With over-the-counter medications and supplements claiming to solve all manner of ailments, it can be hard to know what actually works and what doesn’t.For those, who want to treat their aches and pains the natural way – the answer could lie in our kitchen cupboards and gardens.
When it comes to tackling issues such as panic attacks, menopause and even cellulite, a nutritionist argues that all-natural cures be the solution.
Nutritional therapist, Nat Hawes, 55, based in Twickenham, south west London, has spent over nine years compiling her upcoming book, Nature Cures: The A to Z of Ailments and Natural Foods.
According to Hawes, everything from small issues such as acne, to even major illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s, which can both supposedly be aided by natural intervention.
According to Nat, ‘natural intervention’ comes in simple forms, everything from brewing herbs in hot water with lemon and honey as a therapeutic tea, to raw juice therapies and even delicious snack combinations.
The 55-year-old places an emphasis on foods such as oily fish, leafy vegetables and seeds and nuts.
Nat started compiling the book in the first place because of her own father who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease – where part of the brain becomes progressively damaged over the years.
She explains: ‘There was a lack of investigation into his nutritional deficiencies, and my father is much healthier and no longer suffering from depression after following Nature Cures advice.
Nat says: ‘I had skin cancer on my own face which I cured with a slice of garlic and vitamin E oil, hence no need for the proposed invasive surgery the skin specialist planned.’
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, a fungicide, a cleanser, antioxidant – containing vitamins C, B6 and manganese – and aid’s the body’s ability to resist disease.
Nat insists that a slice of raw garlic held onto the affected skin for just a few minutes can heal cold sores and even naturally remove cancerous moles painlessly and without surgery, as it contains enzymes that break down clusters of pigment-producing cells that cause moles in the first place.
Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory and skin-healing properties that are beneficial to scars and cellular damage.
Why is natural the way forward? Nat believes that our bodies are more in sync with natural produce.
She explains: ‘The body works in harmony with natural food remedies whereas conventional drugs cause many side effects and introduce toxins to an often already weakened system.
‘Many illnesses are caused by nutritional imbalances which, once corrected, often need no other treatment.
‘Drugs do not address these deficiencies and often make them worse.’
Nat admits that the best case of natural curing that she’s ever seen is one that’s close to her heart.
Diabetes is caused when the pancreas stops producing the hormone insulin, which controls the amount of sugar in the blood. A lack of this causes blood sugar to become too high, and can lead to blindness, gangrene, a heart attack and a stroke among other outcomes.
Nat’s remedy includes eating three servings per week of red apples, blueberries, black grapes, pears, and raisins.
Supposedly, this significantly reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes as the fruits contain high levels of antioxidant and pigment, anthocyanins – which can improve insulin resistance in the body.
The fruits also contain naturally-occurring antioxidant polyphenols, which are known to have beneficial effects on diabetics’ blood sugar levels and improves the pancreatic function.
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