If you’ve ever left speechless from a doctor’s office after being told you have allergies, if you’ve ever spent hours on the throne (and not the good kind), if you’ve ever had a skin allergy test and had your back covered in big red itchy welts, you know how frustrating it can be to realize your favorite foods are making your sick.
We have been using home remedies like essential oils to fight colds and hopefully keep the flu away from our house. We are about to jump right into the main part of the cold and flu season. As always, we are eating plenty of fermented foods, my ‘no flu tea‘, and we are taking our cod liver oil, but in this post I am going to focus on what else we are using this year – essential oils.
As usual, I offer my disclaimer that I am not a doctor. This blog post is for information purposes only as I am sharing my experiences.
We all just got our first cold of the winter and here is what I did to help us kick it quickly. Are you prepared to keep your family healthy this season?
The modern world in which we live today is just chocked full with fast and processed foods – drinks too. There are fizzy drinks full of gas and sugar, and even so-called health drinks which contain too much sugar, or sweetness by way of artificial sugar – which is even worse for you health-wise than natural sugar. The modern lifestyle is one of constant pressure, rushing here and there at 100 mph with seemingly never enough time to eat anything other than burgers, pizzas, fries and other fast foods.
For everyone who has had a migraine, you know how painful they are. They are much more severe and last longer than regular headaches. At the first sign of symptoms, such as vision loss or a “pins and needles” feeling, you know it’s time to do something before the intolerable pain comes. Many people turn to over the counter medicine such as Excedrin. As you know, it was recently recalled by the pharmaceutical company. Though it does relieve pain faster than any natural remedies would, it also comes with an array of possible side effects. I understand that there is nothing better than instant migraine relief, but I encourage you to try natural ways of treating your migraine headache. They have far fewer health risks than prescriptions.
In a world awash with pharmaceutical drugs for everything from dandruff to toenail fungus, it’s refreshing to have do-it-yourself home remedies and trusted old wives cures to heal a wide range of ailments. Baking soda is a staple in most homes and is useful for cooking, cleaning and in many home remedies. Although it’s safe when used as directed, baking soda can cause side effects. Read the warning section below and check with your healthcare practitioner before using baking soda home remedies.
Of the many systems working within the human body, the immune system is an excellent example of complex efficiency. A network of participating cells and organs, it synchronizes its responses when defending the body from infection and disease.
In its element, it has the capacity to remember diseases it has encountered and produce secretions and cells that can effectively defend the body from another recurrence. Moreover, it has an advanced communication system that can trigger an immediate response to an emergency and act according to the severity of the infection. Activated immune cells start producing substances that allow it to recruit other immune cells and guide it to the site of attack while at the same time allowing it to control behavior and growth.