This blog is about how to avoid or reduce abdominal swelling, constipation, pelvic pain, groin pain or hernia that can lead to appendicitis or other gut related problems. David Clark.
Appendicitis occurs when your appendix, a worm-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine, becomes inflamed (hot).
Appendicitis pain often occurs in the lower-right side of the abdomen. The first sign, however, is typically discomfort near the belly button, which then moves to the lower abdomen.
Rapidly worsening pain
Appendicitis symptoms may mimic those of a stomach bug, including a low-grade fever, chills, and shaking.
If you have stomach pain with a 100-degree fever, it’s probably nothing to worry much about. But if you have a 103-degree fever and your stomach pain is severe enough that you can’t stand up straight, it may be appendicitis.
Vomiting, nausea, or loss of appetite
You may, however, have a couple days where your appetite is low with some mild nausea and vomiting, similar to what you might have with a stomach bug. If it improves after a day or so, you’re probably fine.
Gas and bloating
Eating five pieces of pizza and washing them down with a few beers would cause bloating and indigestion in anyone (Hot foods).
But if you go to sleep after your indulgence and wake up still in pain—or the pain is worse—you should beware. Also beware if you have been bloated for more than a couple days, have a lot of gas accompanied by bowel pain, or have trouble passing gas.
These are general symptoms that may indicate appendicitis if they occur in conjunction with other telltale signs, such as fever and pain in the lower-right abdomen.
You’d better eat some cold foods
A swollen appendix and abdomen is caused by too much heat is your digestive system which is from bad bacteria’s usually from too much bread based products, baked foods, biscuits, salty and savory foods, spicy foods and red meats.
So there’s too much hot things in your body and you didn’t drink lots of water or eat any cold food, then your gut has become swollen. You have too much yang foods in your body.
If you eat too much red meat or junk food, then you’ll be unhealthy with things such as a sore throat, deep cough, bloated tummy, shallow breathing, anxiety, hot head with cold hands. The heat’s on the inside so it makes the tummy and brain hot and the body feel cold.
It’s an uncomfortable feeling, as though you have too much energy in your body and you haven’t found a way to let it out.
Your internal body (The organs and systems) is on fire because of too much yang foods and you should eat vegetables and fruit or yin food like tofu to balance inside your body and reduce the heat that causes swelling.
What creates the heat
Energy circulates through the body in pathways called meridians. When these pathways are blocked or unbalanced, disease symptoms manifest themselves and people feel sick. There are many methods to unblock or re-balance the energy such as acupuncture, massage, herbs, diet, or physical exercise.
Yin/yang explains or describes opposing forces in the world. Everything in life has yin/yang opposites and many of these relationships are evident in nature: dark/light, male/female, low/high, summer/winter, rich/poor, good/evil, etc.
These things symbolize yin: nurturing, nighttime, valleys, rivers, streams, water, metal, earth, soft, slow, insubstantial, diffuse, cold, wet, tranquil, birth.
These things symbolize yang: active, initiating, daytime, mountains, hills, fire, wood, air, hard, fast, solid, dry, focused, hot, aggressive.
Now that’s a basic understanding of a energy and the dualism of yin and yang, let’s introduce food to the mix such as yang hot and yin cold foods.
Yang foods increase the body’s heat and yin foods decrease heat, or we could say that these foods raise and lower metabolism. Too much hot food (yang) can result in a fever, acne, bad breath, coughing, anger, or a sore throat so one needs to up the intake of good quality cool foods (yin) and staying away from too many yang foods. A diet lacking yin food might result in lethargy or anemia.
Yang heating foods: chili, pepper, deep fried food, meat, flour based products like muffins/scones/cake/pies/pastry/croissant/toast/sandwiches/biscuits, eggs, salty/spicy foods msg, coke/lemonade/fizzy drinks and junk food or takeaways (Take out or reduce for your health).
Yin cooling foods: seasonal vegetables especially greens like kale and cabbage, salad greens and fresh herbs, whole grains such as rice, barley, millet, quinoa and corn, legumes, tofu, ginger, brown rice vinegar, seasonal fruits and naturally fermented pickles such as described in the first chapter of my book inspiring organics (energizing foods).