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5 Steps to Wellness - STEP 5: Common Illnesses and Remedies
Before engaging in reversing illnesses and preventing diseases, the following remedies can only work when the body is:
1. At a balanced acid / alkaline
2. No junk foods in the diet
3. All meals are balanced (correct balance of proteins, oils, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, carbohydrates, fibres and water)
4. A minimum of 3 meals a day with breakfast the largest meal and dinner the smallest meal
Joint Pains, Arthritis, Gout, Allergies, Asthma, Post Nasal Drip, Colds and Flus, Eczema
The above symptoms are from weak, exhausted or starved adrenal glands. Feed the adrenal glands with extra omega 3 oils, vitamin C and vitamin B5.
Take Immunity Booster (contains the correct balance of vitamin C and vitamin B5), Calm Cal Mag with Potassium, Omega 3 oils, a good multivitamin and mineral and Astragalus herb or Sutherlandia herb or Echinacea (or Devil’s Claw herb for gout).
Allergies come from undigested proteins in the blood, which should never happen. If one is getting an allergic reaction, take extra digestive enzymes on an empty stomach so the enzymes digest the foreign proteins in the blood.
Take Calm Cal Mag Supplement with Potassium, Omega 3 oils, Chromium (or cinnamon), 25mg of vitamin B6 and a good multi-vitamin and mineral.
Heart Disease and Cholesterol
Eat lots of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, onions and garlic to clean up the liver. Liver produces lecithin which balances cholesterol levels.
Take Calm Calcium Magnesium Supplement with Potassium and Immunity Booster, Omega 3 Oils, 2 tbs of lecithin granules and a good multi vitamin supplement.
NOTE: the body produces 3000mg of cholesterol daily. The maximum amount of cholesterol obtained from fatty food one can consume is 800mg. The brain and nervous system need cholesterol.
High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is usually from excess salt (out of balance of salt and potassium). The kidneys then trigger the blood pressure. Balance the salt by adding potassium to your diet, or eat potassium rich foods and reduce salt intake.
Weight Loss and Obesity
Weight gain happens when there is too much sugar (glucose) at one time in the blood stream. A small part of the glucose is used for energy and the rest is changed into fat. In this condition your body is in “Fat Making Mode”.
With a balanced diet and the correct supplements as listed below, you can change your body in “Fat Burning Mode”. Fat is used only to convert into energy. So the need for exercise is advised so the body can use the fat to make energy during exercise.
Take Immunity Booster and Calm Cal Mag with Potassium, Omega 3 Oils and a good multi vitamin and mineral.
Fat burners will only work when the body is supplied with the above supplements and the diet is balanced.
DO NOT miss meals or starve yourself. Missing meals or starving slows down the body. The body does not use up all the glucose from the meal and the remaining glucose converts to fat and increases weight.
Cramps, Restless Sleep, Tired when waking up
Cramps are from a lack of potassium that has been sweated out or lost because of excess salt intake, and from a lack of magnesium that allows extra loss of potassium. Potassium is also lost from drinking alcohol which speeds up the loss by 5 times.
Restless sleep and tiredness occurs when the body is not resting when sleeping and it depends on feeding the nerves with Calcium and Magnesium.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey helps the body change from stress mode to rest mode while sleeping. Also take Calm Calcium Magnesium with Potassium.
Concentration, Memory and Focus
Eat oily fish 3 times a week and lots of nuts and seeds as listed in the section Essential Fatty Acids. Balance it with good proteins, carbohydrates that contain fibres to give you a steady supply of glucose. Glucose then turns to energy in the brain and gives you mental sharpness and alertness.
A balanced meal, apple cider vinegar and honey or fresh lemon and honey and lots of water is the best form of detox.
For liver and kidney detox, take a combination of the herbs Dandelion, Milk Thistle and Curcumin (Tumeric extract).
Take ½ tsp Immunity Booster after each meal, 5000iu of Vitamin A daily and acidophilus (probiotics). Fresh citrus fruit, eggs and yoghurt or milk.
Avoid ant acids
Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Usually from a lack of Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B6 which cause the intestinal muscles to cramp and does not cause movement of the bowels.
If constipation persists, also take 100mg of Vitamin B1 Thiamine.
The best fibres to clean and detox the colon is Psyllium Husks (NOT Bran Flake).
Meal Suggestions to Help Prevent Common Illnesses
For People on the go
Have a pack of mixed nuts (macademia, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and/or pecanuts) with dried fruits (raisins, dates, cranberries, mango, etc) in the car or at your desk and eat them through the day.
The combination is a balance of natural proteins, good oils, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibres. Have fresh fruit if possible in the car and eat them as you are driving. Better alternatives than cool drinks and junk food.
Breakfast and Lunch Box Suggestions
Breakfast - Muesli (which contains rolled oats) with nuts, seeds and dried fruits with extra powdered milk or whey protein.
Boiled eggs on a seed loaf or Low GI bread with cottage cheese.
Fresh fruit (choice of pineapple, pawpaw (and some seeds), mango, banana, apple, (berries) blended with yoghurt, soya milk or whey protein and seeds.
Cook a mix of rolled oats, millet or ground sorghum, barley and polenta for 10 to 15 minutes, then add milk and honey to taste – will give one energy for long hours without feeling hungry.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey in a glass of water instead of a cup of tea, coffee or chocolate.
Lunch Box - 2 of your favourite fruits or carrots and celery.
Seed loaf or seed bun or Low GI bread with butter, mayonnaise, cottage cheese and roast meat or chicken (try to avoid polony, hams).
Yoghurt – if possible without sugar, but instead with honey or fructose.
Water or diluted fruit juices.
Slice of cheese and butter on savoury crackers.
Protein bar which has at least 10g or more protein.
Mixed nuts and seeds or seed bar with honey.
You now have some basic knowledge on nutrition and how to get and maintain better health. All you need to do is start using the nutrition knowledge you have learned and you will be on the Path to Health and Wellness.
Search here for natural remedies to any common illness you have and to help you choose the correct natural herbs and supplements for any existing health problem.
The 5 Steps to Wellness
STEP 2: Acid and Alkaline Foods
STEP 3: Junk Food
STEP 4: A Healthy Balanced Diet
STEP 5: Common Illnesses and Natural Remedies
by Allan Wohrnitz (BSc)
Nutritionist / Anti-Drugs Campaigner
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