So - you've not got a cold or any similar infection but you're troubled by frequent sneezing/mucus problems like post-nasal drip or a runny nose? - Well these problems can be caused by sensitivity to salt (which can have resulted from taking prescribed meds), and if that is the case you may like to try cutting down on salt and salty food. The problems can also be caused by eating sugary food, so you could try eating less of that. Whether your problems are salty or sugary, cutting down on processed foods is likely to improve matters. And you will feel so much better!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Yes! - More grist to my (salt) mill - my message about the many, many health benefits of eating less salt and salty food' - See this web article, published today: Is Salt Causing Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease?
Saturday, May 11, 2013
If you are about to start taking amitriptyline then be prepared for weight gain, bloating, excessive thirst, painful breasts, swollen face, constipation, memory impairment and other problems.
If you are about to start taking amitriptyline then be prepared for weight gain, bloating, excessive thirst, painful breasts, swollen face, sodium retention, fluid retention, constipation, memory impairment and other problems. You can read here about the adverse effects of taking amitriptyline. The adverse effects are not temporary. You can mitigate the severity of these side-effects by seriously cutting down on salt and salty food.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
You can read about my personal experience of HRT causing massive water retention and, consequently, morbid obesity, in my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection. Many other prescription drugs cause similar problems. - See amitriptyline and other antidepressants and prescribed steroids and other drugs. If you have these problems, you may like to consider cutting down on salt and salty food.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Have you found that saline drips make you extremely thirsty and make your hands and feet swell? Then you've had the same experience that I've had. It may well mean that you too are sensitive to salt, and that you too would greatly benefit by restricting your intake of salt and salty food. And if you ever have to have a saline drip in the future, it could be a good idea for you and your medical team to consider using a drip that contains potassium as well as sodium, instead of the usual saline drip.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hands up! - Who thinks pain is caused by a shortage of aspirin in the body? - Or by lack of antidepressants?
Now if you happen to think that the way to deal with pain is to 'kill' it, with aspirin or another pain-killer, then I wonder if you are someone employed in the pharmaceutical industry perhaps? or a shareholder in a drug company? - Or one of their dupes? - And if you think that pain is caused by 'depression', are you a medical student or doctor who has been conditioned/brainwashed to believe such nonsense by attending lectures and seminars funded by drug manufacturers who need medics to prescribe drugs in order to swell their profits? - Or are you a dentist who believes that a woman who has agonising toothache is only 'claiming' to be in agony because that belief allows you, the dentist, a good way of covering up when you or your colleagues have failed by incompetence or negligence to diagnose an acute abscess and you lack the moral courage and honesty to admit your fault/mistake? And are you more afraid of criticism and humiliation than you are afraid of leaving a fellow human being in needless, prolonged agony which appropriate dental treatment would remedy or ameliorate...
Remember, pain is a signal from the body to the brain. A signal to you that there is something wrong with your body. It is one of your body's defence mechanisms. It is not a signal to someone other than you that you are 'depressed'. That does not make evolutionary sense. - It is a very foolish idea. Do not entertain it.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Is salt fattening? - Yes, it is fattening for some people. - Salt is fattening for people who suffer from excess fluid retention. You can read here about the groups of people who are vulnerable to salt, and whose health and weight would be improved if they were to cut down on salt and salty food. They would also feel much better in themselves.
Monday, March 25, 2013
World Down's Syndrome Day is observed on March 21st. This post is a few days past that date, but never mind. Lucy Harris is a five-year-old who was born with the condition, and her father Terry Harris is a photographer. The Harris family have compiled a photographic exhibition to mark World Down's Syndrome Day and it has opened in Peterborough. I invite you to watch the videoclip on this BBC news webpage and share it with your friends to help more people to understand Down's Syndrome better.
Monday, March 18, 2013
You can easily and safely reduce fat retention without taking drugs, without reducing fat intake and without using liposuction.
You can easily and safely reduce fat retention without taking drugs, without reducing fat intake and without using liposuction. Read here about simple dietary measures (NOT dieting!) you can take to reduce fat retention and excess weight.
Were your varicose veins caused by the drugs you were prescribed? - Mine were. - You can read about my experience here, where you will also be able to read about how to reduce similar harm done to your veins and to other systems of your body.