Saturday, March 2, 2024

Way to healthy legs


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Toned, Smooth, cellulite-free and slender are words which I believe describe healthy legs.
However, evidence suggests that many people do not take care of their legs. Therefore, holistic leg care must be paramount on our agendas if we are to rid Barbados of its horrible stigma – “the amputation capital of the world”.
As a proud Barbadian, I resent that title. I believe that with so many trained medical practitioners/specialists, podiatrists, dieticians, gyms/fitness experts and silent doctors, we must attempt to reduce the country’s amputation rate.
It is extremely important to have an urgent “leg conference” with herbalists, surgeons, podiatrists, reflexologists and dietitians to formulate a national policy on care of the legs.
The policy will speak to issues such as teaching about foot care from nursery school, and strategies to implement as the child gets older.
But first, an update on my legs: they are overjoyed. My legs underwent extreme training on Tuesday and Saturday under the watchful eye of my coach.
Carla took me through a routine with increased weight as she used psychology on my legs. They are responding well but are feeling the pressure with content. They know the benefits of hard work. I also massage them with an oil containing silent doctors cayenne pepper, nutmeg and bay leaf.  
Today, I will address gangrene and silent doctors. When I was a little girl, I saw an elder at the QEH screaming in pain and noticed that his legs were very dark. I told myself back then that I wanted to know about that condition and when I grow up, I wanted the Creator to inspire me to help those people.
I later discovered the condition was called gangrene. Gangrene is the decay or death of an organ, tissue or bone caused by lack of oxygen and nutrients. It is often linked to diabetes.
Prevention is the first strategy to implement. This involves drinking teas of silent doctors turmeric, ginger, garlic, poor-man-pork, and rosemary.
Feet should be massaged with my special oil daily whether you have diabetes or not.
If the feet begin to darken, exercise, massages and weight loss are great saviours.
Poultices containing cornmeal, turmeric, carrots, wonder-of-the-world, garlic, nutmeg and olive oil have also proven effective.
Marigold oil will impress you, and try consuming chlorophyll-based silent doctors. Bajan cherries, thyme and onion will boost the system.
Legs and silent doctors will live happily ever after.
• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted at or call 250-6450.
disclaimer: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific health claims for any products. Any attempt to diagnose and treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care professional.

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