Jamaican Health: What are the benefits of the Jamaican Soursop?

Jamaican soursop benefits
Jamaican soursop benefits

Jamaican Soursop

Jamaican Soursop

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Soursop has various health benefits that are not popularly known. It has:

  • calcium,
  • protein,
  • iron,
  • fiber,
  • phosphorus,
  • thiamine,
  • riboflavin,
  • niacin,
  • ash,
  • carbohydrates,
  • ascorbic acid,
  • fat,
  • amino acids,
  • tryptophan,
  • calcium,
  • methiodine and lysine;
  • vitamins A, b1, b2 and C

and makes a delicious drink. For persons concerned about their caloric intake, the Jamaican soursop is great because it has up to 40 calories. It is not only the soursop fruit that is usable but the soursop leaves are boiled for tea is often used by older and more knowledgeable folk. However, it is important to note that the seeds are not edible as they are toxic.

There are a number of illnesses that can be healed or aided in fast recovery times if the Jamaican soursop fruit is used. These include:

  1. coughs,
  2. nerves,
  3. indigestion,
  4. cholesterol,
  5. fevers,
  6. hypertension,
  7. urethritis,
  8. flu,
  9. haematuria,
  10. rheumatism,
  11. diabetes,
  12. leprosy,
  13. scars,
  14. swollen feet,
  15. inflammation,
  16. insomnia,
  17. catarrh,
  18. liver ailments,
  19. eczema
Jamaican soursop benefits

Jamaican soursop benefits

and it is used as a diuretic as well. As it relates to cancer, because the make up of the Jamaican soursop is toxic, it combats the effects of cancer cells. The antiviral and anticancerous nature of the plant is presently and consistently being studied. Africans regularly bathe their feverish children with this to combat the high temperatures.

Truly the Jamaican Soursop is a national treasure and underrated for its curative purposes. Nature provides many such natural and organic elements to alleviate our illnesses. We need only to explore them; starting with the Jamaican Soursop.

Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 6 by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

As my body healed, especially in the early months after fibroid surgery, my wound felt like a permanent belt. This feels strange, though I am conscious that it is the thread used to close the wounds and which also kept my organs inside me. It has taken a while to get used to this.

More information is provided in my book. See details below.

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Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

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Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 5 by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

When I got home and saw that my wound oozed some white stuff and bled at the little opening; man, that was a reality check. I realised that not because I felt strong meant that my body was mended . So, the next day, I went to work in a loose skirt, slippers and a sweater.

More information is provided in my book. See details below.

*****

Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal

Jamaican Health and Lifestyle: What causes the Arthritis disease?


Arthrite rhumatoide

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

 

The Arthritis disease is actually inflammation in the joints. When injury occurs that joint becomes tender, painful, stiff and swollen. If the inflammation is there for an extended period then the tissues will be permanently damaged.  A joint is located where two bones meet and this can be in areas such as your hands, fingers, hips and knees.

 

Generally there are over one hundred types of this disease. The more common types are gout, rheumatoid

Typisches Röntgenbild einer Rheumatoiden Arthr...

arthritis and osteoarthritis. When your body has difficulty in getting rid of the uric acid, you develop gout in your wrists, knees or big toes. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the same areas including your back. It develops when the immune system starts attacking the body and the lining of the joint gets swollen. If the cartilage from your bones wears down it is a cause of arthritis and you can get osteoarthritis. This arthritis disease comes with friction in the back as well as the spine, when that cartilage lining is not there. It is very painful.

 

A main cause of arthritis disease is simply aging. The weight bearing, especially in cases where people are

 

obese and overuse of your joints acts on the lining and it degenerates overtime. Some people develop the arthritis disease because of their genetic makeup. Others are at risk because they do repetitive actions throughout their lifetime like sewing, texting, or typing.

 

There are several preventative measures that you can take to avoid becoming an arthritis patient. First and foremost learn to control your weight. This can be done by exercising, using light weight and eating healthy. You can do exercises that require little to no contact or impact like swimming and yoga. Also, try not to engage in activities where you have a high possibility of being injured.

 

Jamaican Health: Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic-Fibrosis-Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis genes causes mucus builds up in areas such as your pancreas as well as your lungs. The mucus becomes very thick and the individual will have problems breathing. Other related issues will include growth, digestion and nutrition issues. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease and the cystic fibrosis life expectancy varies among individuals.

In times past, people with the Cystic fibrosis genes did not live for a very long time. Now with the advances in medicine they are able to have cystic fibrosis life expectancy well into their thirties. Over ten million Americans including well over thirty thousand children are suffering from this debilitating disease. (Provide a link for this statistics) Millions more have the genes but do not suffer from the illness. You have to possess genes of cystic fibrosis from both parents.

Some of the symptoms of the disease include poor oxygen levels in the blood as well as the clubbing effect in the appearance of the fingers and toes. Some people also have a barrel shaped chest. It is also difficult for them to absorb all the nutrients needed from their food hence their bowel movement can be to a certain extent smelly.

Females with the Cystic fibrosis genes will have difficulty conceiving a child as their cervical secretions are very thick. This makes it difficult from the male’s sperm to get to the egg. In the man’s case, they are generally sterile and unable to produce children. Babies will taste very salty when you kiss them because people with Cystic Fibrosis have high levels of chloride and sodium in their sweat.

Newborns do not have sweat glands which are active, so it is almost impossible to determine if they have the disease using that method. However, doctors can do an immunoreactive trypsinogen test (IRT). This is done by taking blood from the baby and checking if there is trypsinogen present; it is a kind of protein.

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2016 Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Health: Signs and Treatment of Lyme Disease


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Spirochete a type of bacterium causes Lyme disease. Usually people who are exposed to deer ticks or western black-legged ticks get this illness. The transfer is through a tick bite. The disease is not limited to the USA; it is also found in Australia, Asia and Europe as well.

If you are bitten you will start seeing signs of Lyme disease anywhere from three to thirty days. The primary indicator is a rash that is at the source of the bite. Patients will respond differently; there are those who have red spots instead. The rash will be warm and feel tender. More signs of Lyme disease include pain in the joints and muscles, headaches, feeling fatigued, and the presence of fevers and chills.

Treatment for Lyme disease is integral because it can spread to the nervous system as well as the heart. A carrier of the disease can develop Bell’s palsy or the drooping of the face. Their heart beat can slow and they can develop numbness in the legs and arms. Meningitis is also a possibility if the membranes in the brain start to swell.

If no Treatment for Lyme disease is sought then the later stage of the disease can cause arthritis. Once you discover any signs of Lyme disease you should inform and visit your doctor. In the early days Treatment for Lyme disease includes giving the patient an antibiotic. The treatment should run its full course or the malady will recur and spread to other areas of the body.

Fibroids testimonial – The Recovery Process from Myomectomy Surgery, Part 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

My first trip to the doctor was OK. The doctor removed my bandages and told me to come back the following week. By then, I developed Atopic Dermatitis around my wound – the rash from hell. Because the adhesive from the bandages was still on my skin and in parts I dared not mention, small bumps developed around the cut. They eventually turned black and I was mortified.

More information is provided in my book. See details below.

*****

Check out her book Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body

Fibroids: The Alien Assassins in My Body by Denise N Fyffe

In this testimonial, Denise shares intimate details from her childhood through to adulthood. She discusses, how fibroids or as they are also called myomas, fibromyomas, or leiomyomas, have affected her daily life and the adjustments that she was forced to make. After reading this book, women will become more informed about a disease that affects 80 percent of women; while making life miserable for one in four.

Available at all online book retailers and Amazon.com.

Follow her on: social-media2

Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe, The Island Journal