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The Best of Old Time Remedies

Jun 28, 2008
The suggestions I am about to share are not designed for individuals with serious or complicated health problems. Instead, consider this to be preventive maintenance for your body. There is no better time to start than right now. You should always consult with your medical professional relating to all health issues.

There are some tried and true remedies that worked effectively and efficiently years and years ago. Somehow, these got lost in the myriad of drugs and medications flooding the market to help people get a quick fix on their condition. Unfortunately, these so called quick fixes do not have a long lasting effect and could even make the problem worse or create new ones. I realize we live in a hurry up and wait society. But sometimes you have to do what is more beneficial for your body if you want it to continue functioning for you at a good speed. The way I see it, you can keep spending your hard earned dough on one pill bottle after another or get ready to save a lot. It is your choice.

Let us begin with the most deadly killer of all. Not only is it deadly but it is silent. There are no signs, symptoms, or warnings. It can sneak up on you without warning. It is high blood pressure or hypertension. If you are suffering from it or have relatives or friends that suffer from it, then you know the problems these individuals deal with on a deadly basis. In case you were wondering what causes high blood pressure it is when your heart works overtime to pump blood into your arteries. Some people are not even aware they have hypertension but if your blood pressure range is above 140/90 you could be pre hypertensive and should be evaluated. Left untreated, this condition can result in heart disease, stroke, or death. Ways of lessening your risks of developing high blood pressure are

*Change your diet and seriously reduce your salt intake
*Increase your calcium with skim milk, cheddar, dairy products
*Eat seafood like shrimp, tuna or mackerel
*Include fiber rich foods like whole grain breads, a potato with the skin on it
*Drink plenty of water
*Exercise

Depression is another condition that could be treated naturally, as long as we are not dealing with the more severe cases. A few tips to help relieve your depressed state naturally are

*Eat a sweet potato or a spinach salad
*Eat foods rich in Vitamin B like green peas or avocado. You can also include fruits and vegetables that are rich in B vitamins
*Consume meats rich in Vitamin B6 such as liver or chicken
*Include iron rich foods. Research indicates a deficiency in thiamin can also be a cause for depression.

Here are some helpful tips in treating and getting rid of headaches

*This is another area where you need to be careful of the type of foods you eat. Add magnesium rich foods like brown rice, green peas, potatoes, or broccoli
*Draw a hot steamy bath and then put an ice pack on your head. The variance in temperature will help blast that headache away
*Tie a bandana or scarf around your head above the brow
*Get an old clean sock and wet it, seal it up in a plastic sandwich bag, and put it in the freezer. When it gets frozen, use this as a frozen compress to stop a headache from progressing further.

Finally, if you want to relieve or eliminate stress in your life, begin by practicing deep breathing. People only use about a quarter of their breathing capacity daily. Get in the habit of taking deep breaths throughout the day and especially if you find yourself in a highly tense environment. Take a step back, slow down, and breathe deep. This not only relieves any anxiety you may be feeling but it also helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing those unwanted headaches. On To Your Good Health.
About the Author
Paula Thomas works in the health industry and is always seeking ways to help others overcome obstacles relating to weight loss. Learn more at http://grannyp.allinonehealth.com

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