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Tidbits, Part-8 – Convalescence

Getting better.

How to bring someone back to normal (when supposedly nothing can be done, or the condition is chronic, or you’re recovering from surgery or a long hospitalization or even worse).


Sooner or later, it will happen. Some family member will have some health crisis and everything will come to a screeching halt while you figure out what to do about it!  For most of you, it will be out of your hands; all your choices will be taken away from you.  The hospital will take over.  The doctor will say you need surgery right now, or you have to be started with chemo and radiation immediately, or maybe the hospital will say that your loved one needs to be put in a nursing home.  Events spiral out of hand very quickly.  The surgery doesn’t heal well, antibiotics are given, the IV line becomes infected, lengthy hospital stay leads to pneumonia which leads to more antibiotics.  Before you know it, you or your loved one is sent to a nursing home for long-term care.

And here’s what you can expect from the nursing home in the form of immune support–nothing!  Their idea of immune support is the ever-popular Ensure, which is mostly sugar!  And what does the body need to recover from a health crisis?  NOT This Stuff!  You need nutrient-dense foods, whole foods, super-foods, raw juices…and I have to emphasize, this protocol is for ANYONE with a threatening condition.  If you want to make a difference in this person’s life, here’s what you can do:

Bring your family member home. You’ll need a juicer and a blender.  You’ll need to go on a shopping spree for (organic where possible) fresh fruits and vegetables and you will need a few things from the health food store too:


Vitamin C

sufficient c can

Every sick person is deficient in vitamin C, especially people who have issues with bleeding, bruising and anxiety–a sign your adrenals are shot.  Stated simply, you need Vitamin C to heal–whatever is wrong with you!  

Vitamin C is pivotal in wound healing, prevention of cardio-vascular disease, strengthening of blood vessels, lowering cholesterol levels, alleviating joint pain and swelling, strengthening connective tissue, bone, collagen, fighting infection…there is almost nothing you can name that Vitamin C doesn’t have something to do with.  Add a tsp. of this powdered vitamin C to your health milkshake in the morning.  (More on the health milkshake later–I guess they call them “smoothies” now.)  For more information on vitamin C, read my interview with vitamin C expert, Caralyn Vessal: https://hpathy.com/nutrition/high-dose-vitamin-c-finally/.  

My only warning about vitamin C is that too much of it causes stomach rumbling and diarrhea; so, try to spread small amounts of it out during the day–500 mg. here, 1,000 mg. there– rather than taking a big dose all at once and thinking it will last you all day–it won’t, it will be gone in 4 hours!  And I have to add, Sufficient-C, as shown above, contains L-Lysine which, together with Vitamin C, clears the plaque and cholesterol out of your arteries, making Sufficient-C a must-have for heart patients.  This particular vitamin C is a powder and you can mix a tsp. into a half glass of water, stir, and you’ll have 2,000 mg. of vitamin C taken very easily; it’s very mild, so easy to drink, and I use it myself!  

Order it from www.SufficientC.com


Vitamin E Complex

Vitamin E Complex

“Linus Pauling long recommended 400 to 800 iu of vitamin E for cardiovascular disease. Several authors have pointed to an extensive study conducted by the World Health Organization on thousands of men and women from sixteen nations. The study illustrated that a low level of vitamin E in the blood was more than twice as predictive of heart attack than either high cholesterol or high blood pressure.”


This is for blood pressure problems, heart and artery health, anything you’re taking a blood-thinner for.  Take one or two 400 i.u. softgels a day.  

Many of you will be dealing with patients who have heart and circulatory problems, so, besides Vitamin E Complex, I recommend Dr. Christopher’s Hawthorn Berry Syrup, a tonic for the heart and very delicious!  See below:


Hawthorn Berry Syrup

Hawthorn Berry Syrup

Great for all around heart problems, regenerating the heart and the arteries, lowering blood pressure, and it tastes great!  Order from www.HerbsFirst.com.  Dr. Christopher was my teacher, by the way; he was the only herbalist to have a practice in the United States Army.  Dr. Christopher called hawthorn berries a “cardiac food”.


Cod Liver Oil

 Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil is a super-food!  It protects the heart, the arteries, it’s anti-inflammatory and a source of vitamins A, D and K.  Some of the conditions addressed by cod liver oil are high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, stroke, allergies, asthma, cancer, colitis, Crohn’s disease, mental problems, ADHD, etc.  It’s a source of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids. 

It also exerts its influence on the brain–improving memory, addressing behavior problems.  It contributes to bone health, rebuilding the bones, combating osteoporosis, bone pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, difficulty climbing stairs, etc.  Curing arthritis.  As an anti-inflammatory, it’s for anything you’re using Prednisone for.  I cured my dog of arthritis with cod liver oil.  And dogs love it, they have no trouble eating it right off the spoon; though I must tell you that it comes in flavors now–orange, lemon, etc.  The idea is to stir a tsp. into 2 ounces of milk, stir vigorously, and drink it down, twice a day.  Why milk?  Because cod liver oil is not water-soluble, it’s fat-soluble and should be taken with a fatty substance, like milk; but, not supermarket milk, please, which is no health food!  This brings us to our next purchase, our next super-food….


Raw Milk

Raw Milk

Unlike the fake milk sold in supermarkets, full of hormones for fattening up the cow and antibiotics to prevent mastitis (so common in factory farms), raw milk comes from well-treated cows living on real farms with pastures for them to graze on (can you believe that pastures have become a thing of the past?); plus, it is not subjected to boiling which kills all the enzymes and friendly bacteria.  If you can’t get raw milk, try almond milk…

almond milk  or Flax milk     Flax milk


or coconut milk (make sure there’s no sugar added–read labels!  And speaking of reading labels, you want to avoid drinks with carrageenan added, an ingredient whose only purpose is to keep food from “separating” when all they have to do is put “Shake Well” on the label, how hard is that?  

I went to Whole Foods today and read the labels on the almond milk and flax milk and only one brand had no carrageenan, guar gum, etc. and that was the store brand; so, you do have to read the ingredients list, even when you’re in the health food store; you just can’t assume anything!  

You’re going to need milk of some sort to make your…


Health Milkshake (or “Smoothie”)

This is why you need a blender–or a Nutribullet, which is what I have.

Health Milkshake nutribullet

Pour in however much milk you need (adjust the amount depending on how many people you’re serving, how many ingredients you’re adding and the thickness you want), add some fruit like a banana, grapes, berries or whatever you prefer, and a handful of baby greens.  Don’t worry, you won’t taste the veggies, they have no taste!  You’ll only taste the fruit!  Vegetables are important to increase your potassium levels which is very important in healing!



These are the organic baby greens.  

power greens 2

Don’t they look adorable?  They come in plastic containers in the produce section of the supermarket or health food store and are so easy to work with!  Just pick up a handful and drop them in your blender.  (I have to warn you though, these baby greens don’t last long, they start to go bad in about 2 or 3 days; so, try to use them up fast–there are all kinds of ways to do it, you can juice them, put them into stews, put them into sandwiches, salads, etc.)

Also, add an organic raw egg to your milkshake.

organic raw egg

Add a scoop of …


Protein Powder

 protein powder

This is Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder.  You need protein to stay calm, relaxed and full of energy, not the bad energy of nervousness!  I mean the energy that allows you to be calm and focused.  You know, if you’re getting enough protein, you’ll stop craving sweets and cakes and cookies and other kinds of junk food which are the foods that lead to erratic, impulsive and nervous behavior; plus, inability to pay attention.

This particular brand is cheaper than most others that are raw, organic, plant-based and non-GMO; PLUS, it has digestive enzymes and probiotics–a real bonus if you ask me!  Don’t buy soy protein powder.  Almost all the soy now is GMO, plus it’s hard for many people to digest soy unless it’s fermented.

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at:
http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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  • I have gone through a bout of Dengue. The fever lasted for four days, there were no pains and aches thanks to Homoeopathy, though the joints say loud and clear that they have taken a beating. A small area of hardness, redness and pain when touched still exists on the right leg just above the ankles.(It was the first noticed symptom. perhaps there was some swelling too but I was too sick to notice) It is now two weeks since the first attack of fever. (I have been treated with Rhus tox, Eupatorium perfoliatum and Belladonna as and when required.) But this debility I feel, is still bad. It tires me to eat, bathe or even walk around a little. Is there any thing that can help me?

  • I would suggest Kali phos. 6X four times a day. Why? For neurasthenia. (exhaustion) Not having a complete case in front of me, it’s the best idea I can come up with under the circumstances.