Thoughts and insights from a Holistic Health practitioner
So you feel sick and / or have no appetite. Why?
What is your body telling you and are you listening?
When we understand why we feel like this it makes it easier to deal with.
It is very simple.
There are 2 main processes that use a huge amount of energy in the body.... self-healing / regeneration and digestion.
When we are un-well or have an injury or are pregnant (ladies) our body requires all the energy that it can get to get back to balance. While we still need nutrition, this comes second to the need to heal or regenerate. This explains why the nausea / loss of appetite generally comes in waves, to give us the opportunity to provide the nutrition required while not interfering with the body's most urgent needs.
So what can you do to help and feel better?
Find out the cause and treat if needed.
Drink plenty of water...stay hydrated.
Eat food that is easily digestible and when your body signals that it needs it. i.e. in between the waves of nausea or when you feel hungry.
Here are some suggestions to consider -
Avoid pre-prepared / packaged processed foods.
Eat fresh foods and organic when possible.
Steamed Vegetables - Most vegetables are rich in fiber, but steaming them until they become soft will reduce the amount of indigestible fiber in them. The good thing is that steaming will not affect the mineral and vitamin content of vegetables.
Juicing - You can process vegetables and fruits in a juicing machine to get rid of fiber and feed your body with all the nutrients. Blended smoothies will make your vegetables and fruits even more digestible, but they may still contain fiber.
Nuts - Most all types of seeds and nuts are great for easy digestion. The reason for this is that these foods contain lots of omega 3 fatty acids as well as natural types of oils that also give the digestive system a boost. Nuts and seeds are considered to be in the top 10 of easy to digest foods.
FOODS TO AVOID OR EAT IN MODERATION.
Depending on the cause of the nausea / loss of appetite your body will require different nutrition please seek advice from a nutritional adviser if you can.
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More info http://everyhomeremedy.com/easy-to-digest-foods/
Add sodium bicarbonate to your shampoo and rub into your hair, shampooing as normal. Just add a small amount in the palm of your hand , add the shampoo and off you go...
Rinse and dry.
Your hair will be shiny and manageable and the sodium bicarbonate helps remove any residue that gels, hairspray etc, have left behind.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in a basin of warm water and feel your feet relax. especially good after a long day or before a pedicure.
You can also use as a foot scrub. Inexpensive and invigorating. Mix into a paste and massage into your feet.
Refreshing Bath Soak
For silky smooth skin and big dose of relaxation, add 1/2 cup of sodium bicarbonate to the bath.
Facial & Body Scrub
Mix into a paste and gently massage in circular motion to scrub away dead skin cells, rinse thoroughly and leave yourself with soft, glowing skin.
Add a teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish and gargle and then rinse. This will neutralise odours and leave you with fresh breath.
Hand Cleanser and softener
Mix a paste of 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to 1 part water, or add 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to gentle liquid hand soap. apply to your hands and then rinse clean for soft clean skin.
How embarrassing when you have smelly shoes, now there is no need to worry!
Shake a little sodium bicarbonate into the shoe when you take them off. It works by absorbing odour causing moisture while neutralizing existing odours. Use at least once a week or more if you wear the shoes frequently. Tap out excess baking soda before wearing your sneakers again.
So these are my suggestions on how to use sodium bicarbonate as a natural ingredient for personal hygiene. If anyone has any other tips please feel free to share....
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Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
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