To Your Health!
With all the latest "next best thing" health products and services available these days, it can be overwhelming when it comes to deciding where to invest your time and money. It's nice to know that there are many things that people can do to improve their overall health and well-being that are often very simple, all-natural, and inexpensive (even free in some cases). In fact, one of our favorite things to tell people about is not only simple, natural, and inexpensive, but also offers multiple health benefits. It's raw apple cider vinegar, and you might be amazed at what this little "miracle in a bottle" can do. Crystal salt, coconut oil and diatomaceous earth are other things we think the whole world should know about.
So in the spirit of the famous toast "Salud!" (as in "to your health"), we offer the following information to support you in creating greater health and vitality. And be sure to check out our Self-help Health blog for all sorts of alternative health-related information and tips besides what's listed here!
RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - At just a few dollars a bottle, this is definitely one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve your daily health regimen. Find out more about why raw apple cider vinegar should not only be in your kitchen pantry, but in your first aid kit, as well.
HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL SALT - As different from regular table salt as a diamond is from coal, crystal salt is not only a terrific flavor enhancer, but also a health supplement that offers wide-ranging benefits. No dinner table or medicine cabinet should be without it!
COCONUT OIL - What could be better than something that smells so good and is soooo good for you?! And coconut oil has a myriad of health uses, both internally and externally. It's a cooking, beauty, and health aid with a light, delicious smell that will make you think you're on a beach somewhere in Hawaii. Yum. And be sure to read this post in the Self-help Health archives as a way to detox the body.
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH - If you don't know about this inexpensive, multi-purpose, all-natural substance, then you really should check it out. Read this Self-help Health blog to learn about the many health benefits and uses it has. You'll likely be amazed!
SALT WATER FLUSH - One of the simplest and quickest ways to clean out and rejuvenate your digestive tract is to do a salt water flush. And all you need is some water and salt to experience the multiple benefits of this cleansing routine!
LEMONS - After you read about this common citrus fruit with uncommon abilities you'll be sure you always have it on hand! It's not only great in the kitchen, but should be a staple of any health routine.
HO'OPONOPONO - This ancient Hawaiian clearing process may have a funny sounding name, but it's easy and quick to learn AND free. Plus, it can be used on physical pain, relationship issues, finances....you name it! You can request 3 pdfs on Ho'oponopono using the form on the Contact Us page.
LIVER CLEANSES - The liver is arguably one of the most important organs in the body. In fact, Chinese Medicine considers it to be the most important. With all of the functions it carries out on a daily basis, including manufacturing bile, filtering out toxins and waste, producing chemicals and hormones, and regulating blood sugar, it's no wonder!
THE MASTER CLEANSE - One of the most popular, all-purpose cleanses around is the Master, or Lemonade Cleanse, and with good reason. If you're looking for a way to lose weight or cleanse and detox your body, then this may be just the ticket for you!
NETI POTS - Like the colon, kidneys, and skin, the nasal passages serve as one of the body's avenues of elimination, so their periodic cleansing is important to overall health and wellness. And if you've ever suffered from sinus infections, allergies, frequent colds and congestion, or dry and uncomfortable nasal passages, then you really need to know about neti pots and how they can help keep your nose and sinuses healthy and free of excess mucus, allergens, and infectious organisms.
SALT LAMPS - Want a wonderful accent piece for your home or office that does double duty as an air purifier and mood elevator? Then consider adding a salt lamp or two to your living environment. Much more eye-appealing than some old black box high-tech device, and a natural way to cleanse the air of mold, dust, smoke, pet dander, and other allergens. Now that's a "mood light" that really does its job!
You can read this Self-help Health post to learn more about salt lamps and inhalers, or visit Himalayan Salt Shop for some great deals on lamps and other salt-related products.
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HYDROGEN PEROXIDE - Almost everyone has this low cost disinfectant in their bathroom medicine cabinet, but did you know it has multiple health, beauty and cleaning uses? Learn more in this Self-help Health blog post.
VITAMIN D - Check out these "D-tails" on this important nutrient.
YOGA BRAIN EXERCISE - This simple exercise is great for boosting brainpower and counter-acting "brain drain."
BAKING SODA - Read this informative article by Paul Fassa and this Self-help Health blog post to learn about all the uses and benefits of this all-in-one, inexpensive, multi-purpose kitchen staple that's also a health and beauty aid.
SALBA - This miracle grain, also known as chia, has been around for centuries, but is just now being re-discovered due to its amazing beneficial properties. Salba, or chia, was once prized more highly than gold by the ancient Aztecs, and when you read about all the nutrients it contains, you'll understand why. Add a couple of spoonfuls of this superfood to your daily diet and you've upped your protein, calcium, Omega 3s, magnesium, antioxidants, and fiber all at once! You can find out more, plus learn 10 ways to use chia, in this Self-help Health blog post.
EFT - The Emotional Freedom Technique®, or EFT, is one of the fastest growing alternative healing modalities around, and it's no wonder. This simple tapping technique is easy to learn, can be used on physical, mental or emotional issues, and is free! Everyone on the planet should be making use of this process! You can learn the process and access a number of free resources at The Tapping Solution.
THE FIVE TIBETANS & QI GONG - These two systems of exercise require no expensive equipment, special clothing, or gym membership, and both not only work to strengthen you physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well.
ALTERNATE BREATHING - Nadis Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, is a simple exercise that takes just a few minutes and works with your parasympathetic system to reduce stress, quiet the mind, balance the body and more.
CRYSTAL SALT DETOX BATH - Try using crystal salt in the tub for a detox bath soak; it's absolutely one of the most pleasant ways you'll find to release toxins and relax the body!
SUNFLOWER NUT BUTTER - For those wanting to avoid the aflatoxin often found in peanut butter, or looking for a healthier alternative to that childhood staple, you may want to check out sunflower nut butter. An allergy can form to certain foods eaten over and over on a regular basis, so this gives another option for when you or the kids are in the mood for that ever-popular PBJ sandwich.
BOILED WATER - Something as simple as boiling your drinking water for a short period of time increases its health benefits, and it doesn't have to do with trying to eliminate harmful bacteria that might be present...
SUGAR - I'm sure you didn't expect to see this substance on a list of ways to improve your health, but in this case the benefit is derived from using sugar topically as an exfoliate for your skin and also to heal wounds and burns. Read this fascinating article to learn more!
Check out Self-help Health for more information, tips and resources.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"A healthy outside starts from the inside." ~ Robert Urich
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease." ~ Hippocrates