Every day, someone is battling an illness, disease, or chronic affliction and often resort to over-the-counter medicines or prescriptions. However, there are other options that can help you that are far more healthy and natural.

Anxiety And Mental Health Problems

About 40 million people in the US deal with anxiety and anxiety disorders each and every day. Anxiety is highly treatable and many find themselves taking prescriptions in order to cope. However, there are other options to consider, either in conjunction with your prescriptions or to work on their own. One, in particular, is CBD oil. Finding CBD oil for sale has become incredibly easy with laws easing up on their availability. You can find it either online or in many health food stores across the nation. Why is CBD oil recommended? It provides an anxiolytic effect on the brain that causes the user to slow down and especially, causes their thoughts to slow down. It has been highly recommended for social anxiety and for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Upset Stomach

There are lots of reasons why we may have an upset stomach. Stress, illness, and effects of various kinds of treatment. Fortunately, you can tame your stomach so that it isn’t making you feel so queasy. If you are experiencing diarrhea or loose bowels with your sour tummy, you can try the BRAT diet for a couple of days. Bananas, rice, applesauce, and unbuttered toast are the main components and they are meant to bind your stools and soothe the stomach. If you are experiencing an upset stomach and cannot eat, try sipping some hot mint tea. It can be wintergreen, spearmint, or peppermint. The mint in the tea, combined with the warm temperature, soothes the stomach and gets you back on track.

Aches and Pains

If you are suffering from a chronic illness, you are very familiar with pain. While prescriptions assist in making your days functional, some natural remedies can actually help alleviate the pain. Ginger, willowbark, turmeric, and clove are all highly recommended to help in dealing with pain. You can add them as spices to your food or make them into teas. Tea form is especially helpful because the warmth of the tea can assist in your body relaxing while letting the herb do its job. For both chronic pain sufferers and those who are simply aging, acupuncture and acupressure are fantastic treatments to employ in order to alleviate pain. Not only can it help, most of the time the therapies feel wonderful and soothing.

The Common Cold

Every once in a while, we get it. The common cold. It’s easy to run to the pharmacy and pick up some cough syrup or nasal decongestant. Before you do, consider a few natural (and sometimes less expensive) options. Apple Cider Vinegar is recommended because it’s a natural anti-oxidant. Ginger is fantastic for minimizing inflammation and building up your immune system. Honey with lemon adds some Vitamin C to your day while soothing your sore throat. Be sure to purchase local and raw honey because it can also build up your immune system and eradicate seasonal allergies. The one thing to note about these remedies, they work to improve your body. Over the counter medicines only work to minimize the symptoms, they don’t work to improve your health system.

Before changing your medications, always speak to your doctor about incorporating natural remedies with the treatments you are receiving now. Some herbs do counteract medications and we want you to be safe. The goal is to slowly remove medicines from your life, not to go cold turkey! We also want you to take the driver seat of your health so that you can begin to feel well balanced mentally. Many patients suffer depression and anxiety while dealing with a health issue. Mental health is just as important as your physical health!