Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a condition where the immune system produces inflammation in the lining of the bladder. This condition will suddenly create changes within the body because it causes food sensitivities and allergies to some foods and nutritious supplements. Thus, an effective interstitial cystitis diet must be taken into consideration by patients to possibly correct the condition or prevent its aggravation.

As a result of the inflammation of the bladder linings, interstitial cystitis produces an acidic environment within the body. The acidic environment within the body is usually caused by a long time consumption of too much carbohydrates-filled processed foods including sugar and maybe enhance by high toxic burden of heavy metals and chemicals, intake of antibiotics and too much stress. That's why an effective planning for the best interstitial cystitis diet must be taken very seriously. It may cause patients to have sixty degrees changes in their diet but it will absolutely add to patient's life span on this challenging world.

Acidic foods are a big no-no to IC patients. It is a mortal sin to take these foods. Likewise, artificial sweeteners, chocolates, dried beans, some fruits, salty meats and soups must be totally avoided by IC patient. Carbonated and acidic drinks are also not recommended to them. Further, caffeinated drinks, alcoholic products and most teas must not be consumed by the patient. There are also some regular vitamins that can not be taken by IC patients most especially Vitamin C or Vitamin C-mixed supplements as it will aggravate the acidic environment in the patient's body and consequently inflamed more the linings of the bladder.

With all the above foods to avoid, IC patients may already think that living with no good food to take will give them more burdens. However, there are still a wide variety of foods and goods that IC patients may consume to enjoy life. If acidic food aggravates the condition, then alkaline foods also alleviate the pain and discomfort of patients. Vegetables are good diets for interstitial cystitis patients. However, tomatoes and tomato products must be avoided because they are acidic. Breads; milk but not flavored or soy milk; meats; fruits such as pears, apples and blue berries including desserts like caramel and vanilla ice cream could likewise be enjoyed by IC patients. Furthermore, drinking plenty of water everyday is an effective neutralizer of acidity. It is highly recommended that potable water must be taken by the patients at even intervals throughout the day. Water naturally saturates the body with many nutrients and it hastens and improves normal functioning of body system including the immune system. The patient may also take one of these: cod liver oil, glyconutrients, and colostrums or grape seed extract depending on which boost their immune system.

Along with the above interstitial cystitis diet, patients may also take remedies such as baking soda and compresses of castor oil as this is used to treat the symptoms. Chelation therapy and clay bath, on the other hand, could possibly prevent the condition.

Interstitial cystitis may totally change the lifestyle of the patient but to enjoy life with this condition, the patient must observed the recommended diet for them to live longer.

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27 thoughts on “Proper Diet For Lupus Patients

  1. John M.

    IS THIS ROSACEA>??????
    I have constant redness in the middle of my forehead and on both of the upper portion of my cheeks and I can always see the redness there even if it’s very slight.

  2. ♥charlies angel♥

    i have pink eye??
    ive had it for about 2 days… my eyes were just irritated and i had discharge

    i looked in the mirror to see how it was doing- looked under my upper eyelid and my eye is starting to look blood red.

    im on drops, and recently starting working for an eye doctor. thing is, ive not had any patients that have had pink eye so i dont know if this is normal or if it means its getting worse.
    im getting it checked tomm, but im very curious.
    thanks!!!!
    as i mentioned, i work for an eye doctor
    and i always always wash my hands

    1. ALT DOC

      Hi Stardust

      Here are some answers and ideas to heal your condition.

      Causes of Conjunctivitis
      The primary causes of conjunctivitis are allergies, infection, poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.

      The use of pharmaceutical drugs can also cause conjunctivitis, as well as other types of vision problems. These include antihistamines, diuretics, oral contraceptives, steroids, chlorpromazine, digoxin, ethambutol, gold (used to treat arthritis and lupus), haloperidol, hydroxychloroquine sulfate, and tetracycline.

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      Natural Cures

      Ayurveda: According to Ayurvedic theory, most vision problems are due to digestive disorders. Attention is given to regular eye exercises, as well as the use of the herbs amla, licorice, and triphala, and a diet rich in organic, whole food with abundant quantities of antioxidant rich vegetables such as carrots and spinach.

      Diet: Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Antioxidant vegetables include bell peppers, carrots, celery, parsley, spinach, tomatoes, yellow squash, and dark-green leafy vegetables, such as chard, collards and kale. Fruit high in anti-oxidants include berries, especially the dark rich colored berries, purple and red grapes, plums, cherries, mangos, melons and citrus fruit. Organic egg yolks are also recommended because they are rich in carotenoids, an important class of antioxidants. It is best to eat soft, rather than hard cooked egg yolks to preserve the heat sensitive valuable carotenoids. Soft boiled, poached, sunny side up, or raw eggs are best.

      Raw eggs may be eaten if they come from a reliable organic source and are washed prior to cracking. Samonella travels on the shell of the egg and enters the egg from the outside, so washing eggs with hot sudsy water minimizes exposure.

      Avoid all processed and fried foods, sugar and sugar products, refined, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and unhealthy hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Milk and dairy products should be consumed sparingly, and preferably raw and organic. Avoid conventional flesh foods and overcooked/grilled meats. In addition, test for food allergies and sensitivities and eliminate those foods that test positive.

      Also be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces, to help flush out accumulated debris in the eye drainage channels. Proper hydration is also essential for maintaining the suppleness of the eyes` lenses. Fresh raw green juices are also an important addition to one`s daily food plan. See the recipe section for green juice suggestions.

      Eye Exercises: The following eye exercises are useful for preventing and reversing most types of vision problems.

      Juice Therapy: Drink 16 ounces of carrot juice and/or carrot juice combined with fresh squeezed celery, cucumber, parsley, and spinach in two divided doses (eight ounces per serving) each day.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, lutein, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), riboflavin, selenium, taurine, zeaxthanin, and zinc.

      Lifestyle: Avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands and fingertips, especially if your hands are unwashed. Frequent eye rubbing can cause the conjunctiva to become irritated and inflamed, and can also expose your eyes to harmful infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses.

      Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): According to TCM theory, most vision problems are due to diminished liver function. To restore healthy liver function, TCM practitioners combine Acupuncture with dietary changes and traditional Chinese herbs, such as ginkgo biloba and ginseng.

      Alternative Professional Care
      The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for preventing and treating cataracts: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Magnetic Therapy, and Naturopathic Medicine

      Best of health to you

  3. Zack

    Teenager Tired all the time for no reason?
    I am 18 year old male and for the past 3 years I have felt really tired. I am also having other symptoms like physical weakness, sore muscles, fuzzy vision, fatigue, ringing in ears, shaky hands, and depression. I have been to different doctors and they haven’t really found anything that could be causing this. I have had an MRI and lots of blood work that only showed that i was low in vitamin D, around 32 and i had a positive ANA which he thought could be lupus but i didn’t really show any other symptoms of it. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with what it would be? Can a low vit D level cause a lot of this which could cause the depression? Also it feels like i have allergies 24/7 now also which is weird because i never really had allergy problems before.
    Hope someone can help me out!!!

  4. :)

    Ways to get rid of/reduce rosacea (red cheeks)?
    I have red on my cheeks, more on one than the other, a little on my chin and a little on my forehead. I want ot get rid of it but it needs to be cheap.. Oh and £30 creams do not count as cheap :’) Thanks…

  5. shannon

    I have fibromyalgia and osteoathritis if anyone has the same how are you being treated for it?
    My DR hasn’t done anything but put me on Lyrica but it didn’t agree with me.

  6. Chelsea Mills

    Do you think this is rosacea?
    Ok, so for the past few months, my face will randomly be blood red, dry and hot. It doesn’t affect my forehead, only my cheeks and under by chin and a little on my neck, when its under my chin its kinda blotchy. Does ths sound like rosacea? Thanks!

  7. baNANA

    i have rosacea. i need suggestions to help calm it!?
    im 21 and have had rosacea all my life. i turn into a tomato it feels like. any way my doctor prescribed a gel for me to use but it doesnt seem to get me anywhere. is their any over the counter medicine i can try or face cleansers…. or even home made stuff herbs ill try just about anything. im tiered of this and it gets embarrassing it looks like i have acne and that is not the case!! help please.

  8. springo88

    I’m only 31 but suffer from arthritis any ideas to help??
    I Take anti imflamotries and eat good healty foods and try to stay away from adicy foods that are not good for the joints. I know fish is a great source but i am allergic to it. I bought fish oil tables and glocusimine pills which are supposed to be great for replenshing the fluid around the joints. I was so sick from them. My knees creak and i click and creak and all over. The pills i take stop most of the aches wsa wondering if anyone knows of any other way to prevent further damage and not just pop a pill to take away the pain??

    1. hitchboy20002000

      hi There. This is the advise I give to my patients and I hope this helps you out too.

      ARTHRITIS – OSTEOARTHRITIS/ RHEUMATOID

      Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, usually accompanied by pain, stiffness, swelling, loss of function and over time, changes in structure. Arthritis is associated with many diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus erythematosus, Lyme disease, psoriasis, scleroderma, Reiter’s syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, and ankylosing spondylitis.

      Symptoms
      Osteoarthritis, usually found in elderly people, develops mainly as a result of the continuous wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. It is the most prevalent form of arthritis. It is characterised by pain and stiffness (especially after exercise), swelling, deformity, and/or a diminished range of motion.
      Bone growths or spurs may develop on the margins of affected joints, increasing pain and decreasing mobility. There may be audible cracking or grating noises when the joint moves.

      Rheumatoid arthritis causes stiffness (especially in the mornings), swelling, and, often, crippling pain. It may also cause fatigue, anaemia and weight loss. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder: it is a “self-attacking-self” disease. The body’s immune system improperly identifies the synovial membranes as foreign. Inflammation results, damaging cartilage and tissues in and around the joints. Normal spaces within the joints become narrowed and the bones may even fuse together.

      Causes
      The causes of osteoarthritis can be injury or an inherited defect in the protein that forms cartilage. Mostly, it is a result of the wear and tear related to ageing, diet and lifestyle. Risk factors include obesity, overuse or abuse of joints as in sports or strenuous occupations, and trauma.

      The underlying cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown.

      Natural Therapies
      The application of proper diet, and lifestyle changes, combined with nutritional supplements may relieve the inflammation, pain and slow-down degeneration of the affected joints.
      Glucosamine- Clinical trials show that glucosamine may help reduce joint inflammation and swelling, increase joint mobility and provide temporary relief of the pain of osteoarthritis.
      Blackmores Lyprinol® is a natural anti-inflammatory supplement containing a unique patented marine extract. Its potent anti-inflammatory action assists in the maintenance of healthy airways and breathing passages, and may provide relief from joint swelling and arthritis.
      Fish Oil 1000 contains omega-3 fatty acids which provide an anti-inflammatory action within the body which may be beneficial for the relief of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis

      Important Notes

      If you suspect you are suffering from arthritis, prompt diagnosis will help to determine the type, and therefore, the right treatment and prevention.

      Food allergies may be a cause for some individuals especially if there is only occasional joint pain. An elimination diet, or allergy diet, may be necessary to determine which foods are the offending allergens.

      Arthritis is sometimes described as just a symptom of an underlying condition. If you are suffering from arthritis, it is imperative to investigate the health of all the different systems of the body, especially the health of the digestive, circulatory and immune systems. Arthritis is a complex, and also very individual condition requiring individual attention.

      Prevention

      Exercise is important in both the prevention and treatment of arthritis . It improves muscle strength and maintains mobility.

      Overweight and obesity also affect the weight bearing joints, which become irritated and stressed by having to carry too much of a load.

      Correct posture is also important in avoiding body weight to be distributed unevenly, and causing stiffness and crippling.

      Craig – Naturopath

  9. alexispistacho

    Patients with lupus?
    I am doing a research project for my senior year in high school and its on LUPUS, and how people live w/ it and their struggles, day by day, so if you’d like to share some info about it, that’d be SO GREAT =) thankyou.
    -what you go through each day?
    -constant reminders that you have lupus?
    -what were some symptoms?
    -can you tell you have lupus, or do you look perfectly normal?
    I just basiccly need, whatever you have =) thankyou so much.

    1. Natural Healer

      Hi ALex

      THis is probably more than you need, but here is the most common answers on Lupus.

      Definition
      Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects the blood and connective tissue.

      Types
      There are two main types of lupus. Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) affects the exposed areas of the skin and sometimes the joints. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more serious and potentially fatal condition that affects the body`s organs in addition to the blood and connective tissues.

      Symptoms
      Lupus symptoms vary according to the severity of the illness and the affected organs. SLE can strike abruptly, accompanied by fever and mimicking an acute infection. But it can also occur slowly over months, even years, exhibiting only sporadic episodes of fever and fatigue. Most people with SLE complain of pain in various joints that mimics arthritis, or in children it simulates growing pains. In adults, there is often a history of growing pains. Over time, muscular contraction may deform the joints.

      Many patients also manifest rashes on their face, neck, upper chest, and/or elbows. In DLE, the rash starts as red, circular thickened areas that leave scars, most often affecting the face and scalp, and can also cause permanent hair loss. In SLE, there is a characteristic “butterfly-shaped” rash that occurs on the cheeks and over the bridge of the nose. Rashes in SLE patients do not scar and do not cause permanent hair loss.

      Ulcers on mucous membranes such as the mouth and nose are also common. Swelling of the hands and fingers can occur, as well, as can sensitivity to light, kidney disorders, pleurisy (inflammation of lining of the lungs), pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart), iron deficiency, anemia, and high blood pressure. Swelling of lymph nodes is also common, especially in children.

      SLE is considered as mild if the symptoms are mainly fever, joint pain, rash, headaches, pleurisy, and pericarditis. It is considered severe if it is associated with life-threatening diseases. Severe SLE requires immediate corticosteroid therapy, which can only be administered under a doctor`s care. Since SLE is often chronic, with periods of improvement and relapse over many years, years of remission can occur in between periods of symptoms. This does not necessarily mean that the disease is gone. To be sure, you may need blood tests for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and sometimes skin biopsies.

      Note: According to the American Rheumatoid Association, four of the following eight symptoms must be present for a diagnosis of lupus: ANA antibodies in the blood, low white blood cell or platelet count or hemolytic anemia, joint pain in a number of joints (arthritis), butterfly rash on cheeks, abnormal cells in the urine, light sensitivity, mouth sores, and seizure or psychosis.

      Cause
      Food allergies (there is a 100 percent correlation between lupus and food allergies), rheumatoid arthritis, other connective tissue diseases, parasites, candidiasis, bowel problems, and digestive enzyme deficiencies can create symptoms that mimic or exacerbate SLE. Migraines, epilepsy, and psychoses must also be ruled out before a proper course of treatment can be decided upon.

      Both forms of lupus primarily strike young women (90% of cases) and young children.

      The drugs hydralazine, procainamide, and beta blockers can cause false-positive readings of SLE, and can also produce a lupus-like condition that disappears when the drugs are no longer taken. Birth control pills and environmental stresses can also exacerbate lupus symptoms.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet. Also avoid overeating and limit your intake of dairy, beef products, and polyunsaturated oils. Also screen for food allergies and avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Increase your intake of vegetables, especially green, yellow, and orange, and consume non-farm-raised fish several times a week.

      Herbs: Supplementation with Swedish bitters with each meal can increase hydrochloric acid production. Also drink an infusion of nettle twice a day. Other useful herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, licorice, pau d`arco, and red clover

      Juice Therapy: Drink the juice of carrot, celery, flaxseed oil, black currant oil, and garlic.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) deficiency is common in people with lupus, therefore HCL supplements with each meal is advised. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A with beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes taken away from meals, digestive enzymes taken with meals, and the amino acids L-cysteine, L-methionine, and L-cystine.

      Topical Treatment: PABA cream applied topically can help ease symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating Lupus: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork, Cell Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Enzyme Therapy, Guided Imagery, Homeopathy, Juice Therapy, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, Qigong, Rolfing, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  10. piti

    What is the treatment of maculopapular?
    Actually i want to know, every thing about that skin disease?
    What should be the diet of the patients?

    1. ALT DOC

      Hi Piti

      Here are some answers and remedies.

      Causes of Macular Degeneration
      Although macular degeneration is often considered a natural consequence of aging, there is nothing natural about it. Rather, it is most often caused by poor diet and nutritional deficiencies, impaired digestive function, environmental toxins, smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, and regular exposure to ultraviolet light. Heavy metal toxicity should also be considered in the case of macular degeneration. All of these factors result in free radical damage and impaired circulation, both of which pose serious threats to the overall health of the eyes.

      Macular degeneration can also occur as a result of pre-existing health conditions, including arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure. The use of pharmaceutical drugs can also cause macular degeneration, as well as other types of vision problems. These include antidepressants, antihistamines, blood pressure medication, diuretics, oral contraceptives, steroids, chlorpromazine, digoxin, ethambutol, gold (used to treat arthritis and lupus), haloperidol, hydroxychloroquine sulfate, and tetracycline.

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      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils can help to relieve stress and tension, which can contribute to or exacerbate glaucoma: bergamot, jasmine, lavender, rose, sandlewood, and ylang ylang.

      Ayurveda: According to Ayurvedic theory, most vision problems are due to digestive disorders. Emphasis is given to regular eye exercises, as well as the use of the herbs amla, licorice, and triphala, and a diet rich in organic, whole food with abundant quantities of antioxidant rich vegetables such as carrots and spinach.

      Color Therapy: This form of healing has been in use since the times of ancient Egypt. It involves the use of specific colors to either calm or stimulate the eyes and surrounding muscles, blood vessels, lymph glands, etc. Magenta light emitted from a magenta screen placed over a light bulb helps to stimulate the entire macular region of the eyes, while blue-green light helps to enhance the flow of lymph in the eyes to improve the elimination of cellular debris. Green-yellow light can also be used to improve overall visual acuity, and is also helpful for nightblindess.

      Diet: Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Antioxidant vegetables include bell peppers, carrots, celery, parsley, spinach, tomatoes, yellow squash, and dark-green leafy vegetables, such as chard, collards and kale. Fruit high in anti-oxidants include berries, especially the dark rich colored berries, purple and red grapes, plums, cherries, mangos, melons and citrus fruit. Organic egg yolks are also recommended because they are rich in carotenoids, an important class of antioxidants. It is best to eat soft, rather than hard cooked egg yolks to preserve the heat sensitive valuable carotenoids. Soft boiled, poached, sunny side up, or raw eggs are best.

      Raw eggs may be eaten if they come from a reliable organic source and are washed prior to cracking. Samonella travels on the shell of the egg and enters the egg from the outside, so washing eggs with hot sudsy water minimizes exposure.

      Avoid all processed and fried foods, sugar and sugar products, refined, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and unhealthy hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Milk and dairy products should be consumed sparingly, and preferably raw and organic. Avoid conventional flesh foods and overcooked/grilled meats. In addition, test for food allergies and sensitivities and eliminate those foods that test positive.

      Also be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces, to help flush out accumulated debris in the eye drainage channels. Proper hydration is also essential for maintaining the suppleness of the eyes` lenses. Fresh raw green juices are also an important addition to one`s daily food plan. See the recipe section for green juice suggestions.

      Eye Exercises: The following eye exercises are useful for preventing and reversing most types of vision problems.

      Rest your eyes for five minutes every 30 to 60 minutes, relaxing your gaze and staring into space.
      Blink your eyes regularly. This reduces eyestrain.
      Take regular breaks throughout the day to breathe deeply for a few minutes, coupled with neck and shoulder stretching. This helps to ensure that your eye muscles receive adequate amounts of oxygen.
      To further reduce facial tension, yawn in an exaggerated fashion. Doing so helps to stretch and relax your facial muscles.
      Cover your eyes with you palms for five minutes and breathe deeply. Do this every one to two hours.
      Spend 20 to 30 minutes each day rapidly switching your focus from near to far. An easy way to do this is to hold your finger six to eight inches from your eyes. Focus on it for a moment, then focus on an object in the distance. Keep changing your focus from near to far. This is an excellent way to exercise your eye muscles.
      Roll your eyes all the way up and down in a full circular motion for five minutes, three to five times a day.
      Pin a sheet of reading material to the wall and read it from two feet away (or closer if you need to). Each day, step further away from the wall. With regular practice, you will eventually be able to read the same material from across the room. If you are nearsighted, reverse this process, starting as far away from the sheet of paper as you need to be, then slowly moving closer each day until you are able to read it standing only a few inches away.
      Flower Essences: To help deal with unresolved mental or emotional factors that can contribute to glaucoma, the following remedies can be helpful: Aspen—to ease general fears, Clematis—if you tend to avoid your problems by “living in a dream world”, Honeysuckle—for those who avoid the challenges of the present by becoming nostalgic for the past, and Rescue Remedy—for cases of acute glaucoma.

      Herbs: The following herbs can be very helpful for preventing and slowing the progression of cataracts: bilberry, curcumin, gentian root, grapeseed extract, ginkgo biloba, and pine bark extract (pycnogenol). Juice Therapy: Drink 16 ounces of carrot juice and/or carrot juice combined with fresh squeezed celery, cucumber, parsley, and spinach in two divided doses (eight ounces per serving) each day.

      Lifestyle: Avoid eyestrain by refraining from working at computer terminal or reading for long periods of time. Also refrain from watching television of movies in the dark, as well as spending prolonged periods in darkness. In addition, avoid exposure to secondhand smoke and, if you smoke, stop. When outside on sunny days, wear sunglasses that protect against both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays.

      To help prevent and relief eye pressure, regularly engage in mild aerobic exercises such as jogging, brisk walking, and rebounding (jumping on a mini-trampoline).

      Micro-Current Therapy: Micro-Current Therapy is recommended by Grace Halloran, Ph.D., founder of the Integrated Visual Healing Center, in San Leandro, California. It involves the use of micro-currents administered along meridians in order to stimulate the eye muscles and improve the circulation of the eyes` surrounding blood vessels. Micro-Current Therapy is non-invasive and can be self-administered after proper training, using devices such as the MicroStim.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid, beta-carotene, betaine hydrochloride, chromium, digestive enzymes, flavonoids, lutein, magnesium, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), riboflavin, rutin, selenium, taurine, zeaxthanin, and zinc. DHA or omega-3 oils, such as fish oil, are also advised.

      Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): According to TCM theory, most vision problems are due to diminished liver function. To restore healthy liver function, TCM practitioners combine acupuncture with dietary changes and traditional Chinese herbs, such as ginkgo biloba and ginseng.

      Alternative Professional Care
      The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for preventing and treating cataracts: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bodywork (Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, and Therapeutic Massage), Craniosacral Therapy, Chiropractic, Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, with a focus on heavy metal detoxification, Chelation Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Osteopathic Medicine.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  11. Molly

    fingers, toes, noes ears and sometimes lips are constantly cold?!?
    when i’m inside my house which is heated, (it’s on 70 right now, super warm) my fingers, toes, nose and ears are really cold! Everybody always tells me how cold my hands are and when i feel everybody elses hands they’re always very warm. I am constantly trying to warm my hands up by rubbing them together and clenching them in fists. It’s been like this for as long as i can remember! When I go outside in the cold my fingers, toes, nose , ears and lips will be icy cold and will turn BLUE!! they’ll be numb! I’m pretty sure this isn’t bad circulation because the symptoms to that are smoking and being overweight. I’m on a strict vegan diet, i dont smoke and I exercise at least 3 times a week. I’m very healthy

    What could this be?! ugh

    1. Reagan

      Bad circulation maybe hereditary my dad has bad circulation and i get that from him so in the winter time i suffer abit but not to the point of going blue that’s something you should see your doctor about.

      Edit 2 I looked this up for you as it showed all your symptons

      A feeling of cold in the hands and/or feet — or sensitivity to the cold — is a common complaint in people with hypothyroidism. Typically, if you’re a thyroid patient experiencing these symptoms, the cold sensitivity and cold extremities will decrease usually significantly after you’ve received appropriate treatment for your underactive thyroid.
      But in some thyroid patients, symptoms continue. When cold hands and/or feet persist, you should be evaluated for Raynaud’s syndrome. Raynaud’s (sometimes also spelled Reynaud’s) is also known as Raynaud’s phenomenom. It’s a disease that involves an interruption in the blood flow to fingers and toes (and sometimes nose and ears), due to spasms in the blood vessels.

      An excellent review of the diagnostic tests for Raynaud’s is featured in this Guide to Raynaud’s.

      Some common triggers for Raynaud’s include:
      •Going outside during frigid temperatures
      •Holding an iced drink
      •Walking into an air conditioned room
      •Putting your hands in the freezer
      •Putting hands under cold water
      •Emotional stress
      During a Raynaud’s attack, the affected area typically turns white, and as oxygen fails to reach the extremities, they can turn blue. You may feel tingling or painful throbbing, and the affected area may swell. Symptoms can resolve quickly or may last for hours.
      Raynaud’s is a condition seen on its own, but also shows up as a “secondary” disease alongside other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, lupus, Sjögren’s Syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

      Treatments

      If your symptoms are due to Raynaud’s, beyond proper thyroid treatment, avoiding or minimizing cold exposure is a key way to avoid symptoms. If you are a smoker, you should also stop smoking, as that is known to aggravate symptoms. Biofeedback treatments may also be a help for some patients.

      Drug treatments can help, but the drugs used may have various side effects. Some of the drug treatments currently being used for Raynaud’s include:
      •Calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine (brand names Adalat, Nifedical, and Procardia)
      •Angiotensin II inhibitors i.e., candesartan (Atacand), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), and valsartan (Diovan).
      •The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac)
      •The vasodilator sildenafil (Viagra)

  12. Mommy of a girl and 2 boys! :)

    Sudden weight loss, lightheaded, swollen belly…?
    Let me start off by saying I was diagnosed with “fibromyalgia” almost 3 years ago, but it seems that over the last week things have been acting up.

    For example, the other day out of the blue, my feet felt like red hot pokers were stabbing my feet. It only lasted a minute or so, but it felt like forever. I have been so dizzy and lightheaded and have just felt “off” and SO tired. Another strange thing is that despite the fact my stomach looks swollen (I just thought I was gaining weight) I have actually dropped 4 lbs since Tuesday night (so not even 2 days). My diet is the same, so I am not sure what is going on. I have a dr. appt. next week but I thought I would see if anyone has experienced this. Anyways, THANKS IN ADVANCE 🙂

  13. Saz

    Questions On Complications During Pregnancy…PLEASE Help Im Stuck! Best Answer To First Proper Answer!!!?
    Basically Yhoo have To Fill I The Blanks. Believe Me Ive Tried Google And Im Totally Stuck! PLease Help!

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    Symptom? Severe Pain On One Side
    Cause And Result? Feltilised Egg Gets Stuck In Fallopian Tube.
    Treatment?………………………….
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    4. ……………………?………………
    Symptoms? High Blood Pressure, Swelling, Protein in Urine, High Weight Gain, Develops in ……………?………………
    Pregnancy.
    Cause & Result? ……………………………?
    Treatment?………………………….

    5. Fibroids & Ovarion cysts
    Symptoms? Swellings on wall of uterus or the ovaries. May cause pain or bleeding.
    Cause & Result? …………………………….?
    Treatment?………………………….

    6. Haemorrhage
    Symptoms? Heavy Bleeding
    Cause & Result? Complications with P…………?
    Treatment? Medical Care Essential.

    Thankyhoo all so much for yhoor help!!!

    1. Kiari

      1. Kidney And Bladder Disorder
      Symptom?…………………….
      Cause And Result?………………..?…..
      Treatment? Regular Urine Tests, Bed Rest, Antibiotics, Reduce………………???……

      2. Anemia
      Symptom? Feels Tired And Listless.
      Causes And result? most women start pregnancy without the sufficient stores of iron. if you no longer have enough iron to make the hemoglobin you need, you become anemic. Risks are higher if you hve morning sickness severe enough to cause frequent vomiting, two or more pergnancies close together, multiple pregnancy like twins, iron-poor diet, or if you pre-pregnancy menstrual flow was heavy.
      Treatment? Take iron or Folic acid and vitamin B12 Tablets.

      3. Ectopic pregnancy
      Symptom? Severe Pain On One Side
      Cause And Result? Fertilized Egg Gets Stuck In Fallopian Tube.
      Treatment? If an ectopic pregnancy is present, immediate medical attention is necessary. If the person being evaluated is stable medication may be given to “dissolve” the pregnancy. Treatment with a drug called methotrexate is effective in selected cases of ectopic pregnancy and is associated with minimal side effects. For more advanced gestations, intratubal injection (under laparoscopic and ultrasonic guidance) of methotrexate, potassium chloride or prostaglandin F has also been used, but this is uncommon. If the person being evaluated has signs of internal bleeding, a surgical procedure will be performed immediately to evacuate any blood and remove the pregnancy.

      4. Preeclampsia (also called toxemia)
      Symptoms? High Blood Pressure, Swelling, Protein in Urine, High Weight Gain, Develops in late Pregnancy.
      Cause & Result? The exact cause of preeclampsia is unknown. Increased risk factors: History of preeclampsia, first pregnancy, age (older than 35), obesity, multiple pregnancy (twins etc), gestational diabetes, history of medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease or lupus.
      Treatment? rest, laying on left side, increase prenatal checkups, consume less salt, drink more water. blood pressure medication, delivery.

      5. Fibroids & Ovarion cysts
      Symptoms? Swellings on wall of uterus or the ovaries. May cause pain or bleeding.
      Cause & Result? Typically, ovarian cysts are functional (not disease related) and occur as a normal process of ovulation. A fibroid starts as a single muscle cell in the uterus. For reasons that are not known, this cell changes into a fibroid tumor cell and starts to grow and multiply. Heredity may be a factor.
      Treatment? many patients require no treatment. severe cases require surgery

      6. Haemorrhage
      Symptoms? Heavy Bleeding
      Cause & Result? Complications with placenta.
      Treatment? Medical Care Essential.

  14. Grace

    Please don’t give up. I will keep you in my prayers. I believe in a God that heals even when the doctors say that a disease is incurable. A friend of mine was told that she had ovarian cancer and that she would never have children…..we and many other Christians prayed that Jesus would heal her, and she became pregnant just a few years ago! There is a God who heals out there, His name is Jesus Christ and all you have to do is invite Him into your heart and life and ask Him to heal you. You can pray this prayer sincerely: Lord Jesus, please come into my life and be my Savior and Lord. Please forgive my sins, and give me the gift of eternal life.
    You need the faith and faith comes by the word of God(the bible) meditate on healing scriptures from the Holy Bible and the Lord will heal you if you believe and ask Him to heal you. His will is for you to be healed.
    The Lord healed my grandmother of Lukemia, and he healed my little girl I almost lost her. Don’t worry just put your trust in Jesus and be patient, He will heal you.

  15. Clare

    CFS: how to be less tired – please help?
    Hello
    I am a 16-year-old female, doing 4 AS-levels and I have exams coming up very soon. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (and also suffer from anemia, insomnia and depression), and I am always very physically and mentally tired, no matter how much or little sleep I get. If anyone could give me any advice as to how to feel less tired (which is very important due to exams and having extremely limited ability to concentrate and stay awake), I would be very grateful.

    I don’t drink alcohol or smoke, and my diet is good, although I possibly don’t get enough fruit and veg. I am taking iron, vitamins C, D and B, evening primrose oil, flax seed oil, L-carnetine, D-ribose and some other things (I can’t remember the names…). Thank you for your help.
    Clare
    Just remembered – I also take multivitamin and multimineral (along with other things).
    I thought I should add – I have only recently been diagnosed with CFS, and have only been taking the majority of the treatments for a few months – so it is unlikely that I would be really feeling their benefits yet…

    1. Costa

      First of all let me say I am so very sorry you are suffering from this illness. I have had it half my life but was at least 39 when it hit me strong after 8 years of fibromyalgia.

      I have learned as I study all research for both syndrome names that taking B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin is a wise choice. It skips the process in our body we may not be able to do in metabolism. Also read and understand all you can about CoQ10. That has helped greatly with my energy level and each person’s body is different so study that. The D-ribose with it, yes ! And, check out the amounts you should be taking vs. things that might come in a package with others.

      Your thyroid hormones are not working right. Its a very complicated process to explain here but though the gland may be (or may not be) the hormones don’t work correctly in the body. If the doctor has not checked that ask him to do so, please. Many doctors wont’ prescribe any thyroid hormone if the blood tests do not show an issue.

      Without proper metabolism of the things you eat certain things really make you worse.
      I learned (as hard as it was) that most of the illnesses in the families of Fibro and Me/Cfids survivors eliminated glutens BROW, barley, rye, oats and wheat, from their diet. There is so much now you can do with gluten free things. I just had an awesome chocolate cake made with splenda and ground flax seed. Best chocolate cake I ever had and no flour! Sugar is NOT your friend. If you can replace it or do without it, your energy level will improve. Carbohydrates just can’t metabolize.

      The thyroid can not work without Vitamin D. I am told and read the best source is D3. I have read that it takes a much larger dosage than I had ever been taking to stop breast and colon cancer and that many fibromyalgia and me/cfids patients were deficit in D or on the low end of the blood work.
      Ask your doctor to run your vitamin D. Ask him if you may take 5,000 for a while and he might run it again. It will help those thyroid hormones function better, thus you may be able to metabolize better.

      Some people have pain with their me/cfids many are just horribly fatigued. I got Fibromyalgia diagnosis before my Me/CFids diagnosis and the pain was horrible with little fatigue. Taking the extra D if the doctor agrees may stop you from getting other syndromes on top.

      GABA is an important brain thing that is disrupted in us. Google it and read all about it. Some people are on drugs that address the GABA, others have a hard time taking them. I do.
      But I have had success and feel better on Gamalate B6. discuss that with your doc too. It has much less side effects than many drugs they wish to give us for better neurotransmitter function.

      My last item, which is super important to me and might be hard for you… but try it. At 9:00 each night I take Melatonin again with B6. The reason for that is because we have a deficit there too and we can’t get to sleep and stay there. I heard there was a good one at Sams with other ingredients that should sure help if you have that store near you. Then, after you take it, go to bed each night at the very same time. Allow the natural hormone of your body to work with the additional help of Melatonin.

      Look on facebook or other areas for support groups for ME/CFids or Fibromyalgia…. many people have both – Lupus too. If you go to them, they often give advice as to what works for them. Many of us truly treat our own illness because doctors don’t understand much about genes and mitochondria in the cells. They are all about blood work and Xrays for the most part. Its very frustrating and often degrating for the patient. My friends have taught me so much.

      I Hope something I said to you helps…. Power naps, careful of stress as much as possible because we cant metabolize one of the items that we should when we sleep. Exams don’t sound like a non stress time ! Good luck.

      HOP

  16. ♪£yricảl♪

    Natural remedies for rosacea?
    my rosacea surfaced when i exposed myself to the sun too much without sun protection. it’s not inherited. are there natural ways to solve it? or at least can control… any help would be appreciated. thanks

  17. lloydtj

    Should I be concerned about diabetic neuropathy in my metatarsals?
    8 years ago I was diagnosed as diabetic and concurrent with that there surfaced a numbness in my feet. Since then my feet have never pained me but I am always aware of the numbness which increases and decreases from time to time throughout the day. My blood sugar is fairly well maintained at this time but I am concerned that sometime in the future my feet will get worse and I will have to undergo some sort of treatment which might cause me to be a cripple the rest of my life!

    1. Van A

      Hi lloydtj,
      Your symptoms can be temporary, this is sort of like a wait and see thing. What you are describing is normal for diabetics and I know because I have had this very thing, the numbness coming and going. It also show up if you had major surgery. You wake up from the procedure and there is this constant numbness that never really goes away.
      Now about diabetic neuropathy in your metatarsals, it has been know to happen. First off metatarsals are the small bones in your feet and current research has shown that patients with type 2 diabetes have developed this type of problem. You obviously know that as you get older there is a possibility for you to develop neuropathy.
      First off and just for the sake of information diabetic neuropathies are actually a family of nerves disorders that are brought on by diabetes. Nerves are actually in tissues not bones. You know this because if you slap your fist to a wall it would hurt more and longer too. There are many kind of neuropathies and some common ones are peripheral, autonomic, proximal, or focal. Each affects different parts of the body in various ways. I am not going to go into them in detail, but just know that they exist. Many things that cause diabetes neuropathy are high blood sugars levels, high body fat levels, and low levels of insulin. Other factors that cause this to are the autoimmune disorders e.g lupus.
      You can prolong the neuropathy by keeping really good control of your blood sugar, use light exercises to keep your body weight constant or to lose a few pounds. Let me strees exercise here, current research show that with exercise and weight loss, type 2 diabetics can actually be taken off insulin provided that strict control of the diet is maintained. Imagine that for a second, just by taking off a couple of pounds improves your condition. Key point here, when you go to the bathroom if bowel movements are good, one can lose almost or little over 1 pound. Keep that in mind.
      Lastly, diet and proper foot care are an absolute must. Check your feet daily, especially between toes, make sure that they are dry. Wear proper fitting shoes and don’t be afraid to wears your sandals outside sometimes. I know that doctor will say this is a no no, but we diabetics are not dead, so don’t foget to enjoy life sometimes.
      As to neuropathy and bones, if you develop diabetic neuropathy, it obvious that you won’t feel anything in the feet. This means that you can slam your feet against an object, break a bone and not even know about it. Mechanical damage to the feet like this are not uncommon, but the thing is that joint problem called Charcot’s Joint can develop. These are also named neuropathic arthropathy. This is a problem whereby you experience bone break down. the foot will heal on it own, but it will heal in a warp congifiguration causing swelling due to inflammation build up. Remember diabetes can cause bone breakdown also slow healing of the tissues.
      Another problem to be aware off is diabetic amyotrophy. This is basically where the muscles and joints waste away causinging the muscle to become weak, but you feel no pain. Here are the syptoms that you should be on guard for when trying to detect neuropathy. I copied them straight from my text in case I should miss any.
      numbness, tingling, or pain in the toes, feet, legs, hands, arms, and fingers, wasting of the muscles of the feet or hands, indigestion, nausea, or vomiting, diarrhea or constipation,dizziness or faintness, due to a drop in blood pressure after standing or sitting up
      problems with urination, erectile dysfunction in men or vaginal dryness in women, weakness.
      One final note if your feet don’t get better, contact your MD office, its better to be safe than sorry. Let me know how its going.

    1. Gary B

      ALL forms of research are now “stuck”. They have all come to pretty much the same results: They can cure diabetes in lab rats, but not in humans.

      The problem is that we really don’t know WHAT causes diabetes! Some think that it is hereditary, and some think that it is an auto-immune disease, like Lupus. Either way, no one REALLY understand the mechanism, and thus a cure is STILL a long distance away.

      Right now, the ONLY “cure” for Type 1 Diabetes is a pancreatic transplant. The trouble;e with this is that the pancreas is VERY delicate, and most pancreatic transplants last less than 5 years — then you need a new one. Of course, an organ transplant requires that the patient take Rejection drugs for the rest of their life, and these drugs can cause some other problems. AND . . like all organs, there are simply not enough organ donors around to handle all the transplant patients!

      There is no cure for Type 2 Diabetes, but it can be CONTROLLED through a proper diet, better exercise, and weight control. In fact, if a person starts a healthy lifestyle early in life, Type 2 Diabetes can be completely prevented! In other words, the best “cure” for Type 2 Diabetes is to never get it in the first place.

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