|Amino Acid||Major Functions|
|Alanine||Helps the body synthesize pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)|
|Arginine||Used to treat excess ammonia in the blood because of liver disease; stimulates human growth hormone|
|Asparagine||Acts likea drug that promotes the release of urine; found in many proteins in the body|
|Aciaspartic||Helps detoxify liver, may increase stamina and resistance to fatigue|
|Carnitine||Helps the body produce energy from food|
|Cysteine||An important source of sulfur for many body actions|
|Glutamine||Affects mental processes, mental health|
|Glycine||Found in many animal and plant proteins; necessary for musle contraction; helps build musle tissue|
|Histidine||Found in histamine (a vasodilator); acids in the productionof gastric jucies; affects digestion|
|*Isoleucine||Necessary for proper growth in infants and nitrogen balance in adults; essential for hemoglobin formation|
|*Leucine||Affects blod sugar levels; essential for optimal growth in infants and nitrogen balance in adults|
|*Lysine||Promotes growth, tissue repair, production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes|
|*Methionine||Used in the treatment of liver disease|
|*Phenylalanine||Induces significant increases in nor-epinephrine, dopamine and epinephrine|
|Proline||A constituent of collagen; helps heal cartilage; improves skin texture|
|Taurine||Regulates nervous system and muscles|
|*Threonine||Helps maintain protein balance|
|*Tryptophan||Is the base of seratonin and niacin; affects mood, ability to sleep, produces B complex vitamins|
|Tyrosine||Is the base for melanin, making the color of skin, and several hormones; affects mood|
|*Valine||Acts as a stimulant|
Essential amino acids: Humans cannot manufacture - must be obtained from the foods we eat.
- 1 litre cooled, boiled water
- add to it a teaspoon of salt and 4 teaspoons of sugar.
- Also Dry Ginger Ale mixed with Soda water and cold Boiled water, in 3 equal parts.
- Or fizzy lemonade mixed half and half with cold boiled water.
|Minerial||Functions||Natural Sources||Signs of Deficiency|
|Calcium||Essential for growth and maintenance of bones and teeth; enables muscles including the heart to contract, necessary for notmal blood clotting and proper nerve-impulse transmission||Dairy products, dark green leafy vegetables, sardines, salmon, soy and almonds||Osteoporosis in adults, rickets in children. High blood pressure, heart disease and convulsions|
|Chromium||Works with insulin to regulate the body's use of sugar and is essential to fatty acid metabolism; contributes to metabolism making it beneficial for weight loss; lowers cholesterol and triglycerides||Brewer's yeast, liver, lean meats, poltry, molasses, whole grains, eggs and cheese||Diabetes, heart disease, hypoglycemia, alcoholism, protein and fat metabolism|
|Cobalt||Helps in the formation of red blod cells and the maintenance of nerve tissue; necessary fot the manufacture of vitamin B12 in the body||Sea vegetables, liver, kidneys, milk, oysters or clams||Anemia|
|Copper||Aids in hemoglobin formation; facilitates the absorption/use of iron; assists in the regulation of blood pressure and heart rate, strengthens blood vessels, bones, tendons and nerves||Sea food, organ meats, lentils, wheat germ, blackstrap, molasses, some nuts, muchrooms and honey||Cancer, heart disease, immune problems, low white blood cell count and bone demineralization|
|Iodine||Needed by the thyroid gland-thyroid hormones; increases fat burning metabolism; promotes healthy hair, skin, nails and bones||Kelp, seafood and iodized salt||Goiter, skin problems|
|Iron||Needed in manufacture of Myoglobin and hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying compounds found in blood) and enzymes involved in energy metabolism||Red meat, chicken, seafood, dark green vegetables, Whole grains, nuts and dried fruit||Iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue and reduced resistance to infection|
|Magnesium||One of the main ingredients in Bone; helps prevent and eliminate osteoporosis; helps regulate nerve and muscle activity needed by all cells; helps prevent cardiovascular disease||Fish, green leafy vegetables, milk, nuts, seeds and whole grains||Heart disease, menstrual problems and muscle cramps|
|Manganese||Essential for proper formation and maintenance of bone; cartilage and connective tissue; aids in cell metabolism; essential for fat production||Avocardos, beans, oatmeal, nuts, buckwheat, peas and strawberries||Sprains and strains, Inflammation, diabetes and epilepsy|
|Molybdenum||Helps generate energy and prcess wastes for excretion; essential to normal development of the nervous system, ingredient in tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay||Peas, beans, cerals,pastas, green leafy vegetables, yeast, milk and organ meats||Tooth decay, sulfite sensitivities and cancer|
|Phosphorus||Found in every cell; key element in cell reaction; essential for the structure of bones and teeth; stimulates muscle contraction and contributes to tissue growth and repair||Meat, dairy products, beans, peas,cereals, poultry and grains||Fatigue, fractures, weakness and loss of calcium|
|Potassium||Major mineral in body cells; regulates body water balance, nerve function and many cell reactions||Lean meats, raw vegetables, fruits (citrus, banana and avocados) and potatoes||Heart disease, hight blood pressure, edema, muscular weekness and paralysis|
|Sulfur||Helps regulate blood sugar levels and blood clotting; essential for healthy hair, skin and nails; helps maintain oxygen balance for brain function||Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, peas and beans||Toxic exposure|
|Selenium||Important andioxidant, functions in close association with Vitamin E||Seafood, meat and grains||Anemia, arthritis, cancer, heart disease and immune problems|
|Vanadium||Lowers blood sugar levels; inhibits tumor development; contributes to cholesterol metabolism and hormone production||Whole grains, nuts, root vegetables, liver, fish and vegetable oils||Cancer, Diabetes and high cholesterol levels|
|Zinc||Needed in the structure of cell enzymes; a factor in enzymes involved in digestion; plays a role in prostate health; aids wound healing||Widely distributed in food, especially pumpkin and sunflower seeds||Growth failure, infertility, delayed wound healing and prostate problems|
- For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
- On the sixth day, take no dinner.
- At 6 pm, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
- At 8 pm, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
- At 10 pm, take one to one and a half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage. The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. "Usually they float," Chiu Nan notes.
- "You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many. "Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It's always good to give your gall bladder clean up now and then.
One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area
-- Dr Lai Chiu-Nan
A cough usually starts with a BIG breath of cold, dry and dusty air dragged in through the mouth, and ends by blasting lots of that warm, moist air that our lungs like, straight out into the atmosphere. Once you are in a coughing fit, then that big breath in and big blast out can leave you unable to catch your breath.
It can be embarrassing to cough a lot when you are in church, the theatre, or while making a speech, and those who listen to lots of coughing also find it disruptive. Parents of asthmatic children frequently drag themselves out of bed at 2am to deal with the dry persistent cough that always seems to occur in the middle of the night. Eliminating the incessant cough therefore is a Godsend.
The first step is to work out what stimulates the cough. Is it breathing through your mouth while brushing your teeth, laughing too hard, talking, climbing into bed, running around too much, getting short of breath, inhaling aerosols??? The possibilities are endless, but the following causes are common and the solutions are simple.
A dry and irritated throat causes a cough, and breathing through your nose can mostly stop this because the nose filters, warms and moistens inhaled air. Post-nasal drip is also a common source of coughing, so dealing with sinus problems, hay fever or chronic rhinitis with the Buteyko Method, or other means, is a good idea. Eating or drinking very cold substances frequently sets off a cough and having a warm drink often makes it stop.
Coughing hard can damage the airways, and so while it might feel like a good thing to do, you could find it useful in the long run to cough more softly. Try putting a clenched fist over your mouth and cough into that instead of hacking away like you normally do. However, sometimes it is impossible to cough softly, and at other times it seems that there is nothing as satisfying as a great big cough to clear the tickle. When this happens to you, remember to silently and slowly count to three before you inhale again through your nose. Putting in this short pause and breathing through your nose generally stops the coughing fit and allows you to get your breath back. Sucking something sweet or sipping water that has not just come out or a refrigerator are other ways that help stop a cough.
-- Control Asthma, Reduce Medication -- Jennifer Stark
|Vitamin||Functions||Natural Sources||Signs of Deficiency|
|Vitamin A||Needed fro normal retinal function, growth of bones and new cell growth; essential for healthy hair/skin/nails and ovarian and testicular funtion; serves as a co-enzyme||Coloured vegetables, dairy products, carrots and organ meats (liver, kidney, beef)||Night blindness, increased susceptibility to infections, dry skin and brittle hair|
(includes Beta Carotine)
|Precursor fo Vitamin A - The skin stores Beta Carotene and converts it to Vitamin A when needed; helps the eyes adapt to darkness; antioxidant that protects againsst free radicals||Dark green leafy vegetables, yello and orange vegetables and friut||Night blindness, heart problems, high cholesterol, constant infection, wounds wont heal and yeast infections|
|Serves as a facilitator in the conversion of sugar and starch into energy. All B vitamins help maintain a healthy nervous system||Brewer's yeast, rye and whole wheat flour, beans, seeds and brown rice||Beriberi, loss of appetite, fatigue, digestive disorders, skeletal problems, mental and nervous disorders|
|Promotes healthy skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes; aids the production of red blood cells and thyroid hormones; aids in proper function of the nerves, eyes and adrenal glands||Lean organ meats, cheese, yogurt, eggs, almonds, soybean products such as tofu, green leafy vegetables||Acne and other skin problems, depression, light sensitive eyes and dizziness|
|Aids in release of energy from foods; builds red blood cells; synthesizes hormones; maintains skin, nerves and blood vessels; supports the gastrointestinal tract; stabilizes mental health||Liver, poultry, lean meats, fish, nuts, peanut butter, whole wheat, avocardos, dates, figs and prunes||Depression, high cholesterol, muscle weakness, general fatigue, loss of sppetite and dry or coarse skin|
|Acts as a co-enzyme in metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat; makes antibodies and neurotransmitter; when applied topically it releaves pain of bumps and cuts||Organ meats, dark turkey meat, salmon, wheat bran, brewer's yeast, broun rice, lentils, nuts, beans, sweet potatoes and eggs||Slow healng wounds and immune problems|
|Pyeidxine||Supports immune function, nerve-impulse transmission, energy metabolism and red blood cell systhesis||Brown rice, lean meats, poultry, fish, bananas, avocardos, whole grains, corn and nuts||Carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, fatigue, immune problems, PMS and skin problems|
|Acts as a co-enzyme for normal DNA synthesis; promotes normal fat, carbohydrate and protein utilization; promotes growth and cell development, ai9ds in neural transmission||Anemia, profound fatigue, depression, nausea, yellow eyes/skin, shortness of breath, dementia, bleeding gums|
|Orotic Acid||Metabolizes folic acid and Vitamin B12; helps prevent certain liver problems and premature aging; aids in the treatment of multiple sclerosis||Root vegetables, whey and the liquid portion of soured or curded milk||Liver disease, premature grey hair, and wrinkled skin|
|Antioxidant; extends cell life span; nutralizes alcohol cravings; lowers blood cholesterol levels; aids in protein synthesis; simulates immune reponses; benefits circulation and breathing||Whole brown rice, whole grains, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds||Asthma, angina, cirrhosis of the liver, alcoholism, fatigue and high cholesterol|
|Part of the B-complex Vitamins; helps convert food to energy and is required for the synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids; important for healthy hair, skin and nails||Cheese, kidney, Salmon, soybeans, sunflower seeds, nuts, broccoli and sweet potatoes||Fatigue, hair loss, muscle pains, depression, loss of appetite and skin disorders|
|Necessary for collegen formation and tissue repair; an anitoxidant; needed for metabolism of folic acid and iron; strengthens bllod vessels; helps heal infection and reduce allergic reactions||Many friuts and vegetables||Scurvy, easy brusing, nose bleeds, slow healing of wounds and frequent infections|
(Part of B Complex)
|Precursor to acetylcholine, a neuo-transmitter involved in memory and thought processes; aids in nerve transmission, utilization of fat and hormone production; aids urinary system||Egg yoke, milk, legumes, whole grain cereals||Memory problems, depression, aggressive and compulsive behaviors, parkinson disease and alzhelmer's disease|
|Promotes healthy bones and teeth by regulating the absorption and balance of calcium and phosphorus, while fostering normal muscle contraction and nerve function||Fatty fish (herrings, salmon, tuna), dairy products and sunlight||Rickets, bone disorders, psoriasis and weak muscles|
|Required for proper function of the immune and endocrine systems, and sex glands; antioxidant-prevents free radical damage to cells and tissue; deters atheroscierosis; heals wounds||Wheat germ, soybean, most vegetable oils, raw seeds and nuts, leafy greens, meat, beef liver, milk and legumes||Arthritis, heart disease, skin problems, wounds, poor circulation, leg cramps and decreased sexual performance|
(Unsaturated Fatty Acids)
|Aids in preventing cholesterol deposits in the arteries; promotes healthy skin and hair; combats heart disease; aids in weight reduction by burning saturated fats||Vegetable oils, wheat germ, linseed, sunflower, safflower, soybean and peanut oil, sunflower seeds and nuts||Arteriosclerosis, overweight and depression|
(Part of B Complex)
|Acts as a co-enzyme for DNA synthesis; promotes normal red blood cell formation; functions as a co-enzyme in amino acid and nucleo-protein synthesis; prevents birth defects||Deep green leafy vegetables, carrots, torula yeast, liver, egg yoke, apricots, pumpkins and avacardos||Red blood cell disorders, irritability, lack of energy, diarrhea, sleeping difficulties and birth defects|
(Part of B complex)
|Helps lower cholesterol levels; aids in fat/ cholesterol metabolism. Beneficial for hair/skin/nails; calms the nervous system; aids in redistribution of body fat; helps prevent eczema||Liver, brewer's yeast, dried lima beans,beef brains and heart, grapefruit, rasins, wheat germ, peanuts and cabbage||Hight cholesterol, eczema, difficulty with fatty foods and forgetfulness|
|Needed in a small but critical amount fo form essential proteins, mainly for blood clotting but also for kidney function and bone metabolism; needs dietary fat for absorption||Bacteria living in intestines produce about half the body's needs; dark leafy vegetables, beef liver, cheese and oats||Blood won't clot and osteoporosis|
(Part of Complex)
|Works as a co-enzyme for the berakdown and utilization of proteins; helps bacteria in intestines to produce folic acid; aids in red blood cell production; antioxidant; benefits skin/hair||Liver, kidney, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, molasses and whole grains||Premature aging and sensitive skin|
|Bioflavanoid||Helps maximize the benefits of vitamin C by inhibiting its breakdown in the body; strengthens capillary walls; helps build resistance to infection; aids in heeling bleeding gums/nose||Citrus fruits, peppers, buckwheat, blueberries, black currants, grapes and cherries||Staph infection, sinusitis, abnormal brusing, inflammation, allergy, eye disorders and asthma|
|Vitamin T||helps blood coagulation and the forming of platelets||Sesame seeds and egg yokes||Hemophilia and anemia|
|Vitamin U||It is believed to play a role in healing ulsers||Raw cabbage||Ulsers|