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People are always asking me to talk about VERTIGO. One of my clients said he was having ongoing Vertigo, and asked if I knew what he could do about it, as the doctors didn’t seem to know what was causing it, or at least they did not tell him when he asked. What follows is the results of my research, which any of you can do on your own if you want more information than what you will read here.

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Vertigo is a symptom of something else happening in your body. It is not the cause of something else. There are different types of Vertigo. Inner ear problems are the cause of the most common type called BPPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which means tiny calcium particles clump up in the canals of the inner ear. Next, is Meniere’s vertigo – and inner ear disorder thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid changing the pressure in the ear. You will have episodes of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss. Other Vertigo incidences can be caused by or related to infection (viral), which causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that help the balance of the body. Vertigo can also be associated with head/neck injuries, brain problems, e.g. stroke or tumor. Vertigo can be the result of medications taken that cause ear damage. Migraine headaches and just plain headaches may also result in Vertigo. (Information source – Mayo Clinic).

I was surprised to find another source that indicated Vertigo can be the result of ‘snoring’. Bad posture can also cause Vertigo attacks.

What can you do? What are the symptoms associated with Vertigo. The symptoms can vary, however, many of the symptoms may be the same. Most of the symptoms include: light-headed feeling, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness from spinning, to severe dizziness, loss of balance, sensitivity to light, motion and sound.

Vertigo can be unpredictable, and incapacitating. Most folks report the most difficult part is not being where it is safe when an episode occurs. They claim to be exhausted, and feel the need to sleep. Attacks can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours or days, or weeks. My client’s Vertigo has lasted for months, and I know people who have had to deal with it for years before they were able to get it under control.  Vertigo is hard to diagnose. Doctors may put you through numerous tests, and give you medications to treat the symptoms. However, these medicines are nearly as limiting as the disease because of the side effects e.g. drowsiness and/or balance issues. Some doctors may go even as far as suggesting surgery, where the nerve of the inner ear is cut. THAT WOULD BE A NO, NO!

This being said, there are other ways of addressing the Vertigo Issue.  You must determine the cause (real issue) and treat it, and not just the symptoms. You may want to contact an herbalist for suggestions as to what herbs you can take to treat the issue naturally. Some herbs that seem to work include: Astragalus, which boosts metabolism and improves energy levels; Pueraria and Vitics Fructus, known for relieving headaches and dizziness, relieving tinnitus, and improving microcirculation in the inner ear; Cimicifuge, Common Peony Root and Licorice – helps relax tenses neck and shoulder muscles, calms nerves, alleviates pain; Phellodendron – helps to remove excessive fluid in the inner ear; Chinese Angelica Root to tone the blood and invigorate blood circulation; Codonopsis Root – to fight stress and fatigue. You can google a product called Inner-Ear Balance which has all of these ingredients.

Last but not least – Exercises for Vertigo Relief. The ‘WebMD’ recommends 3 remedies for Vertigo, namely the Epley Maneuver, the Semont Maneuver, and the Half-Somersault or Foster Maneuver. Click on the video’s which lets you see how to do the maneuvers, rather than me just telling you.

As I said earlier, the most common type of Vertigo is BPPV – where small crystals of calcium get loose in you inner ear. You feel off balance and may be a little dizzy when you get out of bed. This is the type my client was finally diagnosed to have. It is common in people over the age of 60, but it is also the easiest type of vertigo to treat. Be sure to see your doctor first. Your doctor or a therapist can show you how to do these moves. Children can also be prone to Vertigo attacks.

As you saw in the videos these maneuvers will help to relieve vertigo. The Semont Maneuver is treated similarly. Google Semont Maneuver and the ‘Healthline’ site will come up and give you instructions for this maneuver.

AGAIN – Get a diagnosis from the doctor and work with a therapist to learn these maneuvers – then you can do them at home. My client has been doing these exercises and with success. His Vertigo is slowly subsiding.

FOLLOW UP – for the rest of the day after doing any of these exercises, try not to tilt your head too far up or down. Listen to the doctor/therapist and do not hesitate to ask questions if you do not understand something. If the exercises are not working you might not be doing them correctly – OR – something else might be the cause of your Vertigo/dizziness.


Gobble, Gobble, Gobble….


A large group of turkeys in a field….brings to mind when my children were small, we lived on the outskirts of a city in Utah. Not far down the road from our house was a huge piece of property where, all of a sudden, in the month of September and October, there would appear 100’s of turkeys. You had to go on this road to get to town. The kids would roll down the windows of the car, because as we went by you could hear the ‘gobble, gobble, gobble‘ of the turkeys. For that few months of the year this field of turkeys became a tourist attraction, as people would line up at the fence and ‘gobble, gobble, gobble‘ along with the turkeys. I often wondered if the turkeys knew they would soon end up on someone’s dinner table. By the end of November the property would be empty again.

Many years later, here in Florida, I remember going to dinner for Thanksgiving at one of my children’s home. She and her family lived again, on the outskirts of town. Her husband got up very early in the morning to hunt for a wild turkey, which he successfully brought home for dinner that day. It was a ‘mmm’ good Thanksgiving dinner. Today she and her family live on their cattle ranch. It is fun to sit in the backyard and watch the ‘wild turkey’ roam among the cattle. They now feed the wild turkeys, instead of eating them.

This year in October, one of my daughters and I were attending a golf tournament, and as we were going from one hole to the next, off the side of the cart path we saw wild turkey’s among the trees.

Getting away from the turkey stories. It seems God has always provided food for his children, from ‘manna’ and ‘quail’ during the time of Moses right up until now.

Turkey day has become ‘THANKSGIVING DAY’! It is a special time of the year when we can and should give thanks to our ‘Heavenly Father’ for not only the food we can partake of, but for all the blessings he provides during the year, and our lifetime here on earth. In my case, I feel the need to thank Him, not only on one day of the year, but everyday, as should we all.

I wish everyone who may be reading this blog, a very HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! May GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

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With love from me, Ilse C

Life versus Natural Healing

We were given our bodies by God as perfect machines down to the very last cell. What we do with natural healing is repair those aging, dying cells to restore them back to the way they were to begin with so they work the way they should work. A full body transformation means no frail muscles, brittle hair, wrinkly skin, sick organs – lungs, heart, joints, brain, etc. Cellular renewal is stored inside your mitochondria which are microscopic structures deep within every cell in the body. Mitochondria controls how long the body’s cells live and die when the body starts to grow old. It provides energy  to the entire body.

The modern lifestyle that people live today is not the lifestyle God intended for us to live. But, then, He did give us freedom of choice. Face it folks, the universe today is messed up with pollution, radiation from cell phones, toxins in the water and food, pesticides, and on and on. The bottom line, however, there is HOPE! Even after the body has begun to fall apart, there is still hope for cell renewal by restoring the mitochondria in the cells. IT ALL BEGINS WITH A CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE TO INCLUDE THE FOODS YOU EAT, A CHANGE IN EATING HABITS, AND NOT ABUSING THE BODY WITH ALCOHOL, DRUGS, NICOTINE, CAFFEINE, ETC.

HOW? Act on the knowledge you are receiving about good nutrition, not only from my blog, but from the myriad of information on the net by other reputable nutritionists, and doctors of natural healing. If you have multiple health issues, FIX THE CAUSE and DON’T JUST RELIEVE OR TREAT THE SYMPTOMS!

God Bless!


Natural Food Remedies

These foods are the last on my list of FOODS THAT HEAL, although there are many other foods out there.

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  • WALNUTS: Lower cholesterol, combat cancer, boosts memory, lifts mood, and protects against heart disease.
  • WATER: Promotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones, smoothes skin.
  • WATERMELON: Protects the prostate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, controls blood pressure, and is the most alkaline of all the fruits.
  • WHEAT GERM: Combats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, and improves digestion.
  • WHEAT BRAN: Combats Colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps and stops strokes, and also improves digestion.
  • YOGURT: Better if you make it yourself. Guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports immune system, and aids in digestion.

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Avocado Madness

Bravo for the Avocado!

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Avocados, native to Central and South America, were introduced to Asia around two centuries ago and are also popular in the Philippines, Indonesia and the US. There are several varieties. In the US the Hass Avocado seems to be popular in California, but here in Florida they grow a different variety which is much larger and has a smoother outside skin.  Personally, I like the Florida Avocado because it is bigger, and has just as rich a flavor as the Hass Avocado, not to mention the nutrient value of both.

The pale yellowish creamy flesh is rich in oil, vitamins and protein. You will find a large beige stone in the middle. To remove the stone, I hit it with the knife to insert it in the stone, twist the knife and out comes the stone. The flesh can be eaten and served in many different ways from putting it in a smoothie, pureed, mixed with fruit to make a salad, made into soup, used as an appetizer, guacamole, and making avocado ice cream, one of my favorite things to do: the list goes on and on. I also like to poke holes in the flesh with a fork while it is in the skin, spray lemon or lime juice into it and eat the flesh out with a spoon. Avocado has “an exotic past and a glamourous reputation” as its culinary uses are endless. It is loaded with Omega 3 oil, a nutrient fat, not a bad fat, which is believed to be very beneficial for continued good health.

Everyone everywhere has their own way of selecting avocados when buying them to tell if they are ripe, storing them, and/or ripening them more after buying one they are not sure is ripe when they buy it. Here in Florida when you leave them out to ripen them you have to watch them everyday or they will over ripen as they ripen fast in a bowl on the counter.

Putting preparation aside, I want to introduce you to the SEED. Image result for free pictures of avocado seeds  Yes, I said SEED of the avocado. Most commonly, they are thrown in the trash, or some people, as I used to do, try to grow them into trees. It was a fruitless task for me, as I never had the room in my yard, and then found that to grow them well and get fruit you had to have a male and female tree. How do you know whether your seed is male or female.

Back to the seed. I recently found out that the seeds are edible, that they are a wonderful source of antioxidants, contain about 20 vitamins and minerals and given its nutritious make-up, there are many benefits to include better heart and digestive health; healthy skin, hair and eyes; cancer prevention and weight loss, among others.

The question is – how do you eat the seed as it is not a nut?

After taking the seed from the fruit, you wash the seed, dry the seed, peel the seed, cut the seed into smaller pieces and grind the seed into a powder. Watch the attached short video – you will be amazed.

As you can see, the Avocado seed is edible. The powder can be, as it was indicated in the video, put in your smoothie, sprinkled on salads, and I would add put into soups, casseroles, even added to your homemade avocado ice cream, or just put in a salt shaker and sprinkle it on everything you eat. It will add those extra antioxidants that you need to your diet. Last, but not least you can also make it into a tea. I will be putting the chunky powder into tea bags – which are easy to use. Or, it can be put into a tea Image result for pic of tea infusers Image result for pic of tea infusers infuser. You can also add grated ginger Image result for pics of ginger root to the infuser and there you have it a tea rich in nutrients. The video tells you that the powder really has little taste to it, so you can add lemon, and/or a natural sweetener such as honey, agave syrup, maple syrup, Stevia, or Truvia. You can drink the tea hot or iced which is very tasty with an:

Avocado Egg Salad Open Faced Sandwich
1/2  avocado – mashed
1  hard boiled egg – peeled and chopped
1  Tbsp red onion – diced
1  Tbsp pickled banana pepper – cut into small pieces
1/4  tsp. ground sea salt
2  tsp. lemon or lime juice

Stir all the ingredients together. Spread on whole-grain bread rounds that have been toasted and spread with coconut butter spread, or real butter. Mmm Good!

Hope you enjoyed this information as much as I enjoyed researching it and sharing it with you – my readers.



Health Tips! Continued –

Image result for pictures of good health and wellbeingThe health tips I research are the result of a continuing barrage of questions I receive regarding, what some people would consider a silly question, to serious concerns. I will address them individually as follows.

  • ITCHING and SWELLINGS:  These issues are experienced when you are detoxing and  when you are not detoxing. They can be the contraindication of prescription drugs you may be taking for various health issues. There can be many swellings that erupt from the skin, to include, blisters and tumors. Tumors can become larger before they are dissolved. Most swellings are very short lived. This is a good time to eat lots of fruit.  Itching, as a factor in detoxification is mostly caused by a fungal or candida involvement. Itching can be a redness of the skin anywhere. It can be the result of insect bites, food allergies, etc. If caused by the detox process, it will be short lived. If it is caused by other factors, it is necessary to find the cause. Mercury fillings can cause severe itching. This also affects the brain as does other foods and chemicals to include MSG, Aspartame, Sucralose, Aluminum, etc. These are all neurotoxins. Itching can also be Adrenal gland failure.

If using a topical product, for itching, to be put on the skin, choose one that is natural. I find Aloe Vera gel right from the plant to be beneficial. If it is caused by fungal infestation, that infestation needs to be killed. A good herbal parasite formula supplement is extremely valuable at this time. Fungi live in lymphatic congestion so work on the lymphatic system as well; herbal formulas along with exercise will help with this. (Check out Dr. Morse’s Botanical Pharmacy)

  • BOWEL MOVEMENTS: If you don’t already know, it is vital that you have at least one bowel movement per day; however, 2 or 3 times would be better. Optimal  bowel health is having a bowel movement about one to two hours after each meal. More than 3 bowel movements is referred to as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). This is inflammation within the GI (gastrointestinal) tract to include the stomach, the small intestine, the colon or large intestine, all of which can result in Diverticulitis which is the inflammation of the bowel, a formation of intestinal pockets, where food tends to get trapped and ferments. You can have loose, runny stools, or difficult stools, both of which can be referred to as constipation, but each in it’s own way. Both are very hard on the body, including the absorption of putrefaction from foods that are being held in the intestines. The destruction of the intestinal wall can begin as well if these food residues become impacted. To keep the bowels moving it is imperative that you consume lots of fresh raw fruits and veggies. You need to move and restore those bowels! They are the “hub of your body!” The ‘Botanical Pharmacy’ has excellent formulas to help this problem.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: also referred to as Hypertension. Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss can all be connected to High Blood Pressure. Studies today inform us that optimal blood pressure be 120/75 or less. High blood pressure shrinks the brain, is a killer of the eyes, is a killer of the arteries, the kidneys, etc. Symptoms include: dizziness, ear ringing, fatigue, nose bleeds, tingling in hands/feet. Seek a good natural Blood formula supplement, such as Pressassure for High Blood Pressure. I bought mine at Walmart.

  • CHOLESTEROL: There is a lot of confusion regarding Cholesterol. There are a myriad of prescription medicines prescribed by doctors to alleviate this issue. But do they work and what do they cause otherwise? Scientific studies have shown that Statin/Cholesterol lowering drugs can cause many diseases to include the kidneys, muscles, destruction of the liver, and inflammation in many parts of the body. Inflammation can be a cause of High Cholesterol levels in the body’s system. Your body makes its own cholesterol to be used as needed naturally. If you act on the knowledge you are receiving about good nutrition, cholesterol need not be a problem.

This is a lot to absorb. Check it out for yourself. HAPPY RESEARCHING!

God Bless you all!

Are You Exhausted?




Image result for free pics of exhaustionEveryday I hear comments referring to ‘lack of energy’, ‘exhaustion’, “being tired all the time”, ‘I am fatigued’,  etc. These comments used to just come from the senior population, however, I now am hearing them from the younger generation – even teenagers.

Generally, most of our society today lives on stimulants for energy. You see them being touted on the TV on a regular time schedule everyday. “Eat an energy bar, drink an energy drink, don’t forget that cup of coffee, or fancy Latte’, take this prescription med, use this over-the-counter medication, have a ‘now’ fancy new beer or alcoholic beverage. These types of stimulants will eventually weaken your true energy center and glands. When you try to stop your intake of these stimulants, it is as bad as trying to stop drinking and taking drugs. It whiplashes you to feel very fatigued. Along with this it is important to know that the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) is weakening your physical body, as well, not strengthening it. S.A.D. foods create a lot of inflammation and toxicity in the tissues, and soon you have tissue failure.

It seems that using stimulants has become the public’s way of treating the symptoms and not the cause of ‘loss of energy’ and ‘exhaustion’. This loss of energy, etc., is caused by the toxins that are broken up and released from the tissues back through the lymphatic system, and thyroid and adrenal gland. When these glands, which are part of the endocrine system are weak, fatigue, depression, and anxiety are the result.

Basically speaking the older the person, the greater the accumulated toxins in the system. But, with the younger generation, beginning as youngsters, to ingest stimulants into their systems – chronic fatigue is slowly becoming a huge health issue for them as well.

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Simply – glandular weakness, chronic acidosis, unhappiness, chronic lung involvement, thyroid, adrenal weakness, malabsorption and sugar imbalance are all factors that can cause serious energy loss and change.

So, what is the resolution?  Cleansing the body of the toxins by detoxing the body with the ingestion of living foods (raw) and juices is a good start. This will help to rejuvenate the glandular weakness. This will not be an overnight event; it is not easy because as you go through the process of detoxification you will experience many aches and pains. Where there is a weakness and degeneration in the body, it will show itself through aches and pains. This is the body tugging, and drawing and pulling the toxicity out of itself. This is normal and should not be feared. This kind of aches and pains usually have a short life span from a few hours to a week. This is called a healing crisis, and you will notice the areas of the aches and pains becoming much stronger – after experiencing a healing crisis.

Also, Dr. Robert Morse – has in the past, and other medical doctors today, are saying “More rest, and a good night’s sleep is needed, especially if you are trying to detox, or change your lifestyle – in order to remove the bad habits you might have of using stimulants like coffee, tea, refined sugars and etc.”

If you can persist in the detoxification process, you will be successful at overcoming chronic fatigue, loss of energy, exhaustion, and many other health related issues.

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God Bless!