Edema is an accumulation of fluid in the body
tissues. It used to be called "dropsy". The feet and ankles are the most common place for the accumulation to occur,
however any other part of the body can be affected. The swelling and bloating of edema
frequently causes pain and muscle aches. Women often get some mild forms of edema during pregnancy. If you are
getting edema very often it may indicate a problem with your liver, kidneys, or bladder.
Stress and poor nutrition can make you vulnerable to edema.
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|a good natural supplement
contains calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E,
potassium, and may also include herbs like alfalfa and garlic.
The nutrients in a daily supplement are required for good
general health and well being.
|is needed to replace minerals lost
as a result of edema
|this mineral works with calcium
acid which aids heart function. Taurine is often used in depression
supplements and herbal blends that aid brain function.
|herb that can be
helpful with edema because of it's mineral content and detoxifier properties.
|the B vitamins aid
with problems like water retention, stress, depression, and
|herb that serves as a detoxifier
|very important and
especially important for a person who is taking diuretic type drugs
|essential for adrenal function and the production of
adrenal hormones that are very important for the
proper body fluid balance and the control of edema.
|aids in both body circulation and
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else