Monthly Archives: June 2012

Three natural enemies of the “silent killer”

Hypertension is considered to be a “silent killer” because it often has no symptoms. Hypertension raises the risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. The following is a trio of natural remedies found to be particularly effective, with complementary benefits.

Magnesium. it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential to over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies. Only 1 percent exists in the blood and it is critical to keep this level to avoid hypertension, or high blood pressure. You can eat foods that are high in magnesium and also take supplements as necessary to maintain your blood levels of magnesium.

Hawthorne improves circulation. Several studies have shown Hawthorne to lower blood pressure and improve circulation. Taking Hawthorne as a supplement is considered to be a long tern therapy and might not produce the desired effects for two or more weeks. Even better results can be seen after 2 or more months of ingestion.

Garlic is the bodies FRIEND! Garlic reduces plaque deposits and supports overall heart health. In studies garlic has also been shown to reduce blood pressure levels by about 5-10 percent. This might not seem like a large reduction but over time the reduction from chronic pressure damage is significant.

All three can be taken in supplement form either tablets or capsules. As always consult your physician prior to adding any supplements to your daily diet.

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Is allergy season over….YET?

Slightly over half of all Americans have allergies. For any of you that suffer from them you know they can be murder. The most common symptom is rhinitis which is nasal itching, congestion, runny nose and sneezing. This can be triggered from grasses, tree pollen, mold spores, dust and pet dander. Inflammation and the release of histamine accounts for the uncomfortable symptoms associated with allergies.

One great way to combat allergies is to eat foods that can help to combat inflammation. Omega 3 fats are great inflammation fighters and can be found in cold water fish such as salmon, and grass fed, free range meats. Wild salmon is better than farm raised of course.

Vegetables…eat plenty of fresh veggies that are high in fiber and non-starchy. Dark leafy salad greens, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, etc.

Eat lots of fruits..also high fiber, non-starchy such as berries, kiwi, etc.

Food allergies and sensitives can aggravate seasonal allergies. The most common include dairy, wheat, corn and soy. Keep your eye on this intake of foods if your allergies get worse and see your physician to evaluate your particular allergic symptoms.

Have a healthy summer pet

If you love your pet and would like some healthy alternatives to treat summer pet maladies then try these!

There are many natural external flea control remedies such as cat and dog collars, shampoos, and topical sprays. Many of these contain ingredients like citronella oil, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oils. The odor of these oils are repellent to to pests and will not irritate your pet’s skin as with some of the toxic chemicals used in common treatments.

There are supplements that contain brewer’s yeast and garlic that are great for internal flea control. Same idea…your pet emits odors that are noxious to pests but we humans cannot detect.

To treat pet skin conditions such as cuts, abrasions, bites and rashes look for natural soothing remedies and ointments that contain calendula, vitamin E, tea tree oil, aloe, comfrey and myrrh.

Your pet will thank you for using natural remedies with no toxic side effects. So will planet earth!

Acupuncture

Have you tried Acupuncture? If not you should! It is an ancient Chinese alternative medicine that treats patients by manipulating thin solid needles into acupuncture points in the skin according to the body’s energy (chi) points/meridians. The effect is to balance the body’s energy so that it can heal itself and rid the patient of disease.

Acupuncture has been found to be effective for some people in treating a wide variety of issues and ailments; General fatigue, depression, insomnia,weight loss, headache and migraine,colds and flu, high blood pressure, allergies, fibromyalgia, diabetes, addiction gastrointestinal issues, pain and injury, fertility and many many others. If you are curious please call and book an initial consult with our wonderful Flyura!