Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Natural Painkillers in Your Kitchen

These amazing common kitchen painkillers are a healthier way to relieve most kinds of pain you may be suffering from.

Soothe muscle pain with ginger

Ginger eases muscle and JOINT PAIN, swelling and stiffness within two months. Ginger’s potent compounds called gingerols prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones. The recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger to meals daily.

Ease a toothache with cloves

Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum INFLAMMATION for two hours straight. A natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a powerful, natural anaesthetic. Sprinkling a ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves on meals daily may also protect your heart. This simple action helps stabilize blood sugar and stop the production of artery-clogging cholesterol in as little as three weeks.

Heal heartburn with apple cider vinegar

Sip 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water before every meal, and you could shut down painful bouts of heartburn in as little as 24 hours. Cider vinegar is rich in malic and tartaric acids, powerful digestive aids that speed the breakdown of fats and proteins so your stomach can empty quickly, before food washes up into the esophagus, triggering HEARTBURN PAIN.

Erase earaches with garlic

Painful ear infections drive millions of Americans to doctors’ offices every year. To cure one fast, just place two drops of warm garlic oil into your aching ear twice daily for five days. This simple TREATMENT can clear up ear infections faster than prescription meds. Garlic’s active ingredients (germanium, selenium, and sulfur compounds) are naturally toxic to dozens of different pain-causing bacteria. To make up your own garlic oil gently simmer three cloves of crushed garlic in a half a cup of extra virgin olive oil for two minutes, strain, then refrigerate for up to two weeks. For an optimal experience, warm this mix slightly before using so the liquid will feel soothing in your ear canal.

Ease joint and headache pain with cherries

If you’re struggling with arthritis, gout or CHRONIC HEADACHES, a daily bowl of cherries could ease your ache. Anthocyanins, the compounds that give cherries their brilliant red color, are anti-inflammatories 10 times stronger than ibuprofen and aspirin.

Relieve stomach problems with fish

Try eating 18 ozs of fish weekly to help stomach problems. Repeated studies show that the fatty acids in fish, called EPA and DHA, can significantly reduce intestinal INFLAMMATION, cramping and belly pain and, in some cases, provide as much relief as corticosteroids and other prescription meds. For the best results, look for wild salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel, trout and herring.

Prevent PMS with yogurt

Up to 80 percent of women will struggle with premenstrual syndrome and its uncomfortable symptoms. The reason: Their nervous systems are sensitive to the ups and downs in estrogen and progesterone that occur naturally every month. Eating 2 cups of yogurt a day can slash these symptoms by 48%. Yogurt is rich in calcium, a mineral that naturally calms the nervous system, preventing painful symptoms even when HORMONES are in flux.

Relieve chronic pain with turmeric

Studies show turmeric, a popular East Indian spice, is actually three times more effective at EASING PAIN than aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen, plus it can help relieve chronic pain for 50 percent of people struggling with arthritis and even fibromyalgia.Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, naturally shuts down an enzyme that produces a stream of pain-producing hormones.

Relieve endometrial pain with oats

Relieve endometriosis pain with a  daily bowl of oatmeal. Endometriosis occurs when little bits of the uterine lining detach and grow outside of the uterus. Experts say these migrating cells can turn menstruation into a misery, causing so much INFLAMMATION that they trigger severe cramping during your period, plus a heavy ache that drags on all month long. Fortunately, scientists say opting for a diet rich in oats can help reduce endometrial pain for up to 60 percent of women within six months. That’s because oats don’t contain gluten, a trouble-making protein that triggers INFLAMMATION in many women, making endometriosis difficult to bear.

Soothe foot pain with sea salt

Regularly soaking ingrown nails in warm salt water baths can cure these painful infections within four days. The salt in the mix naturally reduces inflammation, plus it’s anti-bacterial, so it quickly destroys the germs that cause swelling and pain. Just mix 1 teaspoon of  sea salt into each cup of water, heat to the warmest temperature that you can comfortably stand, and then soak the affected foot area for 20 minutes twice daily, until your infection subsides.

Prevent digestive upsets with pineapple

One cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating. That’s because pineapple is natually packed with proteolytic enzymes, DIGESTIVE aids that help speed the breakdown of pain-causing proteins in the stomach and small intestine.

Relax painful muscles with peppermint

Suffering from tight, sore muscles? Three times each week, soak in a warm tub scented with 10 drops of Essential PEPPERMINT OIL. The warm water will relax your muscles, while the peppermint oil will naturally soothe your nerves - a combo that can ease muscle cramping 25% more effectively than over-the-counter painkillers, and cut the frequency of future flare-ups in half.

Soothe back pain with grapes

Does your back ache? Eating a heaping cup of grapes daily can relax tight blood vessels, significantly improving blood flow to damaged back tissues (and often within three hours of enjoying the first bowl). That’s great news because your back’s vertebrae and shock-absorbing discs are COMPLETELY dependent on nearby blood vessels to bring them healing nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is essential for healing damaged back tissue.

Wash away pain injuries with water

Whether it’s your feet, your knees or your shoulders that are throbbing you could kick-start your recovery in one week just by drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. Why? Experts say water dilutes, and then helps flush out, histamine, a pain-triggering compound produced by injured tissues. Water is a key building block of the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones, your joints’ lubricating fluid, and the soft discs in your spine. And when these tissues are well-hydrated, they can move and glide over each other without causing pain.

Heal sinus problems with horseradish

Latest studies show sinusitis is the nation’s number one chronic health problem. And this condition doesn’t just spur congestion and facial pain, it also makes sufferers six times more likely to feel achy all-over. Horseradish, the eye-watering condiment, naturally  increases blood flow to the sinus cavities, helping to open and DRAIN CLOGGED sinuses and heal sinus infections more quickly than decongestant sprays do.

Beat bladder infections with blueberries

Eating 1 cup of blueberries daily, whether fresh, frozen or in juice form, can cut your risk of a URINARY tract infection.  Blueberries are loaded with tannins, plant compounds that wrap around problem-causing bacteria in the bladder, so they are unable to create an infection.

Heal mouth sores with honey

Dab painful canker and cold sores with raw or Manuka honey four times daily until these skin woes disappear. Raw honey’s natural enzymes zap INFLAMMATION, destroy invading viruses and speed the healing of damaged tissues.

Tame leg cramps with tomato juice

At least one in five people regularly struggle with leg cramps. The problem is potassium deficiencies, which occur when this mineral is flushed out by diuretics, caffeinated beverages or HEAVY PERSPIRATION during exercise. Sip 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily and you’ll not only speed your recovery, you’ll reduce your risk of painful cramp flare-ups in as little as 10 days.

Treat Migraines with coffee

Caffeine is the cheapest, easiest, most available drug to treat a migraine. It constricts blood vessels which can decrease pain. If you feel a migraine coming on, try drinking a cup or two of strong black coffee, a simple treatment that works for many people.

I have used many of these helpful common pain remedies instead of conventional over-the-counter pain medications because they not only work better but are much healthier for you.  Please add your suggestions for any other natural pain solutions that work for you.

Intuitively Yours,
Laurel ♥

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