CASTOR OIL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AUTOIMMUNE AND CHRONIC DISEASES

Autoimmune diseases are diseases with which it is hard to deal, in which the immune system begins to attack the body instead of defending it. Their treatment is not currently possible, but it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of these diseases. One way to alleviate the symptoms of many autoimmune diseases is the application of castor oil packs. This approach is represented by Dr. Edgar Cayce, who is considered a pioneer of holistic medicine. He believed that castor oil helps detoxify the body and strengthen the immune system,and it’s one of the ways that the body copes with autoimmune diseases.

What are castor oil packs?

 

Castor oil is obtained from castor seeds, and its healing ingredient is ricinoleic acid, which is a great fighter against a variety of viruses, bacteria and fungi .Castor oil packs are made from a piece of flannel soaked in castor oil. It should be, as a lining, placed on the affected area and covered with a plastic sheet that holds heat. Over that should be placed an old towel and then coating should be heated with the heater or hot water bottles. It is desirable castor oil packs keep on the diseased place for at least an hour, three times a week.

Diseases that castor oil packs can facilitate

 

Castor oil stimulates blood and lymph circulation, and internal organs function. When the body is functioning well, then it is fewer reasons for the occurrence of autoimmune diseases.

Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system that occurs when the myelin sheath which  surrounding the axons  of the brain starts decaying. This leads to slower transfer of impulses to certain parts of the brain. Depending on the part of the brain is attacked, there may be problems with vision, coordination, mood and memory, weakness and fatigue, and many others.  It is believed that the myelin decays due to poor functioning of the liver and gallbladder. In response, the nervous system produces toxins that destroy the myelin. The use of castor oil packs over the area the liver can improve its performance and thus alleviating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. 1

Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by a distinctive red rash across the bridge of the nose in the shape of a butterfly. In addition, the disease includes a number of other symptoms such as joint pain, kidney failure, gastrointestinal problems. It is believed that one of the causes of lupus is the inability of the body to cope with accumulated toxins. Castor oil pack could help the detox process. It should be placed on the abdomen to stimulate the work of the liver and intestines. 2

Epilepsy is a disease that manifests itself with attacks that occur due to the excessive excitability of the brain. Edgar Cayce believed that the cause of epilepsy is not in the brain, but in adhesions in the lacteal ducts of the stomach. They prevent the lymphatic system to absorb nutrients, which can throw the nervous system out of balance. In this case, castor oil packages are placed on the right part of the abdomen above lacteal channel.3

Fibromyalgia is another disease that covers a wide range of problems such as frequent headaches, fatigue, muscle aches. It is believed that one of the causes of this disease can be toxins, and the detoxification using castor oil packs to the area of the liver is a good choice for the alleviation of fibromyalgia symptoms.  Due to the release of toxins, the muscles receive a sufficient amount of nutritious substances and oxygen.  It is considered that this can remove muscle pain that is inherent in people suffering from fibromyalgia, as well as frequent headaches.4

Psoriasis is a skin disease for which there is also no particular treatment. Castor oil is known as a good remedy for faster healing of skin lesions, including those on the scalp. In this case, castor oil packs are applied only on those affected areas. They at the same time fight with viruses, bacteria and changes in the skin and keep the skin moist and nurtured.  5

Castor oil packs cannot do miracles and to cure autoimmune and chronic diseases.However, they can significantly reduce their symptoms and difficulties.   When you make a castor oil pack, you should not throw it away after the first use. Put it in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator until further use. And this is another advantage of castor oil. In addition to having healing properties, is easily available and cheap.

1,http://alternativemedicineinformational.wordpress.com/article/multiple-sclerosis-cayce-s-alternative-31eyecubuqq3b-18/

 

2,http://alternativemedicineinformational.wordpress.com/article/lupus-causes-and-cure-31eyecubuqq3b-5/

3,http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holistic_health/data/prepil3a.html

4,http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holistic_health/data/prfibr3a.html

5,http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/castor-oil-for-psoriasis.html

 

Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a breed of yeast which can become the reason for many infections or illnesses affecting a person. Although the yeast is present naturally in the human body, when there is an imbalance or overgrowth, it can disturb otherwise normal bodily functions.

Typically, the candida yeast is found in the mouth, throat, and digestive tract or in the genitalia. When there is an overgrowth of candida, the yeast can multiply and grow to spread to the blood stream. Once inside the circulatory system candida can then reach any organ in the body. This permeation to organs and other body parts can trigger all types of discomfort and associated health risks among the affected individual.

Some of the most usual symptoms linked to candida overgrowth can include headaches and migraines, fatigue, mood swings and anxiety. Abdominal symptoms can range from flatulence and bloating to diarrhea and constipation. In severe cases some individuals may also experience depression or cognitive impairment.

Apart from experiencing these symptoms, individuals affected by candida may also experience a number of infections. The most common of these is the vaginal yeast infection. In this case, the patient suffers from an imbalance in the ratio of healthy vaginal bacteria. Instead of maintaining an equilibrium, the candida yeast dominates causing a variety of extremely unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms. Despite taking medications, many patients experience recurring symptoms.

Another reason why candida invasions may be triggered in the body is due to the extensive use of antibiotics. When antibiotics are administered frequently, the harsh treatment not only restricts harmful bacteria but also compromises the growth of good bacteria in the region. As a result, the body’s immune system is weakened, making it easy for invasive bacteria to recur more easily.

Medically, it is not difficult to get a confirmed diagnosis of candida presence. In many cases the symptoms alone are enough, but where suspected, tests can be done to confirm the condition. The type of treatment dispensed will depend on the location of the yeast. For the most part, topical medications may be applied to treat the discomfort and associated symptoms but when the condition is severe, other methods of treatment need to be sought.

Non-medically, candida overgrowths can be regulated by making changes in the diet. For instance, including a regular source of probiotics in the daily diet is a good nutritional approach. Yogurt containing live culture is a sensible option. Other food choices include soy milk, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh and kimchi among others.

At the same time, it is important to stay away from sugary foods that can promote candida overgrowth.

A diet plan known as the Candida Diet is also available for those who suffer from recurring symptoms of the condition. The diet promotes the use of probiotic foods while restricting sugar intake and alcohol consumption to counter the effects of candida overgrowth. Bothe these types of foods can generate and thrive the growth of the yeast.

Instead, the diet focuses on the consumption of nutrient dense vegetables and drinking plenty of water to flush out any harmful toxins.

Beans and your tummy

I am sure that most of you, like me, love beans BUT they are always afraid to eat them because they make people gassy. However, this is not a reason to exclude them from our regime. I will try to show you couple of reasons why you should trust this food and try to eat it every week.

Experts’ advice that you eat beans every week. There are different types of beans – black-eyed peas, black beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas, kidney beans and many more.

Beans and digestion

Eating beans will help your digestive system to run smoothly. This is true because beans contain soluble fibers which are making your digestion slower and this makes you feel full. There are also insoluble fibers which prevent constipation. To prevent the gas formation you can just drink more water which is anyway healthy for you.

Beans and cholesterol

Because beans are low-fat food they are great for you to prevent the bad kind of cholesterol. The researchers say that the soluble fiber prevents the cholesterol to be absorbed in the blood.

Beans and blood sugar

Another great thing about beans is that they can help the regulation of blood sugar. Eating beans will keep your blood sugar steady.

Beans and heart

As we have already mentioned beans are good to reduce the blood cholesterol but at the same time they are great for your heart. Consumption of beans every week will reduce the risk of heart attack. The high level of fiber in the beans will prevent heart diseases. Beans also provide good amount of magnesium. Magnesium is great mineral for your heart. Beans are source of potassium and this mineral by itself has the ability to remove water from your system. Due to this your blood pressure will be lower.

Beans and Vitamins B

As additional to the minerals in the beans you will be happy to know that they contain a good amount of Vitamins B. These vitamins participates in the process when your body produces energy from the food you eat. Beans contain B1 (also known as thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 and folic acid (folate). These vitamins also can reduce inflammation. Research is shown that the folic acid prevents from cardiovascular disease.

Beans and anemia

There are many types of anemia. For instance, the Iron-deficiency anemia can be treated with an appropriate diet and iron supplements. And when it is about Iron, beans are a great source of it. Half-cup of lentils has 3.3 mg of Iron. Experts advice that you combine the food that contains Iron with food that has high levels of Vitamin C, because this helps it absorb better in your body. Food that is rich of Vitamin C: citrus, tomatoes, broccoli, etc.

Beans and cancer

We know that free radicals are reason for cancer. Beans contain antioxidants and for this reason research shows that if you eat beans twice a week you are less likely to develop breast cancer. Eating beans more than four times a week prevent from colon and rectal cancers.

As a conclusion I just want to say: Love beans, Love yourself!