Foods to avoid in Thyroid deficiency.

Introduction:

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones.  Thyroid hormones help control your growth, repair and metabolism. As a result, people who suffer from hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, feeling down and many more symptoms .Hypothyroidism affects 1 to 2% of people worldwide and is ten times more likely to affect women than men.  Foods alone won’t cure hypothyroidism. However, a combination of the right nutrients and medication can help restore thyroid function and minimize your symptoms.

Foods to avoid in Hypothyroidism:

1. Eating Fried Foods

Eating fried food always can be harmful to your thyroid gland functions as it reduces the glands ability to secrete thyroid hormones. If you are on thyroid hormone medication you should avoid trans-fat rich fried food which will impede the proper functioning of the thyroid gland

2. Refined Sugar

If you suffer from autoimmune thyroid disease then avoiding refined sugar is a must. Your body’s blood sugar levels and causes great harm to the proper working of your pancreas which can result in your body becoming resistant to insulin and ultimately it damages your thyroid causing a decrease in your thyroid hormone levels.

3. Eating Gluten Rich Foods

The gluten-rich food you consume is rich in a substance called as gliadin. Your thyroid gland generates an enzyme similar to gliadin called – transglutaminase. When you then eat gluten your body will treat both the gliadin and the transglutaminase limiting the use of and the benefits derived from the transglutaminase produced by your thyroid gland.

4. Excessive Drinking of Coffee

Excessive drinking of coffee would cause your adrenal glands to secrete large amounts of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine hormones, leading to adrenal fatigue and this greatly affects your thyroid gland adversely.

5. Eating Cruciferous Vegetables

When taken in excess your broccoli can be harmful to you if you have a thyroid condition and where you are deficient insufficient iodine levels in your body.

6. Consuming Soy

If you have iodine deficiency, the isoflavones in soy can affect the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. Taking excess of Soy can hamper your body’s absorption and use of synthetic thyroid hormone if you are on thyroid medication. Doctors advise that if you are on thyroid medication you should wait for a minimum of 4 hours before you eat soy, as it would enable your body to properly metabolize every substance separately and more effectively.

=Conclusion:

While it’s easy to gain weight with hypothyroidism, there are plenty of things you can do to help maintain a healthy weight. For example, you can try to get plenty of rest, eat a good amount of protein and practice mindful eating which will help you to manage this disease well.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 190.

VERATRUM VIRIDE.

It is an excellent drug for auricular fibrillation. It induces a fall in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

It is a good remedy when there is great prostration and weakness.

It combats the ill effects of sunstroke and it can also abort early stages of pneumonia.

It suits patients who are quarrelsome and delirious.

It suits patients who are thirsty and have nausea and vomiting after the least quantity of food is ejected.

It is useful in heart conditions, where the heart rate is slow, weak and irregular. It is also useful in valvular diseases.

It is a suitable remedy in Erysipelas and in suppurative fevers, where there are great temperature variations.

Related remedies are Gelsemium, Baptisia, Belladonna and Aconite.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT VERATRUM VIRIDE?

In Meningismus, two remedies give good results. They are ACONITE AND VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Dr. Griggs. M.D.

Acute and chronic congestions of hypertensives with hypertension itself come under the domain of VERATRUM VIRIDE. Oppression, sighing, rapid respiration and gasping for breath are their distressing symptoms and VERATRUM VIRIDE is the only salvation.

Dr. Bellokossy. M.D.

In Pneumonia, Dr. Hale considers VERATRUM VIRIDE better than ACONITE. But VERATRUM VIRIDE should be discontinued immediately after the pulse falls to its normal rate.

Dr. Ruddock. M.D.

VERATRUM VIRIDE comes in as an invaluable remedy in those violent congestions, which precede Pneumonia. It may even abort the whole disease.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

Impending Tetanus, we certainly have efficient preventives of the full-fledged disease.  ACONITE, with fever, anxiety, tension of muscles, tingling and numbness. VERATRUM VIRIDE, HYPERICUM with excruciating pain in the wound; BELLADONNA, CICUTA, SILICEA and probably AUGUSTURA; if the wound is suppurating or has ceased to discharge pus.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

In all inflammatory conditions where there are marked gastric symptoms, I prefer VERATRUM VIRIDE TO ACONITE.

Dr. Peterson.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 189.

VERATRUM ALBUM.

This drug is useful when there is a collapse of the patient with extreme coldness, blueness and weakness.

It is useful in post-operative shock with cold sweat in the head, pale face, and rapid feeble pulse.

This remedy is very useful in vomiting and purging, with cramps in the extremities with nearly all complaints. The diarrhoea is copious and forcibly evacuated with great prostration.

The remedy is very useful in violent retching and vomiting.

It is useful in patients who have stupor with sullen indifference.

This remedy is said to be useful in Puerperal mania when the patient is prone to shrieking.

This remedy is useful when there is thirst for cold water, which is vomited as soon as it is ingested.

This remedy is very useful when there is copious nausea and vomiting, when the patient craves for fruits and juicy cold things.

The remedy is useful in gastric irritability with chronic vomiting of food.

It is useful when there is a sinking feeling in the abdomen with abdominal colic.

This remedy is also useful in chronic bronchitis, where the cough is aggravated from drinking cold water.

This remedy is also useful when the urine escapes while coughing.

This remedy is useful in palpitation, when the pulse is irregular and feeble. It is also useful in Tobacco heart.

This remedy suits females with early menses, which is profuse and exhausting. It is useful in dysmenorrhoea with cold sweat.

This remedy is useful in soreness and tenderness of the joints with calf cramps.

This remedy suits subjects whose skin is blue, cold clammy with cold sweat.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the night and in wet cold weather. It also suits persons who are better walking and better from warmth.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT VERATRUM ALBUM?

Veratrum Album given in aqueous solution intravenously revives the patient.

Dr. Hinsdale.

I have found Veratrum Album useful in cardiac debility following acute diseases when the heart muscles become so weak that the pulse is thread like. The patient faints on moving, on lying down, the face is red on sitting up, it turns deathly pale. Often you will find the hands cold and clammy.

Dr. E. A. Farrington.  M.D.

For nausea occurring during chronic poisoning, IPECAC acts very nicely.  In acute attacks stimulating Cholera VERATRUM ALBUM relieves.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

VERATRUM ALBUM is to be thought of when after fright there is great coldness of the body with diarrhoea.

Dr. Farrington. M.D.

Some grandma remedies that actually work.

Introduction:

These days, it has become a fashion for people to reach for a pill bottle or call the doctor anytime something goes wrong, or even for the smallest scrape. As medical research is progressing it is becoming apparent that our grandparents actually knew a lot more about the world than we give them credit for, and they took many of these old-fashioned folk remedies and they actually work.

Some famous grandma remedies:

Garlic and Olive Oil for Athlete’s Foot

This combination is good to fix your athlete’s foot problem. Just mince some garlic cloves, mix them with natural olive oil, and then use bit of cotton to rub this mixture onto the affected area between the toes.

Potato Slices for Headaches

Just cut a few slices from a raw potato, soak them in a very thin cloth, and apply them to your forehead or directly to the temples. This can relieve you of headaches

Olive Oil for Eczema

Olive oil is full of antioxidants and often used as an ingredient in professional skin creams.  It can ease the symptoms of eczema as well.

 Fix Hiccups with a Spoonful of Sugar

The reason why hiccups occur is because they are actually just spasms of your diaphragm, so having a spoon of dry sugar will throw off the nerve muscles and cure their agitation.

Treat Acne with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an effective treatment for acne, since its antibiotic properties prevent further breakouts.

Have a Little Yogurt for That Bad Breath

Bad breath, officially known as halitosis, At least two servings a day of this probiotic wonder, ideally a plain brand with no sugar helps eliminate bad breath.

Deal with bug bites by using toothpaste

Toothpaste application or application of peppermint oil to a bug bite—even if it’s just through dabbing on a little toothpaste – will immediately reduce the raw itchiness.

Use Liquorice to Eliminate Corns

Soak some liquorice with oil, apply it all to the affected area, and then wrap it tight under plastic wrap for 6-8 hours. This will cause the liquorice to soften the corn.

Ease Your Hangover with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar balances the pH levels in your stomach after a little too much alcohol throws it off. Just gulp down a teaspoon of this vinegar, or a small shot-glass. If you can’t take it straight, dilute it with some water.

 Constipation with beets

One home solution you may have heard from your grandparents was to eat some fresh-steamed beets, then drink the water they were steamed in. This should clear out your colon.

Vodka for stinky feet

Just soak a thin cloth in some vodka, swipe your foot down, and feel the smell go away. Mix Cumin, Honey, Cinnamon and Ginger for Diarrheal

Combine a teaspoon of cumin, and the same portion of honey, cinnamon, and ginger into a paste that you can drink.

Lemons for an Earache

Pain in the ears can be soothed by the application of freshly-squeezed lemons. Then

 Cure Nausea with Olives

Whether it’s from motion sickness or nausea can be cured by eating olives, due to the tannin inside them.

Raw Honey for Chapped Lips

You can simply apply honey to the affected area and rub it on, just as you would. Just make sure the honey is both raw and organic.

Treat Styes with Potatoes

If you get a stye on your eye, just grate a potato, wrap the gratings in a cloth, and press to the affected area to ease inflammation.

Avoid Mosquitoes with Garlic

Mosquitoes are totally repelled by garlic. For further protection, rub garlic oil on your skin

Yams for Menopause

This will help with common menopause symptoms.

 Honey for Acid Reflux

Swallow three spoons of honey, and it should help you achieve better digestion.

Fix Dry Skin

To soften dry skin, break down two bananas and mix them with a bit of honey. Apply this paste to the skin, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and then wash it off, and your skin should feel softer.

Teabags for Burns

Place it directly on the burned area. This won’t fix the burn, but it will relieve the pain almost immediately.

Basil Leaves and Ginger for Fever

Crush some ginger and basil leaves together into paste, and then add a teaspoon of honey. Squeeze out the liquid, and then take a drink ever four hours or so.

Soak Golden Raisins in Gin for Arthritis

Get some golden raisins, soak them in gin, and let it sit overnight until all of the gin has been soaked up. After this is done, eat about ten raisins a day. While this won’t fix the underlying problems of arthritis, it will greatly ease the symptoms.

Conclusion:

There are many advantages in a grandma remedy:

  • This is one way of connecting to nature- As all the ingredients are natural,
  • Easy to find -As we all know, most of the herbs we use as a natural remedy can be found in our kitchen.
  •  No side effects- Unlike allopathic medicines, they have minimal side effect in comparison to synthetic drugs.
  • Cost – Friendly – They are comparatively cheaper than all those chemicals found in market.

Panchakarma therapy.

Introduction:

Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins.

Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials.  However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease.

Panchakarma therapy will remove the excess toxins and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate toxins from your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma therapy is a complete cleanses and purifies the tissues at a very deep level.

Panchakarma therapy:

Panchakarma therapy is a very pleasurable experience that is tailored to individual needs and may involve:

  • Daily warm oil massage
  • Herbal steam therapy
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Herbal enemas – Nasal administrations

Ayurvedic physicians recommend Panchakarma as a seasonal treatment for maintaining mental and physical hygiene and balance.

Panchakarma is a five-fold therapy; it is highly individualized based on the needs of the individual depending on the Ayurvedic constitutional type, doshic imbalances, age, digestive strength, immune status, and many other factors. Depending on each individual’s needs, all or only parts of the five therapies are utilized. Specially trained therapists must administer these procedures in an exact sequence for a specified period of time. In Panchakarma therapy there can be periods of discomfort associated with the profound release of toxins, which does occur. It is therefore essential that a knowledgeable expert who can recognize the signs of properly and improperly administered Panchakarma supervise the therapy.

Like all medical procedures, Panchakarma Therapy always must begin with an initial consultation by a qualified Ayurvedic Physician who can determine the individual’s constitutional type, the nature of the health problem if any, and the appropriate degree of intensity of the prescribed therapies.

Conclusion:

Panchakarma treatments have been shown to create measurable brain wave coherence and to lower metabolic activity. They allow the body and mind to drop into a profound level of peacefulness. In this state of relaxation, it is possible to cleanse toxins from tissues as well as to release deep emotional tensions.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 188.

URTICA URENS.

Urticaria

This remedy is useful in Urticaria associated with Rheumatism.

This remedy is also useful in Agalactia  (diminished secretion of milk) and in Uric acid lithiasis.

This remedy is said to antidote the ill effects of eating shell fish.

It is useful in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

It is useful in cases of scrotal itching with swelling in the scrotum.

This remedy is also useful in uterine haemorrhages with acrid leucorrhoea with pruritis in the vulva and stinging and oedema.

This remedy is useful in gouty pain in the deltoid region and in the ankle and wrists.

This remedy is suitable when the skin has itchy blotches of urticaria with violent itching.

It is useful in Herpes labialis.

This remedy suits persons who are worse in the cold moist weather and worse from touch.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT URTICA URENS?

In Acute Gout I have had great success with URTICA URENS Q, 10 drops 2 or 3 times per day.

Dr. Ruddock.  M.D.

No home in the town or country should be without URTICA URENS TINCTURE – if only because of its magic power over burns; for almost instant relief of pain and rapid healing.  This of course applies to superficial burns.

Dr. Tyler; M.D.

I think URTICA URENES is the best remedy for non-appearance of the milk without any other symptoms, there being no apparent reason for Agalactia.

Dr. E. A. Farrington. M.D.

URTICA URENS has cured the most obstinate cases of Deltoid rheumatism in 10 drops doses of the tincture. It is thought this has the power to dissolve deposits of urates in the muscles.

Dr. Dewey. M.D.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Introduction:

Vinegar was discovered around 5000 BC when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. 

Vinegar, which means “sour wine” in French, is made through a long fermentation process of any carbohydrate that can be fermented, such as; apples, grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, and beets.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial properties can cure a sore throat.

– The consumption of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar daily will restore the adequate levels of acid in the stomach and prevent acid reflux and abdominal spasms.

– Apple cider vinegar has anti-glycemic effects and positively affects blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates,

– Apple cider vinegar is good for various skin ailments, such as; bug bites to poison ivy to sunburn.

– It is useful as a topical application to eliminate warts, due to the presence of acetic acid.

– It improves heart health, as it has a favourable effect of the Serum Lipid profile. – Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium, so it energizes the body and treats fatigue

– Vinegar has got a potent effect of inducing a feeling of satiety and reducing the total amount of calories consumed and thus helps reduction of weight

– It reduces the mucus in the body, treating sinus congestion and preventing infections.

Other benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

– A cotton ball in diluted apple cider vinegar and use it to cleanse the face and get rid of pimples.

– Rinse the hair with a solution made of one-third cup of vinegar mixed with four cups of water and this eliminates dandruff if sprayed on the scalp

– For smelly feet wipe the feet down with vinegar.

– For bad body odour dab a bit of apple cider vinegar under the arms.

-To whiten your teeth and to get rid of bad breath, gargle with diluted vinegar

Conclusion:

Apple Cider Vinegar is high in bio-active components such as acetic acid, Gallic acid, epicatechin, and caffeic acid and all these compounds have a potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and other medicinal properties.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 187.

TUBERCULINUM.

It is a Nosode from the Tubercular Abscess.

It is considered to be a brilliant drug for chronic cystitis.

It is of great value in treating incipient Tuberculosis

It is suited to light complexioned, narrow chested subjects.

It is suited to lax fibered individual with low recuperative powers, who are susceptible to weather changes.

Such individuals are always tired. The least motion causes intense fatigue. There is an aversion to work and the individual desires constant change.

This remedy is also useful, when symptoms constantly and when well selected homeopathic remedies fail to improve and when patients catch a cold with the slightest exposure to cold weather.

It is useful in children with diarrhoea, which runs on for weeks associated with extreme wasting.

It is useful in mentally retarded children.

It is useful in enlarged tonsils

It is useful in mania associated with melancholia, where the patient has a fear of dogs and has a desire to curse, swear and use foul language.

It is useful in intense neuralgias, where the pain is like an intense band round the head.

It is a very useful remedy for offensive otorrhoea, with eardrum perforation.

It is useful in patients who have early morning diarrhoea who are averse to meat and have a desire for cold milk.

It is useful in females who have benign mammary tumours, dysmenorrhoea and where menses are long lasting and early.

It is useful in Bronco-pneumonia where there profuse sweating and loss of weight and rales over the chest.

It is a useful remedy in chronic eczema where there is intense itching in the skin lesions in the night. It is useful in some case of Psoriasis.

It is useful in patients whose sleep in poor, who wake up easily with distressing and vivid dreams.

It is useful in remittent type of fever with profuse sweating and great chilliness.

This remedy suits persons who are worse from motion, music, before a storm, standing, and dampness and after sleep.

It also suits persons who are better in the open air.

Complementary remedies are Calcarea, Bryonia and China.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TUBERCULINUM?

TUBERCULINUM in high potency is useful in cases of amenorrhoea.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Think of TUBERCULINUM in children who take cold easily even though the X ray of the chest and physical signs are negative for TUBERCULOSIS. Many pre-tubercular patients have been restored to health with this remedy.

Dr. Robert L. Wood. M.D.

For excessively obstinate children, TUBERCULINUM is very useful.

Dr. Foubister.

In all SULPHUR cases with hay fever, you need a Nosode and it is usually PSORINUM OR TUBERCULINUM. If you give TUBERCULINUM, the patient may be able to stand the feather afterwards.

Dr. Edward.  C. Whitmont.  M.D.

When convalescing from Measles, suddenly losing flesh, high temperature, drenching sweat, prostration: TUBERCULINUM

Homeopathic Bulletin.

TUBERCULINUM 200 should be used in all cases of ill effects of hair dyes when SULPHUR fails.

Dr. R.B. Das.

TUBERCULINUM is practically specific for allergy against milk.

Dr. E.W. Hubbard. M.D.

Hugs are good for you.

Introduction:

Hugging is a potent way to convey comfort, love, fear, admiration, sadness, joy, and happiness, and it is a way to deeply connect to another human being and show compassion, care, and comfort.

It is said that we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth.

Hugs are vital to our health and wellbeing and you should give and receive as many hugs a day as possible.

Benefits of hugging:

– Hugs strengthen the immune system, as the gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, and this in turn stimulates the thymus gland, and white blood cells are produced in greater amounts.

– Hugging helps when someone is grieving, and it can provide true solace, soothes pain, and calms the soul, by giving strength to go on and escape the emotional torture

– Hugging lowers stress by reducing cortisol levels and drastically lower stress levels Hugs calm and improve mood, and provide warmth and closeness 

– Hugging relaxes the muscles, and reduces the tension in the body, alleviating pain, and soothing aches by boosting circulation and improves the health of the soft tissues

– Hugs lower the risk of illness, as they reduce stress and prevent its negative effects. Hugs and social interaction lower stress levels and prevent illness by supporting the immune system

– Hugging reduces fear and anxiety. It is a well known fact that touch alleviates fear in people with low self-esteem

– Hugging improves mood, increases the levels of oxytocin, the “love hormone” or the “bonding hormone”, and leads to happiness and euphoria

– Hugs balance out the nervous system, and the galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. This helps in balancing the parasympathetic and the sympathetic autonomic balance in the body

Conclusion:

Hugs are the warmest and simplest way to feel happiness, enjoy health, connect with people, and express our true emotions.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 186.

THYROIDINUM.

It is a remedy that is prepared from the dried Thyroid gland of Sheep or calf.

It exerts a regulating influence on the organs of nutrition growth and development.

It is useful in obesity and a state of puffiness, where the person feels fatigued, tired and sick. It has a diuretic action in various types of oedema.

It is useful in cases of Myxedema with loss of hair and in cases of cretinism.

It is useful in the development of children especially boys with un-descended testicles.

It is useful in Psoriasis associated with adiposity and dry skin.

It helps improve the memory in patients who have stupor alternating with melancholy.

It is useful in dissolving mammary tumours and some forms of uterine fibroids.

It is useful in obese patients who have tachycardia and palpitation aggravated with the least exertion.

It is useful in cases of progressive diminution of vision.

It is useful in cases of Rheumatoid arthritis with a tendency of obesity, cramps in the extremities and oedema of the legs.

WHAT THE MASTERS SAY ABOUT THYROIDINUM…

Dyspnoea without apparent cause of or obscure character as we get in allergic oedema of lungs, points unmistakably to THYROIDINUM in chronic cases or in acute exacerbation in chronic conditions

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

During the later months of pregnancy, I generally use THYROIDINUM in the 30th potency once a week to prevent uterine inertia in the primipara.  It should not be forgotten as a very important reactive remedy during the course of labour and even during secondary uterine inertia.

Dr. Ghosh.  M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our pre-eminent remedies in cases of early abortion and tendency to premature labour when the cause is not of mechanical origin.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM controls ordinary cases of vomiting during pregnancy well.

Dr. Ghosh. M. D.

In Menorrhagia, Metrorrhagia and Amenorrhoea of Hypo-pituitarism, there is no better remedy than THYROIDINUM.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

Allergy and vasomotor disturbances THYROIDINUM in potency is one of our main remedies to cope with the acute symptoms of vasomotor disturbance.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROIDINUM is one of our best remedies for the newborn babies and is very useful in all cases of convulsions, where it is not due to any trauma during delivery or when it is not attended with a rise in temperature.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

THYROID EXTRACT 1x has often helped infants with a high grade of malnutrition with fat intolerance.

DR. Williams B. Griggs M.D.

THYROIDINUM is a very neglected medicine in Homoeopathy. Seldom have Homeopaths taken service of this widely useful nosode, particularly in deep-seated chronic complications. It unlocks many a tangle very easily and makes an easy way to cure.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

In GLAUCOMA as a complication of epidemic dropsy or connected with Vasomotor disturbances due to allergy, THYROIDINUM may nip in the bud if given early.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found THYROIDINUM in low potencies useful in the distressing itching of Psoriasis.

Dr. Scholtz.

THYROIDINUM is almost specific for urticaria and angioneurotic oedema, which are important manifestations of vasomotor imbalance in allergy.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.

I have found the good effects from THYROIDINUM in insanity when it is connected with disordered menstruation in young girls.

Dr. Ghosh. M.D.