Your body is a crazy and wonderful thing. It will always throw you for a loop. You may wake up with a splitting headache for no apparent reason, get indigestion after eating something you feel you are used to, or even feel more sore than usual after a seemingly easy workout. So what do we do when aches, pains, and illnesses come around? We call the doctor or pick up some medicine. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could do things for our body in a much healthier way? If only we could cure our pains and provide our bodies with a little extra nourishment without feeding chemicals into our blood stream. Oh wait, we can! You can actually treat ailments quickly, safely, and effectively at home! In fact, many of the foods, herbs, and spices we have in our kitchens have been proven for a long time to cure/relieve a lot of things that our bodies go through.
Anti-inflammatory, arthritis relief.
Nausea relief and anti-inflammatory. Add to some hot tea or infuse fresh ginger in hot water, strain, then add to ice cube trays and freeze.
Help to prevent sugar cravings & curb appetite
Fights infection when added (more than usual) to food or hot water.
Cut a cold short. Squeeze half a lemon into a cup of boiling water. Drop the squeezed lemon shell in and sip twice a day.
Reduce bad cholesterol.
Assists with blood sugar control.
Relax a stiff neck. Use a quick blast of hot, then cold water to get the blood pumping. In the shower, run hot water over your neck for 20 seconds to increase blood flow, then switch to cold for 10 seconds to constrict blood flow. Alternate a few times, always ending with cold.
Beat insomnia. Eat a handful of cherries before bedtime. They are packed with melatonin.
Helps with hangover feelings. Take a natural B complex supplement
Heal dry skin, rashes, and eczema. Put whole oats in a sock and seal the end with a rubber band. Drop the sock into your bath water and soak!
Lessens hot flashes, improves digestions, and acts as a mild laxative.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
For acne, apply to face and let sit for a couple minutes before rinsing. For infections and UTIs, drink a couple tablespoons per day. Add to bathwater for detox. Ease leg cramps by rubbing on aching spots.
Anti-stress and mood enhancer. Hang in shower so that steam can release its beneficial oils.
Aids as antiviral when oil pulling or added to food and helps to fade scars when rubbed on skin.
Helps with bloating and relieves gas.