Increase Minerals

Adding water to the diet could be the most difficult of tasks if your elderly loved one “doesn’t like it.” Calcium should be in the form of milk, magnesium as a tablet. When tablets cannot be swallowed; use magnesium oxide powder (see Sources). Use 1/8 tsp. added to cooked cereal, soup, stew, pudding. Magnesium, being a mineral, does not get destroyed as vitamins may. You can add it anywhere in the diet where it won’t be tasted. Notice how calming it is to have extra magnesium in this gradual way. And how much better the sleep is at night.

When water “doesn’t taste good,” there is probably a valid reason. The body may be trying to reject chlorine or other toxins in it. In this case, filter it with a small all-carbon unit that is changed right on sched­ule. A plastic pitcher (not clear plastic or flexible plastic) with a carbon pack fitted into the top is best. Sterilize it once a week by putting a cup of water and one tbs. of grain alcohol in it and turning it upside down so the filter can soak for 15 minutes.

Increase Minerals

Fig. 37 Water pitcher with filter.

Flush out the alcohol with two pitchers of water. Make sure the temperature suits the person. Temperature can mean everything to the never-thirsty person.

Don’t allow ice cubes, however, nor beverage making, with the essen­tial water. Adding lemon or vinegar (white dis­tilled) and 1 tsp. honey is probably the best way to stimulate both thirst and appetite.

When blood is properly oxygenated it takes on a bright red color, unoxygenated blood is more purple. A chelation doctor can easily see the state of oxygenation.

Chelation

Chelation is a powerful way to quickly improve oxygenation of blood. The most important rule to observe, though, is to take the treatment slowly. Especially if ethylene diamine tetra acetate (EDTA) is being used to remove heavy metals, it is im­portant to take the treatment over a two hour time period. Mini doses may be given in a shorter time. Generally, you are in charge of the flow rate. Discuss it with the nurse. Weekly chelations can correct many problems of the elderly that no other treatment could.

Because of hostility from insurance companies who do not wish to add another cost to their ledger and doctors indoctrinated with misinformation, bad publicity is given to this wonderful, life-prolonging mode of treatment. Clinical doctors who have no time to really investigate the statistics of chelation treatments and for whom this is purely competition may feel antagonistic to these treatments. Your loved one should not be the one who must suffer from medical politics. Go to see for yourself what chelation is all about. The receptionist should be glad to show you around. The secret is to talk to the patients themselves. They are usually sitting around a room, eating their lunch and reading as their IV’s drip. The pulse, blood pressure and blood chemistry is also carefully monitored. sit down with them to find out their stories. Get a realistic picture of benefits and costs.

Pulse

The pulse reflects the heartbeat. A slow pulse can give weird brain symptoms besides great fatigue. The cause is usually a drug that is being taken to correct a fast pulse! Check with the nurse. Read the insert included with packaging for all drugs used. The drugs responsible are usually “beta blockers”, used for the purpose of smoothing out the heart beat, that is, making it regular. often the drug can be changed.

Less than 60 beats per minute will lead to trouble. For a young person it is a good sign to be as low as 60, provided no drug is involved. But for the elderly it does not reflect a strong athletic heart beat.

The heart is made of four separate “chambers” or compart­ments each pulsing in turn. They are like four horses pulling a wagon. unless they pull evenly, the wagon feels jerky, and ir­regular. The wagon will wear out sooner with jerky pulling. To smooth them out you simply slow them down. Apparently they sense each other better and can pull evenly now.

A heart that is beating 100 times per minute, not unusual for a weak old heart, can be so irregular that it misses every fourth beat. That creates a terrible deficiency of oxygen. Imagine your four cylinder car or lawnmower missing one out of four engine strokes! Beta-blockers have some quite undesirable side effects but heart regularity has a higher priority. So drugs are the im­mediate choice. Later, when heart health is improved, the heart will beat regularly without drug use. In the meantime, watch over the pulse. When the pulse drops below 60 the new danger is slowness. Take the pulse daily when a new drug has been added, or when you are working on heart health, without getting your loved one anxious about it.

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