Yes, you read that title correctly. I don’t really have much of a “medicine cabinet”. Aside from an old bottle of ibuprofen that’s probably expired because we never take it, and some band-aids, my medicine cabinet, aka “sick cabinet” is quite small.
My health cabinet, on the other hand, is packed with incredible and powerful natural remedies that keep my household in tiptop shape. Yes it is possible to get through winter without getting sick. And if you do, it is also possible to recover in a day or two without a trip to the doctor.
Here are 10 things I would not be without in my household. I have personally used and still use all of them in my home anytime someone feels a little under the weather.
Back when my older two kids were younger, I didn’t know better. I vaccinated them, which made them chronically sick. I took them to the doctor, who prescribed antibiotics and other medications, which further weakened their immunity. It was like a revolving door- get vaccines, get sick, get on antibiotics, get vaccinated, get sick, get on antibiotics, get better, get sick… You get what I’m saying.
It was not until I stopped taking them to the doctor that they got better. Discovering the benefits of colloidal silver was one of the things that saved my children. While every one of their friends had chronic strep throat infections, my children remained strep free. In fact they are now 22,19, and 12, and have never had a recurrent strep infection.
My youngest has never even had strep. He also had the fewest vaccines, has never been on antibiotics, or had an ear infection (unlike the older two), but that’s a story for another article.
Silver has been used for centuries to fight infection and boost immunity. There is plenty of medical research on the benefits of silver. Do some studying. You’ll be glad you did. Silver can be used safely and does not affect the gut flora in a negative way like antibiotics.
Colloidal Silver has also been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.
I get my silver from a place called Silver Solutions. Some people make their own. I highly recommend you get some and keep it handy at the first sign of illness!
Elderberry has been scientifically proven to help prevent and fight the flu. A study done a few years ago showed an improvement in 93% of subjects who had the flu in just two days. There are actually quite a few studies now on the benefits of Elderberry.
Elderberries contain antioxidants which help stimulate the immune system. It is a safe and natural alternative to toxic prescription drugs and has been shown to be more effective than those drugs.
Elderberry is widely available! Grab some when you can and take it as a preventative in the winter months. You can double down if you come down with the flu.
Honey has been used since ancient times. It was known as one of the best natural antibiotics around.
Recently, hospitals have been using the honey to treat and prevent staph infections in burn patients where antibiotics have failed.
Manuka honey is also used medicinally for many other conditions including:
- Reducing high cholesterol
- Preventing and treating cancer
- Treating diabetes
- Treating gastrointestinal problems
- Reducing inflammation inside the body
- Treating eye, ear, and sinus infections
To be considered therapeutic the honey should have a UMF™ rating of at least 10.
Methylglyoxal, (MGO) is the compound chiefly responsible for the antibacterial property of manuka honey and forms the basis of the UMF™ grading system.
I use New Zealand Manuka 550. If you have a cough, mix some honey with lemon and chopped garlic. Keep in fridge and take several times a day until cough is gone.
Oil of Oregano
Another ancient healer is Oil of Oregano. It has been used to treat respiratory issues like sore throats, colds, coughs, flu, and even bronchitis. There are some notable research studies showing how effective this powerful and natural antibiotic is.
The volatile oils in oregano (thymol and carvacrol) have anti-inflammatory properties. They are also antiviral and antibacterial. How’s that for a 2 punch win?
Oregano can also calm an upset stomach and aid in digestion. Be sure and read the labels and make sure the primary component is at least 80% carvacrol in order to get a strong enough oregano.
Oil of oregano comes in liquid or gel caps. I like the caps because the liquid kinda burns a little because it’s so strong.
Someone very close to me used Oil of Oregano orally to help kill a staph infection. He took oregano along with manuka honey (both topically and orally) and sprayed miracle mineral solution (MMS) on it. The staph went away and never came back! Boom for home remedies!! I hear of people ending up in the hospital almost dying on several rounds of antibiotics who’ve had staph. Maybe we should start turning to nature first, ya think?
Maitake, Shiitake, Reishi and Agaricus are all medicinal mushrooms. These mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which have been shown to strengthen & enhance the body’s immune system. Research published in peer reviewed journals shows Maitake is particularly good at stimulating your first-line immune defense, phagocytosis.
Medicinal mushrooms are an absolute must-have in my home during flu season! We find by taking just one capsule a day of a Maitake Beta Glucan Extract, no one in our home even gets the flu. So much for toxic flu shots! No thank you.
Miracle Mineral Solution or MMS, is another secret remedy I have on hand, just in case we ever had something serious, like staph. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gone after this calling it bleach and saying it’s dangerous.
At the same time they approve drugs that kill 100s of thousands of people, so whatever.
The FDA just doesn’t want you to know about any of this stuff because it will keep you healthy and off prescription drugs. If you aren’t taking drugs, their stock won’t go up. Watch the video below that does a great job of debunking the FDA’s lies about this miracle product.
There are thousands of testimonials of how MMS has cured many ailments, including cancer. I think it’s the best thing on this side of Dallas, but I am not giving medical advice. Check it out. There is a lot of research out there about the benefits.
People have used MMS to cure autism in children as well.
I am not married to any particular brand of essential oils, but please do yourself a favor and get you some. They are good for almost everything. They boost immunity and help fight infections, and can help with things like headaches and pain. Everyone should have essential oils in my opinion.
I use Helios Homeopathy kit in my home. Most kits come with instructions on how to treat different ailments.
Homeopathy has been used safely for 100s of years. It is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself.
Homeopathic remedies use natural substances to stimulate immunity and trigger the body to heal itself. It operates on the principle that “like cures like” so something that triggers symptoms in a healthy person, will stimulate immunity.
Liposomal Vitamin C
You’ve probably known about the benefits of vitamin C since you were a kid, but science has definitely caught up when it comes to this wonderful antioxidant.
Vitamin C plays an important role in our bodies. White blood cells depend on vitamin C to fight off pathogens and free radicals. Research shows that vitamin C is also extremely beneficial for the eyes. As little as 1,000 mg of liposomal C per day can help prevent cateracts.
In addition, Vitamin C is beneficial for the heart and can help boost immunity while fighting cancer.
So why Liposomal? Because when you take most vitamin C on the market, you only absorb around 20% of it. 80% can accumulate in the colon and actually cause some frequent embarrassing runs to the John, lol.
According to Dr. Jockers, a Naturopath and Chiropractor,
“Liposomal vitamin C is packaged like a bodily cell so it passes through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly to the bloodstream. This has a much higher absorption rate with over 90% of the cells being bathed in vitamin C. This is even vastly superior to IV vitamin C which is an expensive but effective procedure that is done quite often in hospitals and alternative health clinics.”
Last but not least, oh don’t we love our garlic?
Garlic is a powerhouse (and not just when you blow your garlic breath in someone’s face). It has been shown to strengthen immunity, decrease inflammation, act as a natural antibiotic, and improve heart health.
What I love most about garlic is it is cheap to buy and easy to grow.
I have used garlic on the soles of my kids’ feet to help detox them when they had an illness or fever. To try this, slightly smash the garlic, to release the allicin (which is the good stuff), place on the soles of your child’s feet and cover with socks.
If your child is running a fever, you can dampen the socks so they don’t overheat. They will probably tell you they can taste the garlic. Of course you can also have them bite down and suck on garlic if they have a sore throat.
I found this old-wives tale to work quite well at breaking a fever. Of course, there are mixed reviews about the effectiveness of placing garlic on the soles of feet. Some people use onion instead of garlic. Google it and see all the people who swear by it.
Your skin is the largest organ on the body and absorbs everything you place on it. If it’s beneficial to eat onion and garlic, then why not?
To sum it up, I haven’t taken a prescription or non-prescription drug in over 25 years and have hardly had a sniffle. If I do get one, I go straight for one my “go-to” natural remedies and recover without incident. My health cabinet has kept me very healthy over the years.
You see, the body knows what to do. You have an incredible immune system that even scientists cannot fully understand. Your body can actually handle just about anything.
It’s important to keep your body healthy by eating an organic diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. I find it just as important to avoid all medications.
Get plenty of sleep, water, exercise, and sunshine. Taking a Vitamin D3 supplement in the winter months is not a bad idea if you can’t get adequate sun. If you do need a little help boosting the body, go for one of the remedies in this article.
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