|Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ). Below or above |
this range means symptoms and disease. A pH of 7.0 is neutral. A pH
below 7.0 is acidic. A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.
An acidic pH can occur from, an acid forming diet, emotional stress, toxic
overload, and/or immune reactions or any process that deprives the cells
of oxygen and other nutrients. The body will try to compensate for acidic
pH by using alkaline minerals. If the diet does not contain enough
minerals to compensate, a build up of acids in the cells will occur.
An acidic balance will: decrease the body's ability to absorb minerals and
other nutrients, decrease the energy production in the cells, decrease it's
ability to repair damaged cells, decrease it's ability to detoxify heavy
metals, make tumor cells thrive, and make it more susceptible to fatigue
and illness. A blood pH of 6.9, which is only slightly acidic, can induce
coma and death.
The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the
typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal
products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing
foods like fresh vegetables. Additionally, we eat acid producing processed
foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like
coffee and soft drinks. We use too many drugs, which are acid forming;
and we use artificial chemical sweetners like NutraSweet, Spoonful, Sweet
'N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid
forming. One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is
to clean up the diet and lifestyle.
To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods
and 40% acid forming foods. To restore healthy balance, an interim diet
should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.
(click here for pH Balance Chart)
Generally, alkaline forming foods include: most fruits, green vegetables,
peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts.
Generally, acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and
"... Dr. Charlotte Gerson says, "cancer cannot live in an alkaline body," and
one of the primary ways the body battles cancer and other diseases is by
bringing the body into an alkaline state which makes it an inhospitable
environment for cancer." Source (article): Organic, Raw, Unfiltered Apple
|In the event it is needed and |
professional health care support
is not available, then the chart to
the right provides a reference of
what blood types can be
received by a patient in need of
|herbs are any plants used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume.|
|The tendency of an organism or |
cell to regulate its internal
conditions, such as the chemical
composition of its body fluids,
so as to maintain health and
functioning, regardless of
outside conditions. The
organism or cell maintains
homeostasis by monitoring its
internal conditions and
responding appropriately when
these conditions deviate from
their optimal state. The
maintenance of a steady body
temperature in warm-blooded
animals is an example of
homeostasis. In human beings,
the homeostatic regulation of
body temperature involves such
mechanisms as sweating when
the internal temperature
becomes excessive and
shivering to produce heat, as
well as the generation of heat
through metabolic processes
when the internal temperature
falls too low.
homeostasis. (n.d.). The
American Heritage® Science
Dictionary. Retrieved March 07,
2012, from Dictionary.com
|Whenever the body is overloaded (biochemically imbalanced), it tries to |
get rid of the toxic (imbalanced) state. It uses urine and bowel movements
to keep it free of toxics. Further, when these two fail, it uses the skin
(bumps, acne, blackheads, herpes, rashes, measles, smallpox, etc.) to rid
itself of toxins. If this fails, the body uses the lungs and nasal cavities to
get rid of toxins (sinuses, running nose, bronchitis, catarrh). In addition,
the body uses a warning signal such as a headache to notify you of a toxic
state. In African wholistic medicine, the cause of the toxic state would be
treated through herbs and cleansing diet. European medicine treats the
symptoms with aspirin, cold suppressants, antihistamines, cough syrups,
and skin creams. Consequently, the body remains toxic and fertile for
another dis-ease condition.
from African holistic Health by Llaila O. Afrika
|the greatest degree or best |
result obtained or obtainable
under specific conditions.
|Optimum health is obtained when the mental, physical, and spiritual |
components are operating at maximum sustainable capacity.
||Fact: Organic Food May Be Better for Your Physique
Organic foods contain more antioxidants, which are not only
In addition, research shows that pesticide residues from conventionally
grown foods may be a factor in rising obesity rates. Rats exposed to
pesticides gain considerably more weight, and further research has linked
pesticide exposure to obesity in children.
Fact: Organic Foods Provide More Nutrients
... organically grown foods contain more minerals and antioxidants, which
are considered "good" fats, and far fewer nitrates, which have been linked
to such health problems as diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Fact: Organic Food Tastes Better
... organic food buyers cite better taste as a major reason for purchasing
organic fruits and vegetables, and there's research to confirm the taste
Fact: Organic Benefits Go Beyond Nutrition
By law, organically produced foods cannot be given antibiotics. That is
key, because these substances contaminate ground and water systems,
triggering an unhealthy domino effect that can impact you if you become ill
or injured. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and
the World Health Organization the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture
has contributed to the rise in drug-resistant germs.
Source: tennis.com May 2012
|Part science, part art, it uses |
natural therapies to diagnose,
treat and prevent disease, but it
also includes holistic,
individualized approach to
|Naturopathy is not for those who want a "magic bullet." Naturopathic |
physicians (NDs), should be licensed with speciailized training and
state-mandated educational credentials. NDs, rather than relieving
symptoms through invasive procedures or prescription drugs, seek to
identify and correct an aliment's underlying cause, which is often rooted in
lifestyle. And they encourage individuals to take responsibility for their
Healthcare impacts: Including, but not limited to; physical, mental,
emotional, nutritional, genetic, environmental, and life style.
Summarized based on the following articles:
'it's only natural' by Maryann Hammers, better nutrition November, 2005
|Music Therapy (Drumming):
|Massaging: First, to get going and relieve some tension, squeeze the entire |
foot -- top and bottom, using one or both hands. This should be done with
firm finger pressure applied down the middle of the foot.
For a quick energy boost, stimulate the thyroid gland reflex point located
between and under the big and second toe. With a firm grasp, use your
thumb to apply pressure on this point for seven seconds. Repeat three
The sinus reflexes located on the toes can be stimulated to facilitate
breathing. Pull the tip of the toe with your fingers and rotate. Use gentle
movements. Now, press the toe tips and hold for ten seconds. Do this
three times on all ten toes.
Even though we've discussed self massage, the rewards of offering
reflexology as a service to your clients can be tremendous.
||Ten Best Reasons to Use a Condom
Article on "Sex After Childbirth"
|About 7 percent of married people and 17.7 percent of partnered people in
their 30s and 40s say they haven't had sex in the past year, according to
the 2010 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Whether you find
that comforting or alarming, Fulbright wants to remind you of the fringe
benefits of getting busy: Sex improves the muscle tone of the pelvic
floor, lubricates the vaginal tissues, can help prevent yeast infections,
releases stress, and eases migraines, chronic back pain and PMS-related
cramps. Sex also has the potential to lower your risk of developing
heart disease and can boost your immune system.