Hay Fever

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Just imagine… 
Your favourite book or the best app ever in your hands focuses your attention to the limit.

Overwhelming sound of happy children surround you from everywhere competing with birds’ singing. The trees are swaying gently with the spring breeze. You feel so calm…
Suddenly, you realize why you hate blooming parks so much! Within minutes you are coughing, your runny nose is blocked and looks like a potato. Your body starts itching and watery, red, filled with never ending tears eyes make the horror unbearable.

Your irritation is overwhelming, but there is one more feeling you experience – hopelessness.
Does it sound familiar?
Let me assure you my Friend this is the last season you feel this way.

You can make a decision between applying a standard, usually antihistamine medical treatment that masks the symptoms and do not treat the real cause of the dilemma.

The symptoms of Hay Fever, especially itchiness of the eye intensifies around the time of pollination of grass and trees.

Anna Ciesielska, my mentor, claims this is a pure coincidence, as pollen and sunlight have not appeared in modern times – opposite to the illness I am writing about.

“They have always been here, and it is only our bodies that different now.” She believes Hy Fever is related to the fact our bodies are destroyed and deregulated.

What are the real causes of it then?
·        The excess of sour (chicken, pasta, milk, tropical fruit, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, ice cream)
·        The excess of salty (cold water, pofk, salt, soya)
·        Lack of excercise
·        Cold food and drinks
·        Too much of fresh vegetable and fruit
·        Mental long term fatigue
·        Increased consumption of ice cream
·        Overcooling the body by wearing not enough layers of clothes when the weather is far from warm
·        Swimming outside (lakes, rivers), when the water is far from acceptable
·        Stress

Are you ready for your first step to your health?

ADULTS HYPOCRISY VS CHILDREN’S HEALTH

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We all agree that the health and well being of our children is a priority to us adults. But very often, in the quest for the best possible conditions for our children’s growth and development, we put too much trust in the public health sector and other institutions. And I personally think that there is a large dose of hypocrisy in this attitude.

We also know that in order to stay healthy, our offspring need to be properly and regularly fed. But feeding them with yogurts, fruit and fruit juices is of doubtful benefit to them. Let’s be honest about the food we often give to our children. What do they actually eat? The whole candy industry (sweets, bars, chocolates), dairy industry (yogurts, cheeses, ice cream), soft-drinks industry (cola and other fizzy sugary drinks) and fast-food chains make fortunes on the ‘small’ consumer. Our children are potential clients to all of these businesses. Why? Because we allow them to be. The time our children spend outdoors without our supervision is most likely the time they will try to get hold of the chocolate bars, fruit juices, fast food, yogurt, cakes or fizzy drinks. It is because of our own convenience or lack of sufficient knowledge on healthy dieting or lack of time and enthusiasm that we do not fight all of these bad habits. Eventually, we silently accept our children’s dietary misbehavior.

Unfortunately, aggressive advertising, as well as the stereotypes and fashions circulating among the young, is a negative influence on our children and usually too difficult for them to resist.

Do we adults have something to say in self-defense? I do not think so. It is enough to go into schools and randomly ask how many children bring their own homemade lunch to school, how many of them eat homemade dinner or supper, how their parents organize their daily meals, or how many of them are actually being told by their parents about the dangers of eating fast food, to be able to understand the scale of the problem.

We are responsible for the awareness of our children
How can we say that we care about our children when we consciously let them eat dairy products that come from mass production and are very often contaminated with dangerous substances? For those who are still unaware, the milk used for production of most of the dairy products comes from cows which are fed with fodder including ruminant meat and bone. Isn’t it against common sense and nature? Cows are herbivores and should not eat any animal material. How can it possibly not affect the quality of milk and dairy products?

It is dishonest of adults to make money out of children’s lack of awareness and vulnerability in the first place, to then spend some of this money on wonderful medical equipment and children’s health centers. Who has got the biggest interest in all of this? We should realize that our children’s health problems were probably caused by our own ignorance, negligence, convenience or simply turning a blind eye to the problem.

Thus, we should remember once more:

  • An excess of fruit, fruit juices, fresh salads, sweets, ice cream, yogurts, cheeses and cold drinks leads to allergies and asthma.
  • An excess of milk, cheeses, fruit, fruit juices, sweets and ice cream can cause anemia in children.
  • An excess of milk, cheeses, yogurts, sweets, fruit and fruit juices makes our children more susceptible to colds.

If you really care about your children’s health then firstly confess your mistakes and then start introducing changes to their dietary habits before taking them to the doctor or a hospital.

What about A Broth For Vegetarians according to 5Flavours of Health?

If you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet, you can make a vegetable broth. Especially if you have a compromised digestive system, they can be key to recovery as they are so easy for the body to break down.

You can make a vegetable broth by taking veggie scraps or whole vegetables and covering them in water, then simmering for 6-8 hours. Remember to use seasonal and local vegetables and all 5 Flavours spices.  You will then discard the vegetables because all of their nutrients are now in the soup broth.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE SUGGESTIONS FOR REDUCING YOUR HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS

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What if there were natural hay fever remedies that not only worked to treat the symptoms but prevented the condition appearing? Natural hay fever remedies based on 5 Flavours of Health principles may be an effective way to gain control of your health.

WHAT IS HAY FEVER
Hay fever is a common respiratory condition effectively.  Hay fever is an allergic reaction to allergens in our environment, affecting the nose, eyes, lungs and sinus cavities causing very uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms. Typical hay fever symptoms include:

  • itchy eyes & throat
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sinus congestion
  • headaches
  • irritability
  • depression
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite

From a 5 Flavours of Health perspective hay fever is seen as an inability to produce enough energy from the digestive system for a healthy immune response to wind and allergens.

HAY FEVER FROM A 5 Flavours of Health PERSPECTIVE
In 5 Flavours of Health the digestive system is responsible for converting energy from food to produce defensive energy.  When the digestive energy is depleted through poor diet, worry, stress and lack of exercise, it cannot produce enough energy  which is important to defend against outside wind and pollen. Without healthy energy,  wind penetrates the body to produces hay fever systems of sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, running nose etc.

To strengthen that energy, the main idea is to eat foods that will take very little to digest. By eating easily digestible foods your can produce defensive energy with minimal effort. By eating difficult foods to digest the spleen will consume more energy and instead of producing healthy energy, will produce phlegm and dampness, often resulting in fatigue, bloating and reduced immune function.

In 5 Flavours of Health philosophy a diet that avoids cold and raw foods and increases warm nourishing foods is recommended to prevent hay fever.

FOODS TO AVOID TO REDUCE HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS
Some foods are difficult to digest and actually weaken the digestive system. These foods are considered cold and damp in nature. Cold damp foods weaken the spleen energy and instead of creating energy and blood they produce phlegm in the body, predisposing you to hay fever. Simply avoiding the following foods that damage digestion and weaken your defensive energy can be the best hay fever remedies :

  • Alcohol:beer, wine, spirits
  • Dairy:milk, cheeses, butter, ice-cream, milk chocolate, yoghurt
  • Nuts: excessive nuts are damp in nature
  • Raw food: salads, fruit
  • Sweet foods:excessive fruit, dried fruits, lollies, cakes, fruit juice, soft drinks
  • Wheat: bread, pasta, baked goods

FOODS TO ADD TO REDUCE HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS
Warming foods are natural hay fever remedies. Warm easily digested foods reduces the amount of energy your body is required to digest them which will build your own body’s energy. In 5 Flavours of Health you’ll often find a combination of hot dishes at any meal from soup, starters, rice, vegetables and meat. Aim to eat warm foods at each meal such as:

  • vegetable soups
  • broth
  • porridge


WARM WATER FOR HAY FEVER
Following the idea of adding warming substances into your body, water can also be taken warm to hot. Drinking warm water or a cup of herbal tea such as liquorice or giner tea after a meal is an excellent digestive aid, therefore helping to produce more defensive energy.

Do you need something your GP isn’t offering? – Health Prevention in SPRING

SPRING
Last few days have been crazy! I received hundreds of calls related the problems that starting appearing; flu, skin problems, allergies, asthma, ulcers, heart and emotional problems, eczema, migraines, constipation, etc.

As we know spring is just around the corner. Unfortunately, many of us can expect some of unwanted symptoms. Most of our problems will appear very soon, in spring time. Why? How can we prevent it in the future?

You need to trust me here. To understand, you need to accept that there is energy in the Universe. The energy flows to and through us. Whether we are aware of it or not. Whether we want it, or not. Whether we accept it, or do not. Whether we are conscious of it, or not. Energy exists and we know that energy is different during the spring time in comparison to the one in the winter or other seasons.

There is no need for a scientific research confirming that we simply feel differently in springtime. It also applies to every single season. We feel differently in September and in July, April or December.

Once we understand this aspect, we can move on to the next level. Whichever energy flows outside, it is also flows inside of us. If we start applying the same kind of fuel into our body, which is required from the Universe into our body, we should balance it accordingly.

What happens in springtime then?
This season is associated with new life, pregnancy and birth. Trees and grass will be full of juicy, green leaves. Everything will wake up after a cold winter.

Our bodies are going to rejuvenate and we will be able to have brand new energy that “goes upwards” to the sun. We will be able to feel it in the air very, very soon.

In accordance with the ancient philosophy we follow, each season of the year is associated with a different bodily organ. During the particular season the particular organ has its peak. It means that the organ is more active than during any other seasons.

For example, our liver is more active and more expansive in the spring than in the autumn. In the summer, on the other hand, our heart has its peak.

Autumn is identified with the accumulation of energy. As the energy goes down it reaches the lungs, so the lungs are the most functioning organ. The autumn and the spring are crucial for our health, especially when you live in Europe. I am going to explain on another occasion.

Winter season is the time when we cumulate all our energy. Imagine you can see a tree in December. There are no leaves and the tree has to survive cold temperatures.

All the energy is hidden in roots. The energy is not wasted in any way. It is securely collected so it can be released in the spring, when the energy is going “up”.

There is a similarity in our body. Liver is associated with the spring, when it is the most active. This organ is responsible for transporting the energy from the spleen to our upper heater – to our lungs.

There are three heaters in our body; middle heater (stomach and liver), upper heater (lungs and heart) and lower heater (kidney, intestines, and genitals).

The energy from the food we eat and fluids we intake is being produced in our middle heater. The food is digested in the stomach. The liver is responsible for taking the energy and essence from the spleen upwards, to the lungs.

When we look after our liver over the year (the 12 months circle) and it functions, we should not be getting the symptoms, such as headaches, allergies, food intolerance’s.

Everything is connected to correct transportation of the energy from the food we consume to upper body. From the lungs, consequently, it is transported to our lower heater (kidneys, gentiles and intestines).

We usually do not look after our body properly. It is all due to commercials, advertisements, and lack of common sense, our fast lives and tendencies to have a “quick fix solutions”.

A lot of us have lost the common sense and we have forgotten about the seasons.

In order to support our entire well being, we need to remember  – it is not only about eating balanced food. It is also crucial how we relax, how we deal with stress and how conscious is the process of creating powerful thoughts in our mind.

If we are able to manage functionality of our liver through the year (and other organs), then we do not have to worry about the symptoms I described above.

We will forget about migraines, skin problems, food intolerance’s etc.
How do I know all this? My family and I have experienced the changes for almost 9 years. That’s how it works.

Anna, my mentor, wrote two books (“Philosophy of Health” and “Philosophy of Life”). She has helped millions of people around the world. The books were translated to English by myself. I would love you to read them, so you are aware of the topic in depth.

Once we are willing to understand this knowledge and once we decide to take the control of our lives, our lives will go through an amazing process.

You need to know this is easier than you can imagine.
The team and I organize regular workshops where we can teach you how to combine the flavours, in order to balance the meals, in order to nurture every single organ in our body. We have special session of yoga and excises, as well as mindset workshop.

The Benefits of Positive Thinking

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The benefits of positive thinking cannot be overemphasized.

It is perhaps one of the most influential forces that you have dominion over, and it gives you the power to take control of a situation. Many prolific events in our history have occurred because people had this mindset. They did not get lost in the circumstance or the situation; they set their goals and put positive thinking into first gear. Madam Curie Sklodowska, Steve Jobs, Brothers Wrights all faced adversity in one form or the other. Yet, because of their ability to think positively, they excelled in their field and were able to influence countless lives.

Although positive thinking is an asset that we all possess, very few utilize it. Whether you have negative experiences in childhood or low self-esteem, it is never too late to implement a new thinking strategy. This new habit may take a while to root itself, but remember, you have been thinking negatively early all your life. Let’s face it; how we think shapes our lives.

The mind is the most powerful entity known. Everything starts in the mind!

Practice makes perfect. Once you become aware of your thinking patterns, it’s easy to implement a new, more effective thought process.

Positive thinking gives emotional and spiritual wealth. It is my belief that schools should teach their pupil its benefits. It would help them mature into admirable adults, thus making the world a better place.

The Psychology of the Perfect Diet

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Here’s the thing:

So many people who have an interest in nutrition and health make the fascinating assumption that there must be a perfect diet. Meaning, the perfect way to eat, the perfect nutritional system, the one way of consuming food that trumps all other approaches. As this thinking goes, all we need to do is discover this one perfect diet and we hit the sweet spot so to speak. By finding the perfect diet, we can have perfect health, perfect weight, perfect energy, perfect looks, and live approximately forever.

Who wouldn’t want to find the perfect diet?

Now this may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, and I’m being slightly tongue-in-cheek here – but the reality is, I meet far too many people, including the experts, who come from this essential place. There has to be one perfect diet.

Believing that there is a one size fits all perfect diet has some important consequences that we should take note of:

  • It often has us on an endless search
    • We’re constantly on edge trying to find the perfect foods
    • We can become confused and frustrated because so many experts claim that they have the perfect way to eat and they all have scientific proof and many of them say something quite different
    • We might believe we found the perfect diet, and stick to it for a while – only to watch ourselves falling off the wagon, eating foods outside of the diet, craving forbidden foods, which then leads to a lot of self rejection and personal turmoil.

This last point I believe is an important one.

That’s because there’s so much nutritional confusion and personal frustration that happens when we’re trying to follow our perfect diet perfectly – and the reality is – perfection doesn’t exist.

Name me one place in life where we can all be in agreement about what’s perfect.

Is there a perfect way to earn money?
Is there a perfect way to do relationship?
Is there a perfect way to raise children?
Is there a perfect way to have fun?
Is there a perfect way to move and exercise?
Is there a perfect way to have sex?
Is there a perfect house?
Or a perfect place to live?

I think you get the point.

But in case you don’t, let me spell it out in nutritional and scientific terms:

There is absolutely no such thing as the perfect diet.

There are likely as many excellent ways to eat as there are people on planet Earth.

The right diet for any one of us is linked to so many different factors:

I’m talking about your age, genetics, preferences, your sex, the environment you live in, this season, your lifestyle, the amount of exercise you do, any health challenges you might be dealing with, your personal goals, your personal beliefs, and all kinds of yet-to-be-discovered factors.

But don’t let this frustrate you please.

Nutrition is an ongoing journey. It’s an exploration. It’s a fascinating experiment. We live in a time when the body is changing, our nutritional needs are quite different than they were 1000 years ago, the world is a different place, we’re under a lot of environmental pressure from toxins in a poor food chain – so our nutritional needs are ever-changing and ever-evolving. That’s the good news.

When you finally let go of trying to find the perfect diet, you can relax.
You can be an explorer.
You can have a smile on your face and test out new approaches, new foods, new supplements, or the latest diet – and see how it works for you.

Body wisdom here is the final frontier.
Yes, you’re going to use your knowledge, you’re going to use what you’ve learned, you can listen to the experts, and at the end of the day each one of us ultimately makes the choice about what we consume.

You can see this journey as problematic and disappointing, or you could see it as something fascinating and exciting.

Your choice.
The desire for perfection in any area of life is a form of simplistic wishful thinking. It’s a way of approaching the world that calls for more maturity and experience. Perfectionism is a dream that we need to wake up from. The alternative is to continue sleepwalking and not understand why we’re constantly feeling off-balance, disempowered, uncertain, and always looking for answers about why our health or our eating habits aren’t perfect.

The field of nutrition is a bit messy.
It’s in a lot of flux.
Our lives are in a lot of flux.

These are the times we live in.

Let’s embrace that and do our best to celebrate it.

Are you willing to let go of being perfect?

Are you willing to admit that your quest for perfectionism often leads to confusion and self-abuse?

Are you ready to embrace uncertainty and be a nutritional explorer in your own life?

Just say yes, and your relationship with food will flower like never before.

I hope this was helpful, my friends.

Agnes Khan – My Story

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It was a chance meeting with Anna Ciesielska that helped to change my life and the way I live.

It all started when my second child was born.  Almost from his birth he started to suffer from a serious skin condition, which affected his face and most of his body.  His sores were so bad that I had to put him to bed with cotton gloves, so that he would not be able to scratch his face. It was such a difficult period of my life and it took a great deal of courage and patience to continually attend to my child on a daily basis.  By sheer fluke it was during this time that I was recommend to read Anna’s books, and this has changed my life.

Initially we attended Doctor’s surgeries trying prescribed medication, to relieve the suffering of my child.   Sadly, nothing seemed to alleviate his condition. In fact, it was getting worse.  I then began to question his diet and how I might be able to resolve his sores, without drugs.   It was at this stage that I began to avidly read Anna’s book, and eventually I managed to phone her.

This diet is not a quick fix solution, a fast weight loss plan to follow for a few weeks.  NO – this is a way of life.   I myself read Anna’s book many times and slowly I realized how the diet all made sense.  I learned how to combine foods, use certain herbs and spices, change my way of cooking.  I can only say that within few of weeks my child began to recover and my whole family started to have more energy, feeling the benefits of changes I have introduced into our family’s diet.

I found that once I understood how the Five Elements Theory in our climatic zone works, how the foods combined to keep our bodies healthy, it was not difficult to continue this way of life.   I can proudly say that after a few years of following this lifestyle, our family is much healthier, happier and stronger. Both physically and emotionally.   My older son now asks me to make packed lunches to take to School, as he feels healthier when he eats the food I prepare.

7 Best Ways to Get Rid Of Your Allergies Forever

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You can NOW free yourself from your allergies!

This maybe sounds like impossible thing – but Yes!!!!!

You can free yourself from the annoying symptoms of your allergies.

We have worked with lots of people over many years helping and advising them on how to

Live life free from sneezing, hay fever, itchy spots…..

Our lives are exposed to excess of ‘healthy food’ products, fast food, sugar in different forms and shapes, all year ‘fresh’ fruits and vegetables from all over the world.

Because of the commercial world we live in, and the speed we have

we just have lost common sense.

We simply stopped thinking of what is good for us or and what is not.

We follow the advertisements, the fashion, and the trends of ‘healthy eating’ and yet we are still not satisfied with our health condition.

Every day or month somebody new is presenting another ‘excellent’ diet of ‘how to loose weight, how to be healthy etc..

In fact, our health is getting worse. We suffer more allergies than ever before, the overweight and obesity ratio is growing, the diabetics’ numbers are higher every year.

So, What are the conclusions??

Where do we make mistakes?

Why our immune system is getting weaker?

Why our children are suffering?

To me, the answer is simple.

  • Use common sense and knowledge presented in ‘Philosophy of Life’ and ‘Philosophy of Health’ while making choices about your food selection.
  • Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Energise your body with balanced meal.

The Nature has been very patient with us. But I believe, its now time to get back to

Basics!


Simple methods which work & you can apply in your home

  • Start your day with boiled coffee with cinnamon and ginger and honey
  • 15 min after your coffee Have porridge for breakfast ( for gluten sensitive people – use quinoa flakes) ,
  • Never have for your breakfast – raw fruits,  milk (warm or cold), raw salads, juices, any sugary biscuits
  • Lunch – homemade and balanced with 5 flavours soups, goulash with rice, cous cous or sth else of your liking but warm and cooked.
  • Afternoon coffee or tea
  • Homemade dinner.
  1. Do not bring home food product which are not good for you (fizzy drinks, sweets, excess of fruits…..)
  2. Plan your meals at least 1 day ahead
  3. Get yourself organised in the kitchen: cook soup for 2days (if you are working mother),
  4. Get better at your shopping. Plan in advance your list so you do not waste time looking for products.
  5. Plan the pack lunches for the kids. Just a few suggestions:
  • Minced meat (veal, beef, lamb…) with vegetables + pasta
  • Roasted potatoes with nibbles
  • Sandwich with bread or pita bread with cooked and mashed meat and veg
  • Cous –cous with chick peas
  • Rice with vegetables
  1. Cooked your meals on gas cooker.
  2. Always balance the food with 5 flavours: sweet, spicy, salty, sour and bitter

The order you put the spices in very important.

  1. Learn about nature of the food products and flavours of your spices: ie.

Sweet – cumin, olive oil, cinnamon, millet, corn, beef

Spicy – ground coriander, chilly, cloves, ginger, garlic, onion, barley

Salty – salt, cold water, beans, fish

Sour – tomatoes, lemon, basil, all green leaves including parley, chicken

Bitter – turmeric, marjoram, boiled water, lamb

  1. Try to be creative in kitchen
  1. Do not get discouraged – keep trying or ask me a question.

The Role of understanding how your body works

Take back your power.

Eliminate junk food, artificial sweeteners, fizzy drinks and juices, dairy products, chicken… for anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks … and you will start feeling the difference.

Follow the advices given in ‘Philosophy of Health’, and learn how your body works, when it relaxes, when there is a digestion time, when you can allow yourself a treat without having ‘side effects’.

How to maintain life and not have allergies ever again
Philosophy of Health

  • You will understand the true causes of your health problems
  • You will learn about the nature of different food products
  • You will learn how to cook balanced meals
  • You will learn what and how to cook when you want to improve your health
  • You will get over 170 recipes for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

Philosophy of Life

  • You will get guidance how to improve and energize your body, spirit and mind
  • You will get tips for pregnant women and babies
  • You will get tips for older people’s diet
  • You will learn how to make healthy choices