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Horseradish and Lemon Sauce


This powerful natural medicinal remedy has been used for Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Influenza, Pneumonia or for any respiratory issue. It is also used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), gallbladder disorders, sciatic nerve pain, gout, colic, and intestinal worms in children.

It can also be applied directly to the skin for painful and swollen joints or tissues and for minor muscle aches.

The potent components in fresh grated horseradish will resolve and dissolve the mucus in the sinuses and bronchial tubes effectively and quickly.

Mixing the grated horseradish with fresh lemon juice doubles its efficacy.

Directions:

  • Grate fresh horseradish into a bowl, add enough lemon juice to make into paste.
  • Take 1/2 teaspoon 2-3 times a day or as needed.

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Sun Si Miao – famous physician


Chinese Medicine is a deep and intricate art that has been practiced for thousands of years. Throughout its history, there have been many famous physicians who have advanced and grown its capacity to help people. We are indebted to the man famous practitioners and teachers who devoted their lives to contribute to its long history. Without these contributions, we would never have the knowledge and skills, techniques and literature to practice and further develop this medicine today.

Sun Si-Miao, a Chinese Medicine physician, during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) wrote the following beautiful advice and it serves to emphasize the art, science, and honesty aspects of the medicine we practice here. It is a useful code for practitioners of any form of medicine…


A Guide to Medical Workers: “The Golden Principle”

When people come to you with a serious disease and ask for help, you cannot concern yourself with whether they are esteemed or dishonorable, wealthy or poor, elderly or young, beautiful or ugly. Your care must be safe, and not swayed by whether they are your dearest family member or your adversary, your good friend or a stranger, American or foreigner, foolish or wise. In your mind’s eye each patient is on the same level, degree and class, and is treated as close as family. Your care must never by self-serving or motivated by what brings good for bad fortune, or by that which is pleasing or upsetting. Your protection and care should be precisely what is necessary: no more, no less, without deference to your own safety and life. Know, in your heart, that your good deeds are sincere and not a game. Show courage but caution. Actively explore and broaden your knowledge but stand firmly on the principles of which you are certain.

Chinese Medicine is not a “cure-all”, but it is an effective, adaptable medicine that when used properly can treat any number of conditions. There is a responsibility on the practitioner’s part to listen closely to the patient and use all their skills to devise appropriate treatments.

There is also a responsibility on the patient’s part to involve themselves in their own health and wellbeing. By making dietary, lifestyle, and mental changes, patients can greatly improve their health and live a more full and vibrant life.


In the Smiling Body clinic, we hope all our patients that you will not just be free from illness, but that you will learn to lead vibrant lives that enable you to grow stronger mentally and physically throughout your years.
I have also included with this article some famous sayings by Sun Si-Miao. Like all famous sayings that survive time and scrutinization and critique over history, I would advise to read with an open mind and accepting heart.

Sun Si Miao Quotes:

Medicine is intention. Those who are proficient at using intention are good doctors.” ~ Sun Si Miao

First, modify the patient’s diet and lifestyle and only then, if these do not effect a cure, treat with medicinal herbs and acupuncture.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Whenever a great physician treats disease, he has to be mentally calm and his nature firm. He should not give way to wishes and desires but must develop first a marked attitude of compassion.He should commit himself firmly to the willingness to take the effort to save every living creature.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Doctors should first understand the cause of disease, then treat it with diet. Medicine should only be used if diet fails.” ~ Sun Si Miao

Above all, I will keep an open heart. As I move on the right path I will receive great happiness as a reward without asking for anything in return.” ~ Sun Si Miao

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Headache and Migraine due to HBP, Stress and PMS


Try these for headaches due to high blood pressure, menstrual cycles, emotional stress or tension, or migraines.

  • Take lemon juice and 4g baking soda mixed in a glass of water and drink.
  • Make tea of Chinese prunes, mint, and green tea.
  • Make tea of oyster shells and chrysanthemum flowers, slowly boiling the shells for 90 minutes, then adding the flowers for the last 30 minutes.
  • Mash peach kernels and walnuts. Mix with rice wine and lightly roast; take 2 teaspoons three times daily.
  • Rinse head with warm water, gradually increasing the temperature to hot.
  • Make carrot juice. If headache is on the left side, squirt carrot juice into left nostril; if on the right side, squirt into right nostril; if both sides are painful, squirt into both nostrils.

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Apricot Cashew Nut Bites


Do you like something tasty as a daily treat? This is a delicious healthy treat and so easy to make. Made from wholesome ingredients you can indulge from time to time.

  • 150g cashew nuts (or pecans, walnuts or other nuts or seeds)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 80 g dried apricots
  • 80g Medjool or other soft dates (pitted)
  • 1 large tbsp almond butter (or hazelnut, peanut or other nut butter)
  • 80g shelled hemp seeds/sesame seeds
  • 3g cinnamon (or replace with vanilla or other spices)

Directions

  • Place the nuts in a food processor and blend until coarsely ground.
  • Add remainder of ingredients and blend until dried fruit is well chopped and mixture holds together when pressed. Add a tiny splash of water if too dry.
  • Roll mixture into small balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge (will keep for up to 2 weeks) or in the freezer (will keep for up to 2 months).

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Enjoy!



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Health Benefits of Broccoli


You either love it or hate it, but Broccoli is one very powerful vegetable to assist nutritional  healing. A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories.

Here are some very good reasons why broccoli should be an essential part of your diet.

Nourish Nervous System

Broccoli has a rich concentration of potassium and so helps maintain a healthy nervous system and brain function. It also encourages healthy muscle development.

Powerful antioxidant

When we look at all the cruciferous vegetables, we see broccoli is notable as the most concentrated source of vitamin C, plus the flavonoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively. Also concentrated in broccoli are the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, other powerful antioxidants.

Blood Pressure

In addition to the rich quantity of potassium, broccoli contains enough magnesium and calcium that help regulate blood pressure.

Vitamin C

One cup of broccoli contains the RDA of vitamin C, an antioxidant essential for combating the effects of free radical damage. Vitamin C is also an effective antihistamine for easing the discomfort of the most infectious conditions like the common cold.

Bone Health

Broccoli contains rich amounts of both Calcium and Vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.

Skin Damage

Broccoli is helpful in rejuvenating damaged skin especially from overexposure to the sun. It contains glucoraphanin which nourishes the skin to detoxify and repair itself.

Immune System

One cup of broccoli reinforces the immune system with a hefty dose of beta-carotene. Trace minerals, such as zinc and selenium, further act to strengthen immune defences.

Cancer Prevention

Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which with the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This compound rids the body H. pylori, a bacterium found to highly increase the risk of gastric cancer. Furthermore, broccoli contains indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant compound and anti-carcinogen found to not only hinder the growth of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, but also boosts liver function.

A Healthy Weight 

Broccoli is high in fibre, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and reduces overeating. Furthermore, a cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories.

Eye Health

Studies have shown that the carotenoid lutein helps prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as possesses anti-cancer effects. Additionally, broccoli is a good source of vitamin A that is needed to form retinal, the light-absorbing molecule that is essential for both low-light and colour vision.

Healthy Heart

The carotenoid lutein may also slow down or prevent the thickening of arteries in the human body, thus fighting against heart disease and stoke. The B6 and folate in broccoli also reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke. The anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane, one of the isothiocyanates (ITCs) in broccoli, may be able to prevent (or even reverse) some of the damage to blood vessel linings that can be caused by inflammation due to chronic blood sugar problems.

Lower Cholesterol

Broccoli is a whole food that is packed with soluble fibre that draws cholesterol out of your body.

Anti-inflammatory

Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation: Research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on our body. Broccoli even has significant amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, which are well known as an anti-inflammatory.

Food is Medicine Too!



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