Archive for May, 2012

Gallstones – Do You Have Them?

The first question to answer is – what is a gallstone?

A gallstone is a crystalline concretion formed within the gallbladder by accretion of bile components. These calculi are formed in the gallbladder, but may pass distally into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct, or the ampulla of Vater.

The above description is courtesy of Wikipedia and you can click on the links to find out what they all mean!

Numerous small gallstones, composed largely of cholesterol

Gallstones – The Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of having gallstones are often ignored as relating to other ailments and the only certain way is to have a diagnosis done by ultra sound.  However, if you have all or any of these symptoms then I can offer a quick and effective to clean the gallbladder of any gallstones or sediment which would help in most of the symptoms presenting.

Indigestion, flatulence, period pain in the front right side below the rib cage, tension at the back of the houlders near the neck, bitter taste in the mouth, chest pain.  A life filled with regular stress will be a major culprit in stressing the gallbladder and it is always recommended to do a periodic cleanse during stressful times.

Gallstones – The Quick Flush

Starting in the morning and thoughout the whole day eat only apples – preferably green as these definitely appear to be more effective in the cleanse and preferably organic for obvious reasons of lack of pesticides.  East as many as you like but at least 4 or 5 (you will be surprised at how filling apples can be!).  Apples are the most cleansing fruit and help to soften the gallstones to avoid pain in their passing through the bile ducts when being expelled. In between drink pure water, herbal teas and/or apple juice as well.  A hint here – pure apple juice in quantity can add to the flatulence so water it down by 50%!

At bed-time – warm up 2/3 of a cup of  extra virgin olive oil to body temperature (98.4 fahrenheit) and mix in 1/3 of a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Slowly sip all of the mixture – immediately upon finishing go to bed and lie on your right side with your right leg drawn up.  In the morning all gallstones should pass in the stool.  Obviously if you have issues with constipation it would be useful to take a herbal bowel capsule or some senna tea (not too much here!)  If in doubt about your system – then ask a qualified health practitioner or e-mail me direct in the comments box!  Please ensure that you have a practitioner on standby if you have any other questions – or at least know someone who can be at the other end of a phone should you need questions answered.  If I could be with you – I would!

Gallstones – The Milder Flush

This is a milder way to soften and flush the gallstones but also slightly less effective.  For 5 consecutive days, ingest on an empty stomach 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil immediately followed by 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Gallstones – Why Have I Got Them?

The final part of this post on gallstones is to give an overview of the causes on the physical level and on the emotional level that can lead to the formation of gallstones.

Starting with the diet – Essential Fatty Acids – the function of EFAs is to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair; support proper thyroid and adrenal activity and thus bolster immunity and are required for normal growth and energy; promote healthy blood, nerves and arteries; and are crucial in the transport and breakdown of cholesterol.

Symptoms of deficiences in Essential Fatty Acids – can lead to skin disorders such as eczema and dry, scaly skin; other common imbalances are dry hair and loss of hair, nail problems, gallstones, irritability, liver problems, varicose veins, susceptibility to infections, low body weight, infertility and retarded growth.

Gallstones and the Emotional Level

I have worked for many years with the knowledge that emotions are the beginning of ill-health.  Negative emotions stored in the body that build up over a long period, not released and often fed and watered with more of the same throughout our lives!  Here is not the place for me to run through the emotions related to each of the organs but specifically those relating to the gallbladder and its partner, the liver.

The gallbladder is governed by resentment, bitterness, frustration and rage is its outlet.  Rage is completely different to anger – anger can simmer at a low level for a very long time.  Rage, on the other hand, is a major explosion of almost uncontrollable anger.  However the explosion is over almost as soon as it starts.  The other person who has been the brunt of the rage is left still feeling angry at the outburst and still simmering no doubt – not understanding why they are now being asked if they would like a cup of tea – with a smile!

Bitterness gives us a clue as to the organ – that is exactly what the gallbladder is about – the bitterness is bile – necessary to help the liver with its many functions of the digestive process.  The medical profession is often too quick to take out a gallbladder saying that we don’t need one!  OK – so why is it there?  So many people who have had gallbladder removal suffer dreadfully afterwards with a myriad of symptoms as the liver struggles to work effectively without its partner.  It is also not necessary to remove a gallbladder when we are talking about stones which can so easily be dissolved!

So there you have it – the causes and cures of gallstones! If you want to go further and understand how to keep energised all the time – click here

How Can I Change My Life For The Better?

How many times do we ask ourselves this question?  Why  do so many things seem to go wrong in our lives – business-wise, health-wise, relationship-wise, family-wise and financially?  There are reasons and here are some of them!

We are far more powerful than we realise and our inner world creates our outer world – absolutely!  What is happening outside around us is a reflection of what is happening within us.  Change one and you will change the other.

How can I change my life for the better – using Mindset Training

If you understood the power of not only your words, but your thoughts and actions as well – you would probably take a lot more responsibility for all of them!  Simply see yourself as a magnet for what you put out – it will return to you!  Changing your life for the better entails understanding  what choices you made to be in the situation you are in in the first place.  Taking responsibility for those choices ie empowering – not the opposite!  If you created your present predicament then you can change it!

Training your mind is not as difficult as most people think it is.  Imagine if you will, that your mind is the servant not the master.  If you let your mind rule your thoughts – especially when they are all negative or angry or fearful – then you are giving your power away to your servant!  So how do I go about changing my life for the better?  Watch your mind!  As soon as any negative emotional thoughts enter – don’t follow them!  It is just a choice and a path – choose not to follow that path.  Bring your mind back to just follow your breathing instead.  This is not meditation – this is about taking control back.

How can I change my life for the better- using Empowerment

Here is a video that I loved that gives you so much of what empowerment is about and why it works so well.  Watch and be uplifted and then carry on for yourself!

Empowerment is not seeing yourself as a victim in this life!  If you believe that then you believe that you are not responsible for any of your actions and you have no choice.  Wrong!  Every second, of every minute of every day you make choices.  You choose whether to cross the road with or without looking!  You choose whether to have that sticky cake that will poison your blood!  You choose whether to respond in anger to that comment just directed at you – OR NOT!!

A victim believes that nothing is their fault, that nothing happens for a reason, that the world is full of coincidences and they are just pulled back and forward at the whim of everyone and everything else!  Wow – not a particularly empowering way to live is it?

How can you empower yourself?  By beginning to recognise that you are the creator of your own reality!  Look in the mirror – what do you see?  The architect of your life! Have you ever noticed that if you expect something to go wrong that it usually does?  Why?  Because that is what you have sent out there energetically and therefore draw back the same energy.  Not what you want?  Then take responsibility for what energy or thought you choose to send out in the first place!

Changing your life for the better means recognising that you are in control!  Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen!  You are creating it for yourself!  You are powerful beyond measure – choose what you want to create!

How can I change my life for the better – using My Health

Sometimes we doubt – sometimes we are uncertain – sometimes we forget to feel and just don’t know the answer.  There is an easy way to diagnose the state of your life and the way you choose to live it.  Your body! Your health!  All the answers are here – whatever you are feeling in your body is telling you exactly how you are choosing to live your life.  The body only has one voice – pain!  How else can it tell you when you are out of balance; eating the wrong foods; not getting enough sleep; over-exercising; under-exercising etc  All the aches, pains and other myriad dof symptoms that you experience is body-speak.  Each symptom relates to an organ which relates to an emotion which relates to how you are living!

How many times have you been utterly exhausted and just wanted to sit down and rest and then have the garden call you to cut the grass; the room that needs decorating, the bicycle that needs mending etc etc  We override what our bodies are trying to tell us all the time.  We push through with our minds (the servant) and ignore what our body is trying so hard to tell us.  Continue to do it and eventually the body will shout its message a great deal louder – in giving you a more serious condition to deal with!!

How can I change my life for the better – Putting Yourself First

If we but realised that our focus always being on the outside world and what is happening to us in our lives, our business, our relationships etc – allows for it to continue to fall apart!  The more we pull back to ourselves and just focus on being loving and gentle with ourselves – the more this will reflect outwards.  A momentum is just that – the hamster wheel of the same pattern of disasters over and over.  How to stop it?  Pull back your focus to yourself.  Treating yourself gently means caring for yourself, nurturing yourself against the cold, the heat, diet, hydration etc.  Being loving means doing things lovingly – for yourself and for others – all this creates such a different flow of energy that it changes the momentum of what is happening to you on the outside.