Posts tagged #antioxidant

5 Natural Ways to Mitigate Common Health Problems

Before the times of pharmaceuticals and conventional medicine, many people would use natural remedies such as herbs, plants, and nutrition to mitigate common health problems. There are various amounts of different natural treatments like mindfulness, meditation, yoga, acupressure and essential oils. They can help to relieve health issues like chronic pain, migraines and headaches, sinus problems, nausea and even osteoporosis or arthritis pain.

Cardiospermum Halicacabum

Also known as the balloon plant, this immensely beneficial plant can treat many problems such as joint pain, swelling, inflammation from arthritis, and even minor coughs and colds. In Southeast Asia, it has been used for centuries as a food and medicine to treat numerous ailments and health conditions. This medicinal vine contains anti-microbial properties and reduces inflammation by ingesting the root or even the seeds within the plant.

Chamomile

This tea can be used for aiding in sleep troubles, anxiety, pain and inflammation, and skin problems. Studies and scientific research have been done to prove these benefits and have shown it is a safe and effective treatment because it contains flavonoids and terpenoids. Another study done showed chamomile successfully eased the painful symptoms of heartburn and other digestive disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.

Antioxidants

Grape seed extract, green tea, coconut oil and various fruits and vegetables are just a few of the many foods that contain powerful antioxidants. They protect against the damaging and disease-causing free radicals or oxidation that can occur in the body while also improving circulatory function. According to Kyani, a diet high in antioxidants improves many different conditions, including inflammation, blood-sugar imbalances, lethargy, poor digestion, and low quality of sleep. This means antioxidants can be effective at mitigating health problems and even fight against cancer cells.

Aloe Vera

For many generations, this amazing anti-inflammatory plant has been used to soothe, cleanse and restore many different areas of the body and it can improve the function of the gallbladder, liver, and kidneys. It supports healthy tissues and promotes healthy digestion, blood circulation, and can even benefit the lymphatic system. Aloe is alkaline and composed of fatty acids which makes it effective for treating stomach issues, various diseases, and immune function.

B-complex

Many diseases or health issues are caused by stress, and B-vitamins can relieve symptoms of PMS, low energy, and B2 vitamins can even cultivate healthy tissues in the body according to the University of Michigan. Vitamin B12 has been recognized as the "painkilling vitamin," and it has been effective for improving mouth ulcers, back pain, and neuropathic pain. Foods that contain this vitamin are eggs, yogurt, salmon, liver, beef, milk, and trout. Deficiencies have been linked to problems with infertility, cardiovascular issues, and diabetes.

So the next time you are looking for cheap, simple, and holistic remedies, without resorting to expensive doctor visits, or pharmaceutical drugs with terrible side-effects, consider some of the next time you're out shopping. Whether it’s to help relieve pain and discomfort, or you're just looking to live a healthier lifestyle, these 5 natural methods will result in better health and a happier life.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and your body isn’t working the way it should, make sure to see how our services can assist you! Also reading this article on combining spiritual and physical healing and doing as it says can help you overcome a whole host of health problems!

Posted on October 8, 2018 .

Immune Boosting, Anti-Inflammatory Drink

On its own or as a base for recipes such as this, bone broth has many health benefits

On its own or as a base for recipes such as this, bone broth has many health benefits

The season of nasty colds, sore throats, and earaches is almost over-- but not quite. If you haven’t gotten sick yet, congratulations, keep it up! if you have, this too shall pass. No matter which camp you are in, prevention or treatment, boosting the immune system is vital. A wholesome, nutrient dense beverage  you can take on the go is this anti-inflammatory, immune boosting drink. It can serve as your breakfast, snack, or part of your lunch.

The key player is chicken broth. Now before you run away screaming, allow me to provide you with a few facts that may change your mind. Studies have shown that chicken broth reduces the number of white blood cells during respiratory infections. This magical drink contains amino acids, calcium , phosphorus,  glycosaminoglycans, and gelatin. These nutrients will not only boost your immune system but they will also support your joints, soothe your intestinal walls and help you achieve hormonal balance. The secondary players are ginger and tumeric. Both enhance the inflammatory effect the chicken broth and turn this beverage into a superfood. 

Recipe:

  • One cup of chicken broth (make your own, recipe here, or purchase a reliable brand such as Pacifico)
  • ½ tsp Grated Ginger
  • ½ tsp Grated Tumeric

One dash of sea salt
Heat the broth mix in the ginger, tumeric and salt. Can’t handle the taste? Add a ¼ cup of coconut milk for a creamier texture. The coconut milk is chalk full of medium chain fatty acids that will feed your brain and give you instant energy. Now throw it in a to go cup or a enjoy its warming effects while you read a book on your couch. Allow this traditional drink to fully nourish and repair your body.

Photo is licensed for commercial reuse and is a courtesy of Creative Commons & All Astir