Using Natural Herbal Remedies to Cut Your Medical Bills in Half

More and more people are coming to the conclusion that its not normal for people to be as sick as they are today. What with over the counter drugs, prescription drugs and specialty drugs that have more side effect than the original symptoms, we are getting sicker and sicker.  Now, that cant be good for us.

Did you know you have natural herbal remedies in your kitchen? And you use them everyday? That is, if you cook at home. Even if you dont others use natural herbal remedies in the food they serve you. Didnt know that, did you?

Instead of treating illness, how about preventing illness? There are advantages to staying healthy:

1. Once a year doctor appointments. No more going every month because you dont feel well. That alone will cut your medical bills in half.  You wont be paying as much in medical expenses or prescriptions drugsthe extra you save can go towards a new car or some other luxury item you want.

2. Your stress and anxiety will cease to exist. I am a laid back type of person. Some say they dont think its fair I dont suffer from stress and anxiety but I believe its my eating habits that allow me my stress free life. And you can have one too.

3. Youll feel better all the time. I always feel good, physicalmentally is another storybut physical I can run rings around my friends and neighbors and Im pushing a pretty big number these days.

4. Youll have an endless supply of energy and vitality. Rarely do I not have energy to do something. Unless, of course, its cleaning then I dont ever feel well.

Something has changed in our lives (humans) with the invention of the automobile. The age of manufacturing and machinery has changed the way we get our food and water supply. Most of its been for the good, no more drudgery, but the amount of chemicals used in our food supply is getting to the point where its harming people not helping.

Our bodies are not designed or geared to handle the amount of chemicals we put into it these days. Evolution has not changed our bodies (I understand it takes thousands of years, notice we still have an appendix and the only thing it does is let surgeons do their first surgery) and until we adjust to the chemicals that go through our bodies or they stop using them, were going to continue to not feel good just by the amount we ingest everyday.  And Im not talking about fast or junk foods either.

They, and by they, I mean manufactures of our food supply, use chemicals to keep bugs away from the crops and chemical fertilizers to make it grow.   Manufactures that process the food, use chemicals to preserve it for packaging. By the time the food supply gets to our table is nothing but chemicals with all the vitamins and minerals cooked, puree, smashed and chopped out of it. We could get more from the packaging than the food inside the package.

Let me explain-most of our foods have been passed down through the ages because its the best food for our bodies. For example, potatoes have been around forever.  There are accounts of them being used from the Roman days. Carrots, corn, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, pears, oranges, lemon, and limes, just to name a few foods, have also been around for us (humans) to eat and have kept us health without us ever knowing it. Mother Natures own natural herbal remedies at work.  Great, isnt it?

The fact that we put different herbs and spices in our foods has also been passed down to us from ye olden days. Theres a reason we use parsley, basil, oregano, curry, paprika, and a host of other herbs and spices.  Tasting good is ashall we saya side effect. All these herbs were originally used as a medicine. For example, parsley was used as a poultice for bruises, sprains and insect bites. It was rubbed on the body to repel mosquitoes. The juice was used to treat toothache and as a hair rinse or a facial steam for dry skin. It was made into a skin lotion and used as eyewash for tired eyes. Parsleys properties include antioxidants, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperients, carminative, diuretic, nutritive, expectorant, laxative and a mild aphrodisiac. Thats a lot of healing power in one little tiny herb. And all we do with it these days is use it as a garnish!  These herbs and spices have been used by mankind sincewellthe beginnings of mankind. The apple that Eve atetheres a reason these foods are still around and were still eating them.