Eight Mile Plains Acupuncture & Naturopathy

Health Tips

Eight Mile Plains Acupuncture & Naturopathy

Experiment: Testing supplement tablets for good absorption

Put around ΒΌ cup of white vinegar into a glass. Then put the supplements into the glass to see how long they take to dissolve. If they dissolve within 30 minutes, then absorption is good. If it takes more than 1 hour to dissolve, this will not be a good supplement. White vinegar is similar to our stomach acids. The longer a supplement takes to dissolve, the less the absorption of nutrients.

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    Health tips for flu and cold

    When you have flu and cold, the following suggestion can help you to recover quicker:

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    Sore throat

    Suck vitamin C tablets every 3 hours for 2-3 days to help recovery.

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    With phlegm and running nose- cook soups with radish, ginger, sweet potato (when feeling cold) or carrots (when feeling hot), tomato, and celery. Avoid eating sugar products, bananas, mandarins, dairy products, peanuts and almonds before recovery.

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    Drink lemon water with honey to help in recovery.

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    Cook ginger tea (boiling ginger in water with a little brown sugar) during the daytime.

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    Cold and flu

    Drink a lot of water and have plenty of rest; avoid any sugar products and meat.

Awareness tips for weight control

Eight Mile Plains Acupuncture & Naturopathy

If you are putting on weight, there are some tips you need to be aware of. If caused by over-eating, you should control your eating, especially carbohydrates such as sugar. If it is caused by low energy (putting on weight without any reason, exercising and controlling your diet but still not losing weight), you should see a naturopath and acupuncturist to help you to boost your energy and improve your metabolism to lose weight. Avoid any cold foods and cold drinks to avoid damage to your digestive system which can cause fluid retention.