Natural Remedies that Really Work!

You’ve got….. Constipation

  • Eat this: 8 ounces of aloe vera juice with 2 ounces of unfiltered apple juice. (Apple juice has fibrous pectin and aloe vera speeds up digestion); 1 tablespoon hemp seed oil or flaxseed oil  (lubricates the digestive tract). For chronic constipation use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed each morning with 150 to 300 milligrams of magnesium citrate and then again at lunch and be sure to get at least 64 ounces of water daily.
  • Try this: Lie flat and massage your lower abdomen with your fingertips in short up and down motions for a few minutes every hour to help things get moving. After, walk around for a few minutes while you drink some water.

You’ve got….. A Stress Headache

  • Eat this: Foods containing magnesium: spinach, nuts, swiss chard, beans, etc. (MagPentz Family Chiropractic Summerville SCnesium pulls calcium from muscles, helping relax them) Avoid refined sugar!
  • Try this: Visit your Chiropractor! The nerves between each of the neck bones can have pressure on them. Getting a Chiropractic adjustment can realign the bones to relieve this pressure thus relieving that headache.

You’ve got….. Menstrual Cramps

  • Eat this: Ginger is an antispasmodic that helps block prostaglandins. Foods with omega-3s (walnuts, pumpkin seeds and fatty fish can also help reduce cramps.
  • Try this: Massage a pressure point. The acupressure point at the end of your spine (about 2 inches above your butt) connects to the uterus, thus relaxing the uterine muscles.

You’ve got… A Runny Nose

  • Eat this: Yogurt, miso and sauerkraut are fermented foods that contain probiotics. They can help boost immunity against colds and flu as well as foods that contain Vitamin C. Avoid dairy products, sweets and fruit juices (juices contain sugar that will feed the cold!)
  • Try this: Try a saline spray, such a Simply saline. Or create your own!

You’ve got….. Canker Sores

  • Eat this: Swish plain unsweetened yogurt along your gums to help rebalance the microbes in your mouth. Avoid spicy and acidic foods like citrus or soda.
  • Try this: Gargle with an equal mix of hydrogen peroxide and water as an antiseptic (Don’t swallow!) You can also coat the sore with baking powder before bed to help it close faster.

Sources: July 2015 issue, Draion Burch D.O., Mark Hyman M.D., Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., Mao Shing Ni, PhD.

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