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Saturday 15 July 2023

Managing Malaria and Typhoid Naturally


We shall examine the subject under the following headings:

1.  What is Malaria and Typhoid?
2.  What are their symptoms?
3.  What then is Disease?
4.  A little more about Disease
5.  Understanding how our body works
6.  7 Dimensions of wellness
7.  Funny but true, Your Immune System
8.  The main organs of the immune system
9.  More About Malaria
10.  Types of Malaria
11.  Major symptoms of malaria
12.  Complications of malaria
-  uncomplicated Malaria symptoms
-  complicated or severe Malaria symptoms
13.  Foods with positive effect on Malaria
14.  Foods and habits to avoid during Malaria fever attack.
15.  What about Typhoid Fever
16. Syptoms of Typhoid
17. Complications of Typhoid
18.  How can I avoid Typhoid conventionally.
19. Fearful Myths we hear about Typhoid
Best foods that  helps keep your gut health strong against typhoid.
Best foods that  helps keep your gut health strong against typhoid.
20. Foods and habits to avoid if you have suffered typhoid and wants to remain free.

What is Malaria,  it is simply a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

What of typhoid?
It is a bacteria disease spread through contaminated food, water or close contact

The symptoms of the two diseases are the same, fever, headache, abdominal pain, weakness, loss of appetite etc.

Whatever name we call it,   whether Malaria or typhoid, they are both referred to as DIS-EASE

We shall be concerned more in this seminar about the word Disease and how to avoid it.

What then is disease?

According to merrianwebster website "It is a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms"

A little About disease:

In my own view, there is no bacteria or germ called disease. It is the organs that are no longer at ease. then they  stop working. They give signals and symptoms in the form of cold. fever, weakness, loss of appetite, etc. You must listen to your body.  Those symptoms can never be wrong.

Here are some of the things that could make the organs stop Work:

Deficiency of Nutrients
Excess of one nutrients over another
Toxicity - Too much toxins in the body
Acidity - Too much acidic foods

Stress both physical, mental or emotional, financial etc.

Understanding How Our Body Works:

Our body works by taking in the food with its nutrients. By ingestion, digest, or metabolise and absorption of the nutrients causes growth and other positive effects in and outside the body. These functions are carried out by key organs in the body majorly stomach consisting of intestine, liver, kidney. Brain, Bladder pancreas. These key organs must function optimally and we must be aware of them.

These are what they need to function :
Proper nutrition as already discussed
Stable emotional
If these are lacking or one is in excess, the cells will notify us through symptoms relayed to us by the brain if we listen to the symptoms as relayed by the brain and make correction, the cell will continue working, and as long as all the cells and organs are working., we will never be sick. If we fail to listen, after some time, they stop working, then we say we are sick.
If they are deficient in one or two of the needs, they signal us too, if supply comes, they start working and there you go, but if they cry and you fail to heed, then they stop, No wonder the Bible says, "My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge."
Your body is made up of cells, tissues, organs then systems.  When you start having signs or symptoms of sickness, it originated from your cells, if not checked, moves to your tissues, then to your system.  What your cells feed on?  Nutrients and vitamins usually from fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Fruits and vegetables contains antioxidants that fights free radicals in your cells. Whole grains contains lipids and steroids which helps to clean the cells and makes them function well.  So what happens when all you eat is junk and foods that have been striped of their nutrients, you are just starving your cells, though you may feel full and say you have been eating, whereas, the cells are hungry and dying gradually.  The end product is...... You give me the answer

Disease, if it is not typhoid, its Malaria and there you go for antibiotics

Antibiotics kill the good and the bad, leaving you worse than they met you.

The much I know is that there is only one disease I call it "CELL MALFUNCTION". And I know only two causes of disease.  They are:

1.  Deficiency and
2.  Toxicity

Be mindful of these two and you will never be sick again.

When our cells fails to function due to deficiency of nutrients and other materials and
 nutrients, these Deficiency manifest in form of symptoms e.g, cold, pains, loss of appetite, weakness, headache, fever etc.  If you understand how your body functions, you will know what to do.

If your cells fails to function due to too much toxins,  this also will manifest in form of symptoms, e. g. Diarrhoea, Constipation, loss of appetite, weakness, fever, cold. etc.  There you go again to the hospital, if it's not Malaria, its typhoid.  The painful aspect of these whole thing is that if the symptoms were caused by toxicity.  You take drugs, meaning more toxins.  The liver and kidney which are the organs  responsible for expelling toxins will have more work to do because more toxins have come in as a result of the drugs taken.  Oh What ignorance!! No wonder after each dose of treatment few days or weeks later, we start experiencing symptoms again.  You are only suffering from the toxins brought in by the pharmaceutical drugs, most times, you go back to doctor who is equally ignorant and he gives you more drugs,

6.   7 Dimensions of Wellness

There are 7 main dimensions  of wellness for you to stay healthy and be able to resist and fight diseases including malaria and Typhoid.

These are:

1.  Physical wellness
2.  Emotional wellness
3.  Social wellness
4.  Spiritual wellness
5.  Occupational wellness
6.  Intellectual wellness
7.  Environmental wellness

7.  Funny but True

In years back, when Malaria and Typhoid were a treat to me, thought I was finally going to die of the disease, so each time I hear that somebody died of typhoid, I became more afraid, IN fact, I feared typhoid more than Malaria as they said, it was capable of perforating the intestine, that was my major dread, but almost 9yrs till today I have never treated typhoid again, why because God's grace gave me the secret and that is why, I should share it.  It all depends on your immune system,once your immune is strong and healthy, if you consume foods high in antioxidants to help it neutralize free radicals.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Dr. Lauri Wright, a registered dietitian and an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of South Florida, said, "Basically, I think of free radicals as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body."

We will focus more on our immune system,  understand it and take care of it and you will be free from Malaria and Typhoid fever.  Once your immune system are always strong and defending you.  You can never be sick.  God has made everything perfect, if you eat the right food, these internal defense system installed by our maker will continue to defend you against Malaria and typhoid

In my days of ignorance, I suffered and treated  typhoid and Malaria so frequently,  In fact Doctors, nurses and laboratories made merchandise of me. Oh what ignorance, how I wish somebody told me the truth about disease, the truth about Malaria and Typhoid.  Do not be deceived, no combo, drug or mixture is more potent to secure and keep you healthy like your immune system.  It is  immune you must regularly ensure they are strong, so as to stay free from Malaria and Typhoid fever. What then is immune system?

8.  The Main organs of the immune system

The immune system,  is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, these defend people against germs and microorganisms every day, 2-4-7.  Our bodies have enemies, which we are unable to see and may not even be aware they exist. Without a healthy immune system, people constantly would be sick.

Overall, the immune system is comprised of various parts that serve various functions, from recognizing and acting against the invaders, or antigens, to working throughout the body to prevent infection, and finally to remembering antigens from previous attacks in order to put up an even stronger fight in future instances.

Proper maintenance for a good immune system.
Many natural cellular processes in our bodies create waste, these wastes  form free radicals. If these highly reactive substances aren’t neutralized, they can cause damage in our bodies which can lead to inflammation, an inflammation is similar to swelling most times with pains. A consistently high state of inflammation is considered to be a precursor to many common conditions in older adults, such as cardiovascular disease and various types of cancer.
The good news is that our bodies create antioxidants to balance this damage out! Antioxidants bind to free radicals and suppress their damage. However, since we are exposed to additional free radicals from pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides, radiation, and some processed foods, we need to also take in additional antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals.
Add More Antioxidants
Antioxidants are found in many plant foods.

 Here are a few:

Vitamin C is found in citrus, kiwi, strawberries, bell peppers and broccoli.
Vitamin E is contained in almonds, avocados and olive oil.
Beta-carotene creates vitamin A, important for vision and bone health. Good sources are carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, chard and papayas.
Lycopene is found in red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, papaya and watermelon.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in dark green leafy veggies like spinach, kale, collard greens and broccoli and may help slow the progress of age-related macular degeneration in the eyes.
Anthocyanins are found in blue and purple foods like blueberries, raspberries, plums, pomegranates, eggplant, and red cabbage.

The main organs of the immune system are:

The bone marrow

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting.

Thymus gland

The thymus gland is located in the neck above the heart. The function of the thymus gland is to generate mature T lymphocytes (white blood cels that help the immune system fight off illness).
The Spleen

The spleen plays multiple supporting roles in the body. It acts as a filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis.
Your spleen's main function is to act as a filter for your blood. It recognizes and removes old, malformed, or damaged red blood cells. When blood flows into your spleen, your spleen performs "quality control"; your red blood cells must pass through a maze of narrow passages.

The Lymph

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
What is the difference between lymph and blood?

Blood is pumped throughout the body by the heart, but the lymph is moved along through the normal function of the body. ... Blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Lymph is a whitish and clear liquid.

9.  More About Malaria

Mode of transmission

Infected mosquito. A mosquito becomes infected by feeding on a person who has malaria.

Transmission of parasite.

If this mosquito bites you in the future, it can transmit malaria parasites to you.
In the liver. Once the parasites enter your body, they travel to your

 liver — where some types can lie dormant for as long as a year.
Into the bloodstream. When the parasites mature, they leave the liver and infect your red
blood cells. This is when people typically develop malaria symptoms.
On to the next person. If an uninfected mosquito bites you at this point in the cycle, it will become infected with your malaria parasites and can spread them to the other people it bites.

Which organs are affected by malaria?

During the initial stages, the parasite affects the red blood cells only, but as the disease progresses, it starts to affect the liver and the spleen. In extreme cases, it can affect the brain and cause cerebral malaria.

An attack usually starts with shivering and chills, followed by a high fever, followed by sweating and a return to normal temperature. Malaria signs and symptoms typically begin within a few weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Types of Malaria

10.  Types of Malaria

Based on the severity of the infection, there are two types of malaria – uncomplicated and severe (or complicated).

(a) Uncomplicated Malaria – The malarial fever attack consists of the cold stage (shivering and chills), the hot stage (fever), and the sweating stage (sweating and tiredness). Typically, an attack lasts for 6-10 hours and repeats on the second day when the infection is caused by these parasites – P.falciparum, P.vivax, and P.ovale. These are referred to as ‘tertian’ parasites. The P.malariae is called as a ‘quartan’ parasite, and the malarial attack repeats every third day during this type of infection.

11.  Symptoms of this type of malaria include:

Pains cold
Loss of appetite

12.  Complications of Malaria

The other type of is complicated Malaria and a this stage more serious symptoms like liver. Kidney issues, and in more serious cases the brain is affected, celebral malaria

13.  Foods with Positive effect on Malaria

What natural foods to include in your regular diet to avoid Malaria:

Black pepper
Guava leaves tea
Lemon grass tea
Sea salt
Lemon and ginger including the lemon back
Lime, grapefruit, orange
All citrus fruits
Pineapple fruit
Bitter leaf, washed and taken raw and sometimes used also in soups, other bitters like bitter cola, bitter melon, stone breaker, all bitter foods have positive effect on the liver, because they cool the liver and helps it detox.  Same with all green foods with chlorophyll
ZOBO drink with cloves
Scent leaf - efirin
Also included in the above are fenugreek seed, and several other natural foods.

These foods also have positive effect on typhoid but not totally.

14.  Foods and Habits to avoid if you suspect Malaria

Foods and habits to avoid in case of malaria attack

Avoid or limit your fat intake. Excess fat in your diet can aggravate nausea, impair digestion, which may lead to diarrhoea. Fried foods, processed and junk foods should be avoided. It is also recommended that tea and coffee be avoided during malaria treatment

Avoid too much spice too, I have personally observed that whereas garlic is ok during Malaria and Typhoid fevers attack. Onions should be avoided so as not to instigate uncontrollable  diarrhea.  I personally had the ugly experience yrs back trying on my own to deal with malaria induced constipation by taking enough onions. Black pepper is better instead

It is also important to avoid processed foods as much as possible when you suspect Malaria, they increase toxic load which feeds the parasite and weakens the liver too.

It may surprise you to know that even healthy fats should be avoided oon the first 2 or 3 days you suspect Malaria attack.  They  put extra calorie on the body making it difficult for our body to deal with malaria or typhoid fever.

We are always advised to eat, in as much as this statement seems positive, if you suspect Malaria attack reduce food quantity but increase quality if possible, go on Orange juice fast, it increases vitamin C and better positions your body to fight disease.

We are always advised to eat, in as much as this statement seems positive, if you suspect Malaria attack reduce food quantity but increase quality if possible, go on Orange juice fast, it increases vitamin C and better positions your body to fight disease.

Another habit to avoid if you suspect Malaria fever attack is hydration.  Do not permit fluid shortage, it is dangerous and could lead to sudden fainting or loss of vision and control.  These were some ugly experience I had sometimes falling down in the market place and attributing it to attack not know, it was fluid shortage caused by too much fasting without water during an attack.

Women in particular should be more careful especially during the productive yrs, during ur monlthy period. Ur immune is so low, do not engage in fasting or whatever, it will open door for Malaria and Typhoid fever, eat very well 3 or 4 days after ur monthly period so as to avoid disease. I am already in my menopause, but nobody told us.  4 days after menstruation, you can go ahead fasting and doing whatever.

Avoid too much grains or fermented foods if you suspect Malaria or typhoid. Fermented millet is good but if you suspect Malaria reduce its frequency and quantity until you are OK.
Another habit to avoid is eaten even when appetite is not there.  It is dangerous.  Lack of appetite is a message from your brain that something is wrongly.  It is saying, I need more antioxidants. Too many free radicals from " are in here with me.  Listen to that message. Do not ignore it and force food inside your stomach.  Take water instead.  If you force food on yourself or your children when appeitie is missing, that could lead to vomiting which is a medical emergency caused by you.

Withdraw food until appetite returns.  If you don't eat or ur child did not eat for two days you won't die.  It may be all that your body needs to fight, just a break.  Digestion is a big job

15.  What About Typhoid?

What is Typhoid?

According to Science daily website, Typhoid fever is caused by systemic infection with Salmonella enterica Typhi. In contrast, infection with the Closely related bacterium Salmonella enterica Thyphimurium is usually limited to the gut and causes less serious diarrheal disease. Research comparing the two pathogens reveals how S. Typhi avoids recognition and elimination by patrolling immune cells called neutrophils, allowing it to disseminate throughout the patient's body.

Typhoid is caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi (S. typhi). It's not the same bacterium that causes the foodborne illness Salmonella. Its main method of transmission is the oral-fecal route, generally spreading in contaminated water or food. It can also be passed through direct contact with an infected person.

16.  Symptoms of Typhoid

1st week of illness
Once signs and symptoms do appear, you’re likely to experience:
Fever, that starts low and increases daily, often to as high as 103 or 104 F (39.4 or 40 C)
Weakness and fatigue
Dry cough
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain
Diarrhea or constipation

2nd week of illness
If you don’t receive treatment for typhoid fever, you may enter a second stage during which you become very ill and experience:
Continuing high fever
Either diarrhea or severe constipation
Considerable weight loss
Extremely distended abdomen.

3rd week of illness
By the third week, you may:
Become delirious
Lie motionless and exhausted with your eyes half-closed in what’s known as the typhoid state
Life-threatening complications often develop at this time.

4th week of illness
Improvement may come slowly during the fourth week. Your fever is likely to decrease gradually until your temperature returns to normal in another week to 10 days. But signs and symptoms can return up to two weeks after your fever has subsided

17.  Complications of Typhoid Fever

The 2 most common complications in untreated typhoid fever are: internal bleeding in the digestive system. splitting (perforation) of a section of the digestive system or bowel, which spreads the infection to nearby tissue.

Complications manifests  in form of
Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis)
Inflammation of the lining of the heart and valves (endocarditis)
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis)
Kidney or bladder infections
Infection and inflammation of the  membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord (meningitis)
Psychiatric problems such as delirium, hallucinations and paranoid psychosis

How Can I Avoid Typhoid?

We were told that the traditional things to do in order to avoid typhoid fever were these and I avoided them.  Got myself a stainless water filter, yet I continued to suffer typhoid repeatedly.

18.  How can I avoid Typhoid Conventionally

The first step to avoiding typhoid is receiving the typhoid vaccine. Beyond that, here are a few tips to help you avoid the disease:
If you must use local water, be sure to boil or otherwise purify it. Purification tablets and filters are available at all Passport Health travel clinic locations.
Drink sealed, bottled water from a reputable source, and avoid brands you do not recognize.
Remember to only use ice that made from bottled or boiled water. Avoid popsicles or flavored ice.
Ensure all food is cooked thoroughly and served steaming hot.
Avoid all fruits and vegetables that you have not peeled yourself.
Avoid food and drinks from street vendors.
Frequent hand washing is always a good strategy to prevent disease.

The problem is with the environment, not the disease.  When the environment of our bodies is unconducive for disease, even if you consume the typhoid disease life.  You will still not get sick.

19. Fearful myths we hear about Typhoid

1.  Typhoid fever is most prevalent I.
developing countries and areas with poor sanitation standards. The widespread nature of the disease requires taking special precautions. The best protection against typhoid is vaccination and avoiding risky foods or drinks.

2. Typhoid is a serious illness caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. The bacterium passes from person-to-person through the consumption of contaminated food or water. Typhoid is so widespread that more than 21.5 million people worldwide fall ill annually, according to the World Health Organization.

3.  The typhoid bacterium lives in human intestinal tracts and bloodstreams. It is only carried by humans, and it spreads through the feces of carriers or people who are ill with the disease. It is often spread when sewage contaminates drinking water or water used for washing food. As a result, typhoid is common in areas where sanitation is poor.
Infections tend to develop over time, starting about three weeks after exposure. Symptoms include high fever, weakness, stomach pains, headaches, loss of appetite, diarrhea or constipation. Some patients will develop a flat, rose-colored rash. If the disease goes untreated, death can result.

4.The typhoid vaccine is available in oral and injectable form. Full immunity can take up to two weeks to develop. Get the vaccine in advance of your departure and potential exposure to the bacteria. Vaccination is a key line of defense, but avoiding risky drinks and food is also important.   And finally

5.  Although the disease is treatable with antibiotics, drug-resistant strains make treatment difficult.

Why do I call the above myths?  It is these sayings that makes the disease a dread.  But has any body told us that these so called typhoid bacteria were around so many years ago, during the times of our ancestors yet, they never suffered it.

The reason is because our foods have changed, our lifestyle have also changed.  They consciously or  unconsciously ate natural foods that strengthened their immunity, they  went to farms and exercised, they enjoyed communal lives and had balanced emotion.

20.  Best foods and habits to keep your gut health strong against typhoid

What foods to include in Your regular diet to avoid typhoid and other gastro intestinal ailments:

Coconut oil and coconut
Cayenne pepper
Millet pap
Green vegetables
Sea salt
Iru, ogiri all fermented foods
Healthy fats like avocados, cashews
Black seed with honey
Honey with cinnamon
Bitter leaf and all bitter foods
Coconut water
Seeds and nuts
Gluten free foods
Anti inflammatory foods

 Tips for a healthy gut unfavourable for typhoid bacteria

Eat a wide range of plant-based foods.

Eat more fibre.

Avoid highly processed foods.

Probiotic foods, such as live yoghurt, might encourage more microbes to grow.

Choose extra-virgin olive oil over other fats when you can.

Beware antibiotics kill 'good' bacteria as well as 'bad'.

20.  Foods and habits to avoid if you suffered typhoid before

Avoid raw food. Avoid raw, unpeeled fruits and vegetables that may have been washed with contaminated water, especially lettuce and fruits like berries, mangoes, that can't be peeled. Bananas, avocados, and oranges make better choices, but be sure you peel them yourself.
Avoid too much caffein
Avoid too much processed foods, canned foods, PRESERVATIVES, artificial taste enhancers..
Avoid wheat and gluten

  In summary Go natural as much as possible



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