Archive for the ‘Herbal’ Category

THE LACRIMAL GLANDS 3

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

It is also wise to refrain from straining the eyes when there is insufficient illumination to read by. The eyes need plenty of rest, and to be closed during the night, because they work hard during our waking hours. They are indeed very precious to us, but many people forget that and do not give them the care they deserve as the indispensable gift they are. No one will deny that the eyes are instruments that we cannot do without, physically or mentally.

Blindness constitutes an extremely heavy loss. Amongst all the other wonders of Creation, the eyes are a miracle and the lacrimal glands, despite their negligible size and apparent unimportance, are a convincing symbol of a carefully thought out design to smooth the necessary but involuntary processes of our daily existence.

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THE LACRIMAL GLANDS

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Is it not a marvellous thing that the lacrimal glands, or tear ducts, serve as a safety valve to reduce the internal pressure when we are under emotional stress? How unbearable it would be, even for a little girl, if she could not cry when her doll dropped on the floor and broke, or some equally frustrating thing happened. The pain seems only half as bad when salty tears roll down the cheeks like pearls. In fact, this ingenious arrangement operates much better with women than with men.

In addition to the secretion of tears when crying, the lacrimal glands, which are located just within the upper outside part of the eye socket, embedded in a little pocket, have yet another function: the tears must keep the conjunctiva and the cornea moist in order to prevent their drying out. Furthermore, bacteria, dust and other foreign particles are washed away by the tears.

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TAKING CARE OF THE EYES

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

This section is not meant to deal in detail with the complex mechanism we call the eye. Instead, all it sets out to do is give some clear and helpful hints on how to preserve and protect your eyesight, and highlight the basic principles of nature involved.

Let us begin by repeating the fact that excessive brain work causes eyestrain. The more natural and free from stress is the way we live our daily lives the better it will be for our eyes. It might be added that the poor nourishment derived from today’s denatured foods also contributes to the development of eye problems.

However, many of us will admit that it is not all that easy to change these things, or we may have already made some changes and want to achieve still more. How can this be done?

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THE SENSATION OF TASTE

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Nerve cells which register the sensation of taste and transmit it to the brain are arranged in a bulb-like manner. The nerve ends may be compared to the roots, while the layers of the bulb represent the reaction controls, with built-in amplifiers. To complete the illustration, in the place of the bulb’s top, there are very fine hairlike nerves that register the taste sensation.

These nerve bulbs are called taste buds, because scientists compared them to the literal buds. An adult has about 3,000 of them. But did you know that we humans probably have fewer sensations of taste when eating our food than, for example, antelopes, which have about fifteen times as many taste buds as a human? If we had as many as these animals it would be much easier for us to differentiate between healthy nourishing food and that which is harmful. Thus animals are more capable than humans in distinguishing what is good for them and what is not.

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THE TONGUE

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Just as with any one of the other organs, the tongue is a marvellous work of Creation. The singular design, structure and arrangement of this muscular organ gives it a flexibility that no other organ in the body possesses. The tongue’s shape can change from flat to broad, from thin to thick, by manipulating its muscle fibres which respond to command as does a circus horse to its trainer. Yet the most interesting feature in the structure of the tongue is its surface, which, when greatly magnified, looks rather like a lunar landscape. Every elevation and every little crater-like cavity is equipped with minute receptors of taste sensations that enable us to taste and enjoy our food and drink. The mucous glands in the taste cavities see to it that there is always a small amount of local mucus or fluid present, for chemicals taken into the mouth have to be dissolved for us to taste them.

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HEADACHES – THEIR CAUSES AND TREATMENTS 2

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Headaches can also be caused by insufficient blood supply to the brain. In this case we recommend both Petadolor and Ginkgol biloba, also known as maidenhair tree. The leaves of this tree] contain active properties that can do wonders for the cerebral blood supply.

Physical therapy should not be forgotten either. Relief is often obtained from warm showers directed on the nape of the neck and the spine, as well as massaging with Toxeucal Massage Oil. If the headaches stem from an upset digestive system, warm showers directed on the stomach are the answer to alleviating the pain.

Onion, horseradish or cabbage leaf poultices can be applied to the back of the neck in order to combat headaches successfully.!

Whatever you do, natural treatments and remedies will prove more effective than chemical drugs, which merely dull the pain. It is of fundamental importance to find the cause of the headache and to treat it accordingly.

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THE MASTER GLAND

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The pituitary gland governs the activity of the thyroid, the suprarenal gland and the sex glands. It is known as the master gland, having the leading position among the endocrine glands. Its direct link with the central nervous system in the area of very important centres at the base of the brain, the hypothalamus, has been the subject of much research, since it appears that the pituitary gland influences all the vital processes either directly or indirectly. It also appears that, together with the thymus gland, the pituitary determines growth. Since the entire development of the sex glands and sex organs is controlled by the pituitary, a hermaphrodite condition may be attributed to impaired development or disturbed functioning of this gland. A pregnancy could never run its normal course without the cooperation of the pituitary.

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THE PITUITARY GLAND (HYPOPHYSIS)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The pituitary, 12 by 8 mm in size (like a bean), serves our body in a similar way to that of an inconspicuous general who commands a large army, or the person in the control tower who directs and manoeuvres huge jet planes entering and leaving an international airport. This gland weighs only a few grams and was at one time regarded as a vestigial organ. But when the news of its importance began to spread through the scientific world, and it was even discovered that the anterior and posterior lobes each produce completely different hormones, the amazement was great indeed. Such a small gland, yet one with so many vital functions!

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THE BRAIN

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

The brain is a marvellous organ and a great gift from the Creator. We would be lost without it; we could not plan, carry out or complete anything. So we have every reason to be grateful for it every day of our life. If a person voluntarily abstains from food or is made to go hungry, and as a result loses a great deal of weight, the weight loss in the spinal cord and in the brain is hardly noticeable. The fact that everything else is affected first shows the importance of the brain as the control centre of most other processes in the body.

A good illustration of the human brain is that of the walnut. The hard shell can be compared to the cranium. The two-lobed seed resembles the cerebrum, and the skin, which peels off easily in freshly picked nuts, may be likened to the meninges. At the back of the head, between the spinal cord and the brain, lies the cerebellum, which is approximately the size of an orange.

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CHECKLIST FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLUENZA – 4

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

After the illness has passed, we must direct our attention to the follow-up treatment, being mindful that the period of convalescence should not be short. Even though the acute symptoms have subsided, we should still apply physiotherapy. Also, continue taking diuretic or excretory medicines even if the fever has subsided. This will eliminate all of the accumulated toxins so that no damage elsewhere in the body is possible.

Every bout of flu should receive follow-up treatment. In fact, with any infectious disease it is advisable to continue the treatment conscientiously until the patient has fully recovered. This is the only way to prevent after effects, which can be much more unpleasant than you think. If you become impatient, just remember that you remain prone to contracting a new infection until all vestiges of the last one have been eliminated during convalescence.

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