Natural remedies for seasonal ills
Chris Kilham with some alternative medicines to cure some common summer aliments.
- Duration 12:19
- Date Jun 12, 2012
Chris Kilham with some alternative medicines to cure some common summer aliments.
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Well I I'm always interested in new and innovative.
Treatments and therapies like to shared on Sunday house call on the show with the doctors but Chris tell them.
The medicine -- terror -- Fox News medical -- team member are.
Is is really helping a lot of people -- on Twitter to at Madison hunter and Chris it's great to see here I have seen -- your segments.
She's a little easier to grassroots and others yes without -- -- -- Dr.
Manny had to -- some some bizarre things he he always likes to test drive the therapies but he's a trooper he is and said today we're gonna talk about a number of things some which you may have right now because they're.
They're geared toward this summer and I saw poison ivy is on -- for our us hikers and bikers.
Well you know poise tonight the -- -- -- like -- play tonight a magnet which is really disturbs me in fact I've had the poison -- related plants have gotten to me all around the world.
Poison ivy you know consume -- contain this compound called a room she all.
And just enough to fit on the head of the pin is sufficiently -- a -- like in fact 500 people with poison -- it's terrible so.
They are a number of remedies for poison ivy that help.
One of the easy ones is to take baking soda.
Make a paste out -- that little bit of water so it's a pace put it on the poison ivy.
It helps to draw the nasty stuff out of poison ivy -- and helps to relieve some of the pain and -- I think probably a lot of people in their homes have witch hazel and -- It -- that scene here -- you know I included within Baghdad using it as -- after shave splash.
It if it's something you buy an almost every drug -- remember clean air like a clear bottle of outlaw yeah.
But what is it it's not happening right extract of the bark of a tree that is common in Connecticut of all places Connecticut sort of the world center for which case okay I remember my dad had a bottle of Dickenson as a witch hazel and his cabinet.
For my entire childhood.
It's cooling it's a stringent.
You know poison ivy just it's just like mad and when you put witch hazel on.
It doesn't cure the poison ivy but it relieve the itching and swelling it -- -- and it makes you feel a little bit better.
I have a remedy that I've used for poison ivy for many years that it this effective for anybody who's near the sea coast.
You get into the ocean let's say you get poison ivy on the army takes and you don't.
Vigorously rub it on but just enough to -- -- break open the little you know bubbles.
Let the sea water get into it that will literally dry up poison ivy and -- -- it's it's the fastest remedy I know for treating points and I.
And and you also have.
Something that's helpful and a number of ways aloe Vera and -- TT Royale well -- there is very good at all and -- it's okay for poise tonight it will help it's.
Exceptionally good for sunburn.
You know and this is the time when people go out in the kind of take this skin for a test drive like hey it's 85 and it's beautiful I'm going to Jones beach and the next thing been having -- -- lottery.
Well had a horrible thing to have in your home on -- -- of beautiful and the gel inside it feels really good on skin it's the egyptians actually used.
-- -- Al affair for a bombing I'm not suggesting we do that mr.
But it's great for skin.
It does help to suit poison ivy -- -- -- sunburn.
There's another oil called ta Mon who probably most people don't have -- in their homes but they can get it and if you if you have a I wouldn't say severe sunburn but -- -- a moderate sunburn and you put that on your skin.
The next day.
It will be -- -- not to burn and it instantaneously.
Relieves the pain -- What is tea tree oil for tea tree oil is the oil of of a bush from Australia.
It's kind of a first aid oil -- you can -- -- -- natural foods stores you can get is some drugstores.
Has sort of strong aromatic.
You know there are as a strong aroma but it's pleasant.
You can put it on cots -- operations things.
I'm in the forests a lot I get -- at stake today you look like here in Hawaii well I'm doing my best OK then is your uniform it has -- it's -- -- Our you know I realize you're trying to get I wanted to make sure that I am following -- try to show up our rights dialogue and -- -- -- -- Brooks brother's jacket Hubert opera went so.
Tea tree oil you can put it on burns and bites and stings and cuts and abrasions.
Fights are on here as well and you mentioned one item that's healthful menu go oil yup it seems like that as multi -- -- can help with the latter day.
-- many new cut is even stronger than tea tree oil -- -- -- comes from Australia.
Men who could comes next door from New Zealand.
And anything that could possibly get infected.
Because from the new -- is powerfully anti microbial -- mean every bit as much as like an antibiotic cream and -- will help.
I once got stung by a scorpion.
Put in the new coal oil on -- let me tell you scorpion -- her like crazy it's like having a hot needle stuck in your skin.
I put the -- oil on it the pain was relieved in about.
She a minute which is pretty fast and the swelling went down quickly so a good thing to have in your meta.
Since I was getting now one also -- we have some questions coming in and I want to talk about foods that are high trading because.
You can get really dehydrated in the summer -- people may not realize how serious dehydration can be it really sexual organs.
Certainly your skin.
-- -- and you can get you know migraine you really need to hydrate but.
-- before we.
Go -- Chris service wants to know if witch hazel works on shingles.
It may relieve some of the -- comfort of sit shingles but it will not make shingles go away.
OK tell -- new oil that I mentioned previously applied to shingles will often caused the shingles to go away it's quite remarkable.
The hydrating -- -- -- eating a lot of watermelon already this year I find it so refreshing -- when you're in the sweet spot here.
Really it's had it not good good you know it's great with a lot of sugar right friends can he.
-- look we need I mean.
Food converts into sugar in our bodies okay.
You can't -- enough watermelon to imperil yourself from the sugar I mean at a certain point you just you wait to fall.
Hydrating foods fruits and vegetables it's really simple -- -- you look at something like broccoli.
It seems very dense it's about 90% water can't believe.
Virtual and then all of spinach all of the green vegetables they're all rich and water fruits all the melons -- mostly like about 90% water tomatoes celery.
Carrots keeping amber -- these are all high grating foods we are over 70%.
We need water.
And in addition to drinking water and maybe drinking green tea and other things and hopefully not so does.
Which are just kind of bad for the body even if they don't contain any sugar.
You really need a constant intake of moisture so if you eat a salad.
You're actually eating a big bowl -- water with vitamins and minerals.
Can you over -- -- I know that probably isn't the problem for a lot of people thought I can't it happen.
About ten years ago a woman died who was drinking I.
I remember crazy like ten gallons of water I remember that she was obsessed with the idea that she needed to you hydrate -- and detoxify and she did in fact.
Hydrate clintons and to talk to -- right to death -- you can overdo.
Anything can too much too little of anything but if you're drinking a couple of quarts of water a day.
For a comparable amount of fluid that's really fun.
And that's good to know and -- -- the melons are low in calories aren't up there and they're great for you you know so you can bet unless you have.
A very serious diabetic condition.
You can be -- -- liberal.
With your fruits and vegetables we can be liberal with vegetables if you're diabetic but -- -- with fruits and -- you have a severe blood sugar disorder.
You can eat lots of fruits in addition to the vegetables in your high trading that way.
It's not on our schedule to talk about but do you think the -- food allergy.
Is this for real can you make a difference in your health if your gluten intolerant and and you change your diet.
I I will tell you what I've come to believe based on a couple decades of experience.
Have gluten allergies are actually experiencing.
An allergic reaction to gluten but not because -- -- that for you.
Due to stress due to taking certain types of drugs due to alcohol due to a number things.
Our capacity to produce digest of enzymes the -- the -- that actually break our foods down.
If you and when that happens with certain proteins like wheat and soy and some others.
If you absorb.
Partial protein chains instead of amino -- I don't -- to get too complex but you'll have an allergic reaction.
I have had many people with food allergies like gluten allergies take digest of enzymes.
Which you can get.
The allergy disappears completely.
Goes completely away and they -- able to eat foods with gluten so.
Yes we can now things are real but not because there's anything wrong with gluten you need to build your enzyme producing capacity factor.
Back then there is some way to go about it without drugs as well without drugs and without going through these elaborate I can't eat anything -- right.
Why I have to ask this because -- personally curious you don't become a member of the Fox News medical -- team unless he really have the right stuff.
Okay and you represent an area of medicine so to speak that other doctors don't write -- why did you become the medicine -- there.
Well I love to Trout hole.
I feel that people deserve to know about the multitude -- natural remedies that exist in the world I mean.
Plant based medicines are still the number one category of medicine in the world today not in the US but.
Around the world and I have a real love of this and so.
It just seemed natural to get out there to research these medicines and then to come back and tell people about them who I love doing this.
-- and it's a great service okay thanks so much in I know the drug companies.
Did -- hear from them I speak to them I get invited -- to -- here -- traditional.
Medicine is well is this an adjunct.
Over the counter and prescription drugs can -- over 300000.
Americans every year.
That's a sobering figure I believe medicine's disposed to -- not kill.
I do travel with a broad spectrum -- antibiotic that I use on rare occasion.
I think some.
Medicines in some instances are highly useful it can save lives.
But I also think that many of the medicines that people are on our -- toxic garbage and people deserve better.
They should read are all you folks should go on our website and read some of the things.
That Chris has put up.
Because he can really learn alive and it's so great to have you here I have one more comment I want to tell you David Larson says.
And I think a lot of people feel this way -- prefer natural remedies over the drugs that are in stores.
So you have a friend here bring ideas.
Thank you so much thank you -- seeing here and thanks to you.