Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Holistic Health.

Good morning babes!

Growing up my mom integrated a good amount of holistic treatments, as a kid I thought she was being silly- I thought that that taking things like Echinacea wouldn't do anything to me, but as I come into my adult years I find myself aligning more with my mom's approach. Now, let me start by saying that I am not an expert, and I'm also not someone who only uses holistic medicine- actually I feel as if I balance modern/western medicine and homeopathic remedies pretty well. God gave us herbs and God gave us medicine, let's use what God has given us and create a healing cocktail!

With that being said, I want to share with you some of the "natural" remedies that have worked for me!

1. Oil pulling. Okay, so swishing oil around in your mouth may seem like cuckoo crazy to you, but it doesn't cause any adverse side effects and it doesn't take much effort, so why not give it a shot? I have noticed that my teeth feel and look better, and my skin looks better! Here's a little blip about oil pulling that I found on Pinterest-- check out the link if the image is too small for you to read.

2. Supplements. I've taken these off and on for years, but I notice a difference with a few that I take regularly. And for those of you who don't think they have any effect, I once took evening primrose oil for a few weeks and I didn't get my "cycle" for 2 months (it's an estrogen stabilizer), so they clearly have effects. Look into what's best for you, but I take biotin (it really makes my hair grow), flax seed, evening primrose, and others depending on what my body needs!

3. Chiropractic care. No, chiropractors are not crazy witch doctors, but definitely do your research before you go see one- there are different types of chiropractic and not all of them are going to work for you.

4. Natural beauty products. Seriously y'all, some of the stuff I've tried works much better than store-bought-chemical-laden nonsense. Check out pinterest for ideas, but I've tried coffee grounds for acne treatment (works swimmingly), coconut oil as facial moisturizer (this is actually all I use), essential oils for scarring (tea tree oil, enough said), and a few others- give it a go!

5. Juicing/Diet. Food is both the greatest poison and greatest medicine we have. I can clearly see changes in my body based on what I eat- when I was having gallbladder problems, I switched my diet around and was able to manage my symptoms without having surgery! Chances are that there are easy dietary changes you can make to alleviate a multitude of symptoms. If you're interested, check out "The Diet Cure" by Julia Ross, she goes over a lot of great information, and shares years worth of clinical research.

Have you tried any home remedies? If so, what works for you??

1 comment:

  1. I am such a fan of this stuff! Definitely need to explore it more. The oil pulling sounds really interesting.:)