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Edema is a condition characterized by abnormal amounts of excessive fluid (commonly water and sodium) buildup in the body. Usually the build up of fluid occurs in the intercellular spaces, between the cells.

Edema usually occurs in the extremities, but it can also occur (in very slight amounts) in the brain when it is associated with allergies that cause the brain to swell and manifest as headaches, memory problems, learning disorders, or behavioural changes.

Symptoms of edema include bloating and swelling of the face, fingers, hands, legs, and, in its later stages, the abdomen. Symptoms may be very mild, causing rings on your fingers to feel tight or your face to feel puffy, or they may be severe enough to cause stretching and shininess of your skin, as well as overall weight gain.

Small amounts of fluid buildup can also occur elsewhere in the body, such as the spine (causing low back pain), the lungs (mimicking asthma/bronchitis), and the knees (mimicking arthritis), and should be a considered in a wide variety of health problems that do not respond to the normal treatments.

Caution: If fluid accumulation creates such stretching and bagginess of your skin that pressure into it creating a “pit”—a condition known as pitting edema—a doctor should be consulted immediately as this may be a sign of a very serious health problem.

Edema can be caused by allergies, poor kidney excretion or secondary kidney problems related to protein absorption, vitamin B deficiencies, heart failure, or other liver and kidney disorders. All of these factors must be screened for and, if present, addressed, before long-term healing of edema can occur.

Air travel, travel to a new climate, and/or stress can also aggravate edema symptoms.

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  • Eat an organic, whole foods diet.
  • Avoid foods that tend to worsen edema symptoms, such as caffeine, alcohol, salt, fried foods, milk and dairy products, animal protein, sugar, processed grains, white flour, chocolate, olives, pickles, tobacco, and soy sauce.
  • Whole grains and watery fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers, apples, potatoes, grapes, beets, onions, cabbage, and citrus, should be a regular part of your diet because these foods can help reduce fluid build up and retention.For chronic edema conditions, also be sure to include diuretic foods in your diet such as celery, carrot, parsley, cilantro, cranberries, pomegranate, corn, barley, rye, and adzuki beans.

It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so also try to adhere to the following:

  • Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
  • Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
  • Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid all fast food restaurants.
  • Avoid all canned food.


  • Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
  • Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met.  The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product.  You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
  • Take an Omega 3 supplement:

Krill oil –

Fish oil

Cod liver oil

Vegetarian –

The following nutrients are all helpful when seeking to prevent or reduce edema symptoms: vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and potassium. Free-form amino acids and alfalfa tablets can also be helpful.

Prescription and non-prescription medication:

What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking?  Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this   illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.

We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:

  • Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
  • Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
  • Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
  • . Find out more by clicking here.
  • Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
  • Reiki is a very powerful healing therapy.  It aids in detoxifying the mind, body and spirit.  Find a practitioner here.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in reducing stress and healing illness.  Find a local practitioner here (link) or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com

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Traditional Chinese Medicine  – Ancient Healing https://blogs.naturalcures.com/traditional-chinese-medicine-ancient-healing-ways/

Qigong exercise for abdomen edema tcmencyclopaedia.com/News/info/20082251_12581.html

Omega 3 and swelling www.livestrong.com/article/485686-omega-3-swelling/

Oil pulling: An ancient panacea acupofkarma.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/oil-pulling-an-ancient-panaceaim-not-pulling-your-leg/

Jump for Joy – Rebounding (October 2012 newsletter)

Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) /www.naturalcures.com/squeaky-clean

Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf     

Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf


Herbal Cures for Swelling www.ehow.com/video_7462854_herbal-cures-swelling.html

Ayurvedic remedies for edema www.homeveda.com/women-health/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-edema.html

Oil Pulling – The Underground Cure www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIMm_LI_U7A


Magnets shown to reduce swelling www.tomshardware.com/news/magnets-shown-reduce-swelling-medical-study,4634.html

Further Information (links and books)

The Complete Enema Recipe Handbook: Keep Your Intestines Clean with 22 Different Enema Recipes and Learn the Effects of Different Foods on Your Body by Patrick Hamouy

The Healing Power of Nature Foods: 50 Revitalizing Superfoods & Lifestyle Choices To Promote Vibrant Health by Susan Smith Jones

Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce N.D. Fife

Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen

The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine

Links: Dandelion Leaf

www.gaiaherbs.com (888) 917-8269

Juniper or Rosemary Essential Oils

www.rivendellaromatics.com (805) 649-2476

Vitamin B complex, Living B Vitamins

www.qnlabs.com (800) 370-3447

Vitamin C, Catie’s Organic Vit C Plus

www.energyessentials.com (888) 456-1597

Pantothenic acid, TwinLab

www.twinlab.com (800) 645-5626

Potassium, Potassium 99-MG Chelated

www.puritan.com (800) 645-1030

Free-form amino acids, Amino Fuel Liquid

www.twinlab.com (800) 645-5626

Whole Food Green Powder, Vitamineral Green

www.livingnutritionals.com (866) 729-3438

Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy

Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.

David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress

judith hoad [email protected] – herbalist.

Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.

Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.

Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.

Rakesh  [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Joanne Callaghan – [email protected]   www.RogerCallahan.com Thought Field Therapy (TF) releasing unresolved emotions, stress and illness.

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