Natural Health Remedies to Perk Me Up

Ever feel like you need to sleep all day the minute you wake up in the morning? That was how I felt yesterday. I woke up feeling tired and it was just one of those days where I thought I needed to stay in bed and do nothing else! I turned to my natural health remedies to get a lift and I did feel better in the afternoon.

I think I was having too much acidic foods and all I needed was more vegetables, fruits and a dose of lemon juice did the job of making me feel better. My back has been aching and I can’t wait to get a good massage to get that fixed! I have been more active these days though I wish I can do more. This evening, we are going camping and hubby had gone to the motorhome repairs store before our trip. Hopefully a trip to the great outdoors can refresh me and I can feel more relaxed in the presence of the hills. It is going to be our first family outdoor camping trip and I know my little one is going to have great fun!

I need to go packing for some natural health remedies in case I need it during the trip. Otherwise this is going to be a great weekend as we celebrate it in the great outdoors!

Reading Your Food Labels

Two days ago, I noticed some goose bumps looking spots on my legs and couldn’t make out what it was. Then I concluded that it could be a mild flare of eczema and that might be triggered by some material I’m allergic to.

Having eczema is no fun and it can cost lots of discomfort to those who have suffered from it. These days, more and more kids are suffering from eczema and apart from hereditary links, it could also be caused by modern day’s foods. In case you don’t take notice, there is more colorings and preservatives in today’s processed foods than ever before. I make it a point to read my labels and will avoid foods that contain artificial colorings, added preservatives…etc. Anything artificial should be avoided and if you are have certain allergies, you should all the more avoid colorings and preservatives in your foods. Few years ago, my hubby was cracking his head over fathers day presents ideas and decided to bought dad a big box of organic goodies. Foods with artificial flavorings and colors can lead to other sicknesses and affect our children’s physical development. Besides, it can cause ADHD, ADD and more health related conditions. Why pay good money for ingredients in foods that can cause sickness in our bodies?

So if you have never read your ingredients list or labels, it’s never too late to start now. You should choose natural or organic options if you can and if you can’t, make sure you avoid those additives that make your foods taste food at the expense of your health!

Organic Health With My Exercise

The weather is taking a big change today after a few days of hot spells. It’s been a very busy week for me and I find my levels of anxieties rising in the last few days that I’m really thankful that the weekends are here! Being someone who embraces organic health, I ordered my first organic fruit and vegetable box this week and I’m delighted with what I got!

Today has been raining for the whole day and the creek outside my house is overflowing again! It feels like I would need a pair of rain boots if the rain persists since I’ll be out and about quite a lot. This afternoon, hubby and myself went to the bicycle shops and we got ourselves a bicycle each. It may seem absurd but this is infact my first bicycle and I’m excited to get on the tracks again! It feels nice to have a bicycle of my own! I can pursue my organic health lifestyle with more exercise from now on and I heard that exercise is one of the best remedies to cope with anxiety!

In case you don’t know, some of the most common symptoms of anxiety include shortness of breath, heart palpitations, hyperventilation, dizziness, and stress. These symptoms are easily remedied or minimized by exercise. Regular cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and lungs ñ organs affected by the symptoms. By making the heart stronger, exercise helps lower blood pressure and regulate heartbeat. A stronger heart also ensures that enough oxygen is supplied to the brain which minimizes dizzy spells. Cardiovascular exercise also increases lung power which prevents hyperventilation and shortness of breath. Exercise also reduces stress by encouraging the release of endorphins or feel-good hormones in the body. Aside from improving your body’s capability to handle anxiety symptoms, exercise also offers benefits that can make your general condition better.