Saturday, February 21, 2009

Past Health Tips Part 2

  • Cruciferous veggies

    The following veggies are highly important in stimulating the detoxification and elimination of cancer-causing chemicals: Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, collard and mustard greens, turnip greens and radishes.
    And particularly cabbage, is one of the most important nourishing foods that you can eat. It has powerful anticancer properties that help the body protect against the damage of free radicals. In addition, it has polyphenols and indoles that help the body get rid of carcinogens and stimulate protective enzymes that protect us from cancer.
  • Taking a Pulse

    The pulse is the rate at which the heart is beating. The pulse can be taken at the wrist, neck or upper arm. To count the pulse, wait for about 5 to 10 minutes after the individual has been sitting or resting quietly. Place the index and middle fingers on the wrist and count the beats for 30 seconds. Then double that number for beats per minute.

    Normal Resting Pulse

    Infant - 1 year 100 - 160 beats/minute
    1-6 years 65 - 140 beats/minute
    7-10 years 60 - 110 beats/minute
    11 - adult 50 - 100 beats/minute

  • Nosebleeds

    Nosebleeds can be caused by colds and allergies, low humidity, medications such as aspirins, allergies, high altitudes and blowing or picking the nose.

    Sit up straight and tip your head forward and not backwards, or it may cause blood to run down the throat.

    Some people succeed by applying pressure to an accupressure spot located between the top lip and the fleshy area just above it. Squeeze with the thumb and forefinger for one minute in this area.

    Placing an ice pack on the back of the neck seems to help in some cases as well.

  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is a condition in which the body temperature drops below normal. The body loses heat faster than the heat produced by muscle contractions and shivering.

    When helping someone with mild cases of hypothermia, get them out of the cold and wind, remove wet clothes and change them into dry and preferably wool clothing. Give them warm fluids to drink and high energy foods. Do not give them alcoholic beverages.
    For moderate cases, besides performing what it was mentioned for mild cases, warm him/her with your own body heat by wrapping both of you in a sleeping bag or warm blanket around you.

    Warm water can cause shock or heart attack. However. as a last resort when help is not available or the above mentioned treatments are not working, you could use a warm water bath of 100° to 105°.

  • Tick Bites
  • Ticks are small insects that secret a substance which allows them to cement themselves to your skin. While most tick bites are harmless, a tick should be removed as soon as possible. Deer ticks are very tiny and could cause a bacterial infection known as lyme disease.
  • Gently pull the tick with a pair of tweezers or gloved fingers, as close to the skin as possible. Make sure to pull straight out without crushing the body. If the tick's mouthparts remain in the skin, by removing the body the risk of infection is being reduced. Save the tick in a jar for identification.
  • Wash the area well with soap and water and apply antiseptic.
  • Antiobiotics

    An antibiotic is a prescription medicine used to kill bateria. It is effective against bacteria only and no effect on viruses. The dreaded side effects are numerous, like nausea, diarrhea, destroy the bacterial balance in your body causing you stomach upset, vaginal infections, diarrhea and other problems.

    Some natural alternatives when antibiotics fail to heal a wound for example, sugar works well. Yogurt boosts immune functioning and cures diarrhea faster than an average antidiarrheal medicine. It contains agents that are more powerful antibiotics than penicillin.

  • The Wonderful Kiwi

    New Zealand's fuzzy, brown-skinned fruit, the kiwi is an extraordinary source of antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals. One kiwi has more potassium than a banana, more vitaminc C per once than an orange and more fiber than bran flakes.

    Peel and eat whole or cut in half and eat with a spoon.

  • The Typical American Diet

    The typical American diet contains too much fat, sugar and salt and a considerable lack of fiber. The basis of a healthy diet is to eat mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, legumes and lean meats.

  • Colloidal Minerals

    A colloid is a substance that when placed into a liquid it retains its identity and stays in suspension without falling to the bottom of the container. The extremely small particles are easily absorbed into the cells, more than 97 % of the colloidal minerals can be absorbed and they claim to eliminate fatigue in most individuals. They can be easily transported to the cells for easy utilization. It is believed that colloidal minerals provide natural cleansing and detoxification of the body.

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