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Sun, 21st July 2019
 

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CLOGGED NOSTRILS

Q: 

How do you irrigate clogged airways with salt and water which you mentioned?

A: 

Add half tsp of salt to a cup of body warmth water. Close one nostril. Gently snort the water up the open one, until it washes through and is discharged at the oro-pharynx, the part at the back of the nose. It contains a mass of gunky phlegm which is expelled. Repeat a couple of times then do the opposite side. Removing this thick material allows the hair-like cilia on each cell to wave freely and naturally expel further secretions. My nose specialist says it is still the best simplest cheapest remedy!

 
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SUN KICKS

Q: 

Are sun kicks OK for baby?

A: 

My answer is Yes, but with care. Exposing the cuddly nappy free bottom to the sun for a few very short minutes in the morning before it is hot kills germs, dries skin, and helps baby manufacture plenty of bone strengthening vitamin D. But do not overdo it, as it may burn. Common sense and close observation are essential.

 
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LIPSTICK

Q: 

Are lipsticks that contain SPF protection advisable?

A: 

I believe they protect the skin against harmful burning cancer-causing sun UV rays. Certainly it is worthwhile. Colourless sticks containing it are also available for those who prefer au natural.

 
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MAGNETS

Q: 

I suffered enormous pain in my shoulder, and unsuccessfully tried all the usual treatments. I saw a newspaper ad, and bought and applied a stick-on magnet. The pain vanished and has not recurred. Is this imagination?

A: 

The body is an electrical circuit. Magnets emit a magnetic field. Add the two, and often pain relief can magically occur. I sleep on a sheet studded with magnets, and now seldom suffer from backache.

 
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FLU

Q: 

I have had the flu, still feel weak, and am not getting over it, despite lovely warm days.

A: 

Post viral syndrome is common, frequently following simple infections. The immune system has been weakened, and will take time, maybe weeks or months to heal. Adequate sleep (8 hours each night), as much activity as easily possible, and sensible nutrition are essential. Each day include the basic essentials. Fresh fruit, veggies, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils), low fat diary and soy products, seeds, shoots, fish, lean meat and plenty of pure water. Avoid tea, coffee, cola drinks. Time usually heals.

 
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SWOLLEN FOOT

Q: 

I went over on my ankle. Now it is very swollen and terribly sore.

A: 

An x-ray is essential, for cracks just above the narrow ankle bone are common and need special treatment. If OK, apply ice packs for 15 minutes each 2-4 hours. Then wrap firmly from toes to mid-calf. Elevate the foot when seated so that it is higher than the hip. Walk minimally. Use a stick to avoid falls. It will gradually heal, but the swelling and bruising may persist for a few weeks. Passive movements of the entire limb are recommended. Physiotherapy will assist.

 
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VITAMIN E

Q: 

I have been told vitamin E is dangerous and may elevate blood pressure?

A: 

I have heard the same story but never seen it occur in practice. It is a valuable vitamin, a powerful anti-oxidant, along with Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. It sucks up unwanted chemicals called radicals in the system. This greatly reduces subsequent risks of arterial narrowing, heart attacks, angina and stroke. But you must take a large dose each day. It is also present in many veggies.

 
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This health advice is general in nature. You are advised to seek medical attention from your doctor or health care provider for your own specific symptoms and circumstances.

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