Tips to Treat Sickness
- Dr. Simeons uses a combination of antihistamine and large quantities of vitamin C. You should feel better in about 3 days.
- You can try to alleviate a sickness with the combination of essential oils: one drop each of cinnamon, thyme & clove essential oils on top of a small amount (a couple of inches) of boiling water in a small saucepan. Cover your head with a towel and try to breathe in and hold in sinuses and lungs several times during a period of 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to get too close to the water because the extracts are tremendously strong, you need to get accustomed to the scents.
- Dr. Simeons says an “aspirin” for a headache is okay. Some people have successfully used Excedrin, Advil, Tylenol without any effect on weight loss. Just make sure to avoid the ones that have the shiny coating that makes them look like M&Ms!! That coating has sugar in it.
- Do NOT suffer…if you NEED a medication, take it and just make up any ‘lost time’ when you are feeling better.
- As a home remedy, you can drink LOTS of water and hot teas to flush the sickness out of your system.
- For stomach troubles ensure you are not de-hydrated or over-hydrated. Check that your fluids, both the amount (at least 2 liters for the day) and the type (coffee, tea, water, etc.). Excess fluids can weaken your digestive enzymes which, in turn, makes it more difficult for your stomach to process the food. Drinking too much coffee and/or tea (and not enough water) can also cause stomach problems due to the acids and tannins embedded in these types of beverages.
- For heartburn with bloating you can take a Tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar which will ease the acidic feeling.
- “Head fog” and “muscle weakness” can be helped by taking potassium (99 mg tablet 2/day with food) until the feelings pass. Keep potassium tablets in your house in case the problems return.
- When you don’t feel like eating, make sure you at LEAST eat small portions of proteins and the two fruits.
- For a head cold, put Tabasco on everything you eat or try eating spicy foods. The hot foods will clear your nose. You could also try Sinus Buster which is made with red pepper so it can sting a little at first.
- Take digestive enzymes when you feel your stomach cramping from not processing the food you are eating.
- For back pain, you can start by doing some gentle stretching. You can also try warm compresses on your back, massages, acupuncture, or visit a chiropractor. If you need to use medications for pain, use the approved aspirin. As a final resort, you could try yoga. There is a woman by the name of Peggy Cappy who teaches Yoga for the Rest of Us. She has a yoga CD for back problems. You could also review Dr. Sarno’s book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection he is the doctor who cured celebrities John Stossel and Howard Stern’s back pain.
- When you have a cough, cover the bottoms of your feet with Vicks vapor-rub. You should put socks on to prevent the vapor-rub from wiping away or sticking to surfaces (including your bed sheets). This works best at night before bed.
- If you have a cold or suffer from allergies or chronic sinus issues, this trick will change your life. Dr. Oz on Oprah explained this remedy on one of her shows. Simply use a “sea salt saline sinus flush.” You can use a tall drinking glass and put a level teaspoon of sea salt in the glass, then fill the glass with just warm water (bear in mind the temperature needs to be comfortable for you). Stir well to dissolve all of the salt. Then, use a larger (i.e. 60cc) syringe. Fill the syringe with the sea salt solution, stick it comfortably in one nostril, lean over the sink with your head slightly tilted forward and slightly to the side. Then push the syringe to release all of the sea salt solution up into the nostril and out the other side (pretty unbelievable, I know). You can breathe through your mouth as you do this. Fill the syringe again and repeat on the other side. After treating both sides, gently blow your nose. For additional information and explanations, visit this website. You can even order a special “pitcher” from the website to use instead of a syringe. They’re called neti pots and are really easy to use.
- You can gargle with warm salt water to treat a sore throat. You can also use warm salt water as a rinse (for about 5 minutes) to whiten your teeth.
- In addition, the warm sea salt water can be used for treatment of an ear ache. Put some of the mixture in your eat and let it sit for about 5 minutes. The sea salt kills bacteria which not only cures an infection, it also prevents future infections.
- For a rash, you can try this simple home remedy: Dilute apple cider vinegar with water in a 1:4 ratio. Use a wash cloth and apply the solution directly on the rash.
- To treat allergies, you can try Dr. Frank’s Allergy Relief oral spray.
- For stressful situations, you can calm yourself down with Bach Rescue Remedy Spray.
NOTE: Keep your eye on your blood pressure as salt can increase blood pressure; sea salt, however, is safe. Be sure to use sea salt, but do watch your blood pressure.
NOTE: Use caution with all medications, it is known that one can overdose on Tylenol and there are many chemicals in Tylenol products.