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Natural Cures From Head To Toe

Nutritionist and Chinese medical practitioner Melissa Ramos is a firm believer in natural cures. While over the counter medicine provides a quick relief, Melissa says natural is the way to go!

Melissa breaks down common ailments from head to toe and how we can cure them in a safe and natural way!

Headache
Why we get them:

  • Blood deficiency due to stress and lack of water
  • Blood vessel constriction
  • Different areas of the brain -- pertains to different areas of the body out of balance (liver, large intestine congestion, etc.)
Natural Cure:
  • Magnesium is great for headaches because it is a muscle relaxant. Did you know 70 per cent people are deficient in magnesium?
  • Eat lots of dark greens like spinach, kale, and Swiss chard
  • Drink a ton of water to hydrate the body
Watery Eyes
Why we get them:
  • According to the philosophy of Chinese medicine, the liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body and smoothing our emotions. Anger, irritability, and frustration are all signs that our Qi is not flowing smoothly.
  • Alcohol, coffee and lack of sleep all disrupt the liver causing your eyes to water
Natural Cure:
  • Bitters
  • Lemon water
Heartburn
Why we get it:
  • Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Instead, heartburn is caused by too much stomach acid. Heartburn is sometimes called acid indigestion.
  • Over the counter heartburn medication, over a long period of time, can lead to hypercalcemia, renal stones and metabolic alkalosis.
Natural Cure:
  • Apple cider vinegar
Bloating
Why we get it:
  • There are many causes of bloating, including diet, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, reflux, and constipation, to name a few.
Spleen Qi deficiency (poor digestion)
Why we get it:
  • Allergies further weaken the digestive system
Natural Cure:
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Dried Papaya seeds. Papaya seeds contain papain, which is a natural digestive aid. Throw the dried seeds in your pepper mill. You can use it as seasoning and to help with your digestion.
Pins and Needles
Why we get them:
  • Poor circulation from lack of movement
  • Poor circulation due to venous insufficiency ("Qi and Blood Deficiency")
Natural Cure:
  • Vitamin B complex for blood circulation
  • Water and exercise!
  • Evening Primrosem, used externally
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