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Topic: Healing Thread, The Holistic Way
Morgan
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Posted: Oct. 18 2004,11:03 am

Common cold---Echinacea (800 mg) and or Zinc (80-100 mg) when you first get that inkling of a sore throat.  It you catch it early enough, you won't catch the cold.  (Must take zink on a full stomach, or you will throw up.)  The dosages I list is what I take.

Nausea---Ginger (Uh. . .no ginger tabs on site.  I take 4 or 5 pills)

Migraine headache---Feverfew (1600 mg)

Bladder infection---Vitamin C (5000 mg)

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Morgan
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Posted: Oct. 29 2004,2:57 pm

Arthritis---Wear copper next to the skin.  Copper bracelets are popular.  I do not have arthritis, but 4 years ago a warehouse beam for building the platforms (streel, ya know?) fell on the arch of my foot from about a four foot height.  It hurt like hell for a few days, but I never went to the doctor, being it wasn't broken, to my knowledge.  (Don't have a clue if there was a hairline fracture or anything, and it doesn't matter now.)  It bothered me every now and then for several years later, but I haven't experienced any discomfort for quite a few months, since wearing that bracelet for extended periods.  As for holistic drugs, I'll see if the family archivist can help me when I remember to ask, but the copper is cheap.  I've seen bracelets for sale at Longs and Rite Aid.

Edited by Morgan on Oct. 29 2004,3:01 pm

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Posted: Nov. 01 2004,8:50 pm

If you're diabetic or hypoglycemic, that is, experiencing imbalances in sugar metabolism, licorice root tea will help you get balanced.
It can also sweeten your breath much.

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Morgan
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Posted: Nov. 01 2004,10:49 pm

There is also a diabetic tea at an East Indian food store we go to, with stevia.  I heard somewhere else that 'stevia' helps out diabetes, but now is a bad time for me to dig up sources and links.  I have to get ready for work.  Maybe to-morrow.

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daoine o
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Posted: Nov. 02 2004,11:43 am

I am a stevia fanatic!  As a low-carb eater ('cuz it's not a 'die'-et, it's a 'live'-it!) who is also a fanatic about whole natural foods, I stay the hell away from all artificial sweeteners (especially Splenda,  which is the *worst* of them all; don't let them tell you it's okay and safe, tell that to my intestines!)  I only use stevia in my cooking and beverages, I get it in liquid form for cooking, and small packets of granulated to take out to sweeten iced tea, like at a restaurant.  Makes it a lot more difficult to buy 'off the shelf' low-carb foods, because even though they tend to have better quality ingredients in them, they still use that toxic Splenda!

I *highly* recommend stevia to *everyone* trying to get away from refined sugar or artificial sweeteners!

Off my stevia soapbox now...

:asthanos:  <-  time for my morning chai-soymilk latte (homemade and stevia-sweetened, of course!)  :laugh:  try it, you'll *love* it!

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AngelicaRHill
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Posted: Nov. 02 2004,2:41 pm

Oh I have used splenda alot in the past. I didn't realize it wasn't good for you. Thanks for making me aware of that.

What is Stevia? Where do you get it? My husband is diabetic and I am hyploglycemic so cooking and food choices are pretty strict around this house. lol

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Morgan
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Posted: Nov. 02 2004,6:24 pm

Trader Joe's.  I've seen stevia there.  They also sell hormone free dairy, though they did start putting titanium dioxide in some of their vitamins and some of their food.  They also sell diet Hansens, with splenda, and are not an aspartame or MSG free store, but if you read the lables, they have options, not to mention killer prices for 'luxury' food items.  
(No, I don't work there.  I spend more money on that store every week than any other, though.)

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daoine o
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Posted: Nov. 03 2004,12:30 am

Stevia is available at natural/health food stores, either in liquid form (with either an alcohol or glycerine base), or granulated, or even in it's 'pure' ground leaf form. ¬†Since it's all natural, it can't be patented, but a number of brands have their own proprietary blends of it they've patented. ¬†I use Now® Brand, but I've tried others.

The FDA won't approve it as a natural sweetener even though it has literally hundreds of years of safe, side effect-free use in South America and Asia because the chemical companies that make Splenda, NutraSweet, Sweet 'n' Low, ACE-K, et al, have their hands in the FDA's back pocket, and they'd go broke if a healthy, non-chemical natural sweetener were actually approved on the market!

Yes, Splenda is bad. ¬†*Very* bad. ¬†Splenda is chlorinated sugar. ¬†As if refined sugar weren't bad enough already, yeah, do some magic lab-work and make FrankenSugar! ¬†Great idea! ¬†:shake: ¬†And the amount of pre-release testing on it was almost criminal, it was so limited.  Just rush that magic sweetener-bullet to the desperate dieting masses!

Here are a couple links...

http://www.mercola.com/2000/dec/3/sucralose_dangers.htm#
http://www.mercola.com/2003/nov/8/splenda_dangers.htm

Or just do a google search for 'sucralose risks', 'splenda risks', 'splenda hazards', sucralose hazards', that sort of thing.  There are a bunch of sites.  I personally had extreme, uh, 'gastrointestinal distress' and it didn't take me long until I figured out it was that toxic crap that was making me sick.

Whereas stevia, on the other hand, as well as its flawless safety record, over hundreds of years of use, has no glycemic index, so it's safe for diabetics as well.  There are a number of websites touting the benefits of it...here're some good general overviews:

http://www.stevia.net/index.htm
http://www.healthy.net/nutrit/kitchen/foods/stevia.asp
http://www.dorway.com/stevia.html

Ok, I did admit I'm a fanatic, right?  ;)

:asthanos:  <--- who, *moi*?

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Azothoth
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Posted: Nov. 03 2004,1:26 am

Anything for crippling depression?

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AngelicaRHill
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Posted: Nov. 03 2004,10:06 am

Thanks for all the info on Stevia! I most definitely will not use Splenda again  :laugh:

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