Hay Fever can make you miserable. I know several people in my own community that take regular medication to keep the dreaded symptoms at bay when the pollens are rife. Here in Australia we are into Autumn but I have vivid memories of hay fever season in the UK. It was a steep learning curve for me, to get the exact symptoms and look for the 'strange rare and peculiar' symptoms that would indicate the best posible remedy for the person. Of course, you can just pop to the chemist these days and get something over the counter.. but you could also choose the homoeopathic approach. Find a local practitioner who will 'take your case', repertorise and then prescribe for you. Or if you have no-one nearby you can send me an email with as much detail as you can think of about how hay fever affects you each year. I will analyse your symptoms and make two suggestions for best indicated remedies and directions for how to take the remedy.
Choosing remedies to help your body's natural healing ability - whatever illness or other medication you are taking.
Banish haemmorhoids with natural remedies
A Guide to the C vitamin
The C vitamin has got to be the most widely known vitamin these days. It is not surprising because the body needs C vitamin for over 300 functions. In fact, the C vitamin has been proved to help protect against heart disease, cancer and other serious illnesses. Without it the body would not be able to heal itself either. This is because the C vitamin is vital for the formation of collagen. Whenever a person has a cut or an injury it is the collagen that helps repair the damage and without sufficient C vitamin this would be almost impossible. Collagen has a multitude of functions in the body, including keeping the organs in place, and it would not be able to do this without sufficient C vitamin.
The C vitamin is also an antioxidant for the body and helps other vitamins and minerals to be absorbed better. Folic acid and iron, for example, need the C vitamin to maximise their usefulness. The more C vitamin that the body has, the better its defence against colds and other common ailments and the C vitamin may not prevent a person catching a virus but it does help speed up the recovery process.
There is C vitamin in almost every fruit and vegetable but some have far higher C vitamin content than others. Cranberries and melons have high C vitamin content. In fact, tropical fruits have the highest C vitamin amounts of all fruit. Hot peppers are amongst the richest sources of the C vitamin when it comes to vegetables. The hotter the pepper, the higher its C vitamin content is. Unfortunately, the C vitamin is water soluble so many vegetables lose their effectiveness as a C vitamin provider if they are boiled for a long time. Steaming or quick stir frying vegetables ensures that more of their C vitamin content is retained. The recommended daily amount of the C vitamin is easily obtained from eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day if they are consumed raw or cooked quickly.
C vitamin supplements are extremely useful to ensure that people obtain sufficient C vitamin. However, with a balanced diet the amount of C vitamin the body receives is likely to be sufficient. However, if a person begins feeling tired or lethargic then a C vitamin supplement will help overcome this. There is no danger of having too much C vitamin as the body simply excretes the excess.
A Guide to the B Complex Vitamins
There is a lot of discussion about the B complex vitamin and how it is essential for the body to perform a multitude of functions. However, the B complex vitamin is not simply one very complicated vitamin, as the name might suggest. There are actually eight B vitamins that are in the B complex vitamin as well as a few other related substances. The eight vitamins that make up the B complex vitamin are thiamine or vitamin B1, riboflavin or vitamin B2, niacin or vitamin B3, pyridoxine or vitamin B6, cobalamine or vitamin B12, folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin. The other related substances that are also in the B complex vitamin include choline, inositol and para-aminobenzoic acid.Every part of the B complex vitamin performs its own individual function within the body but it is when they work together as the B complex vitamin that they provide essential maintenance for the body to remain healthy. The B vitamin complex comprises B vitamins which are water soluble and it is essential that enough of these vitamins are consumed on a daily basis. The body cannot store water soluble vitamins such as the B complex vitamin and this leads to a regular intake being required.The B complex vitamins are extremely beneficial for a number of conditions and may be needed in additional quantities at certain times in a person’s life. Of course, there is a recommended daily allowance for the B complex vitamins that varies according to the sex and age of a person. However, doctors and other health professionals have discovered the benefits of increasing the intake of the B complex vitamin to help overcome certain illnesses. Many people suffer from anxiety and stress at one time or another and research has found that the B complex vitamin can be beneficial in helping alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and stress. If a person has been unwell the B complex vitamin can be extremely valuable in aiding the recovery process. Fatigue can be a symptom of a multitude of illnesses as well as simply overdoing things but the B complex vitamin can help alleviate general tiredness and lethargy.Interestingly, some skin conditions, such as dermatitis, can also benefit from addition B complex vitamin intake. In fact, a number of creams and other skin preparations contain added vitamin B complex that can be absorbed by the skin to alleviate the condition. The condition of a person’s hair will also be greatly improved with sufficient B complex vitamin intake.
A quick guide to vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements could be useful for you all so I am going to put up some basic info about vitamins to start with. This could be considered to be general knowledge but sometimes its helpful to have another source. Its my aim to build up this site so that my visitors will be able to easily find all kinds of quick health info when they are out and about, perhaps in the health food shop or at the Homoeopathic pharmacy.
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