Simple Solution To Help Sleep And Stop Snoring

Natural Remedy

Loss of sleep due to a persistent snorer can be a very debilitating and harassing problem. Curing it can bring harmony back into the household again.

This novel idea has helped some peope sleep better.  It sounds very amusing, but can be very effective.  Note: You should see your doctor or naturopath for a checkup if persistent snoring is a bother.  Meanwhile, you could try this simple procedure, the account of which a listener phoned into Ewing Stevens’ New Zealand radio show in the 1990’s.

Simply sew a pocket on the back of the pyjama jacket, or night wear being worn.  Make the pocket large enough to hold a tennis ball.  Put in the tennis ball and button up the pocket.  Do not use safety pins to close the pocket, as they could open during the night and injure the person.

The tennis ball will serve to annoy the person each time they roll onto their back, and they should quickly find another position which does not involve lying on the back.  Thus, because of this deterent, snoring, which usually happens when a person is lying face upwards, is less likely to occur.

The tennis ball technique, over time, just could cure the habit of snoring.  In that case, then you can forget about the tennis ball.

Help Sleep With Onions: Another thing to try is eating two fried onions in the evening meal, or just before going to bed.  Onions are a soporific and have the reputation of bringing on peaceful sleep.

Home Made Poultices And Homeopathy For Treating Leg Ulcers

Natural Remedies

Cod Liver Oil Poultice:

This poultice recipe comes from Ewing Stevens’ radio show.  A version of it is published in his 1993 booklet, ‘Ewing’s Phone People’. A Christchurch listener named Adele reported that her troublesome leg ulcer healed within a few weeks after regular applications of this poultice.

Take one dessertspoon of cod liver oil, and one dessertspoon of Vaseline ointment.  Mix these two together with the yolk of one egg.

Sponge the ulcer with saline solution and carefully dry the wound.  Then spread the cod liver oil mixture over clean white cotton or linen, and apply this as a poultice to the affected area.

It is important to keep the ulcer airtight by wrapping either plastic or gladwrap over the poultice. The poultice needs to be replaced each day with a freshly made preparation.  The ulcer can be bathed with salt water and then dried before applying each fresh poultice.

Honey Poultice:

This is a very old-fashioned remedy for a leg ulcer.  Simply spread raw honey over clean cotton or linen, and apply as a poultice in the usual way.  Replace daily or more often if needed.  Wash the ulcer gently with saline solution when changing the dressing.

Megadoses of Vitamin C: Calcium Ascorbate or Ester C: In the case of long-standing ulcers which do not respond to orthodox treatment, I would recommend daily megadoses of non-acidic vitamin C such as either of the above.  Dose between 3000mg to 10,000mg per day, taken in lots of about 2000mg, depending on the severity of the ulcer.  Reduce the dose as the wound begins to heal.

Intravenous Vitamin C: A weekly injection of Vitamin C could be considered:  This could be an effective but perhaps expensive option, since vitamin C injections are not subsidized on our health systems at the time of writing this article.

Homeopathic Remedies For Leg Ulcers:

Dr Dewey recommends homeopathic Mercurius or Nitric Acid, if the symptoms correspond. He claims Nitric acid to be one of the very best remedies for treating ulcers of the leg. These remedies can also be used externally, as well as internally.

Dr E.H. Ruddock makes mention of Calendula lotion for bathing an ulcer, and use of homeopathic remedies which might be chosen from the following:

Arsenicum for indolent ulcers.  Dr Ruddock suggests an external application of Arsenicum lotion for when there is a discharge of any kind. Arsen alb could also be taken internally in homeopathic form.

Belladonna when there is redness surrounding the ulcer.  Internal and external use.

Hydrastis Canadensis – more for ulcers of mucous membranes, but could be useful for other types of ulcer.  Internal and external use.

Kali Bich for internal and external use for leg ulcers with a hard base and overhanging edges.

Rhus tox, internally and externally.

Silicea for chronic cases of ulcer.

The following can be utilized as constitutional remedies to improve the health, in combination with other treatments: Hepar sulph, Calc carb or Sulphur 

Keep Feet Warm:It is important to rest the affected leg, but also to keep the circulation as good as possible.  Regular, gentle massage of the toes and feet could be useful.   Keep the patient warm: socks could be kept on the feet in cold weather.  Put a sprinkle of paprika pepper inside each sock. This improves circulation to the extremities.

Lemon Tonic Recipe And Homeopathy For After Shingles

Natural Remedy

The following tonic recipe was sent into Ewing Stevens radio programme and appears in his booklet ‘Ewing’s Phone People’, published in 1993.

I have not tried it myself in the healing of shingles, but it looks like a good, general tonic recipe, similar to one which Dr John Hilton gave to me about 30 years ago for the purpose of cleansing the digestive system and blood.

In an 8oz glass put two tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and one tenth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.  Top up with warm water and stir to dissolve the maple syrup.  Drink while still warm.

Rangi, who sent in this recipe, recommends taking this dose six times a day for ten days, then leaving for three days, and then repeating the whole procedure for another ten days after the break.

Vitamin E: Readers Digest ‘1801 Home Remedies’ says that Vitamin E can help.  A suggested dose is between 1200-1600 IU per day until the shingles clear up.

Vitamin C is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and should be considered for helping cure shingles.

Zinc can also help.

Cat’s claw herb is suggested in some herbals for treating viral conditions such as shingles.  Studies on cat’s claw herb show it can inhibit viruses. Take the recommended dose.

Drink plenty of lemon balm tea:  Readers Digest says lemon balm is effective in treating herpes viruses.  They suggest making a tea of two teaspoons of dried lemon balm to a cup of boiling water.  Allow to cool, then bathe the shingles blisters with the cooled herb tea.  Peppermint or spearmint herb can be used as an alternative to bathe the skin.

Drinking  several cups per day of lemon balm tea would also be good.  Lemon balm comes from the mint family, and is capable of inhibiting the different strains of herpes viruses.

Lysine, an amino acid, can help fight viruses.  Recommended dose is 1000mg taken three times a day while the outbreak is in the acute stage.

Note:  Reader’s Digest assures us that shingles are NOT catching, but that a person may develop chicken pox from coming into contact with a person suffering shingles:  This might happen if a person has not had chicken pox previously, and occasionally people do get reinfected, sometimes years after having had the virus as a child.

Shingles: Homeopathic remedies to consider might be:

For more detail on the use of these remedies, read this post http://merrilynhope.com/list-of-homeopathy-remedies-for-shingles-herpes-zoster/

Aconite

Antimon tart

Arsen alb

Bryonia

Calcarea

Graphites

Hepar sulph

Lycopodium

Mercurius

Psorinum

Ranunculus bulbosus

Rhus tox

Sepia

Silicea

Staphisagria

Sulphur

 

List Of Heritage Apples Rich In Cancer-Fighting Phytonutrients

Natural Remedies

Apples are a wonderful health food.  ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, we used to say, and I think there is some truth in this old adage.

Apples are a great natural cleanser of the digestive system, including the intestines.  This makes them very helpful in preventing or treating cancer. A good heritage apple eaten daily will help lower cholesterol, thus helping to prevent heart attack and stroke, and provide many valuable vitamins and nutrients as well.

For best health benefits, of course it is best to eat the whole, unpeeled apple.  Even the pips of the apple are benefial, as these contain laetrile, or amygdalin, also called Vitamin B17, which has been used to good effect in treating cancer.  Be cautious about eating too many pips, though – the pips of one or two apples per day should be more than enough for a person of average build who is in good health.  More pips could be taken if one was treating cancer or another degenerative disease, but it is important to get some advice on an appropriate cleansing diet, preferably with the use of enemas, in the case of treating cancer and other serious disease with the help of laetrile.  You can over-do the pip therapy, as the pips also contain traces of cyanide.

If you can grow or procure apples heritage apples, and you eat at least one a day, then you are less likely to develop serious degenerative disease, such as cancer, than if you ate no apples, or ate commercially grown modern varieties.  This is a proven fact:  In the February 2005 publication of the ‘Growing Today’ magazine, I found an article about the proven benefits of eating heritage apples in preference to newer, commercial varieties.

The article also quotes a 2002 National Public Health study from Helsinki:

The study group of people who ate several heritage apples per day over many years had not any signs of serious diseases such as cancer, arthritis, obesity or diabetes at the end of the study. The health of these people was far superior in every way to the people who ate few, or no apples per day.

The fact is that heritage apples, or seedling trees which have been grown from scratch in your garden, have a higher amount of phytonutrients than the modern, commercial types of apples.  Supermarket varieties are mostly grown for their appearance, and their storage qualities, rather than the amount of ‘goodness’ within the apple.

Heritage apple trees, and seedling trees, are generally much hardier and need less attention than modern commercial strains, as they are more bug resistant, and disease resistant than their modern rivals.  This means that they need less spraying, whether or not you use organic or commercial poison methods.

At the top of the list of heritage apples, according to studies done in NZ and elsewhere, are the Monty’s Surprise and Hetlina apple varieties.  These  two have the highest amount of phytonutrients than any other apple trees tested so far.  The russet apples are also high on the list.

Generally speaking, any of the heritage apple trees will likely be higher in nutrients than any shop-bought variety which has been grown for its looks.

Here are some to consider: (note – this list will continue to grow – i will continue to add information about each variety)

Belle de Boskoop: A very old heritage variety which originated in Boskoop, Netherlands.  It is a common tree throughout Europe:  It is a distinctive tree,  willowing out from the upper centre quite beautifully with abundant flowers followed by large handsome apples which are crisp and tart and sweeten with storage. Good for cooking, eating, and for cider.

Boskoop Rouge: A version of the Belle de Boskoop, but with a redder skin.

Cox’s Orange

Gravenstein:  This apple has apparently been known since the 1600’s.  It originated in Denmark.  A New Zealand variety of the Gravenstein is the red-fleshed, sweet-tasting, juicy Albany Beauty, which originates from the Albany area north-west of Auckland.

Hetlina: One of the highest after Monty’s Surprise for riboflavin content and other phytonutrients.

Kentish Filbasket

Lord Wolsely

Monty’s Surprise: According to ‘Thunder Mountain’s nursery list, Monty’s Surprise is a ‘unique New Zealand seedling variety’ from the lower part of the North Island.  It is very resistant to disease and is therefore capable of being grown without chemical sprays. It was re-discovered by Tree Crops Association member Mark Christensen in the 1990’s, the original Monty’s Surprise tree being around 90 years old..  Monty’s Surprise is a great cooking and dessert apple, and, eaten whole, pips, skin and all, is a powerful disease inhibitor. ‘This is to the best of our knowledge, the best anti-cancer eating apple in the world.’ (Thunder Mountain says)

Northern Spy:  This is a well-known apple commonly grown in the northland areas of New Zealand, where clay and wet soils often prevail.  It has excellent resistance to wooly aphids.  Because of its hardiness, it is often used as a root stock for other varieties.  It grows from 3 to 5 metres high.

Reinette du Canada

Sidero Cidre

Sturmer

Takapuna Russet

Wealthy

Worcester Pearmain

Yarlington Mill

 

Glyphosate Ban In Europe Still To Be Fought June 2016

Natural Health and Agriculture At Risk Because of Monsanto’s Glyphosate:

Avaaz need our help to continue the battle against Monsanto’s glyphosate, which is marketed as ‘RoundUp’ by Monsanto.

Glyphosate-containing ‘RoundUp’ is probably Monsanto’s main money earner.  It has for many years been falsely marketed as a ‘safe’ weedkiller, or herbicide.  Farmers and householders, and town and city councils all over the western world widely use glyphosate weedkillers, believing that it does no harm.

But WHO, World Health Organization, last year in May, 2015, declared that glyphosate ‘probably’ causes cancer.  After all these years of governments ignoring the issue, it is really something for WHO to hint at the danger to health.

In my experience, glyphosate poisons also disturb the natural intestinal flora of humans and animals alike, leading to conditions such as candida, or yeast infection, and excacerbating conditions such as arthritis  depression and obesity.

Glyphosate is destroying flora and fauna all over the world:  It helps to kill off bees and other insects and spiders which are important in the natural scheme of things for the pollination of plants. A ban on Monsanto’s glyphosate poison will help save our bees.

Glyphosate will eventually kill off everything except the Monsanto-made genetically engineered seeds, which means the planet will potentially be over-run with Monsanto’s genetically modified crops to the exclusion of everything else.

Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing RoundUp poison will eventuate in Monsanto, and other major agricultural companies, dominating the agriculture of the world.  Only their genetically modified seeds, known by Monsanto as ‘RoundUp Ready’ crops  will survive, and we will have to pay to grow any of these crops. We will not be allowed to use any old seeds we have around, but will have to pay for the seed giants’ patented seeds.

Wild herbs and flowers are already at risk because of glyphosate RoundUp weedkiller. Already, these plants which can cure disease, such as dandelions, plantains, self-heal and comfrey, are being destroyed on our waysides and even in our lawns and parks.

Healing through natural herbal medicine will be a thing of the past, and people will be even more reliant on pharmaceutical drugs than they are now.

People’s health will suffer if glyphosate is not banned for good:  Glyphosate gets into our organs and pollutes our bodies, making us less resistant to diseases.  It is also a likely cause of obesity.

No heritage plants or trees will be available – the chemical and seed giants will make us pay for their patented seeds and fruit trees too.  And the quality of these new hybrid plants and seeds will most likely be inferior to our older type, more disease-resistant plants and seeds.

Food sources should not be owned by anybody. – Food and water are basic human rights of all mankind, and it is deplorable that these chemical and seed companies are working towards controlling humankind and profiting by making them dependent upon their system of agriculture.

Donate if you can, to Avaaz, who are actively working towards a world ban on Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing herbicide.

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