Nutrition and vitamins

My grandmother in my father side was a pure vegetarian. She believed in Buddhism. She only ate vegetable, nothing related to animals. I still remember she cooked her food in a special wok. Nothing else was cooked but her food.

She lived in time when China was in very bad condition. Anyway, she lived to 75 years old and managed to take care of herself.

At the age of 75, one of her sons fought with somebody. She was so worried and went to see him on foot. She had walked more than two hours. Then after sleeping, she lost her consciousness the next day. A week later, she passed away. Before that, she was totally okay, physically and mentally.

From today’s nutrition’s perspective, she did not have enough nutrition in her diet at all, but her health was great, how could you explain it?

My father was vegetarian as well but he was not Buddhism. When being small, he had impetigo. This problem was getting worse and worse. Local Chinese doctor could not help him. Eventually, my grandmother took him to a temple. A monk suggested that my father should eat vegetable only. His impetigo was gone soon after he began to eat only vegetable. Since then he became a vegetarian. Like my grandmother, he only ate vegetable, nothing related to animals.

At the age of 74, he had an argument with my first brother and then went home by bike in noon while temperature was 38 degree and it was very dry summer. As soon as being home, he laid down instantly. When waking up, he could not move his right part of body any more. So he was taken to my third brother’s clinic at once to have some treatment. By that time, my sister was with my third brother to have some treatment as well based on her poor health.

My third brother said my father’s blood vessel was so soft, nearly as good as young people under 25 years old while my sister’s blood vessel was so hard. She had so called absolute good nutrition in her diet than my father’s, what an ironic consequence it is!

My father did get better and he could feel his right part of body and he could move his right part of body as well. The problem is that he began to feel his right part of body cold all the time since the stroke. My third brother gave him a lot of advanced conventional medicine to help his blocked blood vessel to get through, it just did not work. Even in hot summer, he felt his half body cold.

This problem had lasted for one or two years. Later, my nephew’s uncle knew some Chinese medicine and suggested my father to have a certain ready made Chinese medicine. This herb ready made medicine is supposed to help stomach system to function better. After two months having this medicine, my father’s half body coldness feeling was gone eventually.

At age of 86 years old, my father passed away. He had stayed in bed just 11 days before he died. Only once, my first brother had to help him to go to toilet. Otherwise he himself managed to do. And he was not found anything wrong with him through the modern technology equipment. He was a vegetarian all his life. The idea of nutrition seems weak.

When my daughter was small( before she was 1 year old), she did not eat well. I took her to family doctor and told doctor that she did not eat well. Doctor asked me to give her some children vitamins, two drops a day. I just gave one drop a day.

Later, we went back to China in a summer. It was very hot; she did not eat much, even worse than she was in Australian. In this case, I thought I should give her vitamins two drops a day to keep her nutrition level. So I did. The following day, she had a blood nose. It was the first time that she had blood nose. I had no idea what caused this blood nose, just thought that she lost a lot of blood, I still need to give her two drops of vitamins. So I did. On the same day, she got blood nose again, and it took some time to stop the blood coming.

Why suddenly she had so much blood from her nose. I looked back at what I did to her. There was nothing special for food and there was not much difference from her normal daily activities either.

To a sudden; I thought of the vitamins I gave her. That was the only thing I did to her so differently from the other days. Instantly, I threw that vitamins away.

My grandmother and father lived on poor food and their health was good enough. Vitamins and minerals are important to human life. I am sure no body can live on vitamins and minerals. Why don’t we think about the concept of nutrition?

Sleeping disorder 1

Stomach problem is the bottom reason why you cannot sleep or sleep well.

However, you do not feel anything about your stomach. You think your stomach is totally okay because you can eat anything, drink anything. In a word, you seldom have stomach problem, which is just the big problem.

A lot of people are taking sleeping pills to help them to go to sleep. The sleeping pills make stomach system even worse. Very soon, you are in a vicious cycle.

Cause of headache 3

When my daughter was 7 years old, we changed her bedroom to a bigger one. This room is in the northern part of our house. Her bed lied in north to south direction and she used to sleep head to north. In this way, her head was close to the window, around 1.5 meters away.

After some time moving into the bigger bedroom, occasionally my daughter was complaining about headache. I did not pay attention too much and wondered whether she knew what headache really meant. Later except complaining about headache, she began to say her neck was in pain.

When she complained more and more, we took her to family doctor. Doctor did check and did not find anything wrong. Based on that my daughter was having glasses, doctor suggested having her eyes checked just in case something is wrong with eyes, which could cause headache and neck discomfort as well.

We also did that. There was nothing new that was found wrong with her eyes. I was not so worried about her. But later I noticed that she always moved around her neck while she was playing or do something else. One day while seeing her moving her head around, I asked her why she did that. She said that she felt comfortable to do so. To help her, I did some massage on her head and neck to reduce the pain just like what I did to my horrible headache. After that, she did not complain about her headache and neck pain much anymore

Then one night, around 2 clock in the morning, she came to me and said she wanted me to sleep with her. So I slept in the outside of her bed and she slept in inside of her bed. While sleeping outside of her bed, I began to feel the cold wind blow on my head from the window. In the beginning, I tried to ignore that cold wind, but very soon this cold wind made my head feel so cold so I had to stand up to rearrange curtain to cover the windy area. Windows are sealed but obviously not perfectly sealed, there is still little wind coming into room. I could feel it while my head was close to the window, especially when the temperature outside is around minus 10 or even lower degrees.

At that time, I did not connect this cold wind with my daughter’s headache and neck pain. It was after quite a few years learning TCM, then I realized that why my daughter had headache and neck pain while she was sleeping in that room. The cold wind is the only cause to her headache and neck pain. I did something again to her head and neck even though she had not complained about her headache for long. While I was pushing these points connected to wind attacking on her head, she was screaming because of the pain caused by massaging, which is the sign to show that a lot of cold wind stayed in her head still.

According to TCM, the cold wind is very bad to human body. The worst is that you have cold wind blowing on you while you are sleeping, which could interfere body’s function very much. Because during sleeping time, our body energy is dealing with internal maintaining, there is no external protection available, which is why our body is so easy to get hurt from the cold wind even though it is mild.

With this experience, once one of my friends P talked to me about her son’s headache. She took him to family doctor and doctor did not find anything that they could explain why the boy had headache. When P told me this, the first thing I asked her was the arrangement of her boy’s bed room. Knowing that her boy’s headache was caused by the cold wind from the window, I just let P do something on her boy’s head. Her boy’s headache will be gone soon, which I am very sure about it as I know the bottom reason of her boy’s headache.

According to TCM, the five natural phenomena in the universe can cause health problems. These five natural phenomena are wind, cold, wet, dry and heat. Cold wind is the worst one to human body. The great part is that in some of meridians, there are points to deal with different health problems, such as wind, cold attacking to our body. When massaging relevant points of meridians, we can help our body to get better.