Heart Health

HEART HEALTH

These are some suggestions which may help these conditions. These suggestions are not a replacement for medical evaluation and treatment. Evaluation by a clinical nutritionist is often necessary. Lifestyle consultation may be necessary.

DIET

  1. Three moderate meals a day
  2. Filtered Water – eight glasses a day (at least)
  3. Plenty of FRESH vegetables and fruits (organic is best)
  4. No SWEETS and No SNACKING, NO LATE SNACKS OR MEALS
  5. REDUCE STARCHES DURING THE DINNER MEAL

EXERCISE

  1. AT LEAST 5 TIMES A WEEK, 30-45 MINUTES DAILY
  2. RAPID WALKING IS THE BEST EXERCISE (BICYCLING OR SWIMMING)

CHOLESTEROL CONTROL

  1. DIET AND EXERCISE WHICH PRODUCES WEIGHT LOSS
  2. SOLUBLE FIBER FOODS – PSYLLIUM, OATS, BARLEY, EGGPLANT, OKRA
  3. FISH, FISH OIL, FLAX SEED OIL AND OTHER OMEGA 3 RICH FOODS; OLIVE OIL, WALNUTS, ALMONDS, GARLIC, GREEN TEA
  4. RED WINE ½ GLASS DAILY OR GRAPE JUICE
  5. POMEGRANATE JUICE DAILY
  6. RED GRAPEFRUIT (AVOID IF TAKING REGULAR MEDICATIONS)
  7. GREEN VEGETABLES (FOLATE); CUT ANIMAL PROTEIN INTAKE
  8. JUICE – 1/4 CUP APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 4 CUPS OF APPLES, AND 3 CUPS OF WHITE GRAPE JUICE – TAKE DAILY FOR 1 MONTH ONLY

BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

  1. STRESS CONTROL – A huge topic but- RELAXATION AND DEEP SLOW BREATHING, A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION, AVOID THE AVOIDABLE, A RICH SPIRITUAL LIFE, COMMUNITY, FAMILY, SEPERATE WORK AND LEISURE ….
  2. DIET, EXERCISE, AND WEIGHT LOSS (see above)
  3. POMEGRANATE JUICE; GARLIC; ONIONS, DARK CHOCOLATE (small amount); COMBINE RED WINE VINEGAR AND GRAPE JUICE
  4. MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS – BANANAS, AVOCADO, LENTILS, OATMEAL, BROWN RICE, YOGURT, ALMONDS, CASHEWS, and others.
  5. REGULAR MEDICATIONS MAY BE NEEDED FOR  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Reference:
Best Choices from The People’s Pharmacy   by Joe Graedon, MS, and Teresa Graedon, PhD

Prevention of The Flu

Homeopathic prevention of the flu:

GUIDELINES: Gelsemium 30C or 200C: take 3 pellets two times the first day; then take three pellets once in 1 week and stop.  

Gelsemium should  be taken if catching the flu is imminent or there has been exposure to someone with the flu.  I recommend this prevention on a case by case basis in Dallas, Texas.  Patients currently undergoing homeopathic treatment should consult me before taking Gelsemium or any other homeopathic remedy. 

Flu testing will be available at our office.  Patients who have the flu will be treated with the appropriate homeopathic remedy after being seen in the office. 

So far the cases of the flu seen in my office have responded well to the indicated homeopathic remedy.   

LIFESTYLE

1. PROCESSED FOODS: AVOID sugar, fats, and cut down on animal protein.

2. SEASONAL FOOD: Increase raw vegetables, fruits, Vitamin C rich and antioxidant rich foods is especially helpful. (to at least 60 % of DIET)

3. Plenty of filtered water, fresh air, sun exposure, full spectrum lighting, regular and outdoor EXERCISE.

4. HYDROTHERAPY: Showers which alternate 2 minute warm and 30 seconds cool water stimulate the immune system. Alternate 4 times and finish with cool.

5. SLEEP: a proper amount (7-8 hours) of quality sleep; NAP as needed.

6. STRESS: If you feel “run down”, take a day of for rest and relaxation.

Please call the office if you have been exposed to the flu and would like to prevent contamination or if you already have the flu. Adults and children can be treated.

The first homeopathic consultation

The first homeopathic consultation

The first homeopathic consultation is a thorough study of a person’s constitutional type, present condition, and past history. It establishes the foundation of the case and tries to discover its probable evolution. We must never forget that the recovery of health (which is the purpose of homeopathy) is a process, not a one-time action like surgery or tooth-extraction. And this process takes time, just as it has usually taken time for our health to decline.

So it is essential to follow the first visit with the appropriate schedule of return visits. Each return visit allows the homeopath to determine the result of the previous prescription and to decide whether to repeat, correct, or modify it, or give it more time to act. The progress of the case and its ultimate outcome depend entirely on its ongoing assessment of how the person’s condition is changing. If there is too much time between visits, it is more difficult to obtain the right information and therefore to make the right decisions.

For how long should we expect to keep making these return visits?

How long does the process last? Until we are cured and have regained health; until all the symptoms that are a deviation from health have disappeared. The time required is different for each individual and depends on his condition and the treatment.

When are we cured?

What is health? To be healthy does not mean to be forever and at all times free of discomfort: without minor aches and pains; totally and permanently impervious to microbes, injury, colds, fatigue, and old-age; beyond the reach of life’s trials, disappointments, wear and tear. Only death can give us such a state of inertia.

To be healthy means, on the contrary, to be highly sensitive and responsive to life – creative, joyful, free, capable of functioning in harmony with creation. Health is a condition not only of the body but especially of the spirit, mind, and feelings.

How frequently should we make return visits?

It is a good policy to plan return visits at 5-6 week intervals. When the case has advanced sufficiently, this period can be stretched. The goal, of course, is for the person to be cured, so that there is no more need to come back at all.