Fed up of paying out for expensive creams or medicines that you know are not particularly healthy in the long term? It’s easy to create your own holistic medicine chest that is pure, natural and extremely healthy for everyday ailments and you may need fewer items than you think. Natural remedies are not necessarily more expensive but they are much better for you than chemical laden treatments, it depends on the circumstances of course. There are many books that focus on how to make your own remedies but it’s easy to source some of the more basic and easy to use remedies that will affect you or your family throughout the months. Natural remedies work with the body and not against and can improve many common ailments.
If you have a medicine chest or simply a cabinet that can be used for storing the remedies, it is good to keep all [...]
No-one relishes the prospect of an oncoming cold. Symptoms can vary. You can feel lousy when the cold really strikes, anything from feeling very low with a distinct lack of energy to mild symptoms that barely stop you from functioning. Some colds can be quite debilitating and leave you simply wanting to curl up and sleep although many people soldier on regardless.
Usually you can gain some warning prior to your cold coming on and one of the first symptoms can be an itchy sensation in your nose or at the back of the throat. You may experience a headache and a feeling as if your sinuses are blocked, you may also start sneezing. Soon you will start to feel that your nose starts running and that your energy levels dip dramatically.
Don’t wait until the cold symptoms develop fully, you need to take action immediately and this will help your [...]
Nature has an abundance of natural remedies that when taken can be used to boost your immune system or can be used to target specific health issues.
Honey is a phenomenal remedy and a great source of carbohydrates. Honey can provide you with lots of energy. It’s a fantastic performance booster, and many athletes use honey to help prevent fatigue during any exercise session. It works because the glucose that is within the honey is absorbed very quickly and this provides a real quick-fix of energy whilst fructose provides a more sustaining energy.
If you feel lethargic when you wake, try taking just a spoonful of honey as it will help you to feel a little more energised and is a much better option than having a sugary drink. You can add a spoonful of honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a glass of water if you prefer as it works as [...]
Everyone is under stress these days. A poor diet, increasing work-loads and financial problems can make you feel less than healthy at times and anxieties can be triggered by the smallest of things or by a catalogue of events. Learning how to cope with everyday stressors is important if you want to stay healthy and happy and this means learning to take care of yourself. Never skimp on a well-balanced diet and reduce the problems that can be caused by eating too much junk food. Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious grains and nuts instead of treat indulgences.
Without learning these basics, stress can become a real killer. It can gradually cause your body to turn in on itself leading to significantly reduced health. It can start with your experiencing headaches, muscle tension and feelings of fatigue. Your body needs to become more resistant to stress and [...]