Avocado – New research, By Dr John Heinerman, shows that the Mayan Indians and natives of Amazon tribes who live in areas where avocado pears grew in abundance did not suffer from arthritis, it is only when they stop eating the fruit, and pick up a western diet they start suffering from the disease. Research from various sources has shown that diet has a big part to play in arthritis, and that rheumatoid arthritis improves by 75% and osteoarthritis by 50% when foods which are the culprits are removed from the diet. There is a book called eat to beat arthritis by Margret Patten. It is very good with lots of recipes.
Personally, I’m of the mind that a lot of our western illnesses are linked to our foods, and the chemicals in our environment.
I’m presently trying rosehip oil capsules for the above so ill let you know if there is any improvement. John can also tell you about the improvements in his health from cutting out dairy, I tried but I do like my cheeses as much as Wallace and Gromit.
Carrot and rosemary juice
This recipe is a bit bland, but add a touch of black pepper and drink straight away it’s said a glass regularly will keep headaches and migraine at bay. Also other benefits are, it improves digestion and liver function, carrots help to detoxify the system and maintain good circulation to the blood vessels in the head, they relax head tension with the better blood flow which in turn stimulates the liver, rosemary is well known for its healing properties, for headaches as well are bean excellent for general muscular aches and pains Rosemary oil can cause epileptic fits if you are already a sufferer, chewing a feverfew leaf a day or take it in a tablet form or drink.
- 125ml of celery juice
- 125 ml of carrot juice
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Simply blend together, strain and drink
A good one for grounding because of its starchy content, so if you’re living on your nerves or experiencing wibbly wobblies, from stress or overwork, give it a go!
- 250 ml of milk
- 1 banana pealed and sliced
- 4 ice cubes
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Blend and serve