Home Remedies…. some thoughts..

For the simplest issues that can be wrong there are times when a home remedy can be the perfect solution.  Trying to decide if a home remedy is the best solution for your needs is something that should be determined based on your own particular situation, rather than trying to compare your situation to that of someone else.  It is also extremely important to realize that there are times when a doctor is much better equipped to handle your problem, or another professional.  Trying a home remedy is all about saving money, using natural solutions and also ensuring safety.

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A word to the wise…

With this in mind, it can be a lot of fun to venture off to find the perfect home remedy for whatever ails you.  Just be very sure that you are looking for a home remedy that is safe.  If you are looking towards home remedies that are a bit dangerous, you could find that you are encountering a lot of complications and also putting your health in severe danger.  It is extremely important to closely monitor situations to ensure that safety is a key concern but also ensure that you are giving proper attention to the remedy.

Many people swear by home remedies.  They very rarely even venture to the doctor and due to this they can avoid most doctors’ visits, ensure that they remain healthy and also reduce the amount of medication they are required to take during their life.  It is extremely important to understand that while a home remedy can solve many problems, there are some situations, which will require a visit to the doctor.  As long as you are able to safely distinguish between the situations that require a doctor’s attention and those which can allow you to use a home remedy you can typically use the remedies quite safely.

Be Smart about Home Remedies

The simple reality is that as long as you are dealing with an ailment that is rather small or minor home remedies can be the perfect solution.  It is extremely important however to ensure that you see a doctor for any serious problems.  A great home remedy can often be better than a doctor simply due to the ability to be carried out in the actual home, rather than being forced to seek treatment in a doctor’s office, which can often be cold and unfriendly.  Being able to provide simple treatments for simple problem in the home is a great way to improve your health as well, rather than having to wait until you are completely ill before seeking out treatment, many people start administering home remedies at the very first signs of problems and sickness.

Some last thoughts…

With home remedies offering natural treatment options it can also be compared to a much greener lifestyle.  Home remedies will almost always allow you to use natural ingredients that are not harmful to the body at all.  This makes many of them extremely safe, and can also allow them to frequently be used even for young children, rather than needing a separate medication to treat children and adults.  Of course, home remedies are not for everyone, they will typically require a bit of additional time and patience in order to actually successfully treat the ailments. Also please remember to do your research and ensure your remedy is safe!

Home remedies should not be used instead of going to the doctor – but rather for solutions to simple problems – remember if the problem persists or changes you need to visit your doctor – Doctor Google isn’t a good solution and will only scare you!

Some of my favourite home remedies:

Essential oils – Thieves by Young Living – diffuse during cold /flu season and during a cold, peppermint oil on the temples for headache.

Crushed Dandelion leaves – for treatment of small warts

A dish with apple cider vinegar covered in saran wrap with holes in it – a natural fruit fly trap!

Aloe – for sunburn

Bananas (or potassium) and magnesium – for night time cramping

Even Dr. Oz gets into the home remedies here are his top 9