is usually demanded and to begin each bowel movement with these internal baths. In less serious cases a smaller bath (about 4 to 6 ounces, or half a water glass) was generally prescribed to follow bowel movements and serve to increase the effectiveness of the movement. K. R.’s condition, however, demanded that each movement be induced through an enema which she retained for ten to fifteen minutes simply by lying upon her stomach for that period of time. These small enemas are called retentive enemas. However, a major internal bath (1 pint) was given the first day. This major enema is not retained and the lying-down process is unnecessary here.
In three days, it was no longer necessary to induce bowel movements and the internal bath was only used following the evacuation to help to cleanse any remaining waste from the intestines. However, noticeable improvement occurred in less than that time. By the second day, K. R.’s appetite increased under the ministrations of the beautiful surroundings of the hills, daily air and natural baths and a wholesome eliminatory diet which was expanded each day to accommodate her thriving appetite. Her natural baths were taken in the evening and an abdominal pack was donned following the bath and prior to retiring. A pitcher of water was placed at her bed to help her to increase liquid intake. Beyond these, the only remaining therapy was the full knee bending exercise to be performed prior to the internal bath each morning.
K. R. left the sanatorium two weeks after she had entered. It may interest you to know that among the prescriptions for future treatment given her upon leaving was the cryptic note, “Sack your domestic worker.” K. R.’s condition grew largely from her sedentary life. The daily exertion of light housework, stooping, dusting, sweeping, etc., was not a part of her life. It is to be doubted whether K. R.’s domestic worker suffered from constipation. And I can tell you that having returned to a life of rational eating, employment of nature’s agents and daily exercise, K. R. is no longer a member of the chronic constipation club. In nine years now she has had but half a dozen brief spells of acute sluggishness, most of those within the first year. A small enema and one week of eliminatory dieting were all that was needed to end those.
It seems that cancer of all types is on the rise. My sister died 2 years ago from pancreatic cancer just a couple years after my sister-in-law died of the same disease. That accounts for 2 deaths in the same family of the same type. Since then many other people have died of it as well. It is a horrible death with long periods of agony associated with it. It is also a short time from diagnosis to death, sometimes just a few weeks.
This prompted me to do a bit of research into likely causes. High on the list of suspects is gyphosphate, which is the main component of a weed killer produced by Monsanto. This Company is responsible for genetically modified crops and the key to their success is the ability to spray them with the chemical to safely kill weeds but not the plants.
Wow! That took my breath away. Both my family members who died were not only gardeners but they used the weed killer on a regular basis. The Company claims that by avoiding contact with the skin while spraying it is safe to use. Scientific evidence now shows, however, a link between the product and pancreatic cancer.
The government has now banned its use in Australia. That follows reports that certain weeds, such as rye grass, have become immune to it. It might also be because many vegetables and fruits are known to take up the chemical from the soil where it can stay active for several weeks.
The question is how much of the weed killer is absorbed by the plants over which the substance is sprayed, both by aerial and hand sprayers. There is so much unknown about this product and its effect on our food that we may be eating the cancer causing toxins in just about everything.
Genetically modified foods include those from which oils are produced that coat certain items, such as chips, fish, and anything else that can be fried or oven baked. They are also sold in volume for home use and are in many other products that the public does not know about or understand.’
Until further studies are undertaken the likelihood of banning GM crops along with the weed killer may be some time in the future and with different governments to those of today. Unless people speak out and bring about a wake-up call to provoke action it is impossible to avoid cancer causing toxins in food from this source.
There are a lot of different issues that can cause problems for women’s bodies, including the vagina. One of the most common issues that can occur is that of bacterial vaginosis. This is a solution that can cause a great deal of disruption in the vagina, and even force inflammation of the dermal tissue inside the vagina. Without treatment, the symptoms associated with this could become severe, and some may even see what look like bumps or sores. Could bacterial vaginosis cause sores? What if there’s a serious infection? There are a few things to understand about this, and what to do if you see sores open up in the pubic region.
Focusing on Bacterial Vaginosis
The first thing that you need to know is that this is an issue that affects millions of women worldwide. It’s a problem with a bacterial growth in the vagina, and it causes the pH balance to shift overall. It’s not something that is easy to get rid of, without some help. It’s imperative that one focuses on finding the symptoms and then treating it as they come through. Without treatment, the symptoms can get really severe, and multiply in some cases.
The symptoms associated with vaginosis include redness, itching, pain during sexual intercourse, abnormal spotting, discharge, and even a foul odor. These can be dormant for a time, and can come through again over time, causing a disruption in women’s overall health.
Can Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Sores?
This is the question that many people will no doubt have, and the short answer is, no. If there are sores on the vagina, then the problem is not vaginosis. But rather it may be vaginitis that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. That’s something that spreads through sexual contact, and will need a professional’s diagnosis and medication to heal properly. This is not the same as vaginosis, although there are some overlying symptoms that are similar.
Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that can spread and cause outbreaks of sores, bleeding, and even lead to vaginosis, and vaginitis. These are inflammations of the vagina, and do not heal with traditional solutions. One will need to visit a doctor and get a prescription for a topical solution to clean the issue, and ensure that outbreaks are calmed before having any sexual contact with anyone.
Healing Bacterial Vaginosis
Vaginosis can be healed with topical solutions, and probiotics. The healing element here involves reducing the bad bacteria, and eliminating the bigger problem of pH balance. By healing both options, one can ensure that vaginosis is taken care of, and it will not return. To introduce more probiotics into the body, one can eat yogurt on a daily basis, and then use a topical solution to get rid of the vaginosis to start with. If these things do not help, or you suspect that sores are the result of something problematic, then it’s imperative to seek medical help, as a professional can assist with healing the problem with topical options, and even prevent recurring elements from forming. Sores, are not common with this issue at all.
What is Leukemia? This is known as cancer of the human blood or that of bone marrow that produces blood cells. Leukemia manifests through the production of cells called leukocytes which is white blood cells.
Obviously, there is no known prevention for leukemia as it is caused by increase in the amount of white cells in the body. The red cells and the platelets needed to keep the body healthy are crowded out and this causes a problem – cancer of the blood.
Factors that are most likely to increase the risk of leukemia occurrence
As stated earlier, there are no known causes of leukemia but some identified factors are most likely to increase the chances of the occurrence. They are:
• Addictive smoking
• Exposure to extreme radiation
• Disorders in the blood system like myelodysplastic syndrome also referred to as preleukemia
• Generational history of existence of leukemia
• Genetic malady like the Down syndrome
• Exposure to harmful chemicals like benzene
HOW LEUKEMIA STARTS
There are three different types of cells in human blood: the red cells which are responsible for the carriage of oxygen, the white cells that help fight germs and infection and the platelets which are responsible for blood clothing.
Billions of new cells are daily supplied to the bone marrow majority of which are red cells. When the cancer “Leukemia” sets in, the body instead of producing more red cells produces more white cells than it requires.
The inability of leukemia cells to fight against infection causes the major organs of the body to start malfunctioning. At the end, there will be insufficient red blood cells to bring in oxygen, platelets for blood clothing and white blood cells to combat infection.
Types of Leukemia
Acute and chronic leukemia: white blood cells follow several maturation stages in their lifespan. Leukemia is said to be acute when it occurs rapidly in amassing of useless immature cells in the blood and bone marrow. They are squashed out of the bone marrow very early and thus become nonfunctional. Chronic leukemia on the other hand, progresses less rapidly and gives room for more useful and matured cells to be formed. What this implies is that acute leukemia removes the good cells faster than chronic leukemia.
Lymphocytic leukemia and Myelogenous leukemia: Leukemia has been further subdivided into the kind of blood cell that is affected. If the diseased transformation happens in the lymphocytes bone marrow, it is lymphocytic kind of leukemia. Lymphocyte is found in the immune system vertebrae. If the diseased transformation happens in the kind of marrow cells which supplies red blood cells, and other categories of white cells and platelets, it is myelogenous kind of leukemia.
These are symptoms of the presence of leukemia:
• Too much sweating mostly in the night
• Pain of the bones and tenderness
• Frequent fever
• Bruising and bleeding so quickly
• Constant infections
• Red mark on the skin known as petechiae
• Tiredness and faintness that rest cannot stop
• Unusual loss of weight
• Increment of the spleen or liver.