Originally published March 31 2011
Manage HIV and AIDS naturally - Six key indicators and delicious immune-boosting recipe
by Didi Ananda Ruchira
(NaturalNews) In Kenya, people look to innovative ways for effective ways to boost the immune system when dealing with HIV/AIDS. For Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) there`s a simple way to assess your own state of health. In fact, these six points are good indicators for any patient suffering cancer or other debilitating disease. And as an added bonus, there`s a great little recipe that will naturally improve your health dramatically.
Six Key Indicators
- Poor Appetite: Do you have a poor appetite?
- Poor Digestion: Are you not digesting your food very well?
- Low body temperature: Are you constantly chilled?
- Poor sleep: Do you sleep poorly and wake un-refreshed
- Unhealthy Liver: Do you feel sluggish or have unhealthy yellowish skin?
- Unhealthy Intestines: Are you constipated or have unhealthy stools?
Stress, Nutrition and Disease
These six indicators are not particularly connected to bacterial infection as much as they are connected to our old friends stress and nutritional neglect. When you don`t get proper nutrition - either from poverty or from ignorance (as for example, in the modern society, one may be fooled into eating processed and chemicalized foods), one`s health, of course, gets affected. And stress, too, plays its part to bring immunity down.
Any health caregiver or naturopath will first look at these major factors for assessing their patient`s health status. Restoring these important functions will go a long way to restoring the immune system`s functionality.
Without good appetite and digestion, the simple process to get good nutrition into the body doesn`t have a fighting chance. So improving one`s appetite and ability to digest food is essential.
Many people with a compromised immune system, be it from HIV/AIDS or cancer, suffer from lack of body heat and feel chilly all the time. This low body temperature can be a sign that the body has "given up" the fight against infections. On the other hand, at least in a fever, the body is still having enough vigour to battle against a disease. A normal body temperature is a sign of a functioning immune system.
The body`s resources get depleted without a good night`s refreshing sleep. Constant lack of good sleep increases stress levels and leaves one open to many diseases.
There are a number of medicinal foods and herbs that can be used to re-establish balance for these six indicators. In Kenya, the team at Abha Light Foundation, created an affordable, delicious recipe that puts these therapeutic foods together into a tasty "medicine".
Pilipili Dawa (Hot Stuff) for improved immune response
Grind, mix or blend together the below ingredients in a bottle. Let marinate for about a week, then sieve out the solids leaving a delicious "medicine". The "dose" is just 1 - 3 tablespoons a day sprinkled over your food - a delicious way to help turn around your immune response!
Item and What it does for you
vinegar (plain or apple cider) 1 litre / 1 quart : balances the pH
garlic 3 whole : antibiotic
ginger 1 piece : aids digestion, medicinal for lungs and intestines
turmeric powder 30 grams / 2 tablespoons : aids digestion, carmative (builds blood)
fresh chilies 60 grams / 4 tablespoons : increases appetite, aids digestion, raises body temperature, aids in good sleep
blackstrap molasses (black treacle) 125 grams / 1/2 cup : high in minerals and vitamins
ground cinnamon 30 grams / 2 tablespoons : increases appetite, aids digestion, equalizes blood pressure
ground fenugreek seeds 15 grams / 1 tablespoon : anti-fungal
thyme 15 grams / 1 tablespoon : anti-biotic, anti-fungal
Sources for this article
Great Health, Naturally!a book available through http://www.abhalight.org
Interim Report on Great Health Naturally Therapy http://abhalight.org/nat_therapy_report.html
Keep Hope Alive http://www.keephopealive.org
About the authorDidi Ananda Ruchira, DIHom, ND, KSoH, FKIAM, is a lecturer, author, health care practitioner and founder-director of Abha Light Foundation, Kenya < www.abhalight.org> and is active in promoting homeopathy and alternative medicine in Kenya and East Africa. She is the author of the book "Great Health, Naturally!"
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