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Health Remedies

Do you find yourself needing to see a doctor every time you come down with something? If you take the time to understand natural solutions, you have a good chance of reducing the number of trips you make to the hospital. Many ailments that we treat medically can be cured by improving your diet, and many of the herbs and spices that you have in your kitchen are also known to help with a lot of minor conditions that would otherwise have to be attended to by a doctor.

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Is there anything wrong with conventional medicine?

There is nothing wrong with it so long as you use it when you absolutely have to. For one thing, using native health cures will save you money. There is also the existing debate of whether medication cures illness; the general consensus is that it does not – it rather treats the problem, which means masking symptoms. Many of the ailments that medication treats can be cured if we eat right, and if we know what is in our kitchens that can help with different ailments.


What should we eat?

Your body is generally driven by proteins, carbohydrates and fats. If you have a healthy balance of these in every meal, as well as fruit, nuts and vegetables, you will eliminate a lot of the small day to day complaints that you may have. In a sense, you can say that the most important healing cure is food.

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Problems start to happen when we are eating too much of one thing and leaving out another, or eating the wrong thing altogether. Fast food meals, for instance, are the way many people get their nutrition. They contain a lot of unhealthy fats as well as too much salt, and not nearly enough roughage. The result is unnecessary weight gain, leading to heart problems, diabetes and other common lifestyle diseases. If you ate right, you would not have to deal with any of these problems.


Home remedies

There is plenty in your kitchen that can help you get rid of a whole host of conditions that you can otherwise treat by going to a doctor. Since natural healing treatments are numerous, this article will mention just 3 of the most common ones and what they can be used for.

  • Apple cider vinegar

This is a wonder remedy. If you have a cold, take some warm some water, add to capfuls of apple cider vinegar. Make enough to sip on all day. You will get relief in a few hours and you will have avoided cold medication that makes you drowsy.

Apple cider vinegar is great for fungal infections. Just apply to the affected area a few times a day. For dandruff, dilute a capful of it in water and wash as usual.

If you have been trying to cure athletes’ foot with no success, soak your feet in warm water, a cupful of apple cider vinegar and wash between the toes. Do this twice a day for a few days and your feet will stop smelling.

  • Aloe vera

Aloe Vera plant

It’s more than a plant that looks nice at the kitchen window. If you burn yourself, take an aloe stem, slice it open and apply the juice on the burn; the pain disappears almost instantly and the burn disappears even faster than if you used conventional burn creams.

Do you have a rash or a pimple? Try plain aloe juice, right from the stem before you use anything cosmetic. It is also great for an instant facial – it cleans the skin and tightens the pores. These are just some of the things that your aloe plant can do. (It is quite bitter so take care not to get any in your mouth).

  • Stinging nettle

This plant grows anywhere and once it has taken root can be quite a problem, but it can cure a whole host of ailments. If you have a congested chest from a cold, take a couple of glasses of warm stinging nettle tea and your airway will clear in a few hours. It is also a great detox for the entire body. People with arthritis report that they feel some pain relief when they tie dried nettle leaves to aching joints.

Variety of colored pillsThere is a lot of information that is available about nature home remedies. If you start to learn them one after another, you may eventually find that you don’t need to have any pills in your bathroom closet.