Question: Can this milk therapy help emphysema? - Pjara
Answer: It is definitely worth a try. Be sure to do the whole therapy, with bedrest, hot baths and the enemas for detox. - Sally
Question: Is bee pollen really all that beneficial, I am only asking because I am confused and have come across articles that say there is nothing to the health claims that science can prove.
Also if there any any real significant benefits, is it safe for children to take, if so from what age and what proportions? - Mum
Answer: Yes, I think it is beneficial, but even better to just eat some unprocessed honey containing bee pollen. - Sally
Question: I am a nursing mother and recently purchased BLUE ICE Gold Therapeutics. I liked it because it has CLO and butter oil combined. The stuff is a lot more concentrated than the high vitamin CLO (you get the same A and D amount in 1 ml of GT as you would in a 1/2 tsp of HV CLO). I am taking 4 ml of the GT, which is equal to 20,000 IU’s of vitamin A. In addition to that, I am also taking 1 tsp of fish oil because this seems like such a small amount of oil. Should I stop the fish oil? My 5 month old also gets 1/2 ml of the GT, with no fish oil. Also in the summer months what should I take when I don’t need the vitamin D? I have been doing 2 tsp of fish oil and taking shark liver oil (now brand), equal to 20,000 IU’s of vitamin A.
Answer:We dont’ recommend fish oil under any circumstances. Just fish LIVER oil to provide A and D with a small amount of DHA/EPA. You still need to take cod liver oil for vitamin A in the Summer. If you are getting a LOT of sun, then take a brand of clo that has very little D. Don’t take the fish oil. - Sally
Question: I have been reading your book (Nourishing Traditions) for a while now and have eagerly been applying the principles of traditional diets in as many ways as I can. I would appreciate some help however, and I’m not sure where to turn.
My problem is that my wife (who is 21) has innumerable chronic health issues, all of which fall into the dreaded category of sub-clinical, hard-to-describe ills which medical doctors never take very seriously, or at any rate, have no explanation nor solution for.
I’m not sure if this is the best place to ask, but as I said, I’m not sure where to turn, and most advice I can find is too general to be of much help. So I would much appreciate your advice, or at least some recommendations of who to ask and what to look for.
Briefly, her issues are :
- Chronic digestive problems (severe stomach pains for no apparent reason, stomach pains with anything too acidic, occasional constipation, etc).
- Chronic headaches. Now that she’s pregnant, it seems in fact to be continual rather than chronic.
- Chronic insomnia.
- Chronic fatigue (has to take at least one nap at day, and since her pregnancy, at least two!).
- Depression (often verging on suicidal).
- Seeming bone fragility. I say “seeming” because there is no actual breakage, just what seems to be mini-cracks in a few places, such that, for example, moving her right arm in a certain position causes intense pain. There’s nothing too severe, but I’m a bit concerned that it looks as though her bone structure is weak.
- Frequent skin dryness and slow healing of wounds (leaving scars and stretch marks).
- Rather severe dyspareunia (most of the time).
- Darier disease.
- Seemingly bad circulation (or at least, that’s my explanation — her hands and feet get ice cold very fast).
- Intolerance to all legumes, as well as allergy to pears.
- A bit of asthma, but not too severe.
- Fragile nails (I think this is related to Darier disease though), which she incessantly bites, to make matters worse.
- Slight obesity.
On top of all that, she is now 5 weeks pregnant and has been going through intense pains (stomach, vaginal area, head, legs, and pretty much everything else, along with frequent trembling and sometimes even difficulty moving at all). For about a week and a half it was terrible (immediately after her missed period), so much so that I took her to the emergency ward, only to be told, after much examination, that pain can be normal at the beginning of pregnancy and that she should take painkillers to overcome it. (Actually, she took painkillers to survive, but it was never close to stopping the pain…) Now, for the last week or so, it’s been considerably better, and a bit different — a lot of nausea (though not much actual vomiting), and a bit of all the same symptoms as before, but definitely less intense.
So, over the last few days, I’ve been trying hard to figure out what exactly is wrong and what we can do to make the pregnancy go as well as possible, as well as avoid her as much pain as we can. So, in addition to trying to improve our diet, I bought a lot of supplements. I can’t accept the idea that her pains are normal. Her diet was very sub-optimal during her growing years, and so I would not be surprised if she had severe deficiencies, but I don’t know what she lacks most nor how to fix it. I’m sure in the long run, a lot of her issues would be resolved by a nutrient-rich diet, which is what I’m working on, but is there anything I can do to try to make up for years of bad food?
There are many people pushing many different cure-alls, several of which I have experimented with (high doses of ascorbic acid, Adele Davis and her vitamin recommendations for pregnancy, etc), but none seem to have any obvious result. The recommendations on the WAPF site are all very good too, but they’re all so general, it’s hard to tell what exactly is needed for her particular condition. I give her about 18000 IU of vitamin A and about 3000 IU vitamin D from cod liver oil every day, as well as about a tablespoon of wheat germ oil for vitamin E (as well as an extra vitamin E capsule), B1, B6/Magnesium, B12, and some acerola tablets. I expect this is all wonderful, but we haven’t noticed any change whatsoever (except perhaps that her nails might have become marginally less fragile).
So, there you have a rather complete description of our trouble. I’m probably forgetting some of the symptoms, but you have the main ones. There are also deep emotional issues from her childhood (broken family, etc), which might have a relationship with some of these problems, but I can’t imagine it could cause everything. Besides, even if the cause were entirely emotional, that wouldn’t help us solve it…
So, if you have any ideas what might be wrong, I would greatly appreciate your help. I can imagine that it must not be easy to give medical advice by correspondence, but perhaps some of the symptoms I described will sound familiar to you or perhaps you would have advice on who else we could ask…?
At any rate, I would be very grateful for any helpful reply you could make. - Thanks in advance, Jonathan
Answer: It is so hard to answer this question, not knowing what she is eating. But in general, I would suggest following our diet for pregnant and nursing women, with lots of butter, egg yolks, liver (pate) seafood, bone broths, raw milk if you can get it, plus cod liver oil AND at the same time getting off all the junk food. The book Performance without Pain may also be helpful. - Best, Sally
May I recommend Dr Tom Cowan, Author of “Fourfold Path to Healing” as he focuses on traditional food ways as part of each protocol he prepares. Here is an article he wrote about Chronic Fatigue.
Chronic illness takes a long time to recover from but it does happen. There is a chronic fatigue survivor on Nourished - Katrina at Green Pastures. She may offer support.
As your wife rebuilds her body and builds another’s she’ll need plenty of nutrient dense food. I’ve heard of people taking up to 50,000 IU of Cod Liver Oil daily. Perhaps doing away with any grains at all and concentrating on broths, raw dairy, organ meats (some raw), sea foods, animal fats, coconut products and eating only fermented vegetables would help. Avoid grains, fruit, sugars, alcohol and caffeine.
You sound as though you’re under a tremendous amount of strain yourself. Remember to Nourish yourself also. Often we forget that after the birth, there is breastfeeding, sleepless nights and physical strain to deal with. Make sure you have spare hands to care for your new family.
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A Super Hero and one of many who have realised their true calling as saviors of humanity, healers of our connection with Nature and creators of Heaven on Earth. The Nourisher's gift is the re-spiritualisation of the 'process of recreation' we call eating. Mother of three Super Heroes in training and wife to her God incarnate, The Nourisher hails from the place of feminine healing, Byron Bay, Australia. She gathers together Life Creators from all over the globe at NourishedMagazine.com.au