Intermittent fasting diet

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Intermittent fasting is a diet plan that involves alternating periods of fasting and non-fasting. During the non-fasting periods, you can consume a wide variety of healthy foods. Here are some examples:

  1. Vegetables – Eat plenty of leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and broccoli, along with other vegetables such as carrots, peppers, and tomatoes.
  2. Fruits – Include fruits such as berries, apples, and bananas. However, be mindful of their sugar content and consume in moderation.
  3. Whole grains – Eat whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and whole-wheat bread.
  4. Lean protein – Consume protein sources such as chicken, fish, eggs, and legumes.
  5. Healthy fats – Include healthy fats such as avocado, nuts, and olive oil.

During the fasting periods, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking water, herbal tea, or black coffee. There are different methods of intermittent fasting, such as the 16/8 method or the 5:2 method. It is recommended to work with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable method and to ensure that you are meeting your nutritional needs while following an intermittent fasting diet.

Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.

Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.


Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.


General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.


Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.


Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.

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