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 I think the whole world should know about.
So, in the spirit of the famous toast “Salud!” (as in “to your health”), the following list is offered to support you in finding your “sweet spot” for creating greater health and well-being….
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!
BENTONITE CLAY – You can find out more about the many benefits of using clay as a help aid in this blog post and go to Even Better Now for 100% pure sodium bentonite clay, which has the highest cation exchange capacity of any bathing clay tested on the market. It is hypoallergenic and contains no excipients or fillers, and is free of bacteria, viruses, molds or yeasts, and easily disperses in water, with virtually no clumping. Unlike other bathing clays, EBN® Cleansing Clay can be safely rinsed down the drain, with no drain guards or special cleaning or clay dissolving agents required. You can read some testimonials about the healing power of clay here.
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.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU – Find out why this ancient healing art is one of EME’s favorite self-help tools. A number of the processes are easy and quick to learn and can be done anytime, anywhere. For a really relaxing, rejuvenating experience, practice the JSJ finger holds while listening to the free OMHarmonics download mentioned on the Resources page or the Solfeggio tones mentioned later on this 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.
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.
VIBES UP – Read this blog post to find out how Kaitlyn Keyt’s innovative products based on the healing properties of Mother Nature can help off-set the non-beneficial effects of EMFs, and this blog post to learn more about some of the great VU products.
EARTHIE MAMA – home of the Master Tonic that is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasite, anti-viral and anti-just-about-everything else. HA! The site offers a lot of good alternative health and detoxing information.
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 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.
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, including a free e-book on finances.
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.
STRESS RELIEF – This is one of those self-help health aids it’s great to know about because it’s so simple and enjoyable to use…… all you need to do is listen (it’s also mesmerizing to watch the video, if you’re not multi-tasking at the time). It’s a track titled Weightless by Marconi Union that was specifically created to have all sorts of harmonizing effects on the body and it’s been proven by neuro-science to reduce stress by an amazing 65%!! How does it get any better (and easier!) than that?!
SOLFEGGIO TONES – Here’s more music than can help make you healthier just by listening to it! If you haven’t been using Solfeggio tones as part of your health routine, then you’re really missing out on an easy, enjoyable way to benefit your body, mind and spirit. Just check out this Self-help Health blog post to get yourself started.
A great little routine by energy medicine guru Donna Eden to get your day and your body off to a good start in under 10 minutes. Helps balance your meridians, boost immunity and lymph flow, release stress and more:
Watch this video to learn about using acupressure points for sinuses, TMJ, and jaw problems: