NATURAL FIRST AID: Stocking Up On Natural Cures

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What’s Your First Source For A Cure For What Ails You?

Is your first aid choice medications or a natural cure?  What’s in your medicine cabinet? Analgesic (pain killer), anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-stress and anti-depressant medications or supplements? The first source for a cure for what ails you is often the medicine or supplement cabinet.  These strategies are necessary therapeutically at times. Some come with unwanted and harmful side effects, initially and after long term use. Many burden liver function, a serious issue in the fight against cancer and disease and the pursuit of longevity.

The Well-being Root-1

Maintaining life balance and body homeostasis is a first step in restoring and maintaining good health. Unless you are a robot, life’s stressors will at times rock your body and life’s balance. Your complex body was created with many amazing abilities and an internal pharmacy, both of which are often misunderstood and under used. Hippocrates, the father of medicine refers to them as ‘the doctor within’.

“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work.

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, Greek Physician (460BC-377BC)

For healing and repair the body requires quality nutrients and nurture. A diverse diet provides you with the necessary nutrients including vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy body. Specific foods and herbs are known to repair tissue and DNA damage. Add powerful super foods with special known healing properties to your ‘natural cures’ list. I include these in my book.

First Aid Options – Your Inner Pharmacy and Amazing Abilities

Every moment of every day, without any action on your part hundreds of processes are taking place and abilities are available to you, even while you are asleep. The healthy human organism, with its complex high-tech operating system, is continually self detecting, self diagnosing, self renewing, self healing, self repairing, self cleaning and self protecting. The body has an internal pharmacy, which when functioning properly produces many natural cures: natural analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, immune system strengthening and gastrointestinal normalizing chemicals.[1]  Many of the body’s processes and abilities are automatic and are often taken for granted. Your body can and should be expected to provide the natural cures for many of your symptoms and health challenges without resorting to your medicine cabinet as a first stop. The mind/body healing abilities are a part of each of you, ready and available to be used. Learning how to effectively tap into and use your body’s amazing abilities and combining them with self-help therapies and tools can result in a powerful healing response and restore and maintain balance.

First Aid Solutions: nATURAL CureS In A Book For What Ails You

Let me show you how in my book THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION, written in easy to follow steps with references for those who want a more in depth understanding. It is in essence ‘a collection of natural cures  in a book’ instead of a cabinet, for much of what ails you. The self-help strategies combine mind/body healing, neuromuscular biofeedback, visualization, rejuvenation, herbs, nutrition, goal setting and changing limiting beliefs into surpassing beliefs; natural cure to help you achieve optimum health. These natural cures can normally be safety combined with medicines and medical treatments. Check with your regular healthcare provider before using and combining strategies.  There may be contraindications due to health status, medications, treatments or other factors.

I recommend ‘greening’ your medicine cabinet’ in my holistic wellness protocol (how to guide). My green medicine cabinet is in essence a virtual medicine cabinet or green healthcare concept. My green healthcare includes many natural strategies, including mind body healing, customized visualizations, energy therapies, herbs and essential oils. Yoga and tai chi have also been significant add-ons to my ‘green healthcare’. Transitioning or complementing your current symptom relief and healing choices with natural ‘green’ strategies can provide you with the desired supports, healthier for you and the environment. Click on the medicine cabinet and find out more about my recommendations to stock your green medicine cabinet and healthcare

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ENJOY better health today!

Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner,,

Copyright © 2013, Elisabeth Hines

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[1] Clinic for Mind Body Medicine, Alberta Health Services,, page visited 2009. Citation from THE WHOLE PERSON WELL-BEING EQUATION

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