Saturday, 7 January 2017

Causes of Autism! And how to avoid it!


Important information for parents and pregnant women!

Scientific research supports the fact that autism is caused by a multitude of factors, rather than one single cause. As autism has increased greatly and mostly in the western world,

Among the discussed and researched causes of Autism in children

  • Genetic factors (strong evidence supports this)
  • Exposure to herbicides/pesticides and other chemicals (best to buy organic food) (not enough research yet, but some evidence supports this, indirectly through thyroid disruption)
  • Exposure to mercury (such as through certain kinds of fish, so avoid those)
  • Exposure to leaking plastics and household chemicals (some evidence supports this)
  • Exposure to car pollution (diesel exhaust) (evidence supports this) and lead (evidence supports this)
  • Exposure to other chemicals, possibly even certain medicines such as psychiatric pills (evidence supports this)
  • Consumption of alcohol or other drugs and smoking, during pregnancy
  • Rubella disease during pregnancy (strong evidence supports this)
  • Vaccines, namely flu shots and the MMR vaccine (controversial, research seems to disprove it, but the rubella research seems to support this) (research seems to disprove the link between mercury and autism)
  • Folic acid suplements (evidence supports this) (best to get a folic acid rich diet rather than suplements) 
  • Thryoid interfeering foods (such as cabbage-related vegetables, soy, peanuts, millets) (some evidence supports this, indirectly) (but on the positive side, iodine rich salt and foods such as seafood would help mitigating this impact)
  • Gluten-rich and dairy-rich diet (theory shows that these are converted to excess opiods that cause autism) and gastrointestinal stress (some evidence supports this but not yet enough, and this is probably only during the first years of life)
  • Diabetes (evidence supports this) and maternal obesity (not enough research yet)
  • Lack of vitamin D (not enough research yet)
  • Lack of parental warmth/affection and early trauma (evidence seems to disprove it). Though maternal affection does contribute to reduction of autism symptoms
  • Autoimmune diseases, triggered via infection  (evidence supports this, including cases of genetic inherited autoimmune diseases)
What can you do:

  • consider not taking the MMR vaccine (be aware that this is controversial)
  • minimize living in polluted city areas
  • avoid certain medicines
  • consider not taking folic acid supplements (and instead getting it through diet)
  • eat a diet low in gluten, dairy products and sugar
  • eat a diet rich in iodine (avoid excessive consumption of cabbage)
  • being organic (eat preferably an organic diet /avoid exposure to chemicals, including cleaning products)
In a nutshell, be organic, low gluten, and avoid exposure of most manmade chemicals!

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Healing headaches - Ayurvedic cure

Vata headaches: These headaches are in the back (occipital) portion of the head. They are characterized by throbbing, pulsating, migrating pain that radiates from the back of the head and may go to the front. A vata headache may be associated with tension in the neck and shoulder muscles, back stiffness, constipa­tion, and sciatica. This kind of headache is aggravated by high altitude. It gets worse when you move your body and subsides when you rest.
  • Massage neck muscle with sesame oil, then take a hot shower.
  • Dexotify.
  • Take a glass of water with some sugar, a bit of salt, and some lime juice. Hydrate. Replace salt levels in the body. (today after eating several salted chips, my headache was nearly gone after 30 min).
Pitta headaches start in the temple area and go to tne central part of the head. A pitta headache characterized by shooting, burning, piereing, or penetrating pain, and it is worsened by bright light, hot sun, or high temperatures, or by eating sour fruits, pickles, or highly spicy food. It may be associated with nausea and/or burning of the eyes. The person may also become quite irritable. A pitta headache is often felt behind the eyes and may be associated with dizziness.
  • Apply aloe vera gel
  • Drink cool cumin-coriander tea
  • Place some ghee in mostrils
  • Eat something sweet like icescream!
  • Don't go into the sun
Kapha headaches. If your headache occurs in winter or spring, strikes in the morning or evening, and gets worse when you bend down, it is a kapha headache. It is often associated with sinus congestion and clogging of the nose, and it often accompanies a cold or a cough. It may go along with hay fever and other allergies. The pain of a kapha headache is usually dull and deep-seated. It starts in the upper frontal area of the skull, moves down to the fore­head, and sometimes comes down to the sinuses.
  • Inhale eucalyptus vapour
  • Drink ginger tea, inhale or rub ginger in nostrils
  • Wash nostrils with very salty water



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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Common sowthistle - powerful laxative, anti-fevers, treats diverse skin problems

Common sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus), weed very similar to the dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). It is also an edible plant, with plenty of vitamins but with a bitter taste when eaten raw. When cooked like spinach the taste disappears. It is used in the treatment of vitiligo, to stimulate menstrual flow, reducing fevers. The latex is used for treating warts. The leaf cataplasm treats skin inflammation. A tea made from the stems is a powerful laxative (solves stall defecation), use with care.



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Saturday, 17 October 2009

Natural cures for nausea

  • Ginger tea
  • Plenty of water
  • Breath eucalyptus oil
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Natural cures for headaches

- For nervous tension headaches, drink rosemary tea, made from its flower tips, in very hot water.
- Drink Tilia cordata tea and then rest for 30 min. This is an efficient remedy.
- Breath lavanda oil. It lifts your mood and calms down the pain.
- For pulsating migraines, drink marjoram tea
- Also efficient, it's to make a tea of willow (Salix) tree, where salicilic acid (the active ingredient from aspirin) is extracted.
- Rest or sleep. Common causes of headaches are stress, irregular sleeping and eating habits, and weather changes (dry weather may cause headaches due to static electricity, "bad winds" such as the european föhn, which are filled with unhealthy positive ions)
- Sometimes headaches are also caused by caffeine or tea withdrawal (after one or two days) or by dehydration, and can be corrected by drinking water, eating some salted foods and resting/ correcting sleep patterns.


Tilia cordata flower tea has not only a fantastic sweet smell but also a very relaxing and soothing effect for mental strain and headaches

- Bath your feet with hot water, while washing your face with cold water. It is very relaxing and relaxes the pain.

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Natural healing for allergies

Natural healing for allergies.

I suffer from some allergies once in a while; house dust and cats.
For the first, I often open the windows in our rooms to allow for fresh air to enter. Don't put any old clothes in your wardrobe, or don't sleep with an old matress, pillows or sheets!

For the cats, I avoid irritating them! Maybe they produce their hormones and proteins that make my immune system react! When a strong reaction occurs, I go outside, catch fresh air, and wash my face with very cold water. Drinking ginger tea or red wine seems to have a nice calming effect. Drink plenty of water. I do not allow cats to enter my bedroom.

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Recommended book on Natural healing

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