Believe it or not, home remedies for lower back pain and joints can be found in your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. Pharmaceutical companies have created drugs that reduce inflammation to help relieve pain but they usually have many side effects. Unfortunately, many conventional doctors prescribe these drugs as a first line of defense. However, before you resort to toxic drugs, turn to alternative methods and moreover, heal the root cause of your joint or back pain which in most cases is the result of inflammation. The following natural home remedies will help reduce inflammation which can relieve or even eliminate pain.
Have you ever wondered about the dangers of WiFi? To be honest, I hadn’t really thought of it until I came across a list of 34 scientific studies demonstrating the dangerous effects of WiFi exposure including headaches, reduced sperm count and oxidative stress. I am all for the conveniences of modern technology, but is it worth risking our health? When wireless internet entered our world in 1999, most people were beyond excited to be able to connect to the internet anywhere and anytime. It quickly became a widespread phenomena. Most of the time, we don’t think about the dangers of technology to our health because, well, we love how easy our lives have become in terms of convenience. I don’t mean to burst the bubble, but the WiFi dangers are real!
Did you know that according to a recent study, people who take prescription drugs for anxiety are significantly more prone to early death than others? The truth is, we all suffer from anxiety at times, but resorting to prescription drugs should not be a first line of defense. Drugs like, Valium (diazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam) can have lethal outcomes. I personally rarely have anxiety attacks but friends who do have successfully used essential oils for mood disorders. Did you know there are a number of essential oils that can help treat anxiety naturally? According to science, aromatherapy is effective because we have over 50 million smell receptors inside our nasal cavities that connect to the brain’s Limbic System. This system is responsible for emotions. These essential oils can help elevate moods, and improve your mental clarity.
Let me start by saying that Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of your body. It’s the essential vitamin that our bodies can not produce on their own. Unfortunately, Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic. The best and most efficient way to get it is through sun exposure but if you don’t live in warm sunny places, then supplementation is a must. Then what’s the scam you might ask? After all, doctors recommend Vitamin D supplements and even the dairy industry got the memo so they produce milk fortified with Vitamin D. However, in spite of this seemingly good advice, the reality is quite different.
Eczema is an irritating skin disease that ranges from chronic, itchy minor rashes to raging acute eczema flare-ups with open, oozing sores that require bandaging. Eczema is often attributed to some sort of food or airborne allergy and can be minimized by determining the allergens and adjusting accordingly. Most eczema sufferers resort to using pharmaceuticals pills, creams, or steroids. Of course, what many tend to ignore is that improving life style choices of diet and exercise does more to curb skin problems than topical or oral pharmaceuticals. Eliminating chemically sprayed veggies and fruits, processed foods (even so-called “natural” cereals), junk foods, sugars, and artificial sweeteners goes a long way toward curing chronic, adverse health of any type, including skin conditions.
It’s been several months since I started using essential oils. I still can not believe how versatile they are. I used to think that essential oils could only be used in aromatherapy and to be honest, it kind of pushed me away from trying them out. Why? Because I associated these oils with the stinky smell of some aromatherapy stores. Little did I know at that time, but there is so much more to essential oils that people don’t know about. The great part about essential oils is that they are highly concentrated plant elements that are extracted from the roots, stems, seeds, gums, needles, bark or resin of numerous types of plants. This means a little goes a long way. Often essential oils exhibit antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic properties.
One of the best kept secrets in the medical field is Aloe Vera. Widely known for its ability to heal burns, wounds and other skin conditions, Aloe Vera’s power to heal cancer, diabetes and inflammation is less known. Aloe Vera possesses anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and other properties that help fight and prevent diseases. The vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained in aloe are important for replenishing the body’s defenses against various health ailments.
If you haven’t heard of teff, don’t feel bad. I hadn’t heard of it myself until recently. I came across an article stating that teff is the new gluten free super grain. Being gluten free, and mostly paleo, this claim caught my attention. I always look for new ideas for gluten free meals. Teff (you can find it here) is praised by many as the new quinoa. So what makes teff a super grain?
As the weather gets better, most of us are eager to spend as much time outdoors as possible. The first thing we remember is to get a new bottle of sunscreen. Due to great marketing efforts, we believe that sunscreen is our ultimate protection from premature skin aging and skin cancer. But before you rush out for more sunscreen products, spend time to examine your sunscreen because nearly all conventional sunscreen can cause more harm than good.
The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms. All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it’s no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.