While modern medications can be beneficial in treating a variety of illnesses, many people are trying to reduce their reliance on pharmaceuticals. Before the introduction of modern medicine, people capitalized on the various healing properties of plants to help them feel better. If you want to supplement your own pharmaceutical intake with all-natural remedies, here are three essential items to keep stocked in your home apothecary. 1. Fresh Aloe Vera Used by humans for over 5,000 years, the aloe vera plant is known for its wide range of healing properties.
- Your eyes and the areas around them are very sensitive to temperature, chemicals and foreign objects. Knowing what to do in an emergency can make the difference between losing or saving your sight. Here are some of the likely eye emergencies you could encounter and how to take care of your eye until you can see emergency personnel or an ophthalmologist. 1. Small Foreign Objects in Your Eye A speck of dust or an eyelash can feel like a boulder in your eye.
- Probiotics are widely known to aid with constipation and poor digestion, but lesser known is the positive role healthy gut bacteria can play in treating and preventing acne. Only ten years ago, the popular consensus among dermatologists was that diet played only a limited role in the onset of acne. Today, however, popular opinion in the scientific community is beginning to shift, and clinical studies are concluding that probiotic products can have a tremendous positive effect on the skin-- shorter flare-ups, reduction of cysts, smoother complexion, and improved self-esteem.
- Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disorder whereby the child's immune system attacks healthy joint and bone tissues causing extreme and even debilitating pain. The treatments typically used to manage this disease in children have some serious physical side effects, including limited bone growth and increased risk for broken and brittle bones. If you would prefer an alternative to managing your child's pain, you can try acupuncture. Your child will undoubtedly need some help and hand-holding to accept the treatments.
- When you adopt a new dog, it's very important to start socializing them right away. A properly socialized dog is generally a happier dog. Once your dog is socialized, you'll be able to bring it on walks and to public places without worrying that it will be stressed out or aggressive toward other dogs or people. Here are three great ways to socialize your new dog: Dog Play Date at the Park