Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quick guide to identified you weak spot and discover how to cure it.




Acne (in adulthood)

Triggers: poor diet, stress

Watch for: bacteria getting into the spots, causing a secondary infection.

Beat it: improve you diet, cut out fat and redefined sugars, build up levels of vitamins A and B6, learn some relaxing techniques.

Complimentary therapy: herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture.


Recurrent colds

Triggers: secondary infection such as bronchitis or asthma

Beat it: take immune-boosting vitamins A and C in your diet. At the first sign of a cold, take a zinc supplement, the herbal extract Echinacea is also a good immune booster. Avoid antibiotics-they ineffective with colds. Learn some relaxing techniques.

Constipation

Triggers: low-fibre diet, anxiety and lack of exercise.

Watch for: food intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease (pouches in the intestines), bowel cancer.

Beat it: eat more fibre-rich foods. Drink plenty of water. Check for food intolerance. Do more exercise.


Cystitis

Triggers: bacterial infection of the urethra

Watch for: kidney infection.

Beat it: drink unsweetened cranberry juice and plenty of water. Urinate when needed and especially after sex. Avoid perfume toiletries. Wear cotton underwear.

Complementary therapy: herbal medicine, homeopathy.

Ear problem

Triggers: viral or bacterial infection, eczema on outer ear, build-up of earwax or catarrh.

Watch for: ruptured eardrum, possible hearing damage (especially if infection is untreated).

Beat it: avoid getting water in ears and using cotton buds. If catarrh is a problem, use steam inhalations with rosemary or eucalyptus oil. Gently clear wax with olive oil.

Eczema

Triggers: allergies, stress.

Watch for: secondary skin infection.

Beat it: avoid known irritants. Check for food intolerance.

Complimentary techniques: herbal medicine and homeopathy.

Mouth ulcers

Triggers: stress, smoking

Watch for: food intolerance

Beat it: build up immunity with a health diet rich in beta carotene and vitamin C and E

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