My local market has been out of fresh horseradish, but as soon as they get some in, I'm going to try grating it, adding some olive oil and lime juice, and a touch of sea salt. Don't know if it will work--but I'm going to give it a try!
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I also use the wasabi powder, it's nothing more than powdered horseradish. You might try some compliant mayo along w/ the lime juice and olive oil.
Colleen, do you check your PH with those yellow strips? And do you do it every day?
Victoria, you mention you gave Tienchi every day for several weeks, to your at the time husband, who had developed congestive heart failure, had a very enlarged heart and severe edema in his feet and lower legs. And that it was normal at his next dr's appt. How much and how often a day? My mom was just diagnosed w/ an enlarged heart. Not sure about the edema. I'd like to run this by my NP and see what he might recommend for my mom or if you know, that would be great as well.
With any herb, especially capsuled ones that are standardized and can be pretty strong, less is often more.
Any herb can be overdosed, not that it will kill you like some Rx meds, but can be unpleasant for sure.
I recently began halving the recommended amounts on herbs i use and actually feel better. I currently have been using chamomile and skullcap. The serving recommendation for both is 2 capsules per serving. I use just 1 capsule of each at a time.
Some websites say a couple of grams of skullcap daily is good or a couple grams of chamomile is good, but for me, this would be too much at least to start with. I quickly started to use too much skullcap and it kept me up and did not feel pleasant, whereas at much lower amounts, it is profoundly effective. Same with chamomile, a mild but powerful herb. Less at a time over time is better than taking in 2 times the serving recommendations!
I often fall into the trap of thinking more is better and start with the max recommended dose to really get it in my system and instantly get the benefits. The more i use herbs, the more i learn that a little bit over a long period of time is much better.
I also have taken 2000+ mg of rhodiola daily, 2+ grams of licorice root daily, 1000 mg. of bacopa daily, etc. Too much, overkill!
Yes, EasyE, I usually start with 1/2 dose or 1/4, myself.
I've added a clove (or two) of fresh raw garlic to my meal at the first sign of a cold or sinus infection. But if I keep adding garlic to meals for too long, I'll get an upset stomach, quite like taking Erythromycin.
My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.¬†¬†Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.¬†¬†DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.