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Common Ailments, Conditions and their Treatment
Acidity in the body can be recognized by various symptoms, including heartburn, reflux, inflamed intestines, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or any prolonged internal inflamation. There can be a number of causes, including: - excess salt in the diet, which will change the body's acid:alkaline balance - an excess of chemical colourings, flavourings and preservatives in sweets, drinks, pre-prepared and fast food - excess tomatoes and other acid fruit - excess coffee or white wine - excess sugar or refined foods - allergies or sensitivities, particularly to wheat and dairy foods

There are a number of different types of arthritis. The following is a very basic outline of the causes of the three most common types - Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is important to understand that the reasons imbalances develop vary greatly, and depend on the body consistution and diet of each individual. Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis are both caused by an inability to use Calcium properly in the body. This is usually because of an imbalance of Calcium and Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral, and one of the most important roles it plays is to enable the body to use Calcium properly. Osteoarthritis is usually from an excess of Calcium in the diet, which is being dumped in the joints. An excess of dairy foods, such as milk, cheese, yoghurts and chocolate can often be a cause, as dairy foods are very high in Calcium and low in Magnesium. Osteoporosis usually develops from a shortage of Magnesium in the diet, making it impossible to continually replenish the bones with Calcium. A refined diet including white bread and sugary cereals, or junk food diet with an excess of sweets, salty snacks and fast foods will cause a shortage of Magnesium. Coffee and alcohol also flush Magnesium from the body. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an acidic condition. Acidity in the body can develop for a number of reasons, depending on your body's constitution and diet. Some common reasons are an excess of salt, white bread and other refined foods, tomatoes, white wine and a difficulty breaking down gluten.

Asthma, Sinusitis & Ear, Nose & Throat problems
All these conditions have one major thing in common - an excess of mucus that the body is trying to get rid of, either lodged in the chest, sinuses, nose or ears. The key to resolving the problem for good is to find out what is causing the mucus. The reason is usually an inability to break down a particular food that you eat often, causing the by-product of mucus. The most common cause of the problem is an inability to break down dairy foods properly. Another cause can be a sensitivity to white wheat flour, or a gluten problem to some degree. After babyhood, if dairy foods are the problem, it is possible to substitute ordinary cow's milk with low fat cow's milk, goat's milk or rice milk - depending on the extent of your sensitivity I have found that long-term use of soya milk can cause many problems. Natural low-fat live yoghurt is the most important of the dairy foods to try to keep in the diet. As long as you are eating a good whole-foods diet with plenty of whole grains, vegetables and unsalted nuts or pulses (peas, beans and lentils) , you should have plenty of calcium in your diet. Perhaps it is worth noting that the traiditonal Chinese diet does not include dairy foods once a baby has been weaned! For a baby with any of these conditions that is being breastfed, ithe mother needs to alter her diet to suit her baby. For a baby being bottlefed, a goat's milk formula or the formula 'Nutrilon Pepti' from a good chemist, which is specially designed for allergic babies, can be good substitutions.

Eczema, & other Skin Disorders
Your skin is often called one of the 'organs' of your body, and like any other organ needs a good supply of nutrients from wholesome foods to stay healthy. With eczema and most other skin disorders, the skin is being used as an organ of elimination. Your body does its best to keep you internally clean, balanced and healthy. If you are taking in foods or other substances that your body cannot break down adequately, or is finding difficult to eliminate through your bowels, urine or lungs, then it will resort to getting rid of the substance through your skin. The most common foods to cause these problems are cow's milk, cheese, white bread or gluten to some degree, sugar, food additives and colourings. An allergy test is usually the easiest way to find the cause, and there are always good wholesome food substitutes that can be eaten instead. It is advisable to get advice on this, particularly with babies or young children. With dermatitis, an external factor is usually the cause, such as washing-up liquid, a chemical, plant, perfume, metal or even a particular colour in clothing.

Hay Fever
There are many outside triggers that can set off Hay Fever symptoms, including pollen, cut grass, animal hair, feathers and dust mites. My belief and observations are that outside triggers are not the real underlying cause of such attacks, but rather they can only happen if you have the 'right' conditions inside you that can be irritated - i.e. an internal build-up of mucus. Once the cause of excess internal mucus has been removed from the diet - commonly an inability to break down milk, cheese or white bread properly - then the symptoms usually fade away. Occasionally an chemical allergy or sensitivity can also cause a Hay Fever attack - such as to formaldehyde, a chemical commonly sprayed on to the foam in new soft furniture, foam-backed carpets, mattresses, aerosol sprays and many other products..

IBS, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Bloating & other Digestive Disorders
There is no doubt that what you eat can have a major impact on your bowels. If you have a bowel problem with IBS, Constipation, Diarrhoea or Bloating, the first thing I would look at is the grains in your diet. It is probably that you have a sensitivity to gluten to some degree. There are different degrees of sensitivity, ranging from just white wheat flour (white bread & pastries etc.), to an intolerance of all the major glutenous grains - wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. It is rare for someone to be intolerant to all of them, and usually spelt bread and other spelt products are a good alternative to wheat-based foods. Other common irritants to the bowels are excess coffee or alcohol, chemical colourings and flavourings (particularly in sweets, fizzy drinks and snacks), a lack of good fluids (water in particular), geopathic stress, excess emotional stress, and occasionally formula milk in babies. Breast fed babies can also suffer if they are intolerant to something the mother is eating or drinking - particularly coffee, alcohol or white wheat flour products such as white bread.

People can be overweight for many reasons, including: - an intolerance to certain foods - a mineral imbalance, particularly an excess of salt in the diet - excessive consumption of 'bad fats' rather than 'good oils - not enough good fluids - eating the wrong carbohydrates for your body - eating a refined or junk food diet - low blood sugar from erratic or un-nutritious meals - unresolved emotional stress

Tiredness & Depression
Deep body tiredness and depression often go hand in hand - for if you have no energy it is hard to be upbeat and positive. With depression there may well also be unresolved emotional issues that need facing and sortng out - a Counsellor, or 'Cutting the Ties that Bind 'work can often be very helpful. There are a few major causes for extreme tiredness, including: - a deep mineral imbalance, particularly an excess of salt or calcium - Excess sugar, refined foods and alcohol - Bowel problems, creating an inability to properly absorb the goodness from your food - Allergies or Sensitivities - Geopathic or Electromagnetic Stress - Unresolved emotional issues

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