Sugar tastes sweet and most people love it, but it still carries some risks for our health. Regular hunger for sweets has several causes. On the one hand, it is possible that too few starchy carbohydrates are consumed, and on the other, constant consumption of sugary foods can lead to ravenous appetite. In this article you will find out what happens in the body and what alternatives there are to conventional sugar.
The glucose supply in the body

The glucose supply to the muscles and brain plays a major role in health. Especially for working people, pupils or students, the brain is under great strain in everyday life. The desire for sweets quickly arises, as the brain needs glucose to work properly. This craving can be due to a lack of starchy carbohydrates. A balanced diet with enough starchy carbohydrates ensures that the body has a sufficient supply of glucose. For example, oatmeal or buckwheat flakes for breakfast and a good portion of potatoes, corn, rice or millet for lunch and dinner. Starch consists of glucose molecules, which are essential for an adequate supply.

Another reason for sweet appetite can be a fungal or parasite infection in the intestine. As these people like to feed on sugar, they often direct their appetite towards sweets.

In addition, too much stress and other emotional burdens can trigger a sweet tooth. Through sugar we try to calm ourselves down. Certain systems in the body are triggered, followed by a surge of tryptophane in the brain, which in turn ensures the release of serotonin. As a result we are relaxed and feel good.

The negative properties of sugar

By consuming sugar, the insulin in the body is constantly being chased upwards. When there is a lot of insulin in the bloodstream and sugar is consumed, the blood sugar level rises. If this happens permanently, it is called diabetes. The body works against this process by releasing insulin again, which transports sugar into the cells. In principle, this sugar should also be transported there. However, the system no longer works if sugary foods are consumed regularly. If insulin levels rise too high, more sugar is brought into the cells than was actually consumed. The blood sugar level drops and leads again to a feeling of hunger. This leads to a changing cycle of too much and too little sugar. The consequences are fatigue and exhaustion because the energy balance has become unbalanced.

Alternatives to sugar

There are some good alternatives to conventional sugar. Contrary to popular belief, alternatives such as agave syrup, maple syrup, brown sugar and cane sugar are not healthy, but are also bad for the body. For example, agave syrup consists of 100% fructose. Honey is fine, as it consists of half glucose and half fructose. However, the bees suffer from it, because they are bred for honey. Actually honey serves only the bees themselves and should not be consumed by humans. other good alternatives, which do not affect the insulin household, are xylitol and erythritol. Both are suitable for sweetening food and drinks of any kind. Xylitol is also very good for oral hygiene. Just put some xylitol in your mouth after brushing your teeth, this ensures a good oral flora. But be careful, because excessive consumption of xylitol can lead to diarrhoea.
The best and healthiest alternative to sugar is date sugar. It offers many nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. The date is completely processed during production. It is first dried and then ground to produce a powder – the date sugar. This can be purchased in organic food stores, health food shops and on the Internet. There is also a date syrup, but it is not as healthy as date sugar.
Date sugar can be used for baking and cooking. It can be used to sweeten smoothies, muesli and rice pudding.

With the healthy sugar alternatives you are doing yourself a favour, as your muscle and fat balance is improved. If sugar cannot be avoided, you should combine it with a meal. So the piece of chocolate after lunch is no problem. But you should avoid sweets in between as much as possible.

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Einige Menschen gehen nicht richtig aufs Klo, weil sie es nicht besser wissen. Der menschliche Schließmuskel ist ein großes Phänomen, daher ist es wichtig, diesen besser zu verstehen. Ein simpler Trick kann Dir dabei helfen, mögliche Krankheiten und vor allem Fehler beim Stuhlgang zu vermeiden.

Der Schließmuskel im AllgemeinenWir Menschen haben nicht nur einen, sondern sogar zwei Schließmuskel in unserem Körper. Dabei wird unterschieden zwischen dem Schließmuskel, den wir bewusst betätigen und steuern können und dem, der sich nur dann öffnet, wenn sich das Körpersystem auf den nächsten Stuhlgang einstellt. Dieser bleibt beispielsweise in stressigen Situationen geschlossen und öffnet sich, sobald Entspannung eintritt. Erst dann tritt das Gefühl ein, auf die Toilette zu müssen. Wenn Du nun dringend zur Toilette musst, dient der willkürliche Schließmuskel dazu, mögliches Pupsen und den Stuhlgang bewusst zurück zu halten.

Ständige Anspannung, um Flüssigkeiten und Gase einzuhalten?Im Endbereich des Analgangs befindet sich ein Schwellkörper aus Venen. Dieser sorgt dafür, dass keine Flüssigkeiten oder Gase entweichen. Der Schwellkörper, auch Hämorriden genannt, dichtet den Darm komplett ab, ohne dass sich dafür ein Muskel dauerhaft anstrengen muss. Hämorriden sind im menschlichen Körper ganz normal und bereiten lediglich Probleme, wenn sie verrutschen oder aus dem After dringen.

Der Schambein-Mastdarm-MuskelDer sogenannte “musculus puborectalis” sorgt dafür, dass der Darm automatisch abgeknickt wird. Der Darm wird am Ende von diesem Muskel umschlungen. Wenn Du stehst, zieht der Muskel am Darm und knickt diesen automatisch ab. Im Moment der aufrechten Körperhaltung wird der willkürliche, sowie der unwillkürliche Schließmuskel mit dieser Funktion sehr gut unterstützt. Der Druck vom After bleibt aus, sodass nicht ständig etwas zugepresst werden muss.

Doch es gibt folgendes Problem: Durch unsere Entwicklung und Zivilisation und damit dem Einzug des Wasserklosetts, haben wir natürlich viel Gutes erlebt. Wir haben saubere Straßen und keine schlimmen Krankheiten mehr, die wir übertragen. Allerdings nehmen wir eine Sitzposition auf der Toilette ein, die nicht günstig für die Stuhlabgabe ist. Das hat damit zutun, dass der Muskel, der das Ende des Darms abknickt, erst dann loslässt und entspannt, wenn Du dich in der Hocke befindest. Natürlich kannst Du im Sitzen aufs Klo gehen, allerdings muss sich der Stuhl mühselig um die entstandene Kurve herumquetschen. Das kann zu gesundheitlichen Problemen wie Aussackungen, vermehrten Hämorriden und deren Austreten aus dem After, sowie vielen weiteren Erkrankungen führen. Auch Verstopfungserscheinungen und lange Sitzungen auf der Toilette können daraus resultieren.

Die LösungUm die genannten Probleme zu vermeiden, solltest Du dir einen Hocker besorgen. Während Du auf der Toilette sitzt, stellst Du die Füße auf den Hocker und beugst Deinen Oberkörper leicht nach vorne. Der optimale Winkel von etwa fünfunddreißig Grad entsteht und erleichtert den Stuhlgang. Wer etwas akrobatischer ist kann sich mit etwas Übung auch auf den Rand der Kloschüssel hocken. Unterwegs eignet sich zum Abstellen der Füße genauso gut der Kosmetikeimer, welcher in den meisten Badezimmern zu finden ist.

Versuche in Zukunft immer richtig auf dem Klo zu sitzen, während Du deinen Stuhl ablässt. Damit schonst Du deinen Darm enorm und tust etwas Wichtiges für Deine Gesundheit.

Most people associate the vitamin folic acid with pregnancy. However not only pregnant women, but each humans need a certain measure of Folsäure in the body, in order to remain healthy. Which consequences a Folsäuremangel has and how you can take Folsäure best to you, experience you in this contribution.

Folic acid belongs to the group of B vitamins and is also known as vitamin B9. Folic acid is essential, which means that the body cannot produce this vitamin on its own. It must be supplied to the body either through food or, if necessary, through preparations. The human body is able to store the vitamin for about three to four months. Nevertheless, regular intake of the vitamin is advisable in cases of deficiency symptoms.

Symptoms of folic acid deficiency

A severe deficiency usually does not go unnoticed, as some symptoms can develop over time. Annemia (anemia) is possible, but it occurs rather rarely. It is also possible that the thrombocytes, i.e. the red blood platelets, decrease. When healthy, these ensure the formation of crusts in wounds. If the number of thrombocytes is too low, bleeding from injuries cannot be stopped or can only be stopped with difficulty. Other symptoms are sudden weight loss, nausea, diarrhea and inflammation of the tongue. If inflammation of the tongue occurs frequently, this can be an indication of folic acid deficiency.

Vitamin B9 and vitamin B12 are needed in the body to break down homocysteine. If these vitamins are not available in sufficient quantities, the homocysteine in the blood may rise high and thus endanger the blood vessels. In the worst case, arteriosclerosis, a chronic disease of the arteries, can develop.

Folic acid during pregnancy

When planning a pregnancy, it is important to take sufficient folic acid beforehand. If there is a folic acid deficiency, there is a risk that the baby will be born with an open back. The first few days of pregnancy are crucial. Since most women do not usually learn about the pregnancy until the second or third week, it may already be too late at this point. The birth of a child with an open back is very rare. Nevertheless, the folic acid balance should be replenished as a precaution.

Reasons for folic acid deficiency

The reason for a folic acid deficiency can be mainly the intake of antibabypills. But regular or heavy alcohol consumption can also be responsible for it. It is also possible that the small intestine is not properly receptive or that the liver is diseased and cannot process the folic acid. An insufficient intake of folic acid-containing foods can also cause a deficiency.

Supply folic acid

Folic acid should primarily be taken in with food, even without deficiency symptoms. Pulses and germinated cereal grains are particularly suitable for this. If possible, these should not be made from wheat. Although wheat contains a lot of folic acid, it is harmful to health due to other ingredients. Green leaves, such as green leafy vegetables, parsley and garden cress, sunflower seeds, asparagus, bananas and yeast also contain a lot of folic acid. If you regularly include these foods in your diet, you should be adequately supplied with vitamin B9.

A deficiency can be tested in the blood. If such a deficiency is found, you can take a preparation. Make sure that it is methylated folic acid, as this is very well absorbed by the body and is very biocompatible. The abbreviation for methylated folic acid is: 5-MTHF. An intake of 600 to 800 micrograms per day is recommended.

In newborns, folic acid supplementation is not necessary if the mother has an adequate supply of folic acid and is breastfeeding the baby.

Folic acid is extremely important for the organism and a deficiency should not be underestimated. Try to eat as many foods containing folic acid as possible, so that there is no deficiency at all.

For many people bread is part of their daily diet. Some now wonder whether bread is really so unhealthy and whether there are healthy types of bread that are easier to digest. In this article you will learn all about the harmful components in grain and how best to avoid them.

Some people now suffer from various intolerances to the ingredients of grain. In most cases this is a gluten intolerance. But even people without a recognized intolerance have digestive problems after eating bread. These are the four main reasons for this:

1. Gluten

Gluten is usually contained in every classic grain. The largest share is found in wheat with one to fifty percent. This proportion is higher than ever before, as the grain has been raised for easy processing. Especially compared to other cereals, some of which have a gluten content of only one to two percent, the proportion in wheat is enormous.

As a rule, most people consume grain in each meal throughout the day. Whether at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even snacks between meals are often cereal. The body reacts to this gluten overload with an inflamed intestinal wall. It is capable of processing gluten, but only in moderation. The inflamed intestinal wall can cause antibody reactions against gluten. These antibodies float around the body and randomly match certain other parts of the body such as proteins in the thyroid gland or receptors in the synovial membrane. This can lead to autoimmune diseases in the worst case.

If you suffer from physical symptoms or just want to live healthier, you should avoid wheat and use healthier grains. This includes spelt, for example. A six to eight-week abstention from cereal-containing foods can help the body to regenerate. Cereal varieties can then be individually tested for their compatibility.

2. ATI (Amylase-Trypsin-Inhibitors)

ATI designates protective substances that help the grain not to be eaten by feeding pests. These protective substances prevent the digestion of starch and ensure that an insect cannot eat the grain. In your body, however, these substances also prevent the digestion of carbohydrates. The result: undigested starch ends up further back in the intestine, where it nourishes structures and microorganisms that should not be nourished at all. This in turn leads to intestinal problems such as bad colonization, flatulence and some other symptoms.

The ATI content in many cereals has also risen enormously due to high breeding. Especially you should avoid wheat. Low-ATI grains include spelt and rye. Sprouted grain is particularly well tolerated, as the protective substances disappear during germination. Via the germination process it is even possible to obtain a completely ATI-free grain. It is similar with sourdough, which you let ferment sourly.

3. FODMAPS (fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols)

FODMAPS are carbohydrates and sugar compounds that are difficult for the small intestine to absorb. When there is an overabundance in the body, wrong structures in the intestines are nourished and cause symptoms such as stomach ache, flatulence and some more. To reduce FODMAPS, fermentation, i.e. acid fermentation or germination, is particularly suitable. The proportion of FODMAP is highest in rye and also very high in wheat.

Since grain is basically something valuable, you should use low FODMAP grains. Spelt is particularly suitable for this purpose, but also emmer. The best and healthiest bread is of course if you bake it yourself. If possible use a mixture of germinated spelt and spelt flour in organic quality and let it ferment sourly. You can find some recipes on the Internet.

4, wholemeal bread versus white flour bread

In principle, whole grain is healthier, but only if it could germinate before processing. All minerals of the grain are found in the grain husk and only migrate to the inside of the grain through the germination process. Then the grain is digestible. Otherwise, substances that are difficult to digest end up in the intestines and cause problems there.

As you can see, there are good alternatives and ways to enjoy bread. Become aware that unhealthy grains such as wheat put a strain on the intestines and can have an enormous impact on your well-being. Nevertheless, bread can be quite healthy and nutritious as long as the grain is consciously selected and processed.

Nowadays people often talk about healthy eating and many people try to implement it to a large extent. But suddenly it’s back – the ravenous hunger. A ravenous appetite for sweet, sour and fatty foods. In this article you will find out how to fight the craving and what your body really craves.

Once you know what your body really needs when you have another ravenous hunger attack, it will be even easier to avoid it. You can satisfy your cravings with alternative foods. Most of the time it is not gone right away, but if you do that for a while, the cravings won’t come up at all. There are different types of ravenous appetite:

1. craving for chocolate

The craving for chocolate is very well known. However, as a rule, the body only needs certain substances from chocolate. Cocoa is very rich in magnesium, so your body will most likely need magnesium. This can alternatively be supplied by eating nuts, seeds, legumes and fruit. It can also be supplied via a preparation, preferably magnesium citrate. If the body gets enough magnesium, there is no ravenous hunger. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with a piece of chocolate. It should not be unhealthy milk chocolate, but dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. Chocolate with a cocoa content of seventy to eighty percent is healthy and contains magnesium.

2. craving for jelly babies

This ravenous hunger indicates a lack of selenium. You can fight this very well by eating dried fruit. If you include dried fruit in your diet in between, the craving for jelly babies will disappear.

3. craving for cheese

In addition to some nutrients, cheese also contains caseins, which have a morphine-like effect and serve the morphine receptors in the body. A certain physical dependency develops, similar to morphine, but not as strong. If you give up cheese for about three weeks, the withdrawal is over and the craving for cheese subsides. The craving for cheese can also indicate a lack of calcium, phosphates and Omega 3 acids. These can be compensated by eating broccoli, kale, pulses, sesame seeds, nuts and linseed.

4. craving for meat

Meat is not very healthy for the body, so the craving for meat should be stopped urgently. It can indicate a lack of iron and zinc. With dried fruit, broccoli and pumpkin seeds, the craving can be controlled. If the body demands a hearty taste, it is also possible that the body is missing important nutrients from various spices. You should try to spice up your food differently from time to time.

5. craving for fatty snacks like chips

Behind the ravenous appetite for fatty snacks is also often a need for spices. By adding spices and healthy salts such as sea salt to your food, the craving for snacks will disappear. Mustard, kohlrabi, broccoli, kale, legumes and sesame are also recommended. To balance out the greasy part you can eat avocado, olives, nuts and seeds. The craving for fatty snacks also indicates a lack of calcium, which can be compensated by the above-mentioned foods.

6. craving for sour food

A ravenous appetite for generally acidic foods is probably due to a magnesium deficiency. This can be easily treated with food, as with the craving for chocolate.

7. Cravings in women: before menstruation

Many women are affected by ravenous appetite attacks shortly before their next menstrual period. These can be triggered by a zinc deficiency and can be controlled by eating leafy and root vegetables, nuts and seeds.

So the next time you get ravenous appetite, try to include alternatives in your diet and soon it will be a thing of the past. Give it a try!

The ringing in the ears at different heights or a noise in the ear, the so-called tinnitus, usually comes suddenly. It usually occurs when you come to rest and the surrounding noises subside. This is extremely annoying and can quickly drive you crazy. In this article you will learn more about the main causes of tinnitus and possible forms of treatment.

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus means the perception of unpleasant ear noises. Particularly during periods of calm, those affected hear sounds such as ringing, whistling or hissing in one or both ears. Usually these are noticed in the evening when going to bed and are perceived as very stressful.

What are the main causes of tinnitus?

1. tension and cramping of the muscles

The most important cause of tinnitus is the tension and cramping of the muscles in the neck, head or jaw area, as well as in the blood vessels that supply the ear. Tensions account for about eighty percent of all tinnitus diseases.

Treat muscle tensions internally

Magnesium and vitamin B12

By taking certain substances like magnesium or vitamin B12, it is possible to treat the muscles from within. In the case of magnesium, magnesium citrate is best suited because it has the best absorption capacity in the body. You can take it at home and dose the magnesium high, up to the point where the stool becomes soft (this is called the diarrhea limit). The dosage should then be slightly reduced and maintained. Magnesium oil (e.g. from Zechstein) can also be applied to the skin from the outside in a mixing ratio of 1:1 with DMSO. The active ingredients penetrate deep into the tissue and thus release tensions.

The secret weapon, however, is vitamin B12 in the variant methylcobalamin. The advantage here is that this B12 goes directly into the bloodstream and does not have to go through the digestive tract at great expense and with high losses. Methylcobalamin is taken orally in high doses (about three times a day two thousand micrograms). When purchasing, it is important to make sure that the microgram value is indicated on the product. A therapist can administer the methylcobalamin by syringe. This is placed locally near the areas of the tinnitus. Too much stress often leads to a vitamin B12 deficiency. By injecting the active ingredient, the tissue relaxes quickly.

2. blood flow and narrowing of blood vessels

Other causes lie in the general blood flow. Questions arise about how well the blood flows and whether the blood pressure could be too high or too low. However, the main problem lies in a possible narrowing of the blood vessels. This causes the blood vessels to constrict from the inside. This happens through fats that are incorrectly absorbed through food, through toxins that are stored, or through chronic infections of the inside of the blood vessel, the so-called endothelium. All these problems can be responsible for ear noises. It is important to first find and treat the causes of the narrowing of the blood vessels.

A blood test, in which among other things the blood fats and cholesterol are determined, can provide information about possible constrictions. For example, if there is high blood pressure, it must be treated accordingly. Also a nourishing conversion toward High carb Low fat , that means to delete animal and vegetable fats and proteins from the nutrition, can help enormously. The blood vessels will gradually repair and cleanse themselves from the inside out. There are various substances that can additionally support this process. Astaxanthin is a very effective antioxidant that can help the blood vessels in the repair process. (The cleanest Astaxant is available at www.biopure.eu, with the therapist number D10410 there is a discount)

If there is a suspicion that toxins or infections are present in the body, it should always be examined by a therapist. In case of toxins, a detoxification is necessary, which should not be done on your own, but accompanied by a therapist. A therapy according to Dr. Klinghardt is highly recommended.

3. stress as a trigger for tinnitus

Stress plays a decisive role in the development of ear noises. As soon as tinnitus occurs, it is essential to reduce any stress. There is a mismanagement of adrenaline and noradrenaline in your body. You are always on the run from your imaginary saber-toothed tiger? Are you under constant pressure both professionally and privately? Even if you do not necessarily experience it as stress yourself, this can be the reason for the development of ringing in the ears. It could get even worse: a sudden hearing loss. In case of a sudden loss of hearing, hearing is no longer possible at that moment and deafness may persist.

How do I get stress under control?

Reducing stress in everyday life is difficult for most people, but it is the only solution for noise in the ear. The regulation of stress automatically releases tensions in the body. The tensions of the blood vessels arise outside the conscious control, therefore it is important to come to rest. Various relaxation methods such as meditation, autogenic training, a visit to the sauna, as well as progressive muscle relaxation, in which the muscles in the body are specifically relaxed bit by bit, will help you achieve this. For relaxation you don’t necessarily need a professional trainer, but you can find suitable videos on Youtube as an alternative.

Noticeable tensions in the neck area are best controlled with manual therapy by a physiotherapist or osteopath. The pain therapy according to Liebscher and Bracht also achieves very good results.

Jaw problems due to stress compensation

Jaw problems, for example from grinding or biting, can also be responsible for tension. But the teeth themselves can also be the cause. If the bite is too flat or the teeth are ground down, the mouth will close further than it should or the teeth will be pushed more into the jaw. Dentists can initiate appropriate treatments and correct the problems. As the bite is extremely relevant for the detoxification of the brain, therapists and dentists who work according to the Klinghardt method are also suitable as they are very familiar with this topic.

Adrenal gland support

Stress can be compensated by taking a remedy to support the adrenal gland. Extracts such as rose root, liquorice root and ashwagandha are suitable for this.

Reduce stress and shift down a gear

In order to avoid ear noises in the long term, it is extremely important to work on the basis. That means shifting down a gear and not constantly running at one hundred and ten percent. Good sleep is crucial. It is also important that you avoid electrosmog in your environment, especially in the bedroom, and eliminate other possible stress factors. Ask yourself the following questions about certain stress factors that you cannot influence: Why is something stressing you? What are the deep causes? Try to look closer and perceive the stress. Only then you will be able to handle it and avoid it permanently.

Conclusion

Tinnitus is a clear sign of stress. High blood pressure and narrowing of the blood vessels are also the result of an overload. If you treat the causes of your ear noises step by step, the chances are good that you will get a grip on them and avoid possible consequential damage, such as a sudden loss of hearing.

Women between the ages of 35 and 50 are affected by the menopause. But what does the menopause actually mean? The main thing that happens during the menopause is a hormonal change in the body that leads from the fertile to the non-fertile years. In this article you will learn what happens in your body during this time and how you can alleviate possible symptoms.

Hormones in the female body

During the change from the fertile to the non-fertile years of a woman, the production of the corpus luteum hormone progesterone gradually decreases and ovulation occurs less frequently. After ovulation, a shell of the egg is always left behind, which is surrounded by the so-called corpus luteum. This is responsible for the corpus luteum hormone. The corpus luteum hormone is responsible for many different processes in the body and is the basic building block of the sex hormones. Progesterone plays a major role in the fertile phase and has the property of making the mucous membrane formed by estrogen fertile. For comparison, you can imagine a house built under the mucous membrane and progesterone as an interior decoration. As soon as it is clear that there is no pregnancy, the mucosa is rejected by the body, the progesterone decreases and the estrogen increases. In the first half of the cycle the body builds up new mucous membrane again and ovulation takes place. This is the constant rhythm in a woman’s body.

The beginning of the menopause

Over time, however, depending on type and genetics, from the age of 35 onwards, it is possible that ovulations occur less frequently. This does not mean, however, that the woman can no longer become pregnant. In most cases, the onset of menopause is not noticed until the end of the 40s, when progesterone is barely produced and possible symptoms occur.

There are women who show symptoms, but also women who do not actually notice the menopause at all. These include about one third of all women. In this case the body itself manages to create harmony between the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Another third of all women experience mild symptoms such as night sweats, headaches and a few more caused by the imbalance between a lack of progesterone and the remaining estrogen that is normally produced. The last third of all women suffer from severe symptoms and often no longer feel like themselves. In this case, supportive treatment is essential for those affected.

Helpful means during the menopause

1. Homeopathic complex remedies

Homeopathic complex remedies can help with a lack of progesterone to stimulate the remaining cells to produce more of this hormone again, or to calm the cells with the frequency of the remedy. In this way the balance of the hormones is restored and symptoms are reduced. However, not every woman can take every drug, this must be tested individually. In our practice we have had good experience with the Alchemilla vulgaris mother tincture from DHU. There are several other good remedies from well-known manufacturers.

2. Herbal medicine

By means of yam root and soy isoflavones, as well as red clover, grape silver candles and monk pepper, the menopause can be positively influenced. These herbs serve the receptors, but caution is advised during treatment. Some of the herbs have the function of a phytoestrogen, i.e. they may act like an estrogen. This process is as dangerous as taking synthetic hormones. In order to bring peace of mind in case of mild symptoms caused by the menopause, the use of herbs can still be recommended and helpful.

3. Hormone replacement therapy according to the Rimkus method

Taking synthetic hormones is dangerous because they cannot interact with the body’s own proteins. Especially not with the so-called sexual hormone binding globulin from the liver. This is a very specific protein that binds to progesterones and estrogens. This process produces a bound hormone which is important for the body. Contrary to the widespread belief that it is a storage hormone, it is in fact the only hormone that can pass through cells. Ninety percent of the hormones in the body are bound and only ten percent free. Free hormones are produced in the ovaries and adrenal gland, transported to the liver and bound there. This property must be preserved. The best known option is treatment with human identical hormones. The hormones to be taken are produced in the pharmacy and are 1:1 identical to the body’s own hormones. These can cause neither damage nor side effects in the body. The best known therapy is the Rimkus method according to Dr. Rimkus, leading researcher and developer of hormone therapy in Germany. The book “The Rimkus Method for Women” by Dr. Volker Rimkus is available. To find a therapist in your area, you can find a suitable practice in the therapist search at www.hormon-netzwerk.de. Before treatment, it is important to have a blood test with evaluation in an excellent laboratory in order to be able to adjust the individual hormone capsules as exactly as possible to the physical needs.

If you suffer from moderate to strong symptoms as a result of the menopause, a therapy could help you. This can improve the quality of life enormously and put the menopause in the shade.

The inorganic sulphur is a blessing for the intestines. Not to be confused with organic sulfur, widely known as MSM, inorganic sulfur is still relatively unknown. It is very beneficial for health, especially for the intestine. What the inorganic sulfur can do and how to use it, you will learn in this article.

History of sulphur

Some people claim that sulphur is poisonous, which is not true at all. For many thousands of years sulphur has been used as a remedy. The first records date back to about 500 BC. In 1913 all knowledge and literature about sulphur was destroyed and replaced by modern science and orthodox medicine. The knowledge is now being reclaimed bit by bit and should be used urgently. Dr. Karl Probst was one of the first to bring the effects of sulphur back into the public domain.

What sulphur does in the body

Inorganic sulphur is yellow and floury in consistency, similar to starch. Sulphur is also tasteless. Inorganic sulphur has a decisive, special property: it gives off plenty of electrons, which not many substances can do. This means that sulphur has a strong redox potential. It is therefore able to radically snatch electrons from the body. Electrons are automatically given to make them harmless. Many free radicals and pathogenic germs can be neutralized by inorganic sulfur.

Especially in the intestine this property plays a major role. The intestine is slagging more and more due to food defects, environmental toxins, medication and other factors. The waste products accumulate in the intestinal flora and have to be removed. There are different methods for intestinal rehabilitation, whereby the sulphur cure is one of the most elegant. Over the time of application, it ensures that the intestinal environment gradually improves and optimises itself again. Patogenic germs disappear. As soon as the intestine is functioning well again, there is also a healthy intestinal flora. This in turn is necessary for a well-functioning immune system.

Application of inorganic sulphur

Inorganic sulphur is freely marketable. You can get it for example in pharmacies and on the Internet. You can get one package for about eight euros and it lasts very long. The sulphur cure is therefore an inexpensive way to cleanse the intestines.

A distinction is made between children and adults. The target dose for children is half a teaspoon before or with each meal, for adults it is a whole teaspoon. It is important to keep an eye on this dosage when taking it. It should be started with a small dose, such as the tip of a knife. Sulphur triggers various reactions in the body, depending on the severity of the disease and age. The sulphur interacts with the radicals and the bad intestinal bacteria in the body. This produces various substances, including hydrogen sulphide. This is not dangerous, but it stinks. It can cause flatulence and several bowel movements a day. The bowel movements and the intestinal wind are very smelly. For the beginning of a sulphur cure, a holiday or a long weekend should be considered if possible to test how stressful the treatment is. The unpleasant odours usually last only a few days, only in severe cases they can last several weeks. The sulphur cure can be terminated as soon as the smell of the bowel movement is neutral.

As sulphur does not harm the body, it can also be taken prophylactically, for example in autumn when the cold season starts. The immune system is stabilized and protects better against infections. This is practiced by various armies around the world. In America it is known that soldiers regularly take sulphur to stay healthy. Sulfur is not a problem for skin and mucous membranes and can be taken at home without any problems. If you suffer from intestinal problems or frequent infections, a sulphur cure is advisable. The results in our practice with the sulphur cure according to Dr. Probst are great, so we can recommend it highly.

Medical disclaimer:
The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. Under no circumstances does the text replace the professional advice of a doctor or pharmacist and it may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of a treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice in case of health questions or complaints! ThePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors assume no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.

In the dark season we are often tired and lacking in drive – a lack of vitamin D in the body could be responsible for this. For many people it is not clear whether vitamin D should be taken and if so, in what quantity. When a vitamin D deficiency occurs and what ways there are to compensate for it, you will learn in this article.

Vitamin D3 in general

Vitamin D is produced in the body by sunlight. Sunlight is responsible for the cells that sit in the skin to produce vitamin D. UVB rays are relevant in sunlight. When these rays hit the skin, the body starts to produce the vitamin. Further processes are then necessary in the body to make the vitamin available.

The optimal value

Vitamin D should have a certain size in the body. According to a study in Europe, the average value for an adult is 24 ng/ml in summer and only 8 ng/ml in winter. Compared to countries around the equator, these values are very low. There the average values are between 50 and 90 ng/nl. The optimal value is 80 to 100 ng/ml, from 150 ng/ml the vitamin has a toxic effect.

Effects of a Defect

Various processes in the body are severely affected by a lack of vitamin D. The immune system and bone metabolism are most affected. Vitamin D activates the immune system, helps to activate the macrophages and helps to regulate inflammation. If too little of the important vitamin is present, chronic inflammation and disturbances in bone metabolism develop, which can lead to osteoporosis. In addition, problems in muscle metabolism can occur, resulting in twitching, pain and weakness of the muscles. Psychological symptoms and allergies, such as an allergy to the sun, are also possible. Many people become ill in winter because the vitamin D level is usually lower than in summer. The immune system cannot function properly without the vitamin and is weakened. For cancer prophylaxis, values above 50 ng/ml are required, for a well-functioning immune system even above 60 ng/ml. Calcium is only sufficiently absorbed in the intestine from a minimum amount of 30 ng/ml. In order to represent a reasonable calcium balance, even 40 ng/ml are necessary.

Absorption of vitamin D by the sun

Some people spend a lot of time in the sun and still suffer from deficiency symptoms. In order to absorb vitamin D through sunlight, the correct year and time of year must be chosen. From May to October, the midday sun from eleven to four o’clock in the afternoon is the best time for intake. At these times, the sun is high enough in the sky for the UVB rays to reach the ground. When the sun is lower, the rays are lost in the atmosphere because the path to the ground is too long. About five to twenty minutes a day in the sun is enough to keep the vitamin D balance. However, even those who manage to stay in the sun regularly cannot necessarily produce enough vitamin D.

Identifying a deficiency

A deficiency can be detected by a blood test at the therapist. For this purpose the 25-OH value is determined. This should normally be between 50 and 80, if this is not the case, vitamin D must be added.

Intake of missing vitamins

There are two ways to replenish the vitamin balance. However, this is only possible in small quantities through diet, so a preparation should be taken. The book “Healthy in seven days” by Dr. med. Raimund von Helden contains a formula for the exact calculation of the amount to be taken. On the one hand it is calculated which quantity must be taken to reach the target value and on the other hand to maintain it.

When taking vitamin D, calcium is absorbed in the intestine. The body needs magnesium to transport it to the bones and to be able to metabolise it correctly. In addition, vitamin K2 is necessary to transport vitamin D to the bones. It is recommended to take vitamin D with vitamin K12 preparation. If not enough magnesium is taken in with food, it can also be taken as a supplement.

The optimal dose for adults from October to May is 5000 units per day. This amount and an additional 100 micrograms of K2 should be taken every morning. For small children up to kindergarten age the dose is 500 to 1000 units, from kindergarten age to school age 2000 units, up to 14 years 4000 units. Afterwards 5000 units can be taken. The respective amount of K2 must be taken.

In Europe, deficiency symptoms are not uncommon and should be taken seriously. In order to maintain your health, it is extremely important to support the body with the administration of vitamin D when necessary. If you are not sure whether there is a deficiency, you can simply have your therapist test it in your blood.

Medical disclaimer:
The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. Under no circumstances does the text replace the professional advice of a doctor or pharmacist and it may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of a treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice in case of health questions or complaints! ThePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors assume no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.

Hair and body care is a big issue, especially if you want to use specific care products that are free of chemical content and are also organic. For the sake of the environment, many consumers also want to avoid unnecessary plastic waste in the bathroom. In this article you can find out which products are very well suited for this purpose.

We know from our own experience that it is not easy to find suitable products for adults and children under the criteria that the products should be free of chemical content, biological and plastic. Many patients, as well as we ourselves, do not tolerate chemical or biologically produced shampoos from the health food store.

Surfactants in shampoo

Conventional shampoos always contain surfactants. These ensure that fat and sebum are dissolved in the hair. Water alone is not enough to clean the hair properly. These chemical surfactants clean the hair well, but are harmful to the body. This component is also a major problem for the environment, as surfactants are very difficult to break down. In bio shampoos, for example, chemical surfactants are replaced by sugar surfactants. Nevertheless, residual amounts of the chemicals are contained, which allergy sufferers or sensitive consumers quickly notice on their skin. These products are therefore also often not tolerated.

Presentation of the I’m Resource products

In order to care for hair and skin in a natural way, we present you a product line. Effective microorganisms, which develop from fermented fruit and vegetables, make it possible to produce the care products in a completely natural way.

The inventor and manufacturer of I’m Resource, Silvio Pillilini, worked as a chemist at L’Oreal Redkin in New York many years ago. With time and the increase in allergies and intolerances among the population, he has increasingly questioned his work at L’Oreal. Pillilini developed an aversion to what he was doing. Finally, a research project was started at L’Oreal with the aim of producing a purely natural surfactant. This should not contain sodium laureth sulfate or detergents. The project, which lasted several months, was successful: By fermenting fruit and vegetables, it was possible to obtain a foam (surfactant) which could dissolve fat and sebum from the hair. In contrast to Silvio Pillilini’s presentation, however, no corresponding products from L’Oreal were put on the market. Eventually he and his family left New York and moved back to Germany. A few years later he founded the company I’m Resource, which has now been in existence for more than ten years.

The products and their advantages

There are some natural products from I’m Hair Resource. These include various detergents for the skin, various shampoos, face cream (also for mature skin) and hair gel. In addition, the All Donna product can be used for washing hands, for example, and for washing dishes in the kitchen.

Due to the natural, 100% economical ingredients, the hair gets back its natural shine and feel. The hair looks much healthier and more beautiful. Before using these products, however, you should note that the hair should be cleaned of chemical substances. The microorganisms cannot survive in a chemical environment and thus cannot develop their effect. On the I’m Resource website you can find a natural hairdresser near you who uses these products. So you can also discover the right products for you on site, as there are several different fragrances to choose from. After cleaning, the selected products can easily be used at home. If you wish, you can also order the products on the Internet on the manufacturer’s website.

A further advantage of the products is the plastic-free packaging. The products are filled in white opal glass and are therefore also environmentally friendly.

We ourselves have been using various products from the line for nine years. We have no more other products in our household and are very satisfied with them. The products are only a recommendation, but we advise everyone to take care of their health and to avoid chemical care products as far as possible.

Medical disclaimer:
The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.