What’s in Your Kitchen?

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Natural remedies are becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for alternatives to pharmaceuticals. If you'd like to try some natural remedies for common ailments, you don't have to spend a lot of money. Most kitchen cupboards are full of good stuff that works as natural remedies!

As we've learned in earlier blog posts, our nutrition and what we eat is hugely impactful on our health. This has never been more apparent than in today's world, when we know more than ever that some foods are much better for us than others.

Yuan Wang and Warren Sheir, Chinese medicine experts, and writer Mika Ono co-author the book Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life.  In their book, they share items they've researched that you probably have lying around your kitchen that might help keep you healthy.

  •          Fresh ginger. When your stomach is upset, ginger can be used to help provide relief and aid digestion. It may also help fight off some types of the common cold.
  •          Garlic. Based on research, garlic has antibacterial and immunity-enhancing properties. This one is particularly easy for many people to incorporate in their diet, as it is a tasty addition to many recipes.
  •          Mushrooms. Mushrooms have a long history that includes being known for enhancing the immune system. It is even being investigated for its potentially anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.
  •          Green tea. It has been suggested by laboratory studies that green tea may help to slow down certain cancers. It may also aid in lowering blood cholesterol, weight loss, inhibit the absorption of fatty foods, and to protect your skin from sun damage, though there is not conclusive data on this subject.
  •          Walnuts. Not only do walnuts make a great addition to breads, muffins, and salads, but they also provide you with Omega-3s! Walnuts are event being studied for the role they might play in reducing the damage caused by unhealthy fats and ability to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
  •          Peppermint. This refreshing herb may help with indigestion, bloating and gas. It is suggested that its cooling properties relax the involuntary muscles in your digestive tract.
  •          Cinnamon. It's used for more than just desserts! Some studies have shown that cinnamon not only helps control blood sugar but it may have antibacterial properties. 

If you're looking for a proactive approach to protecting your body and mind, look no further than your own kitchen cabinets. The combination of a healthy diet with regular chiropractic care that checks your nervous system function will equip your body to work as it was meant to. We want to be a part of your journey towards a fuller, richer life.