The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition

The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition

It seems as though there is a medication for just about every ailment these days. The only problem with that is, when you take a prescription or drug for one thing, you often have to counteract it with something else. Soon, you have a whole container of medicine that you are responsible for ingesting on a daily basis.

When you can prevent, cure, or alleviate some of the symptoms you are feeling in your mind and body naturally, wouldn’t you want to try it? Whether it’s a medical condition, a physical issue, or a psychological problem, there is an herb, a natural healing method, and proper nutrition options to choose from. Find out what is going to work in your life.

What Are the Best Herbs to Take Daily?

There are what seems like an endless amount of herbs out there. What’s tricky about that is figuring out what you should take for your health. Everyone is different, and you will benefit from herbs that other people don’t necessarily need and vice versa.

Here are a few of the ones that are okay to take on a daily basis along with an explanation of what they do to help your overall health and well-being:

  • Elderberry – help with fever and common colds and also hold antiviral properties for protection against the flu
  • Garlic – aid in the relief of sinus congestion, fights cold symptoms, and can help ward off diarrhea when traveling; regular use can even lower blood pressure
  • Ginseng – prevents mental and physical fatigue; questionably useful for erectile dysfunction, and reduces cold and their seriousness
  • Milk thistle – protects the liver and kidneys from medication, alcohol, and environmental toxins
  • John’s Wort – helps with moderate depression; relieves hot flashes and PMS symptoms

This, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a plethora of other options out there to explore. Check out what’s available, what they help with, and how you can implement them for natural healing.

Natural Healing Remedies that Work

Besides taking herbs on a regular basis, you can always treat conditions that seem to pop up out of nowhere with natural healing methods. Again, there is something out there for just about every mental and physical health condition that you can think of.

Before trying anything, make sure you talk with your medical doctor to ensure it’s safe. Then, see how you can get some help without pharmaceuticals in these ways:

  • Ginger – if you have an upset stomach, try infusing some ginger in hot water. Then, freeze what you’ve made into ice cube trays. Crush and suck on the cubes to get rid of nausea.
  • Aloe vera – did you get a sunburn or graze your arm on the hot stove? You should keep an aloe plant in your home somewhere. Just bust off a stem and rub the gel directly on the affected area for instant relief and quicker healing time.
  • Water – Water has an infinite amount of benefits to the body, but if you are suffering from a stiff neck, alternate hot and cold water in the shower on the uncomfortable area. 20 seconds on hot and 10 seconds on cold at least three times will stimulate the blood flow and relieve pain.

Massage and Chiropractic Care Natural Healing Remedies

Pain is often a complaint even if it’s acute or dull. Many people will reach for an over-the-counter pain relief medication. Even worse go to the doctor for a dangerously addictive opiate drug. Instead of covering up the problem, you can heal it by visiting Better Health Chiropractic in Wasilla or a chiropractor near your area for an adjustment or massage.

By having your spine in alignment, you are not only going to reduce the pain, but regular visits have proven to help with other common mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.

Why is Nutrition Important

You’ve undoubtedly heard it more than you can count; eating healthy is essential. Sure, it’s good for the body and maintaining your weight, but why?  There are many reasons why you should only be eating nutritious foods most of the time. The right ingredients fuel and fill your body with the necessary nutrients you need for:

  • Energy
  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Good fats

You have to get a balance of everything in a variety of different ways to function, live, and grow properly. In general, this is how you should be eating on a daily basis:

  • Get in lots of fruits and vegetables in all different varieties
  • Eat whole grains in breads, cereals, crackers, and pasta
  • Choose fat-free or skim milk for vitamin D and calcium
  • Eat lean meats for protein and less fat

If you are having trouble meeting these goals, there are few things that you can do to help you along the way. Start trying different foods if what you were eating before no longer tastes good. When chewing is a problem, pick nutritious foods that are softer. Don’t eat alone. Find a friend or family member to enjoy your meals with.

Check out new recipes and work on your preparation and cooking skills so you can make the healthy stuff that you like to eat. Before long, your lifestyle as far as nutrition goes will be completely entirely, and for the better!

 

About Dr. Brent Wells

Dr. Brent Wells is a graduate of the University of Nevada where he earned his bachelor’s of science degree. Then he moved on to complete his doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College. He founded a Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab in Alaska in 1998.  He became passionate about being a Wasilla chiropractor after his own experiences with hurried, unprofessional healthcare providers. The goal for Dr. Wells is to treat his patients with care and compassion while providing them with a better quality of life through his professional treatment.  Dr. Wells is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the American Academy of Spine Physicians.