"Our food should be medicine,
and our medicine should be food."
Abu-Ali ibn Sina Avicenna
The health of a woman and future mother is the most important aspect of modern medicine. In view of an unfavourable ecological situation, improper nutrition, and a stressful lifestyle, women increasingly more often encounter diseases caused by disruptions on the hormonal level. Diseases such as ovarian cysts, endometriosis, cervical erosion, cystic disease, and mastopathy lead to sterility and, in some circumstances, also to carcinogenesis. In addition to all this, little activity and sitting in an office result in the congestion of blood in the small pelvis of women and therefore aggravate dysfunctions of the reproductive organs.
The most important means of preventive treatment for women's health is correct nutrition and a selection of products that assist in resisting the harmful influences of the environment. This is especially pressing for pregnant women. The nutritional products that enter a pregnant woman's body include the substances used to build the child's organism. Precisely these nutritional products provide the energy that enters the organism of the mother and fetus, energy that is essential to maintain their vital activity.
In our practice, my colleagues and I, first and foremost, recommend the use of cedar nut oil to women of any age.
For a very long time, cedar nut oil has been considered to be a delicacy, with its pleasant taste, golden amber colour, and wonderful nutty aroma. Its nutritional and medicinal properties are in great part explained by its qualitative composition of fats, proteins, and other substances. The fat of cedar nuts differs from other fats in its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The oil of the cedar nut is the richest source of vitamins and trace elements, whose harmonious combination gives the oil medical properties that have no analogues in their beneficial influence on a woman's organism. The oil is an essential product that should be consumed in the food of people of all ages: in the food of children, for the development of their bodies; in the food of adults, for the preservation of their youth and health.
Modern medicine considers cedar nut oil to be a storage battery of vitamins and biologically active substances ideally selected and balanced by nature itself. It does an excellent job of maintaining the health of the female genital organs and assists in the normal development of the fetus during pregnancy:
Vitamin A (carotene) - has an influence on the mucous membrane of the uterus, promotes its regeneration - which is especially important in the postpartum period - and regulates the growth of the fetal organism during pregnancy.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - promotes the normal course of pregnancy and childbirth, and is used to prevent the threat of an interruption of the pregnancy. Since it is an important catalyst of the processes of cellular respiration and visual perception, it intensifies the oxidation-reduction processes in the organism, participates in the formation of DNA, and promotes the processes of tissue regeneration (including the cells of the skin).
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - provides for the synthesis of collagen, participates in the formation and maintenance of the structure and functioning of cartilage, bones, and teeth, and influences the formation of hemoglobin and the maturation of erythrocytes. The physiological level of ascorbic acid in the organism of a pregnant woman is of great importance for the normal development of the placenta, and also for increasing the organism's resistance to infections.
Vitamin D (ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol) - participates in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, the process of the formation of the structure of bone tissue, and is used in obstetrical practice for the prophylaxis of rickets in the fetus.
Vitamin E (tocopherol) - Vitamin E plays an indispensable role in all reproductive processes: the functioning of the sexual system, development of the fetus, the growth of the organism, and participates in the formation of milk in breastfeeding women. Its insufficiency leads to a disruption of the functions of the sexual organs, sometimes to the loss of the fetus and miscarriage.
Vitamin Bc (folic acid) - participates in the metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, and phospholipids; it plays an important role in the development of the embryo, especially in the period of brain formation, and stimulates hemopoiesis.
From my experience, I can say that cedar nut oil significantly improves the processes of healing in women with acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, and in patients in the postoperative period. In women who constantly have cedar nut oil in their food allowance, chronic inflammatory diseases become aggravated by one order of magnitude less. Cedar nut oil has received widespread use in the treatment of diseases of the vesical cervix (in the form of tampons and applications).
In conclusion, I would like to say that cedar nut oil should be in the daily food allowance of every woman. This is an amazing and wholesome gift from nature, which is not only an exquisite delicacy, but also helps us to cope with the ailments we encounter on the road of life.
Dr. L. V. Sviridova
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Municipal Hospital No. 3
Municipal Health Care Facility