I am a huge fan of holistic remedies, both at-home treatments and doctors that practice Eastern medicine.
So, today I thought I would share a few of my favorite basic holistic options.
"Holistic," in medical terms, is defined as "characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease."
I think this form of treatment is often mistaken for being "hanky," but in reality it has been in existence a lot longer than Western medicine; so why not try it out?
Today I'll go over some basics:
-The benefits of hot lemon water
-Uses for tea tree oil
Sleep. We all could use more of it!
Getting sleep is important to the overall health of your body. It helps keep you from getting sick and keeps ya looking young and fresh. The sleep itself isn't always the problem - falling asleep and staying asleep can be.
Sleep Sound by Gaia, is my absolute favorite, but Melatonin is also a great alternative. These are all natural products that help your brain sort of "turn off" and your body relax.
I promise it works wonders and you'll wake up more relaxed and well rested!
Drinking a glass of hot lemon water in the mornings (or really any time) has many health benefits!
-For starters, it helps hydrate you.
-It helps to flush the toxins out of your body after sleeping all night.
-It helps activate and regulate your digestive system.
-It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints, especially knees.
-It helps maintain eye health.
-And if nothing else, it helps prevent wrinkles and acne.
For a full list of benefits see: http://www.foodmatters.com/article/cheers-to-drin
king-warm-lemon-water for more!
Managing stress is a tough task! These are two of my favorite remedies to help take the edge off.
- Holy Basil Leaf : A pill form created from the holy basil plant. It originated in India
and is used to help reduce anxiety and stress.
Natures Way & Gaia are two good brands.
-Rescue Remedy is a liquid with no taste. Drop a few drops into your water, or any drink, a few times a day.
It helps you with calmness, focus, and relaxation.
Bach is the only brand I use.
Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat different ailments. Lavender, peppermint, and lemon are used in combination for the treatment of seasonal allergies. 3 drops of each one into a vegetable capsule does the trick.
The lavender oil can also be used to help with sleep, too. Dab a little behind each ear and under your nose,
and you'll snooze away.
Peppermint is great for treating headaches; dab a few drops on your temples to feel some relief.
Young Living is a great brand because they truly are 100% essential oils. You do have to order these through a dealer; so if you're interested, send me a message on the "About Me" page, and I can get you connected with someone!
My mother-in-law introduced me to these vitamins a few years ago. They are plant based and help keep
your immune system strong!
I usually take one of each twice a day, two vegetable and two fruit, with a meal and a glass of water.
Tea tree oil can be used for pretty much any type of skin treatment--rashes, sun burns, acne spots, scrapes & sores (it's a natural antiseptic), You name it; it treats it. It's great to use alone or mixed in with lotions.
The one down side is the less-than pleasant scent that can be quite potent.
Well that's all for today! With fall and winter right around the corner, I hope these remedies are helpful in
keeping everybody happy and healthy!
Cheers to alternative health options
Thanks for reading!
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