Health Fact Tips 2019

The tabloids, TV, Radio etc. are continually coming out with the latest rendition of Health Tips. Every once in a while I follow suit. All I can do as a Detoxification Specialist  is share knowledge to help you make better decisions about your health. Here are facts I have found of some of the latest tips. You may have already heard them, or read about them elsewhere, or even in my blogs. But then, it is said that repetition is a good teacher.

  • GENETICS – sometimes, not all the time, dictate what your genetics tell you about your body. Genetics can be altered for the good – NATURALLY!
  • FASTING – a 3-5 day fast at least twice a year is an excellent way to cleanse the toxins from the body. (7 days is even better if you can do it)
  • LIVE PLANT FOODS – eating low on the food chain nourishes your brain. Live foods affect the well-being of everyone who eats them. Fruits and vegetables (live foods) are considered high energy, high frequency foods. Both lift your consciousness, and promote the healing of the body naturally.
  • GREEN DRINKS – you are hearing a lot about ‘green drinks’. Green drinks are made primarily from greens and sprouts, are filled with mega nutrients and are moderately detoxifying. Green drinks are not made by blending your greens and veggies into liquid. A juice extractor is required to make a true green juice from your greens and veggies. Ingredients can be varied to whet your palate and taste. They can include: Parsley, Cilantro, Dandelion Greens, Collard Greens, the Green Tops of Beets, Celery, Spinach, Broccoli etc. Carrots can be added for sweetness and taste. A small amount of Apples can be also added to sweeten the juice. As well Lemons for taste along with a small piece of Ginger Root. Note: No other fruit than apple should be consumed with green drinks.
  • IMMUNE SYSTEM – If you are suffering with a poor Immune System, it may be caused by a sexual virus called HPB – Human Papolova virus.
  • CONSTIPATION – It has been found lately that being in a “squatting position” when having a bowel movement eases the pain, and causes all the internal organs used for this to be in their proper position. It is called ergonomics. Products are on the market already to help with this problem. Have you heard of the ‘Squatty Potty’? If not, or if you find this product to expensive for your taste, try using a foot stool under your feet.
  • PROBIOTICS – According to the Mayo Clinic, “Probiotics are good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in your body. Your lower digestive tract alone teems with a complex and diverse community of these bacteria.” Did you know, factually that there are a greater number of bacteria in your intestines than there are cells in your body? Why so much talk of Probiotics – because scientific research is showing that having too many of the “bad” and not enough of the “good” bacteria caused in part by an unhealthy diet – can cause havoc on all the systems of your body, leading to the chemical balance being disrupted. When this happens it can lead to weight gain, skin problems, constipation, diarrhea, and many other chronic health conditions. Probiotic supplements are live microorganisms that can provide good health benefits when consumed by restoring the balance of the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. Using Probiotics will again take time to kick in. Be sure you are consuming lots of fruits to help it along.

Once again, detox, and proper diet is the key.

My quote: “FOOD DICTATES THE MENTAL REALM REGARDING HEALTH IN ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE!”

Water?

 

You have heard the old saying, “water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink.” Read on, for information about water you may or may not know. For instance, are you aware that there are several different types of water, each with its own definition?

I was researching a place near where I live called ‘Warm Mineral Springs’ and came across some interesting information on ‘water.‘ We take water for granted, thinking it will always be there when we need it. However, nothing kills quicker than lack of water.  Water is essential to all living things. Sometimes we hate it (when it floods), but love it when drought takes over the land. You can do many things with water, freeze it, boil it, cook with it, mix it with other liquids, wash with it, swim in it etc. and etc.  But, over the years have you  noticed how ‘water‘ has changed?  It is no longer clean, bountiful or free. The water you get from the faucet in your kitchen sink has been treated with so many chemicals, to include chlorine and fluoride that is doesn’t even taste good.

People are drinking water they have to buy at the store, in order to be sure that it is clean water. The terminology used on the bottles is pure, spring, purified, filtered, special water for babies, distilled, mineral, oxygenated, etc. The list could go on and on. What does all this mean? The following is a list of the TYPES OF WATER recognized here in the USA.

  • Drinking Water: drinking water is bottled and obtained from an approved source. Usually, it has been filtered with activated carbon, treated with ozone or an equivalent process of disinfection. Many times it is noted as ‘Spring Water’.
  • Natural Water:  Natural water is bottled water that was obtained from an underground spring or well. Sometimes it is filtered and disinfected, but no dissolved solids have been added or removed; it as well, has not been blended with any other ingredients.
  • Spring Water: Spring water is regulated by the FDA. The protocol is “that ‘spring water’ must be derived from an underground formation, from which water flows naturally to the surface of the earth. No particular physical/chemical properties are required other than those normally applied for drinking water.
  • Well Water: is water that is bottled from a hole drilled, bored or otherwise constructed in the ground that taps the water of an aquifer.
  • Purified Water: is water that has been bottled and purified by distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis or other suitable means.
  • Distilled Water: is water that has been heated until it vaporizes. The condensation frees the water of any dissolved minerals. Deionization of the water is where it is passed through resins, which remove most of the dissolved minerals.
  • Reverse Osmosis: Reverse Osmosis Machines are sold everywhere. People use them on really hard water (heavily mineralized and full of chemicals) to remove about 90% of dissolved solubles. This is done by high pressure that forces the water through membranes.
  • Mineral Water: Again, regulated by the FDA. They require the ‘mineral water’ which is designated by the FDA as ‘spring water’ to contain, “at least 250 mg/liter (250 parts per million) of Total Dissolved Solids. This must be verified through a lab test whereby a liter of water, evaporated at 180 degrees centigrade should leave a residue of minerals and salts.”‘Warm Mineral Springs’ (WMS), of which there are many all over the state of Florida, as well as many other places in the world, are used by people with health issues with the idea in mind that the minerals in the water will aid in healing their ailments. This theory is still being studied by scientists all over the world. Some folks consider this theory to be a legend; however, it is still integrated into national health systems. It is indicated by many scientists that, “mineral waters are always free of any calories, sugar or artificial ingredients and with the possible exception of mineral waters with high magnesium (Mg) content, which can cause mild diarrhea, there are usually no adverse effects from drinking mineral water of soaking in its grace.

Mineral Waters are one of the fastest growing bottled water in the world. High on that list is Italy, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. America lags way behind. Minerals Waters are becoming popular because they are advertised as being useful for “maintaining wellness or treating a specific medical condition.” Health practitioners often advocate “that soaking in mineral waters provide great benefits to humans and animals for both external (skin, mucous membranes, etc.) and internal health challenges (arthritis, pain management, relaxation, swelling, etc.) It appears that “individual minerals are absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood chemistry for travel to all organs, tissues, joints and cells. What your body doesn’t use, it removes.” Experts also suggest, “that minerals may have the ability to adhere to toxins within the body, which are then released back into the mineral water.”

  • Club Soda and Seltzer Water: ARE NOT CONSIDERED BOTTLED WATER, BUT RATHER SOFT DRINKS.

Did you know:
1. People with the worst health,  drink the least amount of water and use the most alcohol, caffeine and nicotine.
2. The environment of an unborn baby is water and salt.
3. Salinity of the water outside the cells of our body is the same as the ocean.
4. Water and salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood, a needed element in diabetics.
5. Water and salt is vital for clearing the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and congestion of the sinuses.
6. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body. (and this list could go on forever)

Other source information: Natural Business, Lohas Journal, July/August 2001. Special Report ‘Bottled Water.’ Chris O’Brein

I have a water purifier which uses a charcoal filter. The unit stands on its own and requires no electricity or attachment to the faucet. It cleans and purifies 2 gallons of water at a time. It was pricey, but has already paid for itself, and has saved me a lot of money at the store.  It totally clears the tap water, that I put into it, from unwanted chemicals, to include chlorine,  and fluoride, etc. The water tastes great. Besides drinking it, I clean with it, cook with it and know that  my nice clean water is what helps me to maintain my good health. The only things that I add to it are Aloe Vera Gel and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I add these when I drink a glass of water, or to a water bottle when I take water with me.

Water, which can be mixed with just about anything, can be restructured and ionized. Water has its own special intelligence. 

LET’S SAVE OUR WATER SOURCES – GOD KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE CREATED WATER! 

 

 

Eye Sight

This has been the most challenging subject for me to blog about. The eye is so intricate and, definitely, everyone’s eyes are different starting with color.  Conditions of the eye are unique to each of you, starting with birth, genetics, diseases you may have, defects which may be caused by a variety of issues such as disease, and/or accidents, etc.

I never had eye issues until I was over the age of 50. Even though my dad wore glasses as long as I can remember, my mom never did until she was over 60 years old. I blame my eyes going bad on the computer. It was between the age of 40 and 50 that I started having issues. But, that was also when I was first introduced to the computer. They were different then and the color of the screen, which was green with white lettering, was difficult to look at for long periods of time. I had a job where I was on the computer almost 12 hours a day. I would go home feeling like I was going blind. My eyes felt tired and watery and itchy and scratchy, etc. Suddenly,  my friends would say to me, “we notice Ilse, that your arms are getting longer and longer.” I could see at a distance, but not so good up close anymore. Finally, giving in, I went to the doctor – and ended up needing glasses. I wore them for years until the blurry took over , which ended up being cataracts, which led to surgery. I opted to have one eye fixed for long distance, and one eye fixed for short distance. I did not want to ever wear glasses again, and I don’t, except when I am on the computer, again, for sometime endless hours of the day.

I have a daughter whose story is different. She had bad eyes from a very young age. She couldn’t see the blackboard in class at school, but never told anyone. When the teacher finally noticed she was having an issue, she admitted to her that she couldn’t see the board from the back or the front of the room. I took her to the optometrist. She still wears glasses, even after having had laser done. The rest of my children never had any eye problems, to my knowledge, until they were adults.

Why do I tell you all of this? Because, even though being in the same family, we each have had different eye issues.  So what about ‘Eye Sight’?

The eye, an organ of vision, is composed of three coats (from the Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary). “From inside the eye out they are retina, sensory for light; uvea (choroid, ciliary body, and iris), nutritional; sclera and cornea, serve as protection for the delicate retina. These layers enclose two cavities, the more anterior or ocular chamber being the space lying in front of the lens. It is divided by the iris into an anterior chamber and a posterior chamber, both of which are filled with a watery aqueous humor. The cavity behind the lens is much larger and filled with a jelly like vitreous body. The lens is suspended behind the iris by the ciliary zonule. Anteriorly, the cornea is covered by the conjunctiva which continues and forms the inner layer of the eyelids. Movements of the eyeball are brought about by six muscles: the superior, inferior, medial and external rectus muscles, and the superior and inferior oblique muscles.” The eye also has a nerve supply. Function: “Light entering the eye passes through the cornea, then through the pupil, an opening in the iris, and on through crystalline lens and the vitreous body to the retina etc…….The amount of light entering the eye is regulated by the pupil, its size being controlled by the dilator and constrictor muscles of the iris.”

“The diagnosis of disease which the physician makes from an examination depends largely upon symptoms manifested by the pupils of the eyes. These issues can include: contracted pupils, dilated pupils, floating, crossed, one dominant eye, pink eye, squinting, watery eyes, an infestation of worms in the eyeball, specks, eyestrain, cornia issues, etc. Only you  know what the problems are that you may have. A good eye doctor or specialist is the only answer I can give you if you experience eye problems. But how do you know what kind of eye doctor to go to? Read next and  you decide.

The Ophthalmologist M.D: is a physician who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the eye; an oculist. The Optometrist O.D: is not a physician, but one who is skilled in testing visual acuity and prescribing corrective lenses. An Optician: sells or makes optical materials.  You may find the Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, and Optician all sharing the same office space, or they have separate offices in different locations.

Last on the list of eye specialists is the IRIDOLIGIST: someone who studies the eyes, from a scientific stand point. Specifically, the Iridoligist studies the changes in the iris of the eye during the course of disease.

According to Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.d, in his book ‘The Science and Practice of Iridology, “disease is just as baffling to the doctor today as it was back in the 1800’s, regardless of the new “wonder” drugs and the numerous doctors who are seeking cures for the many diseases that are increasing so rapidly today. A true doctor must be a blessing to patients, not only for this moment, but in years to come. In Iridology, the important fundamental is the appearance in the iris of signs that new tissue is replacing old tissue.” “Iridology can be used in conjunction with any other form of analysis and diagnosis in helping a patient to a better state of health.” To make a long story short, the iridologist can determine the inherent structure and working capacity of an organ in the body, can detect environmental strain, and can tell whether a person is anemic, arthritic, has heart issues, brain issues, blood issues, bone issues, etc. The iris of the eye can show acute, subacute, chronic, and destructive stages in the body – not just now, but from the past. “It foretells the development of many conditions long before they have manifested into disease symptoms. It reveals the suppression of disease through mal-treatment, such as the administration of drugs, it indicates when tissue is not being replenished and rejuvenated. It is impossible to tell from the eyes what germ life exists in the body, but when tissues have degenerated to the stage where germ life exists in various parts of the body, it will be reflected in the iris of the eye.” “Through iridology, patients can be warned in time for prevention of disease. Today there is a challenge that never has existed before for the doctor who uses natural methods.”

This phase of health and natural healing appealed to me to the point that I studied Iridology. So true, a look at the iris of the eye can help a practitioner to analyze the health issues of a person’s whole body well-being, to include the eyes.

The more I researched this topic, what to do about the eyes to keep them healthy as possible goes right back to DETOXIFICATION. The body needs to be cleansed of destroying toxins. This is done through fasting for a short period, and then taking herbal supplements to repair the Adrenal Glands, the Lymph Glands, the Endocrine Glands, Kidneys and Bladder, and Stomach and Bowels. It will take time and patience, but it will be worth it to get the whole body back in balance internally. When you reach that balanced point, then you just need to maintain. Along with this goes eating non-processed healthy fruits and vegetables, no meat, no dairy, no alcohol, no drugs (other than the prescription drugs you may already be taking, until you don’t need them anymore), and no smoking or caffeine…all the things that I talk about in my Detox Plan. To my knowledge, none of these herbal supplements have been known to interfere with medications. Caution should be taken, though if you are pregnant. If in doubt, consult your physician.

I follow my plan and have not been back to see my ophthalmologist in over 5 years. I ran into him on the street. He asked how I was doing. I told him I have had no eye issues since the Cataract surgery. He said “fine, let me know if or when you do have issues.”

Such an ambiguous topic. So much to be said. I suggest that if you have any kind of issues with your EYE SIGHT, that your personal physician, can in turn, put you in contact with the correct physician for your eye healing needs.

Rearranging the old saying – YOUR EYES ARE THE ROAD MAP TO YOUR WELL BEING, AS WELL AS YOUR SOUL. Take the best care of them that you can!

God Bless!