Natural Health Remedies, organized by the complaint. Please note that if you choose to help your body heal by using any of these remedies, it is important that you still have to seek help with a qualified health advisor, such as a doctor, as well, because everyone's body is unique. It is good to take responsibility for your own health but make sure that you are informed by many different sources, before taking action.
Tics are involuntary compulsive sounds or movements, or sometimes more complex series of actions. Tics may be aggravated, or sometimes even caused, by food intolerance reactions. The symptoms of OCD and Tourette's syndrome have both been linked to food intolerance and allergies. Read the following articles for further information:
Autism Helped by Digestive Enzymes. This article speaks about tics as well, and how gluten- and casein-free diet, as well as plant-based non-enteric coated digestive enzymes can help.
Tinnitus, a type of ringing of the ears, has been suggested to be caused by magnesium deficiency (when the right ear is ringing) by Lu Martinez, who is the author of this website: Body & Soul Reconnection. Follow the link and scroll down to the comments section to see the original post. He suggests 1000mg of magnesium per day for 10 days and afterwards 500mg per day for 4-6 weeks. "Ringing should completely go away within 4-6 weeks", he says.
Tinnitus in the left ear, however, was due to manganese deficiency in two of Lu Martinez' clients. Personally I find it strange that a specific ear would be linked to a specific mineral, but sounds like it's worth getting your mineral levels checked or begin a basic 70-90 trace mineral supplementation - as discussed in the article linked to below.
Research other symptoms of magnesium and manganese deficiency further and see if you have any of the other symptoms.
Further information at: Mineral Deficiency.
Read: "Vitamin Deficiency Underlies Tooth Decay" (external link).
Books: 'Holistic Dental Care' and 'Successful Self-Dentistry' by Nadine Artemis.
We also recommend this mouthwash as an addition to your other teeth-strengthening routines:
Read also natural health remedy for: toothache.
Read natural health remedy for: Toothache Home Remedies
Read: Autism Helped by Digestive Enzymes. This article speaks about Tourette's syndrome as well, and how gluten- and casein-free diet, as well as plant-based non-enteric coated digestive enzymes can help.
Trauma Release Exercises have been reported to help in easing the symptoms of trauma.
Read also: 'Waking Tiger, Healing Trauma' - book summary to understand whole-body trauma healing better.
Read: "Progress with TB or a Return to the Dark Ages" (external link). The article suggests that vitamin C may be an effective remedy for Tuberculosis.
Ulcerative colitis may be caused by systemic candida overgrowth, as suggested by Jeffrey McCombs here.
Vertigo is caused by an infection inside the ear, and by the body's response to the infection, which is to bring water to the site of the infection. Either the swollen tissue or the water cause the balancing mechanism of the ear to not function properly. Looking into natural health remedies for infection generally, and how to strengthen the immune system, would be useful for anyone suffering from vertigo.
Vertigo symptoms have been reported to be temporarily healed by smoking cannabis.
There is a vertigo diary online called 'How I Cured Vertigo', which concludes that vertigo is caused by dehydration and the 'cure' is to drink more water. Interestingly, when healing inflammation it is important to be properly hydrated. Magnesium is also recommended on the same site as a supplement since it 'regulates the body's fluids'.
Sota Instruments' magnetic pulser could theoretically be used to kill any virus/ bacteria that may be present in the ear but I'm not sure that it is safe to use the pulser on the head, or if the pulse would reach far enough inside the ear. I recommend contacting Sota Instruments to ask. Silver colloid drops in the ear may also be beneficial as they are antibacterial.
Megavitamin therapy: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in megadoses is claimed to inactivate and protect against viral infections by Orthomolecular.org and many other doctors.
In addition, the 'Bob Beck Protocol' may be very helpful - namely: blood electrification, colloidal silver and magnetic pulser.
Read also the natural health remedy entry for: infections.
In my case, water retention became a problem some years ago. My weight would quickly go up and down. During a 7-day water fast I lost as much as 10kg (22 lbs), which would be impossible unless most of the weight was water weight. As soon as I ate again, I gained 2kg immediately (4 lbs), and over the coming days my weight increased by 8kg (18 lbs) before stabilising at 5kg (11 lbs) lower than at the start of the water fast. (See water fasting diary for details.)
In my case, water retention throughout my body, as well as localized water retention (which often manifests as swollen eyes), is caused by inflammation, food intolerances and sinusitis (sinus congestion/ infection).
So far the best ways for me to reduce water retention have been: not eating starches, avoiding anything that causes sinus congestion/ sinus infection for me (dairy, sugar, alcohol, starches) and dealing with food intolerances.
Chaga mushroom tea (very high in antioxidants) seems to help to some degree, as well as - in long-term - exercise, stretching and anything that gets the blood and lymph moving.
A temporary relief can in some cases be found from allergy medication, however, this should be a temporary measure used only when necessary, and in the long-term it is better to treat the allergy or intolerance itself, as discussed in: allergies and food intolerance.
Dehydration can cause water retention and many other problems, so ensure that you drink plenty of water.
Diuretics (herbs, medicines, foods, drinks - e.g. coffee) can be sometimes used to temporarily reduce water retention or to have a less puffy appearance. However, this is a way of treating the symptom rather than the underlying condition. Keep in mind that the water in tissue usually serves a purpose and is there to help the body deal with inflammation, infection, allergy, or to transport certain cells or nutrients into the tissue, etc.
In my case avoiding cooked starches almost completely and avoiding the nightshade-family of plants (apart from chillies) and staying away from alcohol seems to quickly help to lose weight, look less puffy overall, and reduce double-chin and stomach bloatedness. Also, eating very little sugar but plenty of fruit (no bananas) helps.
To reduce eye puffiness I have found the avoidance of dairy and starches to be key. Dairy, because I seem to be intolerant of it and it quickly causes sinus congestion (sinusitis), as well as sinus headaches. The sinuses, nose and ears are linked to the eyes, and the sinusitis is often accompanied by unclear eyes (redness, yellowness and dullness), pressure behind the eyes, eye ache and worsened eyesight.
If you suffer from water retention, aka swelling, puffiness or edema (oedema), first discuss the condition with your doctor to rule out serious conditions, such as certain infections, heart disease, burns, injuries, kidney disease, liver disease, etc. Also, discuss with the doctor any medication you may be taking as their side effects may include edema as well.
Note that if you are pregnant mild edema is said to be common.
Read also natural health remedy entry for: infections.
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