Thursday, April 11, 2013

Natural Solutions for Spring Activities

Spring has definitely sprung, and many of us are out in the garden, playing sports, and getting fit again! As a result, many of us are also dealing with the effects of getting active outdoors: cuts, bruises, sprains, sunburn, and picnic food!

Luckily, we have some great natural solutions that can support your health, keeping you active and participating in your outdoor activities. Check these out, try them, and enjoy!

Japanese Ume Plum Tar for Too Much Picnic Food
For stomach upset, diarrhea or nausea. This can be found in your local health food store. A tiny amount of Ume Plum Tar will almost immediately improve the state of your digestive system and alleviate feelings of nausea.

Ginger for Travel
For nausea. Ginger in tincture form can be found in your local health food store. If you feel nauseous or motion sick, take 2 to 4 drops orally or in tea to alleviate symptoms.

Probiotics as a Natural Antibiotic
For supporting the immune system, preventing the onset of colds and flus, and improving digestion. Did you know that acidophilus is a first line of defense in your body? If you feel you are about to catch a cold or flu, take 6 to 8 acidophilus with spring water, then take 2 every 2 hours thereafter. Your cold will vanish before it starts. Taking bifidus at night ensures restful sleep and a full-spectrum probiotic prevents constipation.

Rescue Remedy for Any Kind of Stress
This wonderful Bach flower remedy can be found at your local health food store. Take 4 drops orally or put 4 drops in spring water and sip on it all day. Rescue Remedy relieves acute stress of all types -- mental, emotional and physical. This is a handy remedy to keep with you at all times.

Arnica 30x Homeopathic Remedy
For healing bruises and other soft-tissue injuries. Take the recommended dosage if you sustain this kind of injury. Arnica is available in most health food stores.

Blue-Green Algae for Energy
For a steady source of energy and immune support. While sugar and caffeine provide temporary sources of energy, neither are permanent and both can cause you to "crash. Blue-green algae, scientifically proven to support your immune system, provides a steady source of high energy and mental clarity to help you truly enjoy the spring season.

Natural Recipe for Cuts and Scrapes
Mix spring water with acidophilus and powdered blue-green algae into a paste. Apply to open cuts and scrapes, and either bandage or allow to dry in open air as needed. This mixture supports the body's natural healing processes, and can support skin healing without damage. This mixture also works well, diluted, for poison ivy or sunburn.

Antioxidants for Stress
For detoxifying the body. Stress and over eating are 2 of the major contributors of toxins to our body, which cause us to feel tired and unwell. Fortunately, taking anti-oxidants such as wheat sprouts and coenzyme Q10 can rid the body of these toxins.

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