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Monday, May 31, 2010

Nail Pricked, tetanus & homeopathy

This incident happened last Tuesday and I've been meaning to write this post earlier.
It was already noon time when Aldo returned home from his basketball game. He was limping and I asked him what had happened. I was thinking that he must have injured himself during the match. Apparently, he told me that he accidentally stepped on a rusty nail while walking the dogs earlier that morning before he even went for his basketball game! The nail went through the bottom of his slippers and pricked into his skin. There was so much blood but he pressed the wound to let the blood out (thank God!). When I looked at his foot, it was swollen and red. Why didn't you tell me that you had injured yourself, I asked him. He said that it was not pain that morning and he thought that it would be alright after a couple of hours or so. However it was not so. The pain gradually progressed that for a few days he limped whenever he walked. The possibility of tetanus infection was on my mind as the incident happened few hours earlier. The bacteria must have invaded his bloodstream! I gave him homeopathy medicine Ledum 200c as I know this is the best remedy against tetanus. If you can't get any homeopathy medicine off hand, please get a tetanus vaccination right away. Tetanus (commonly called lockjaw) is a disease that can be fatal. The bacteria (Clostridium tetani) enter into the body through puncture wound contaminated with soil, street dust, animal feces, etc. The early symptoms of tetanus infection are jaw or neck stiffness, difficulty swallowing, headache, irritability and localized itching or pain at the site of the injury. Later, there may be spasm of the neck, back, and abdominal muscles.
What can you do if you or your loved ones had a punctured wound such as nail pricked and help seem to be far from sight??  The best way to protect an injured person from the tetanus disease is to thoroughly clean the wound with copious amounts of water and to encourage the injury to bleed profusely. Press the wound firmly to let the blood and any traces of dirt out from the wound. Cover it with clean bandage and take the person to the nearest hospital if the wound is deep (about half inch or more).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eat Smart!

After I shared with Jerome that blood type 'O' person could benefit more from eating red meat, he ordered beef whenever he pleases for his breakfast, lunch or dinner (without my knowledge!). In just a few days, he experienced pain in his toes. Yes...only when he's feeling pain or sick that he told me what he had done! Well, this is the result of people eating too much of not only the bad things but even the good things! The bottom line is, we must eat in moderation. It is widely known that to achieve optimal health one need to eat a well balanced food. Use the food pyramid as your guide.

Even though Dr. Adamo says that blood type 'O' can eat meat but it is still limited to 4 to 6 ounces per serving and only for 3 to 4 times weekly. If you look at the new food pyramid above, which I took from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), just a small portion of red meat is recommended. Fruits and vegetables remain the biggest portion daily. For me, I am still faithfully following my 75% fruits and vegetables as my yardstick and I don't have problem with it. Anyway, different people may require different type and size of food depending on their gender, age, physical activities, etc. To know more about this, please visit here.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Time will come...

"The time will come, when the task of a doctor will not be to treat the body but to heal the mind, which in turn will heal the body. In other words, the right doctor will be philosopher and teacher and it will be his concern to keep the person healthy and not to start treating the body when it has already become sick. The true doctor will not only treat the body with medication, but rather treat the mind with principles. He will teach people that good humor, goodwill, noble deeds, love and grace are just as beneficial for the body as for the mind and that a joyous heart is the best medicine. Positive, pure thoughts are the premise for purity of the body, for inner harmony and balanced serenity."

Waldo Trine (American philosopher, 1899)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Child has Autism!

Is it true that my child has autism? You may wonder what your child future would be and probably think that the doctors must have made some mistake in diagnosing your child. After going to so many specialists and having been given the same bitter diagnosis; "your child has autism", first and foremost, you have to accept this painful truth. The earlier the treatment begins, the better the chances are that the child can be helped.

What is Autism? Autism is a life-long developmental disorder that affects an individual’s ability to interact with the world around them. This means they have difficulties making friends and participating in everyday social interactions. They refuses to be cuddled, avoids eye contact, shows poor language development, becomes obsessed with things or routines, goes in for repetitive movements such as body rocking and head banging. Since it is a spectrum disorder, autism affects children in different ways, and no two autistic children are exactly alike. This makes things very confusing for parents who are battling to come to terms with what is best for their child, as signs of autism vary greatly. A common struggle for parents is the desperate efforts to try and “reach” their child, as they seem to exist in their own private world within their minds.

What causes Autism? No single cause for autism is known. It is a neurological disorder. Studies link the disorder to brain defects, metal poisoning, child vaccination or nutritional deficiency. It is important for parents to note that autism is not a mental illness and is NOT caused by bad parenting or problems in the home.

How can Homeopathy help? Homeopathy can help in varieties of way such as in stimulating the child’s body to heal itself and also to detox the body in a gentle way. Please bear in mind that the homeopath and the patient (or the parents of the autistic child)must work together in order to achieve favorable result. Please click here for more information about how homeopathy can help treat autism.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Eat According to Blood Type?

Been very busy lately. In the month of April I went to Philippines twice, both for some Church (Couples For Christ) activities. Despite my busy schedule I managed to read two books; one of the book entitled "Blood Type O" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo and the other "Colon Health" by Dr. Norman W.Walker. In this post I would like to share with you what I learned from the book written by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo. Being a blood type 'O' myself, I was in fact quite taken aback by his book. Dr. D'Adamo, a naturopathic physician says in his book that if your blood type is O, you should be on a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, and get plenty of animal protein! This is absolutely impossible for vegetarians, don't you think? This intriguing doctor went on to ask readers to eat lean beef, lamb, turkey, chicken, or fish as often as they wish.

Dr. D'Adamo has also written several other books. His first book, "Eat Right 4 Your Type", has been on bestseller since its publication. I am tempted to know more about his findings and interesting theory which he wrote in this first book. I feel that his new theory will give more choice in the field of alternative medicines. Please click here to visit his official website.