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"All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it."  
  ~ Philippus Theophratrus Bombast that of Aureolus paracelsus (1493-1541)                                              
    First let's get familiar with some terms and definitions followed by some DIY tips

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS OFTEN USED

Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do a practice. ~George Carlin 

Health 
noun
1. The state of being free from illness or injury: "he was restored to health."

2. A persons mental or physical condition.
Synonyms: soundness - well being -  toast 

Wellness
noun
1. The state or condition of being in good physical and mental health. "stress affects every aspect of wellness.

Medicine
noun
1. The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease

2. A drug or other preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease.
Synonyms: drug - medication - remedy - physic - cure - medicament

Doctor
noun
1. A qualified practitioner of medicine; a physician  

Practitioner
noun
1. A person actively engaged in a discipline,o r profession, esp. medicine. 

2. A person who practices something specified.

Practice 
noun
1. The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories about such application or use. 

verb
1. Perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one's proficiency. 

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DIY WELLNESS 
Let food be they medicine and medicine be they food
 ~ Hippocrates
 The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.  ~Thomas Edison 


Healthy teeth- Food and how they help your smile!

1.green tea- contains polyphenols and antioxidants that prevent plaque

2. milk and yogurt- contains calcium for strong teeth
 
3. cheese- contains calcium phosphate to rebuild tooth enamel
 
4. Fruits- vitamin c fights disease
  • apples
  • strawberries
  • citrus
  • kiwi
5. Vegetables- With vitamin A preserve enamel
  • pumpkin
  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • broccoli
6. Onions- contain Sulfur and is antibacterial and fight gum disease
7. Celery- cleans teeth
8. Sesame seeds- cleans teeth through texture 
9. Meat- phosphorous, calcium, vitamin, and together they prevent tooth decay 
10. Water   
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Foods for eyesight
1.carrots- Beta carotene; in the body beta carotene  to vitamin A. Vitamin A transfers fat to energy. 1/2 cup of cooked carrots is four times the daily intake of vitamin A. Helps maintain the linings of the eyes, respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts and maintain the integrity of skin and mucous membranes.

2.cold water fish- Sardines, cod, mackerel, and tuna have DHA that supports cell membranes for sight preservation.

3.Green leafy vegetables- rich in carotenoids protects macule (An oval yellowish area surrounding the fovea near the center of the retina in the eye. It is the region of greatest visual acuity) from sun damage.

4.Eggs- Cysteine, sulfur, lecithin, amino acids to protect from cataract formation.
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 Emotional eater
When you here the term emotional eater you may think of a depressed person taking down a gallon of ice cream in front of the tv; however every time you eat it is emotional eating considering that what you eat affects your mood. Below you will find foods that aid in balancing and maintaining emotional health.
The Foods:
  • Cherries-help you sleep by boosting melatonin
  • Oranges
  • Fish-salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines
  • Chicken and veggie soup loaded with dark greens and orange veggies like collards carrots, and squash cubes
  • Chard- magnesium curves pms, aids in better sleep
  • Spinach- has folic acid, and vitamin B
  • Beef/Black beans- has iron that carries oxygen in the blood to the brain
  • English muffins with jam- raises serotonin
  • Popcorn- raises serotonin
  • Sorbet with berries- raises serotonin
  • Fig Newtons- raises serotonin
  • Blue Berries- Keep neural pathways running smoothly promoting energy 

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Green Goodness
Six cups of green tea a day is ideal but at least two could have benefits for you!

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 Eczema
The term eczemais derived from the Greek, meaning "to boil out." The name is particularly apt since to ancient medical practitioners it may have appeared that the skin was "boiling." Today the usage is rather imprecise since it is frequently used to describe any sort of dermatitis (inflammatory skin conditions).Eczemacauses the following symptoms and signs: itch, red, bumpy, weeping rash, and thickened skin plaques.
In addition to speaking with a Health care professional to confirm your condition don't be afraid to take accountability for your own health, well being, and beauty evaluate why it could be happening and determine what things you could change.

Here you will find several reasons why you may be experiencing Eczema.

  • Something is out of balance your producing too many or to few hormones.
  • Low thyroid function because circulation is reduced
  • Something is wrong in digestion this should be one of the first places to begin treatment.
  • The immune system becoming over reactive and hyper responsive to normal stimuli.
  • Exposure to toxins can overload the kidneys and liver causing congestion. When those organs that detox the body are not functioning, the detox job falls on the skin and over works the skin causing eczema.
  • Stress causes the release of cortisole, a hormone that destroys friendly bacteria impairing the digestive system. This can lead to a host of issues including eczema.
Foods to eat
  • watermelon
  • bananas
  • oranges
  • figs
Foods to avoid
  • processed foods (preprepared)
  • sea food (especially raw)
  • Most nuts
  • acidic foods ( corn, beans, grains, coffee, lemons, grapefruit, plums, most meats, liver, gravy, wine, prunes, cranberries, distilled water
  • digestive enzyme supplements
  • wheat or products containing wheat
  • dairy (unless its lactose free)
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Feeling cold? Stuffy? ?
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea will cure what ails you. The heat and the ginger warms you right up, the steam and the lemon and the ginger help clear those sinuses, and the ginger and the honey soothe that scratchy throat. I've been known to add a shot of whiskey to the mix, but I'm old school.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes total Time: 10 minutes ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger (no need to peel it)
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey, plus more to taste
Preparation:
  1. Put ginger in a or medium bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over it and let it steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put lemon juice and honey in a large mug. Strain ginger tea into mug.
  3. Stir to dissolve honey, taste, and add more honey if you like.
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 Bleeding gums
Do you have trouble with sensitive bleeding gums?
Try this solution: 1part peroxide 1 part water swoosh around in your mouth and gargle then spit and rinse with plain water, in about two weeks you should see progress.
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Quit your Wine-ing, ooooor not? 

We are going to talk facts about wine how it helps and how it hurts.

1.A little red wine helps your heart.
how: The university of Wisconsin, in Madison, in 2008 published that the resveratrol in RED wine is helpful; small amounts of RED wine giving to subjects showed that the heart aged slower. And RED wine also has the ability to reduce fat cell formation and can slow fat storage 
  
2. A little wine can help your liver
how: Researchers at the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, found that people who drank one glass of red or white wine a day were half as likely to get a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, the most common liver issue in the country. On the flip side people who drank the same amount of beer or hard liquor were four times more likely to get NAFLD. 
 
3. Moderation may help your cholesterol
how:many studies have shown that there is a link between alcohol consumption and high levels of good cholesterol (HDL). A study in the journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism in 2007 would suggest that the bloodstreams of older moderate drinkers (1-6 drinks weekly) had larger particles of good and bad (LDL) cholesterol in their bloodstream than those who drank more; larger HDL particles fight heart disease.
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