Archive | November, 2014

A Little About Natural Remedies

23 Nov

So, just as eating healthier is often a gradual progression, my transition to natural remedies wasn’t overnight. At first, I didn’t realize the damage I was doing by going with the standard over-the-counter medicines. I mean, everyone else uses them; how bad could they be?


I mean, really bad.

That’s what I learned when I couldn’t live in the shadow of denial anymore and started doing some research. And you know what else I learned? NOT everyone else uses the chemically-based quick fixes. There are plenty of people who, after bad reactions, ineffectiveness, or just the desire for better options – have found their way to natural options. And they work.

What I love most about natural remedies is that they address the source of the issue. The medicines I used to take masked symptoms and I typically had to take them on an ongoing basis. Headache? Take a pain reliever hope for relief – pain returns, repeat the process. And I would think, “well, that’s why they’re sold in mega-sized bottles, right?” Great.

Now we flash forward several years – if someone in my family has a headache, I first ask “why?” Every symptom our body presents is telling us something. I’m not saying I welcome a headache, but I don’t pop a pill to mask it; that’s like taking the batteries out of my smoke detector when it goes off in my home. If I silence the alarm without knowing the cause of smoke, I’m likely to have much bigger problems later.

So, what natural remedies do I use? Well, for one – I have an amazing resource of essential oils that help with everything. I mean e-very-thing. I never would have believed it before trying them, so don’t feel bad for doubting. Headaches, stomach aches, warts, blemishes, pain, ear infections, pink eye, nausea, flu, congestion – it’s crazy how many things the oils have helped my family and my clients address. And they’re very useful for prevention too. I can’t tell you how much money my family has saved since we started using essential oils – no doctor appointments in years!

I also use food, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathics, and other natural products to support the body and overcome issues that challenge health. There will be lots of blogs to come that detail natural options. I love to help people navigate toward a healthier life, so let me know what specific questions I can blog about to help you.