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These health tips I have found very useful in my quest for simple and natural remedies. You should use what you read as a starting point for doing independent research. Then judge for yourself the merits of the material that has been shared here.





I had a massive verruca on my foot, since 2002. Well, actually two close together so technically I should say verrucae . ...

Last year I decided enough was enough. I'd tried the lotions and potions and nothing was helping and I didn't fancy the cutting out or burning off.... sounds painful... ouch !!!.

I remembered when I was a young girl......that Bazuka used to sell a little pot of pink cream that used to sort them out within no time, but the gel they make now proved to be useless. It just made a hard crust on the top but didn't sink in to kill the thing! Well that's what it seemed like to me.

So I did some research, seems like what kills them is something called salicylic acid. More research showed me that was basically aspirin. So I crushed up 10 aspirin into powder and mixed it into some E45 cream in a little pot. I put it on my verrucae every night for about six weeks. Guess what it worked!!! The whole thing came off and I just spent another week applying the cream just in case. That was a few years ago and its never come back.

If you have a verruca and want to try it make sure that you only apply it to the verruca and not to surrounding skin if possible.



Vital Functions of Salt in the Body


1. Salt is most effective in stabilizing irregular heartbeats and, contrary to the misconception that it causes high blood pressure, it is actually essential for the regulation of blood pressure - in conjunction with water. Naturally the proportions are critical.

2. Salt is vital to the extraction of excess acidity from the cells in the body, particularly the brain cells.

3. Salt is vital for balancing the sugar levels in the blood; a needed element in diabetics.

4. Salt is vital for the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in the body. It is used for local power generation at the sites of energy need by the cells.

5. Salt is vital to the nerve cells' communication and information processing all the time that the brain cells work, from the moment of conception to death.

6. Salt is vital for absorption of food particles through the intestinal tract.

7. Salt is vital for the clearance of the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

8. Salt is vital for clearing up catarrh and congestion of the sinuses.

9. Salt is a strong natural antihistamine.

10. Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps.

11. Salt is vital to prevent excess saliva production to the point that it flows out of the mouth during sleep. Needing to constantly mop up excess saliva indicates salt shortage.

12. Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm. Osteoporosis, in a major way, is a result of salt and water shortage in the body.

13. Salt is vital for sleep regulation. It is a natural hypnotic.

14. Salt is a vitally needed element in the treatment of diabetics.

15. Salt on the tongue will stop persistent dry coughs.

16. Salt is vital for the prevention of gout and gouty arthritis.

17. Salt is vital for maintaining sexuality and libido.

18. Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.

19. Salt is vital to the communication and information processing nerve cells the entire time that the brain cells work - from the moment of conception to death.

20. Salt is vital for reducing a double chin. When the body is short of salt, it means the body really is short of water. The salivary glands sense the salt shortage and are obliged to produce more saliva to lubricate the act of chewing and swallowing and also to supply the stomach with water that it needs for breaking down foods. Circulation to the salivary glands increases and the blood vessels become "leaky" in order to supply the glands with water to manufacture saliva. The "leakiness" spills beyond the area of the glands themselves, causing increased bulk under the skin of the chin, the cheeks and into the neck.

21. Sea salt contains about 80 mineral elements that the body needs. Some of these elements are needed in trace amounts. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.

22. Twenty-seven percent of the body's salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we're deficient in salt or water or both.


Some History of Salt

Dr. Langre mentions in his book that, "The Belgian historian Henri Pirenne observed that during the High Middle ages, the entire coast of the Atlantic was deserted and the entire continent was thrown into a Dark Age of human under-development. Historians tell us that it was caused to a great extent by the lack of salt in the human diet, the flooding of all salt flats having disabled every salt farm along the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The whole of Europe, therefore, suffered from a salt famine that was to last almost 500 years. The daily average ration fell to less than 2 grams per person and caused many to die from dehydration and madness. The extent of the salt famine reported by Henri Pirenne caused human flesh to be sold on the open-air markets and created an epidemic of crazed people who, to replenish their salt, drank blood from the neck artery of the person they had just slain. Quick to exploit this desperate situation for their own gain, the rulers of Europe grabbed the remnants of the salt stock and exacted exorbitant salt taxes. Heavily burdened by tariffs and gabelles, common salt became a luxury but also caused mass population shifts and exodus, lured invaders and caused wars. Mined salt from the depths of the earth was substituted, but the lack of live and balanced trace elements in rock salt lowered the mental equilibrium and intellect level almost as much as the sheer absence of salt."

* The information on salt intake is taken from Dr. Batmanghelidj's book, "Water: Rx for a Healthier Pain-Free Life".



I buy unrefined sea salt from Asda or you can buy it online from such stores as Shirley



To read more about salt ....................






Rosehip Tea



I decided to seek the wisdom of God when I had a double problem.... I had a peristant rash for a few years that caused my legs to bleed because of the constant itching. This spread to my stomach and caused unsightly blotches and a massive rash. My other problem was that I would have very large severe bruises, appearing for no apparent reason on other parts of my body. (a sign of hardening of the arteries)...........

I started to become concerned about this, so on the basis of God's promise in James 1.5....If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men, I got on my face and asked the Father for a solution that would combat both problems. In my 'knower' I heard the word "tea" and then "rosehip". Out of curiosity, I looked up the benefits of rosehip on the internet. Apparently, rosehips have a substance called rutin and a vast amount of Vitamin C, much more even than oranges. This is the type of information I found.

"Latest research reveals rutin may strengthen veins and arteries and lower high cholesterol

Traditionally, rutin has been used to treat swollen legs, circulation problems and varicose veins. It works by nourishing and strengthening your small arteries and veins under the skin (J Mal Vasc 1998;23(3):176-82). This also reduces the risk of easy bruising, which is a common characteristic of thin and fragile skin. Rutin works together with vitamin C, and this combination is believed to be very effective against easy bruising, thin skin and unsightly veins in the legs or thighs."

Consequently after three weeks of drinking rosehip tea my rash had cleared and the bruising stopped. I drink it now on a regular basis as the very high dose of vitamin C you obtain from the tea is so much cheaper than buying vitamin C in tablet form. It also boosts the immune system.

You can only usually buy Rosehip tea (with hibiscus flowers added) from a Health Food Shop although Sainsburys do sell it. It has a distinctive pleasant taste, unlike most herbal teas that seem so insipid to me. Some people like to add sugar, honey or maple syrup.







Rosehip Tea