Correct the Thyroid/Lose the Weight

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which our thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones.

Thyroid hormones are responsible for metabolizing fat and carbs; they regulate respiration, cholesterol levels, heart function, body temperature, brain functions etc. Suffering from hypothyroidism can cause you serious health problems such as obesity, hearth disorders, infertility, and joint pain.

Symptoms include:

  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Constipation
  • Cold intolerance
  • Memory loss
  • Decreased libido

Here is a juice that is both tasty and highly effective. It consists of the following: 

  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • Half a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of dry ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¾ tablespoon of orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice

 

How to prepare:

  1. Firstly you should boil 2 glasses of water.
  2. Then add the cranberry juice, the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in it and mix it well.
  3. Leave it for 20 minutes.
  4. After that add the orange and the lemon juice.
  5. Drink the mixture.

This drink will regulate your thyroid function and will boost your metabolism. It will help you lose extra pounds and will improve your digestion. The juice is rich in vitamins and it will stimulate your immune system. It will protect you from numerous diseases and inflammations.

 


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You Can’t Hack Your Way to Growth

I went to a talk once in San Diego held by one of the most spiritual people I have ever met. His name was Brother Santos and for about 45 minutes he talked on various subjects and then addressed questions. One question was posed by a woman who asked, “I don’t like to or want to meditate. Instead, I rather bake because I am good at it. Is this a replacement?”

Brother Santos had a unique way of metaphorically whacking someone over the nose  with a wet newspaper in the kindest, most gentle way. He replied, “Yes, that is a wonderful. A great skill. And so much easier than sitting down and meditating. . . .”

Three short sentences. 17 words. The perfect answer. We rather do what is easy versus what is needed.

It can be seen virtually everywhere. The person who does bariatric surgery because diet and exercise is too difficult. Taking a pill instead of getting to the root of the issue. Of course, we see this in spiritual realms too. It is easy to smoke this, drink that or lick a frog than it is to sit and meditate or treat someone with kindness after they treated you harshly. 

Just like bariatric surgery and pill taking, “hacking” spiritual growth is hollow. It is akin to cheating on a marathon and accepting the medal. The pain of 26.2 miles, the training and the great exertion is what makes that race great. And earned. Not shortcuts, particularly ones with potentially negative physical side-effects.

Humans seem intent on creating shortcuts and “hacks”  while Nature ensures that none can be taken. Perhaps we should listen to Her for once.


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Musculo-Skeletal Correlations

With the increased awareness of the benefits of physical activity, injuries and more importantly injury prevention often comes to the forefront. Musculo-skeletal problems are most commonly associated with physical activity. Yet the muscles themselves may not always be the culprit when it comes to injury (or prevention). 

Have you ever experienced muscle pains, discomfort or stiffness that does not go away. Topical treatments such as MSN or Boswellia may provide temporary relief. Nutrition such as Glucosamine or EFA may also help but not to the degree that one desires. 

Your chiropractor or osteopath says that all is well structurally and the puzzle gets more confusing. If you are saying, “This is me!” we may have just the answers you are looking for. For many centuries, natural medicine has recognized the various connections and correlations within the body. One of the most overlooked correlation is the one between musclo- skeletal (emphasis on the musclo- portion) and internal organs.

Here is are the most common correlations between the internal organs and their corresponding musclo-skeletal symptoms: –

  • adrenals – medial knee pain (inner portion of the knee)
  • gall bladder – pain in the back of the knee
  • large intestine – back problems, hamstring problems and lower body fatigue
  • small intestine – quadricep problems, back pain
  • bladder – ankle instability
  • sex organs – gluteus pain, lack of muscle tone in the abdominal region
  • liver – chest muscle (pectoralis major) pains, headaches, fatigue, upper back strain
  • kidney – psoas muscle, lower back pain

Once the correlation is recognized, then use the following as a treatment guideline:

** For every one week of pain/discomfort/problem, it will take 1 physical treatment and/or 1 week of nutrition

 


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