Stop Hay-fever

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I love spring and summer! But I used to suffer from seasonal allergies and many of my family members and friends still do. I read that people (especially men) don’t like unsolicited expert advice and it takes humans hearing something new three times to absorb; but having studied nutrition and natural wellness since 1972, I’ll share the following information and hope it helps alleviate suffering.

I got rid of my chronic seasonal allergy symptoms in three steps.

Step 1: I eliminated or replaced all cow dairy (milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, etc) with plant-based dairy. Plant-based foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. Casein cow milk protein is difficult to digest, the #1 secondary food allergen, highly mucous forming, and breaks down into casomorphin opioids. Incompletely digested proteins adsorbed into the blood stream cause the histamine (allergy) immune response. Enzymes are key to all biochemical bodily processes including digestion. It takes ten metabolic enzymes to make one digestive enzyme because digestion is the most difficult bodily task so “self-digesting” live enzyme containing raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds give digestive and immune systems a break.

Step 2: To acclimate my body to pollen protein I eat raw wild flowers with their pollen inside.

Step 3. I daily drink 100 ounces of blended fresh raw fruit, leafy greens, seeds, and water to stay hydrated, cleansed, and nourished with fuel (carbs), essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (anti cancer), phytonutrients, etc.

I’ve been seasonal allergy symptom free for many years. This blog post is my response to my son’s complaint about his seasonal allergies on Facebook, but my strategy to end seasonal allergy symptoms should work for anyone.

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Repro Wellness

It is a woman’s right and power to control her own body and a personal decision whether or not to give birth especially given that rape and sexual assault are often not reported for personal reasons.

The easiest way to be in control of ones body is with nutrition. Eat fruits, vegetables, and seeds for wellness of mind and body, strength, balanced hormones, and a healthy planet.

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High dose Vitamin C or fruits and veggies high in Vitamin C every hour for the first 24-48 hours can prevent implantation of fertilized egg into the uterus.

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Some activities can put a pregnancy at risk such as vigorous exercise, water skiing, jacuzzi, or use of a water slide.

It’s estimated that half of pregnancies end in natural spontaneous abortion when thebody determines that the embryo is not viable due to timing of fertilization and deterioration of egg or sperm. If menstruation is late and flow is heavy it may be a natural spontaneous abortion. 

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A service dog can help with stress and bring protection, joy, and love. Yoga and self defense classes can help too.

Practice self care, be strong and well, stand for the human right to healthcare, and know that you have super power.

Free Healthcare

Wellness with lifestyle and nutrition is basically free to many people because healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition creates wellness and prevents or reverses health challenges. However unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle creates chronic health challenges. The current popular expensive high fat animal protein fad diet is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and kidney disease. Human beings are designed to live on fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes. Also Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and liability is available on most auto insurance and most homes and public places have liability insurance in case of accidental injury and there are crowd-source funding and personal injury litigation options.

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Cold Flu Virus Bacteria Allergy

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I love The 80/10/10 Diet for natural-wellness and I’ve eaten a whole ripe cantaloupe to break a cold or flu as read in The Sunfood Diet Success System, a whole ripe pineapple which contains natural antibiotics to get rid of sore throat, whole garlic cloves with antiviral and antibacterial properties to get rid of a bacterial infection, and whole flowers with pollen to alieve seasonal allergies.

Eyesight (Vision)

SunfoodWow! My eyes went from 20/45 to 20/25 (almost perfect) simply with raw plant-based foods! I read this could happen in The Sunfood Diet Success System and it did! It says that digestive residues from cooked foods especially animal meat and dairy get stored in many places in the body including the tiny capillaries in the eyes and a cleansing diet will over time improve eyesight. To be honest I had more serious wellness challenges that also cleared up and this was more like an added bonus to me.

I read in The Sunfood Diet Success System that when I eat raw plant-based foods (especially raw fruit) my body first cleans out vital organs (ie: lungs, heart) and later less vital (ie: eyes). I wore “corrective lenses” (eyeglasses) from 1972 to 1989. I started with a minor astigmatism but developed some nearsightedness too over the years while wearing glasses as a high-school and college student and later as an administrative-assistant. I stopped wearing glasses in 1989 after giving birth and becoming a stay at home mom since I had lifelong chronic sinus trouble (cow-milk secondary food allergy) and found glasses uncomfortable on my nose and was a bit squeamish at the thought of putting in contact lenses.

I went vegetarian for about a year in 1978, plant-based and vegan(V) in 1990, raw-vegan(RV) in 1999, 80/10/10 high-carb-low-fat raw-vegan(HCLFRV) in 2010, and high-carb-low-fat-vegan(HCLFV)-occasional-cooked-“rawtill4”-vegan in 2016 winter (vegan soups mostly). My annual eye exams showed my eyes went from 20/45* to 20/40 in 2004, to 20/35 in 2005, to 20/30 in 2006, and 20/30 to 20/25 in 2007; so it took several years as raw-vegan to clean out the tiny capillaries in my eyes, but I was happy and amazed with the progress.

*The first number is the distance in feet you are from the eye chart and the second number is the distance in feet most people can read that line.

Btw there’s a formula in The Sunfood Diet Success System that says it takes one month as all raw-foodist for every year as a cooked-foodist to completely cleanse body of digestive residues and mucoid plaque and at some point there is a “great purge”; however while it’s a guideline I think “slow and steady” progress is good and just about any amount of fresh raw fruits and vegetables added to the diet is very helpful, be patient, make sure to get enough fruit/carbohydrate calories, the body is always cleansing itself, and may be best not obsess about cleanliness.

At age 55 after after 9 years vegan(V) plus 11 years 100% raw-vegan(RV) plus 6 years 80/10/10 HCLFRV plus 2 years 80/10//10 rawtill4-occasional-cooked(winter soup mostly)-vegan, I noticed occasional “eye-floaters”. More recently I’ve gone back to all HCLFRV and will see if it helps with the “eye-floaters” and how long it takes.

If you have any experience with “floaters” please share in a comment. Thank you.

Btw, my occasional “eye-floaters” are like two black spots or spiders that kinda move around and are a bit annoying, not to be confused with “aura” flickering lights from migraine headaches. I had chronic migraines from age 14 to 31 until after giving birth, became a stay at home mom, and going plant-based vegan, then raw vegan, and eventually high fruit raw vegan.

Btw, I’ve helped relieve or manage with nutrition, lifestyle, and service-dog (rescue/adopted) symptoms including allergies, ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, endometriosis, pre-cancer (calcification), prediabetes (hypoglycemia), and vertigo.

Pain Management

My favorite foods which may help to naturally prevent and reverse pain include:

Fruit: Most fruit is about 80% water which is believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties. (Soak dried fruit before eating or blending in a smoothie.)

Water: Water is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Arugula: Dark-leafy greens like arugula are believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Celery: Celery is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids which are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger: Ginger root may help stop the formation of inflammatory compounds, leukotrienes and prostaglandins, and break down acidity and inflammation in joint-fluids. Add to fruit smoothies. (Ginger relieved my vertigo.)

Curry: Curry contains turmeric which contains curcumin said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Chili: Chili peppers contain capsaicin which is said to stop the functioning of a hormone that transmits pain signals to the brain.

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How Not To Die

How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Gregor the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

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The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.

In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

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