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Seaweed Contains Iodine
Fucus contain mucilage, algin, mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine, bromine, potassium, volatile oils, and additional trace minerals.
Alternative practitioners use seaweed, including specifically homeopathic bladder wrack , as a source of iodine, an essential nutrient for the thyroid gland. The thyroid acts as the metabolic center and explains how it can be used for under active thyroid glands in hypothyroidism and goitre.
Rates of estrogen-dependent cancers are among the highest in Western countries and lower in the East. These variations may be attributable to differences in dietary exposures such as higher seaweed consumption am ong Asian populations. The edible brown kelp, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack), as well as other brown kelp species, lower plasma cholesterol levels.
Since cholesterol is a precursor to sex hormone biosynthesis, kelp consumption may alter circulating sex hormone levels and menstrual cycling patterns. In particular, dietary kelp may be beneficial to women with or at high risk for estrogen-dependent diseases. To test this, bladderwrack was administered to three pre-menopausal women with abnormal menstrual cycling patterns and/or menstrual-related disease histories.
Bladder wrack has been shown to help women with abnormal menstrual cycling patterns and menstrual-related disease histories. Doses of 700 to 1400 mg/day were found to increase the menstrual cycle lengths, decrease the days of menstruation per cycle, and decrease the serum levels of 17B-estradiol.
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Mike Adams preaches to the choir. Folks reading articles in Natural News are interested in improving lifestyle, learning the latest tricks and hints for lifestyle changes, eating more nutritionally, de-stressing, and losing weight. We all know that obesity is at all time epidemic proportions. So, he comes along and tells us that the two mega-monopolies, McDonald's and Weight Watchers, partner together to advertise their products as healthy meals. Unfortunately, we learn that processed and denatured foods cannot be considered nutritionally beneficial.
Appealing To Our Taste Buds. People who love salty, fatty and sweet products visit these locations for supposedly quick, easy family meals. For those people who don't like to cook. Maybe we can learn something from their habits.
Are You Well Fed Or Starving? The New York Times runs an article about the Obesity-Hunger factors. Just because you are fat, this does not mean you are well-fed. Your body could be starving for the correct nutrients and in the correct balance, which put your entire body off-balance. People who are eating the wrong kinds of foods become overweight. It could happen to anyone.
Seeing Pink | Mike Adams, News Ranger, has also run an article of this very topic and castigates Susan G. Komen for the Cure for inappropriate dietary recommendations.
Getting CAM Services through NHS | Survey Participants Admit that they are overweight. Although the 2,282 people polled were in favour of cutting services for obese people, many of them admitted to being overweight. Some 42% of those aged 18-24 said they were too fat, while 80% of those aged over 55 confessed they needed to lose weight.
Let's look at food desires and body types as possible indications of homeopathic remedies that may assist the body heal these imbalances.
The Obesity-Hunger Paradox
More on Obesity and Homeopathy
Homeopathy WorldCommunity | There is a long list of homeopathic remedies specifically for 'obesity'. Remember that it is always best to have a thorough evaluation, include a complete nutritional and exercise program in your weight loss efforts. It's a lifestyle change. That means "For Life". Yes. Work one day at a time, with forgiveness, if you do not 'live up' to every commitment. But, make it a dedicated effort to change habits.
Dr Ajay Yadav has written "Homeopathic Medicines for Obesity"
Obesity can be best described as the most common nutritional disorder specially in the affluent group of people. Learn about more homeopathic remedies for obesity. Excellent article.
Emotional Triggers & Issues Are Involved in the Obesity Epidemic
Whether it is insecurity, a need for love and caring, a feeling of poverty, an inability to accomplish goals, and the other stresses of life we all deal with, some people exhibit these emotional problems in the way they carry their weight around.
Some people become anorexic and can't keep the weight on, while others keep putting on the pounds. Homeopathy offers treatments for various aspects of obesity.
Homeopathic medicines may help a person lose weight by balancing out the emotional issues surrounding the problem. When the person feels they have better coping mechanisms, more control in their choices, and self control the weight will come off on its own. Of course, they must take the steps to improve lifestyle and select healthy choices.
With the homeopathic stimulus a person can lose weight by improving digestion, elimination, and metabolism. As you know, a homeopath takes an in-depth life history and clinical consultation to learn everything about a person in search of the matching energy remedy. Constitutional treatment means finding a holistic approach that covers likes, dislikes, physical weakness and strengths, taking into consideration play, work, goals, and relationship issues.
SOME HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES OFTEN USED FOR STIMULATING THE BODY TO HEAL ITSELF IN THE DIRECTION OF ALLEVIATING OBESE TENDENCIES INCLUDE:
Antimonium crudum | Irritability especially when someone warns you not to overeat because you don't like being told what to do; nor do you like people staring at you! This remedy helps with tendency to belching, gas and diarrhea, and shows up poor digestion with a coated tongue. Like sulphur, this type has acne and pimples. They crave more of the sour and vinegary foods.
Argentum nitricum | For those addicted to sweets and chocolate. A key thing to look for is fear of heights and performance anxiety, even going into crowded rooms or narrow spaces. Very anxious types who breakdown easily from any kind of stress. This one is specific for performers of all kinds, especially singers. If you see someone reaching for that chocolate bar whenever they need comforting from too much anxiety and stress think about arg nit.
Calcarea carbonica | These folks have very very slow metabolisms, to the point of not needing to go to the bathroom that often. They have trouble controlling their appetite, maybe because they are not getting the I'm Full signal. They especially love eggs and hot foods. A worry wort with flabby, soft muscles and tendency to sweat, especially on the head at night could use calc carb. Some physical symptoms that could lead you to this remedy are the sticky glue and runny nose. When they are on a diet, they can feel lightheaded and dizzy. These pudgy kids usually have fair skin and blonde hair, and may even like to eat chalk.
Coffea cruda | As the name of the remedy suggests, these types are excitable, restless and nervous as when you drink too much coffee. Eating helps your calm down, especially when you can't sleep from too much excitement. In terms of heat, when everyone around you thinks it's a good temperature they may find themselves warm, but going outside is even worse - which is the opposite of those needing pulsatilla.
Capsicum | These overweight types are often home-sick and act lazy. Their appearance has a red face with burnings in the stomach. Yes, this is the hot pepper plant, so these folks may feel quite hot, irritable with indigestion and even depressive thoughts because they are home-sick. Inflammation is often present, including ear troubles like tinnitus and vertigo, burning hemorrhoids. You know the type who drinks and smokes, has bad odors and the typical burning like herpes outbreaks.
Ferrum phos | This is often take as a cell salt to boost the immune system from fevers. For overweight people who are oversensitive, cranky while dieting and flush easily this may be a good selection. If you are trying to lose weight in connection with hormonal changes, such as menopause, this is a good remedy to try first.
Graphites | This remedy that originates from carbon is thought of most often for weepy, oozing sticky skin wounds and abrasions. But, it is also great for perimenopausal woman who can't seem to lose weight. In appearance, either men or women have pale skin and are very sensitive to cold, with cold feet. Regarding digestion they have constipation and love to snack in-between meals.
Ignatia | Known as the number one remedy for grief and loss, the person may appear a bit hysterical, out of control, anxious and fearful at times. With this loss, it helps to eat and even the act of swallowing the food feels good. You know how easy it is to put on weight when you are in a funk, grieving, and not able to get out and exercise. If you notice a lot of sighing this could be a clue (along with calc phos).
Kali carbonicum | Best known for women who endure back labor, this remedy also helps with moving sinus discharge out of the system, and like graphites they can also have cold feet. This is for that person who easily puts on weight and it's so hard to take off.
Lycopodium | Another type that adores sweets [like sulphur and arg nit types]. People who have fears and anxieties about doing a good job, performing in public, and want to be in control at home, while subservient at work may get help from this remedy. They may have most of the weight on the lower body and often have grey hair early in life.
Natrum sulphur | Another remedy with a sulphur component is known for people who deal with depression, and what obese person is not suffering from this problem? They may have had a head concussion from a sports injury or accident. They tend to be very responsible individuals, with a strong sense of duty. Music can make them emotional, sad and more depressed. Physically, they have thick yellow discharges.They do not like fish foods or damp weather or homes.
Nux vomica | This remedy type loves drinking alcoholic beverages as a connoisseur, but also gets hangovers because like antimonium crudum they over-indulge in foods and drinks. And, like Natrum sulph, it is a liver booster. Temperamentally, they are passionate people that can go overboard with jealousy and abusive behavior and language to their loved ones, which is a bit like the lycopodium character. Whenever the liver is affected, we will see angry emotions. In addition to overweight, the person may have violent sneezing attacks with hayfever. They want to be able to do so much, but just can't, which includes ability to pass stool easily, which leads to constipation. These types can have lots of cramps and spasms, too.
Staphysagria | Do you know the type that eats their own words? They just stuff down their anger and put up with a lot. These very sweet natured people can just keep the weight on as a representation of their hurt, pain and anger that is totally repressed within their bodies. Its possible these people have endured abuse as some time in their life.
Sulphur | For those people who not only have excess weight, but also itchy, dirty skin and crave those sweets. This main polycrest (covers many symptoms) can talk up a storm. They just go on and on about any subject, but especially themselves. Also great for burnings in any mucus lining in eyes, nose, ears, throat, esophagus and obviously heartburn. Redness can be seen even on the skin and ears. You guessed it, these folks also like to drink alcohol, which can easily put on the beer belly.
Sulphuricum Acidum | You know that person who has had too much to eat, but keeps on eating? These folks rush through everything, including the meal. The homeopathic acids are also good for depression; and sulphuric acid for deep pain and physical injury, like after a surgery. Like sulphur they do love sweets.
Constitutionally, there are remedies that help with basic constitutional types that often have a tendency to be overweight. An experienced homeopath can help you discover the matching remedy in a holistic manner by understanding your emotional, mental and physical make-up.
Homeopathic remedies are gentle, safe and effective with no side effects. It is like surgery without the hospital bills and targets the whole individual, not just the stomach. You do not have to worry about over-dosing on drugs, getting addicted to these medications as in the many medical traumas associated with diet aids and supplements.
BOOKS | A New Way Of Eating
Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight | Peter D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that your blood type is an evolutionary marker that tells you which foods you'll process best, and which will be useless calories. He covers the entire range of food connections for each of the four blood types, including entrées to condiments and seasonings, and also makes type-specific exercise and lifestyle recommendations.
Cook Right 4 Your Type: The Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right 4 Your Type | After naturopathic physician and researcher D'Adamo's first successful book, he goes on to provide more concrete examples how to adhere to the diet plan. It's a cook book!
- Road maps and charts for each of the four blood types, detailing which foods and beverages to consume and which to avoid
- Tips for starting and sticking with the diet and matching your menu to your blood type
- Thirty-day meal plans to help you stay healthy, live longer, and achieve your ideal weight
- More than 200 healthy and easy recipes keyed to blood type
Anjum's Eat Right for Your Body Type: The Super-Healthy Detox Diet Inspired by Ayurveda
| Like the previous two books, this concerns eating for the body type, but is traanslated as "the science of living wisely and well," the holistic medical system of Ayurveda medicine. Anjum teaches us how to obtain harmony within ourselves while maintaining harmony with nature. In this beautifully illustrated guide, celebrated chef Anjum Anand explains Ayurveda's three body types (doshas) and their connection to food and health. Readers can adapt each of the 75 flavorful recipes (which are inspired by both Eastern and Western cuisine) to suit their own dosha in order to get back in shape naturally and achieve better digestion, energy, and immunity.
Do Not Confuse Herbal Combinations with Homeopathy
Very often you will hear 'herbal' and 'homeopathy' in the same sentence lumped together. They are not the same thing.
Herbs and tinctures have the substance of plants within their capsules or liquids. They have active chemical substances that can build up in the body, tissues, organs and can effect the functioning of them. It is recommended not to be taking these substances continually over time without a doctor's instructions, naturopath or herbalist who knows the proper quantity and combination with other substances.
Homeopathy is diluted and succussed (potentized) to transfer the healing properties to the liquid dilution such as water or alcohol. This energy medicine is dropped and dried on sugar pellets or given in liquid form.
Mother tinctures may be utilized as nutritional supports to your healing journey.
Further Research: Foods For Weight Loss
Rob Cooper Looks Great Today
Former Fat Guy
The Former Fat Guy has a blog. He mentions homeopathy in his promotions. I would like it if he would distinguish between herbs and homeopathy in order to educate people of their differences. The basic premise is correct ~ that the body can heal itself. He speaks highly of his naturopaths, Kristine and Michael Earl. You can take a listen at his audio files and see for yourself. I don't really know the whole story. I like when he says, " the best source of trusted information is your own bodies signals to yourself. "
One thing I could guess though -- he loves pickles! So, what remedy would you pick from the list above? P.S. Sepia a fantastic female hormone remedy also loves vinegar and sour foods.
Encyclopedia of Homeopathy: The Definitive Home Reference Guide to Homeopathic Self-Help Remedies & Treatments for Common Ailments
If you want to get started and have a more thorough description of the homeopathic medicines, this may be a good starting point. This authoritative volume combines a comprehensive explanation of the key theories and methods of practice with a meticulously researched reference section that details more than 320 remedies. Special features include a unique Materia Medica and a practical family guide. A beautifully illustrated Materia Medica section provides a full profile of each remedy, including its origin, historical and medicinal background, and preparation. It describes the principal physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms associated with finding the right remedy. In addition, a special section on serious ailments outlines how a professional homeopath approaches major health concerns. Self-Help remediesare recommended for over 100 common ailments, such as colic in babies, premenstrual tension, insomnia, and sciatica. Carefully devised checklists for both physical and mental symptoms make accurate self-assessment easier than ever before. Comprehensive, practical, and easily accessible, the Encyclopedia of Homeopathy offers essential information and practical guidance for everyone wishing to explore the healing properties and uses of this unique system of medicine.
About the Author
Dr. Andrew Lockie, M.B., Ch.B., MRCGP, M.F.Hom., Dip. Obst. RCOG, was a qualified homeopathic physician and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Homeopathy. He studied medicine at Aberdeen University and Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. After a period in general practice, he specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Lockie practiced as a homeopathic physician for the past 22 years, and was a founding member of the Homeopathic Physicians Teaching Group, based in Oxford, which educates doctors and other health professionals about homeopathy. He wrote numerous articles for both the medical and lay press, and in conjunction with Dr. Nicola Geddes, wrote DK's highly successful Complete Guide to Homeopathy, which has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
A More Select Group Of Remedies For Weight Loss
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The most effective weight loss efforts do not simply seek to reduce caloric intake and increase exercise but also seek to improve the overall health functioning so that the person's body operates in the most efficient and effective way possible. Ultimately, THIS book will teach the reader to achieve this higher level of health...and one of the "side-effects" of these efforts will be most sustained weight loss and improved quality of life. If THIS is your goal, get and read this book. --- Dana Ullman, MPH
Read Your Drug-Free Guide to Healthy Weight Loss and finally shed those unwanted pounds by discovering your obstacles to losing weight. Find out how to eat, feel satisfied and lose excess pounds. Learn how to wrap your mind around your weight and stay focused on reaching your goal. Read about the common barriers to weight loss - such as blood sugar instability, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, stress, emotional disturbances, food allergies and candida - and learn their natural solutions.
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