ADVICE TO BLEEDERS:
Hi, I myself have tended to suffer from heavy bleeding tendencies, including urethral bleeding and urinary tract infections. The following is a pretty sure bet as a hemostatic (preventing bleeding):
BAD FOR ME:
Big & Bright CRTs/LCDs (for more detail see: [url]http://www.freewebs.com/eclectives/monitorpain.htm
Acids, and even, believe it or not, "hypoallergenic" Vitamin C (sometimes acids are OK if counterbalanced with eggs/oil/creams
Abrasive foods, such as oats (worse if not countered with eggs/oils/etc.)
Avoid scalding hot drinks, citrus, acid, pineapple, kiwi, alcoholic stuff, caffeine, strong-tea, coffee, chocolate, nuts, apirin, naproxen, peppermint, yeast, white bread, processed meat. Also avoid corn syrup & excessive Sugar
or excessive cinnamon.
Stuff containing a hint of raw onions/garlic or virgin olive oil (believe it or not, green olive oil is irritating for me, and even the yellow olive oil IF it's used for sauteeing. The worst, is to sautee onions in olive oil. Also, believe it or not, I find apples irritating, sorta like scouring powder in my system.)
First thing in the mornings (on empty stomach) take approx. one to two TB Black Cherry concentrate in about six ounces
Do this for a number of days in succession. It works! Alternatively, Bing Cherries are excellent, also in the same format. Avoid taking with starches. It's also very healing if taken right before going to bed at night, but only if your stomach is sorta empty. "Sorta" means that it may be OK to take approx. a TB of yogurt beforehand.
And stick to things which are good for people on ulcer, colitis, and interstitial cystitis diets. To be on the safe side, stick to things for which all those diets overlap. What's healing is Mullein, Pau Darco, licorice, oils (though I personally find the yellow olive oil less irritating to me than the virgin), coconut-oil, dark greens, lysine, cabbage, creamy soups, chicken soup with dill or cabbage added, olive leaf extract, seaweed, mushrooms, whole-eggs, yams, yogurts, mayonnaise, barley, buckwheat, molasses, stevia, black cherries, beets...
Note I'm not sure about Xylitol, I've recently started adding it to plain yogurt as a Sugar
substitute, but for all I know it may be irritating me. For sure I know that it causes me tongue sores, so it may be doing the same to me internally.