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Contents

Blood

Cholesterol

Cleansing Toxic substances from the body

Cod Liver Oil - (DHA and EPA)

High Blood Pressure

Kidney

Menopause

Hot Flashes

Reduce excessive fat around the waist area







Blood

Function

Blood is essential to the human body; it circulates round the body delivering oxygen, food, hormones, and other essential substances, also extracting carbon dioxide and other waste products.

Characteristic

It consists of a colorless liquid called plasma in which floats red cells, white cells, very small cells and water. The plasma is a vehicle for the transport of the body's important fuels such as glucose and basic fats. Other substances that are carried in the plasma include iron, which is essential for the formation of the oxygen-carrying pigment hemoglobin, and a number of important hormones. Plasma therefore consists of a water solution of minerals, food and small amounts of essential compounds such as hormones, plus one other essential component - protein, that makes up a major part.

Chinese Medical Approach

It emphasizes the importance of "Blood Viscosity" in the human body and is similar to the quality of car engine oil. When the oil quality of a car engine is good, the pistons will perform smoothly without much stress. Similarly, when the "Blood Viscosity" is normal, the heart will not be under stress.

However, when the blood viscosity is "thicker" than normal, not only will it carry less oxygen but the heart will have to pump much harder in order to circulate the blood round the whole system, thereby stressing the heart.

When the blood viscosity is "thinner" than normal, it carries less oxygen content. Under both conditions, one will tire easily.


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Conditions of Blood

(A)

Thicker blood viscosity

(1)

The blood carries less oxygen contents, resulting in one feeling or getting tired easily.

(2)

Vulnerable to become diabetic if one consumes excessive sugary food.

(3)

Vulnerable to developing high blood pressure (hypertension), if one consumes excessive salty food.

(4)

Vulnerable to developing various skin diseases.

(5)

The blood is dark reddish in color as compared to normal bright red.

(6)

The heart will be stressed because it will have to pump harder to circulate the blood.

NOTE:

AVOID RED MEAT UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCE

(B)

Thinner blood viscosity

(1)

The blood carries less oxygen, resulting in one feeling dizzy.

(2)

Symptoms similar to anemia.

(3)

The blood is light red in color.

NOTE:

EATING RED MEAT IS HELPFUL UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCE

Treatment to improve blood quality

Drinking "Catfish Soup" and having a balanced diet.

Advantages:

(1)

The bone's marrow will produce 'new healthy blood cells'.

(2)

The new blood cells will gradually regulate the blood within the system, that is, return the blood viscosity to normal either from thicker or thinner conditions.





Catfish Soup Recipe

(A)

 Ingredient:

(1)

Catfish (about 500 to 650 gm.)

(2)

Dry black beans (150gm.)

(3)

Few slices of fresh ginger (help to get rid off the fishy smell)

(4)

4.5 litres of water


(B)

Cooking Method:

(1)

Clean the fish with cooking salt and hot water.

(2)

Remove the guts.

(3)

Dry roast the black beans for 10 minutes over low heat (do not burn the beans).

(4)

Put cleaned fish, roasted beans, sliced ginger and 4.5 litres of water into a big saucepan.

(5)

Boil for two and a half hours (initially high heat for about 30 minutes then followed by medium heat).

(6)

Add salt for taste.

(7)

Strain contents and drink soup only.

Note:

Separating the fish meat from the bones after 30 minutes of boiling will produce a better taste.

 

(C)

 Frequency

Once a month for the whole family.

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Cholesterol

Drinking fresh Guava  or Pomegranate Juice on a regular basis, say once a week will help to reduce cholesterol level.



Cleansing Toxic substances from the body

Eating the following will help to eradicate some of the toxic within the body system:

(1)

Broccoli

(2)

Varieties of Mushrooms (preferably fresh mushroom)

(3)

Watercress - either stir fried or in salad form.

(4)

'Kam Cham' - (Dry Lily buds), stir fry with vegetables.

(5)

'Kam Cho' - use 5 pieces boil with a litre of water for 15 minutes, once a week.



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Cod Liver Oil

Natural light yellow colored oil extract from cod's liver.

Taking cod-liver oil or other sources of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA on a daily basis will help to maintain healthy cell functions particularly for the heart and brain cells.

Always follow the manufacturer's recommendation and do not take more than the recommended dose, as this may lead to a build-up of an excess of vitamin A and vitamin D. If you feel you need to take more EPA and DHA, then look for alternate products that could provide a higher amount in the recommended dosage.


Cod liver oil contains the following:-

(A)

Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA)

EPA
Eicosapentaenoic Acid

DHA

Docosahexaenoic Acid

(B)

Main Functions

(1)

It is an important component of all cell membranes (the "skin" of cells), hence important in the healthy functioning of all cells in the body, particularly the cells of the heart and the brain.

(2)

It is the body's natural anti-inflammatory "drug".

(3)

Help to balance the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood.

(C)

Often help to reverse symptoms

(1)

High blood triglycerides

(2)

High blood pressure

(3)

Sticky platelets

(4)

Inflammation in tissues e.g. joints, bowel...

(5)

Help to strengthen the lungs functionality

(D)

Deficiency causes

(1)

Growth retardation

(2)

Behavioral changes

(3)

Impaired vision and learning

(E)

Can be also obtained from

(1)

Oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, herring, tuna and salmon....

(2)

Omega-3 enriched eggs.

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Vitamin D

(A)

Main functions

(1)

Maintain a normal blood level of calcium and phosphorus

(2)

Regulates Calcium absorption

(3)

Promotes bone mineralization.

(B)

 Deficiency causes

(1)

Insufficient Vitamin D in a child will lead to improper growth, hardening of bones, failure of mineralization within growing cartilage at the ends of bone and the weak new bones are prone to deformity, a condition called rickets.

(2)

In adults, inadequate mineralization causes weak bones and the condition is called osteomalacia.

(3)

Insufficient sunlight will prevent conversion of 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin to Vitamin D.

(C)

Can be also obtained from

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Fish

Eggs

Liver

Margarine & Butter

Milk

Our human body's skin exposed to sunlight.


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High Blood Pressure

(A)

Caused by thicker blood viscosity (click here for more information)

(B)

Caused by narrowing of the Arteries

For those suffering from such symptom, a doctor normally prescribes drugs to either slow down the heart-beat or thin the blood but with some side effects as consequences:

(1)

Reduction in circulation of blood would cause coldness in limbs.

(2)

One would feel tire easily.

(3)

Could be addiction to the prescribed drugs for life.

The following natural herb remedies will help to reverse the narrowing of the arteries without side effects.



(1)

Cooking Method

Put 1.5 litre of water and herbs in a saucepan, boil for 45 minutes on medium to low heat, remain two bowls to drink. (enough for two person)

(2)

Frequency

Once every three days for six times (if blood pressure is really high), monitor blood pressure on frequent basis to see the result. When blood pressure has dropped to an acceptable level, one could continue to consume the dosage at an interval of say once a months, merely to maintain a healthy condition.

(3) Things to avoid

One should avoid eating excessive rich foods that are high in protein sugar and cholesterol content. Eating a mixture of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and white meat will help to create a less stressful situation for the physical system.

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Kidney

Drinking cranberry juice periodically will help to cleanse the kidney system. The kidney organs help to filter liquid waste products that are passed in the form of urine down the tubes to the bladder. Drinking sufficient amount of plain water on a regular basis (minimum of 3 litres per day) will also help to maintain a clean healthy system.







Menopause

Taking natural herbs to regulate the balance of hormones without side effects.

The following natural herbs remedies are suitable for women.



(A)

Cooking Method

Put 1.5 litres of water and herbs in a saucepan, boil for 1.5 to 2 hours on medium heat to low, until only one bowl remains (250 ml) to drink after dinner.

Note:


Remove stones for item number 8.

(B)

Frequency

Once a month for 12 months.

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Hot Flashes

Drinking the dosage of herb described below will help to relieve the effect of hot flashes.



(A)

Cooking Method

Put 3 litres of water and herbs in a saucepan, boil for 1.5 hour on medium heat and drink within the day (add bit of sugar for taste).

(B)

Frequency

Once a week for three months, when hot-flashes recur, drink just one dose.



Reduce excessive fat around the waist area

Ingredient:



(A)  Cooking Method

Bring 1.2 pints of water to the boil in a saucepan first, then add in 1 lemon and 1.5 tablespoon of sugar, boil for further 3 minutes on medium heat. When drink, add in sugar or honey for better taste. (Note:- This ingredient is for two persons.)

(B)  Frequency

Once a week, must drink it after lunch. (12:00pm to 2:00pm)

Avoid:

This is not suitable for people having stomach problem.



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