Awakening Spirit Blog

PMS

lighten_upLighten Up … is ner­vous tension, irritability, weight gain, fluid buildup, headache and sore breasts that occur each month in the days just before the start of men­stru­a­tion. There are sev­eral ideas on the cause for the con­di­tion. They include poor eat­ing, stress, and hor­mones get­ting out of balance. Continue reading “PMS”

Irritable Bowel Disturbances

Irritable Bowel Disturbances

Mrs. C. is a 34 year old and just married. She has no children but is hoping to start a family in the near future.

For the last 9 months she has had a continuing problem of bowel disturbances. These have been investigated by the normal orthodox methods within the hospital and she has been giving a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Continue reading “Irritable Bowel Disturbances”

Carcinogens

This year over 563,000 Amer­i­cans are expected to die of cancer.

That’s more than 1,500 peo­ple per day.      

In fact, more peo­ple have died from can­cer in one year than the total num­ber of Amer­i­can sol­diers who have died in com­bat over the last 100 years.

Nearly 5 mil­lion lives have been lost to can­cer since 1990.

Per­sonal Care and Cos­metic Prod­ucts May be Carcinogenic

Do you use tooth­paste, sham­poo, sun­screen, body lotion, body talc, makeup, hair dye? Continue reading “Carcinogens”

The Myths of Mineral Oil Revealed

The Myths of Mineral Oil Revealed

What really prompted me to change the tone of my e-zine was that I watched Oprah sev­eral weeks ago and the show was about things we take for granted but can harm or kill us. The show opened with an 18 month old baby who died from baby oil. Oprah never showed the name of the com­pany but as you and I know, what com­pany has the baby mar­ket. The baby opened the bot­tle and the oil ended up all over the him. The father imme­di­ately bathed the baby; how­ever, that wasn’t enough. Continue reading “The Myths of Mineral Oil Revealed”

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyal­gia (FM) is accord­ing to some sources of infor­ma­tion the most com­mon of all rheumatic con­di­tions despite the fact that it has been rec­og­nized and diag­nosed as an ail­ment for only the past 10 years. It man­i­fests as a mul­ti­tude of symp­toms that cause much dis­tress and pain to the suf­fer­ers. So far, allo­pathic med­i­cine is only able to relieve the dis­com­forts and pains with anal­gesic and anti­de­pres­sant drugs to ease daily life. Continue reading “Fibromyalgia”

Cystitis

Cystitis

Ms. S. is a 20 years old and has had recur­rent cys­ti­tis. Con­ven­tional meth­ods of treat­ment to remove the bac­te­ria have so far failed, so the clinic decided to try a com­ple­men­tary approach. Ms. S. was in obvi­ous pain and anx­i­ety. The fre­quency of uri­na­tion was high and she had devel­oped an irri­ta­tion in the vagi­nal mucosa. One of the first steps was to assess the effects of her diet on the con­di­tion. We decided to alter or delete cer­tain foods. The main pri­or­ity was to boost her immune sys­tem. So her diet had to con­sist mostly of nutrient-rich, very fresh, unprocessed foods: steamed veg­eta­bles, sal­ads, with cel­ery and pars­ley, nat­ural whole grains, beans and pulses and a major reduc­tion of meats which stresses the kidneys. Continue reading “Cystitis”