Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fibrocystic Breast Changes

Fibrocystic breast changes is refer to small lumps on the breast under the skin. The lumps can easily move and may change in size. They are not usually considered to be precursors to cancer. Fibrocystic breast changes is common in menstruating women which affecting more than half of the women at their childbearing age.The changes can be diagnosed by doctor using mammogram or breast ultrasound.

  • Feel full, swollen, and heavy of breast
  • Thick or lumpy breasts
  • Pain or discomfort in both breasts
  • Pain or discomfort under the arms

  • Excess oestrogen relative to progresterone
  • A diet high in sugar and refined foods with high levels of insulin
  • Underactive thyroid or iodine deficiency

Action plan
  • Get tested by health care provider
  • Consume more fresh fruit and vegetables for their cleansing effects
  • Eat small and regular meals and snacks
  • Take magnesium citrate and vitamin B6 for hormonal balance
  • Check breast regularly to ensure the breast in normal condition
  • Take regular exercise to keep blood sugar level stable and gets the lymph moving

Monday, March 25, 2013


Eczema or dermatitis is an inflammation of the outer layer of the skin. Eczema can vary in severity and develop on any part of the body but typically occurs on the face, neck, scalp and the insides of elbows, knees. and ankles. Mild forms leave the skin dry, itchy, and inflamed, whilst in more severe cases the skin can become raw and broken, causing it to weep or bleed. However, this skin condition is not contagious.

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Blisters
  • Bleeding or weeping

The cause are varied and there are several types:

Atopic eczema
-an over active immune response to environmental allergens such as dust mites, animal hair, or dietary allergens
-stress, emotional upset, nutritional deficiencies or weather changes.

Allergic contact dermatitis
-develops when body's immune system reacts to a material in contact with skin.
-arise several hour after contact with material and settle down again within few days once skin no longer in contact with it

Irritant contact dermatitis
- cause by regular contact with everyday substances, such as soaps, detergents and other chemical based product which irritating skin

Action plan
  • Get tested for food allergies test
  • Eat whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Drink lots of water
  • Take probiotic product which may reduce allergic reactions by enhancing bowel health and alter immune system
  • Take vitamin C for boosting the immune system which may reduce eczema symptoms
  • Eat food rich in essential fatty acid such as cold water fish, flaxseed,sunflower and pumpkin seeds
  • Avoid food with clogging effect such as red meat, dairy product,  fried and oily foods
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these have dehydrating effect on skin

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Dandruff is a common inflammation of skin which characterized by flakes of dead skin accumulating in the scalp and hair. It is thought to be due to a combination of imbalance in the oil-secreting gland of the scalp, fungal infection, hormonal imbalance and deficiency in essential  fats or zinc.


  • Greasy, oily areas of skin
  • Hair loss
  • Itching and become more itchy if infected
  • Mild redness
  • Plaques over large area
  • Skin lesions
  • Skin scales with white and flaking or yellowish, oily, and adherent

Action plan

  • Increase fibre intake which are high in a range of antioxidants, as well as minerals that encourage hair, skin and nail growth, a green diet can be good for preventing dandruff.
  • Increase omega 3 fatty acid intake which high in food such as cold water fish, flaxseed, sunflower seed and pumpkin seeds that act as anti-inflammatory agent. 
  • Take food rich in zinc to encounter low dietary levels of zinc that cause dull, unmanageable hair and even hair loss which including fish and pumpkin seeds.
  • Avoid intake of high sugar, alcohol, refined carbohydrates, yeasts and dairy products which adversely affect fungal conditions.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cirrhosis of Liver

A condition that refers to liver cells have become hardened and fibrotic. The scar tissue builds up and obstruct of blood flow in liver. Liver has many important function which include detoxification; blood sugar and cholesterol control; digestion and absorption of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Liver is an organ that can regenerate well but in cases of cirrhosis, the liver cells hardly replaced to become a healthy liver.


  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Eye problems
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Nausea

  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Damage from gallstones
  • Bacterial or viral infections (Hepatitis)
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet

Action Plan
  • Increase the intake of fresh vegetable and fruit that provide abundant antioxidant for healing.
  • Consume food that rich in chlorophyll for cleansing and rejuvenating the cells.
  • Eat more plain foods rather than heavily spiced or flavoured food.
  • Avoid the intake of sugar, margarine, heated fats, fried foods, processed meats, pastries, caffeine,  refined carbohydrates and foods containing additives.
  • Avoid the alcohol used

Monday, March 4, 2013


Backache can be a very tiring experience as pain is such a drain on the body's energy system. You may feel aches, sharp pains, gnawing pain. Back pain can be radiate anywhere from the neck, right down the spine to your tailbone. The pain can even move into the buttocks and hips too. Lower-back pain is the most common back complaint and a huge problem for many.


  • Back injuries
  • Congesting foods
  • Heavy lifting
  • Kidney weakness
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Spinal malformation

Action Plan:

  • Eat oily fish, flax seeds, walnuts and avocados contain anti-inflammatory essential fats.
  • Drink water about 6 - 8 glasses daily are required to flush out toxins and hydrate the body.
  • Avoid consuming saturated fats and trans-fats found in margerine and baked goods as these can increase inflammation.
  • Lie down with a hot-water bottle place under lower back. The heat is soothing to the kidney area and give warm relief to sore back.
  • Do gentle stretches to release stiffness and prevent muscle spasms.
  • Do not sit for long periods of time.
  • Lose weight. The extra frontal weight will pull posture out of line and cause undue back strain.
  • Get regular massages. This can help to soften muscle tissue and release pain.