Tag Archives: natural medicine

Make Your Own Tea For Stress And Wrinkles

I know this guy is doing a bit of a hard sell, but I just find his videos so hilarious and entertaining! And also quite informative. The dude is just so L.A. and he looks like a magician/skateboarder/surf dude, it’s pretty funny.

Video has some interesting info on some very common and some not so commonly known plant stuffs, that you can use for a nutritious tea. Not sure, but I thought raw food people don’t drink tea, might depend?

So yeah, watch it and try the tea! And tell me about other herbal teas and tinctures you like to use for healing.

 

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Coconut Oil Fighting Alzheimer’s And Shit

I heard a lot about coconut oil being good for you lately. It’s kind of funny because it has gotten a pretty bad rep for all the saturated fats it’s supposed to contain. But apparently it is really good for you, for lots of different reasons. Like it contains lauric acid which helps fight viruses and bacteria.

I found this article and the list of conditions coconut oil can help you with seems very extensive.

•it can help with weight loss

•regulate blood pressure

•slow down or reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s!

•improve blood sugar levels for diabetics

•and improve heart diseases

to name but a few.

Pretty amazing! I love watching videos about people’s stories and their successes they had with alternative medicine or just a simple change of diet.

It can also be used in skin and hair care for it’s moisturizing and nourishing qualities.

For example

•helps with dry scalp

•helps to regrow and condition damaged hair

•can be used as a massage oil

•treats eczemas

•dermatitis

•and other skin infections

I personally have tried it just a few times on a little patch of eczema I developed and it seems to work really well. Didn’t break my skin out either so far.

Pretty amazing how food is cosmetics and medicine at the same time!! The line is pretty blurry when you use whole foods. Unlike the chemicals that are our modern medicines and cosmetics.

Personally I’m not a huge coconut fan, I like the juice and flesh of fresh coconuts and a little bit of coconut here and there, but some products can taste quite rancid to me. But I bought some organic, extra virgin coconut oil and have used it for spreads and it’s quite nice actually, much better tasting then I thought and if you use it for your skin and hair it’s really rich and you only need a very small amount, so it lasts a long time, which makes it really affordable.

Have you tried any food as a medicine or cosmetic? Let me know in the comments!

Valerian and Echinacea or ‘What the hell is wrong with doctors?’

Rearranging my pantry last weekend i came across some herbal medicine i used to take. One bottle of valerian and one of echinacea. I used to take the valerian against insomnia, it’s supposed to be stress and anxiety releaving and the echinacea i took when i had a cold, to strengthen the immune system.

Because i felt a bit run down and stressed anyways and because i wanted to use up to bottles i decided to start taking some of it. I don’t drink alcohol at all, and they are in a ethanol solution, so i usually put them into a freshly brewed tea, to get rid off that. The valerian, if i take lots of it, makes me really woozy, but that wears off real quick, so when i take it i need to try to sleep asap. I haven’t had any side effects from taking natural medicine, but just do some research before you try them.

Now, why do i take natural medicine? Coz i don’t take any pills, Ever. Ok, in the last ten years i took pain killer on two occasions to get rid off some tootache, coz i couln’t afford a dentist. Other than that, never.

I hate it that it has become so normal to take all these meds at the slightest occasion, that most doctors don’t even really care about you as a person anymore and just give you a prescription and that, depending on what country you live in, the pharmaceutical industry is really tied up with doctors and gives them incentives to push their shitty products onto their customers, uhm, ..i mean patients. Big Pharma, is another post for later and it’s gonna be a bit of an angry one!

That’s the reason i also don’t trust doctors and because of my personal experience. Let me tell you a story which might make it easier to explain why.

About ten years ago i got a pretty bad cold and i had to see the doctor to get one of these papers you need for work and the conversation went kind of like this.

After asking me about my symptoms and not even looking up..

doctor: I’m gonna prescribe you these antibiotics for your cold..

me: Uhm.., is there anything else i could take against my cold? Anything a bit more.. uhm, harmless..?

doctor: Ok, i’ll give you a prescription for these pills and some drops..

me: .. well,  ok,  is there anything else i could take, anything natural? Like, if i don’t wanna take pills?!

doctor:(giving me the blank stare) Well, you can also drink herbal and sage tea and just stay in bed.

me: Thanks, i’ll rather do that then! I won’t need any of the prescriptions.

When i went out of the doctors office i was like “Wtf, just happened?” I had to haggle down a doctor to give me less pills? A doctor who wanted to give me ANTIBIOTICS just told me i could just have a good sleep and do with some HERBAL TEA?! Have you ever looked into or experienced the side effects of antibiotics, the shit is strong! And also you can’t even treat colds with antibiotics, you can have side effects, like yeast infections and diarrhoea and if you take them too often your body can develope a resistance. 

Needless to say i also felt quite uncomfortable in that situation. Doctors obviously have this aura of authority, “We know what’s best for you, don’t question us!”, about them. I don’t wanna bag all doctors obviously, i just wanna bag the whole health system..

I’m not saying the health system we got in Western countries is all bad and obviously poorer countries have it even worse, sure.. When you have a medical emergency, go to the hospital! Some of the procedures and cures are live saving and shit.

What i’m saying is, don’t trust everything they tell you, do some of your own research about maybe more harmless, less invasive alternatives. Even if it’s just that you know what alternatives are out there for common sicknesses like cold, flu, headaches and nausea.If you’ve got something serious, ask other doctors, people who had the same sickness, maybe go to a self-help group.

And doctors also bear the responsibility not to turn into complete pill pushers for the pharmaceutical industry. And to stop cutting around on people at the smallest opportunity!

Do you take a lot of medicines? What are your experiences with the health system? What are your favourite alternative medicines?