Zesty Lemon Detox Tea

Detox & Cleanse Information, Healthy Living, Natural Remedieson January 7, 2011Leave a Comment

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Zesty Lemon Detox Tea:

This recipe was designed as a cleansing tea to stimulate processing of excess fats in the body, rev up circulation, and provide essential antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals —a perfect blend of nutrients. It’s a great aid in undoing the effects of holiday over-indulgence AND tastes so good, you’ll want to come back for seconds:

This is a great recipe that really gets around, and it’s so easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Enough freshly-boiled water to fill your teacup or mug
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • Freshly-squeezed juice of half a lemon
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Directions:

Simply stir ingredients together in your mug or cup. Be careful with the cayenne: A little goes a long way:)

Immunity Broth- Restore health & Prevent disease

Healthy Bites & Recipes, Healthy Living, Natural Remedieson December 15, 2010Leave a Comment

image-4.phpSupport your health:

  1. A person’s diet contributes significantly to preventing disease and restoring health.
  2. The 3 most important immune boosting food groups include: Protein, fruits & Vegetables and whole grains.
  3. Avoid highly processed starches and sugary (bad carbs) can help improve our health.

Tips for better health:

  1. Do not skip breakfast!! Start your day our right !
  2. Work in at least  2 servings  vegetables with each meal, 2-3  fruits a day and 6 veggies.
  3. Limits sweets and processed foods. Choose fresh fruits, veggies and nuts for healthy snacks.
  4. Buy local,seasonal and fresh foods whenever possible.

Immune Boosting Broth

This recipe provides the healing benefit of roots and leafy green vegetables to help stimulate the liver and enhance immune function.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C vegetable or chicken broth (organic or home made is best)
  • 4 chopped shallats
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 2 stalks chopper celery
  • 2 shitake ushrooms
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 ounces of organic cooking greens ( a mix of chard, collard greens, kale spinach and/or mustard greens…)

Directions:

  1. Bring the pot of broth to a rolling boil
  2. Add chopped carrots, garlic,celery,  shallots and mushrooms, simmer on loe heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix in cooking greens, tuen off heat.
  4. Let sit covered for 5 minutes
  5. Season with salt , pepper or dash of cayenne pepper for taste
  6. Serve

** You may also add chicken, beef, shrimp to increase protein content if this healthy dish.

Power Tea

Healthy Bites & Recipes, LCHF/Keto Recipes, Natural Remedieson April 12, 2010Leave a Comment

Builds powerful ligaments, tendons,  cartilage and muscle.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pkgs of Knox gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 packeage of favorite herabal tea (optional)

Directions:

Add the all ingredients together and ENJOY!

You can enjoy 1 to 3 cups a day!!

Quiet A COUGH

Natural Remedieson April 5, 2010Leave a Comment

free_460516Just 2 ounces of Dark Chocolate is enough to quiet a cough. The cocoa content needs to be 65% or higher to be effective. British and Hungarian researchers  think the chemical theobromine, found in dark chocolate, relaxes the vegas nerve which triggers the brain to initiate cough reflex.

Natural Relief from Allergies and Sinus Symptoms

Natural Remedies, Uncategorizedon February 27, 20103 Comments

1157607180eJ3173Have you ever felt like doing this?  There are 37 millions American that are suffering from sinusitis every year making it one of America’s largest health problems. That is about 16% of the adult  US population.  Standard orthodox medical treatment for sinusitis and rhinitis centers around the promotion of drainage and treatment with decongestants, antibiotics and antihistamines.  This approach is controversial for while drugs may alleviate nasal stuffiness they have limited effects on the sinuses and can cause side effects in some individuals such as insomnia, nervousness and high blood pressure.  There are safe, simple and cost effect management options that you might not be aware of.

Here  some of the causes of allergy and sinus symptoms?

  • bacterial or viral infections
  • yeast or candida infections or mold
  • environmental irritants
  • food allergies or food sensitivities
  • low functioning immune system
  • physical obstruction to the nasal passage structure
  • cervical misalignment

Our sinuses are hollow, air-filled cavities that are lined by mucous membranes. Sinus’ get blocked when they can not drain as fast as mucous is produced. The key to healthy sinus is to promote good sinus drainage.

1. Nasal irrigations:
If you suffer from chronic allergies, sinus disease and chronic cough you may benefit significantly from using a nasal irrigation or rinse daily. They are a safe and simple cost-effective management of chronic sinus disease. They are an essential part to nasal hygiene.  Saline nasal irrigation has been mentioned in medical textbooks and used for hundreds of years.  Yoga practitioners in India routinely used a tea pot like device for daily nasal cleaning.  Nasal-Douches have been used in England for decades. Many sinus suffers have reported the benefits of ocean swimming for their chronic conditions.

2. IgE and Ig G food allergy testing

An allergy is an immune response, resulting in inflammation and an increase in  mucous production. Such a response to food can be exhibited in any part of the body, because nutrients are digested, absorbed and circulated throughout the body. This is why food allergies can cause a wide range of problems, including sinusitis, runny nose and chronic cough.  The body produces histamine and mucous in response to any allergy whether it be an environmental allergy or food allergy.  You cannot change where a tree or certain potential irritating grasses grow but you can control what you put in your mouth. Through a simple and easy blood test you can identify food allergies and sensitivities. The solution is simple you  removing the irritant, food,  from your diet

3.Nasal Specific technique

Nasal-specific technique  involves inserting small balloon-like tools into the nasal cavity and gently inflating them . It  can expand the sinus openings. (This technique is often practiced by chiropractor or naturopathic physicians.) Nasal specific is a proven technique for treating sinusitis. It involves the insertion of a small balloon into the nasal passages to mobilize the facial bones and allow for increased blood flow and drainage.  The practitioner will perform the treatment approximately  three times, you should experience relief by the second treatment. The technique itself can be slightly uncomfortable, but it has provided relief for many.   This technique has  helped people suffering from conditions like migraine headaches, frontal headaches, post-nasal drip, and ear infections.

4.Chiropractic Care , cranial therapy manipulation

Chiropractic is not a treatment for sinus conditions, yet suffers often find relief after chiropractic care. Chiropractic helps by relieving stress on the nervous system and body structure, it  helps your body work more efficiently. Further, spinal care in conjunction with cranial adjusting can ensure that the skull bones move freely and “breathe”, permitting body fluids to drain without interference.

5. Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve  the bodies functioning. World Health Organization has recognized acupuncture as effective for treating sinusitis. Acupuncture is more than 5000 years old.  Acupuncture operates on the theory that our life energy, or qi, must flow uninterrupted through the body, Qi, blood  and body fluids are the three substances that make up the body and regulate our functions. According to traditional Chinese medicine, sinusitis can be caused by several things, including lung and spleen dampness, lung heat and and spleen damp heat.  Your acupuncturist will correct the underlying root of your sinusitis. This done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

6. Silver Argyol Treatment
Silver Argyrol is a mild silver protein that irritates the nasal mucosa and increases the drainage of your sinuses. It works as a strong anti-microbial agent to kill the bad guys in your nose that lead to your recurrent nasal infections. If you suffer from chronic sinusitis, this is an effective treatment option.
What does Silver Argyrol Treatment involve?
The practitioner will dip a long cotton swab in the mild silver argyol protein and then insert it into your nasal passage. This can be slightly uncomfortable for some patients, so be are careful to only go to your own tolerance. Once inserted, the  cotton swab  does not get moved around around. You are then instructed to lean forward over a bucket and let the silver argyrol work. It will do so by increasing the mucus flow in your nasal passages and by killing the microbia in your nose.   You will be significantly  surprised by the amount of drainage that can occur.  Nasal Specific Technique  and nutritional supplementation may be recommended for enhanced benefit of this protocol.

There are many, many more natural relief remedies from herbs to homeopathics that I did not mention. I just wanted to help make you aware that there are great alternatives to the traditional medical approach.

In good health,

Dr. Heather

Otitis Media Protocol (Middle Ear Infection)

Healthy Living, Natural Remedieson February 9, 2010Leave a Comment
  1. Room temperature hydrogen peroxide soak for five (5) minutes.
  2. Irrigate canal with warm water.
  3. Place 2-5 drops of a mixture of 50% alcohol and 50% vinegar into the ear canal three (3) to four (4) times per day.
  4. After acute symptoms have cleared, use Children’s Ear drops (formula of mullein, garlic, and vitamin) with a cotton plug before bedtime three (3) to four (4) nights.

Excess Ear Wax

Healthy Living, Natural Remedieson January 19, 2010Leave a Comment

Hi, My old son says he can’t hear out of his right ear after taking a shower one day last week. I wonder if it’s ear wax. Is there an over the counter something he could use? I told him he should have his Dr check it out, but he is out of work, no insurance, and resists going to see the doctor. What can I do?

Dr Subscriber,

It sounds like you are probably right. With no fever or pain and a sudden onset of hearing loss after showering, it is probably just that , wax build up. I like to candle the ears to remove excess wax. I have found that ear candling get the excess wax out and also clears and sinus or lymphatic buildup. These can be purchased at most health markets (ie. Wild Oats, Harvest Moon…)

Murine and Debrox also makes an ear wax removal system that works well also and can be purchased at your local drug store. They are a hydrogen peroxide base solution

If pain or fever occur  or the hearing is not restores then he should see a physician.

Dr Heather


Best Cold & Flu Remedies

Natural Remedies, Vitamin & Supplement Truthon January 13, 20102 Comments

Alternative medicineI often  have patients and friends ask me what I do for my family when they are starting to come down with a cold or flu. Here are some remedies that I use in my home.


1.    3 parts apple cider vinegar (ex 3 Tbs)

1 part local honey                 (ex. 1 Tbs)

filtered water to dilute          ( 1/3 cup)

  • mix and drink hot or cold.
  • The ACV thins the mucus and helps keep the body’s fluids acidic  to help reduce  bacteria growth in the fluids
  • The honey works as a natural antibiotic.
  • I usually mix up a quart jar and sip on it all day. Bragg’s is my favorite ACV to use.

2. Herbal Fever Remedy:

Mix elder,  peppermint, and yarrow in equal parts

  • Steep 1 to 2 tsp of the mixture in 1c hot water.
  • Take it hot to bed and this will induce a sweat and the cold in caught early enough it may stop it all together. The tea will help the body handle fever and reduce achenes and inflammation.
  • You can add:
  • bit of honey or
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne or
  • 1 cinnamon stick or
  • fresh piece of ginger

3. Goldenseal help clear mucus for the the throat.

4.Berberine contains natural antibiotic properties to help prevent bacterial infections that often follow a cold.

5. Good old fashion Chicken Noodle Soup made from the whole chicken. Make sure to add onions, garlic, parley and celery which keep the liver healthy and are rich in sulfur. See the recipe under “Healthy Bites”

6 Ginger Tea in both ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, ginger is considered the best remedy for colds. Drink a cup of ginger tea at least 3 times a day.


Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup-GF & DF

Dairy & Casein Free, Healthy Bites & Recipes, Natural Remedies, Soy Free, Wheat & Gluten Freeon January 13, 20101 Comment
This soup will warm the heart and soul! It contains an abundance of liver loving and liver cleaning vegetables and tons of macronutrients.
Ingredients

  • 1 whole 4-5 lb. chicken
  • 16 cups cold water
  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot coarsely chopped
  • celery leaves, coarsely chopped
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 whole, peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 1 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced, skinned and seeded tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme leaves
  • Precooked flat noodles, or Orzo or Acini de Pepe Pasta (optional)
  • ( I always use rice or quinoa pasta)
  • ¼ cup finely diced parsley

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken thoroughly.
  2. Add whole, raw, chicken to stock pot along with the water, onion, carrot, celery leaves, dried thyme, pepper and garlic cloves.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 ½ hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. When done, remove chicken from pot.
  5. Strain liquid.
  6. When chicken is cooled, debone and cut chicken meat into small pieces.
  7. Put strained liquid back into stock pot.
  8. Add chicken, celery, cabbage, tomatoes, onions, carrots to broth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Bring to a boil then turn heat to simmer until vegetables are done to suit your taste (approximately 1 hour).
  10. Add parsley.
  11. Just before serving, add pre-cooked pasta.
  12. Makes approximately 16 cups of soup.
  13. Serve and enjoy the flavor :)