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Home Remedies That Work
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Home Remedies That Work

I have made the decision to write some articles on alternative ways to treat some of the more common ailments we face in our lives. Too many times we race to the doctor to get that miracle drug to treat may ailments that our ancestors and many today treat successfully with using home remedies.

Why home remedies?

The overuse of prescription drugs has become epidemic in the United States, when many of the things we treat have alternative, more natural and safe treatments. We are making the pharmaceutical companies rich and driving up our health care costs, not to mention depleting our own immune systems at the same time.Wen we really need our bodies to fight life threatening ailments, will the drugs we are making our bodies immune to be effective?

What can I do?

Did you know a spoon full of vinegar will take away a sore throat, or that using Witch hazel is a fast cure for acne? The list is endless, and before racing out to the doctor and driving up our insurance costs, if you are lucky enough to have insurance, or spending hard earned money on a doctors visit and prescription drugs, try a home remedy first.

What if they do not work?

Not all remedies work for all people. A bit of experimentation is required, and many times it is worth the effort. If I can treat a minor problem with a trip to my local grocery store and not expose myself to all the hassles associated with trips to the doctor and pharmacy I am more than willing to give it a shot. Today's easy access to information on the web has opened up the opportunity to fight back at the high costs of medical care.

Is it dangerous

People have been using home remedies since the beginning of time, and the dangers are minimal compared to ruining your immune system by taking unnecessary prescription drugs. I have used alternative treatment in my family for ADHD, bee stings, cuts and infection, and many other applications. I do suggest that if you are not sure how to treat something, do some research, all the information is a keystroke away.

The best way to stay doctor free and keep your medical costs down is by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and rest, and not running to the medicine cabinet every time we have a runny nose or sore throat. There are times when we do need to visit the doctor, and we want our bodies to be be up to the task of fighting the illness.

Remember, these opinions are mine and I am in no way an expert in the medical field, but I am open minded and willing to give alternative treatments a shot. I in no way am suggesting you ignore anything that might be serious or life threatening, but open your mind to alternative ways to treat some of the more common ailments.

Please feel free to share this article and leave any questions or comments below.

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Street Talk

I totally agree with you! And I'm gonna try the witch hazel for acne. I've had that problem for years! Great read, Thanks :)

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  about 7 years ago

I have other things that might help you in that area also Tonya. I have been planning a page on this on my website. I will get to that this coming week. Thanks for reading!

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  about 7 years ago

Great Article Shawn, I can remember a long time ago, my daughter who had long hair as a child, allowed her friends to play with her hair, which resulted in her getting an infection. She was taken to the hospital, where the doctor informed us that all of her hair had to be removed. We decided to deal with this matter ourselves, and sent to one of the island in the bahamas for some bush medicine. She was completely healed and we did'nt have to touch her locks.

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  about 7 years ago

Awesome, post that to my site please Alfred!

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  about 7 years ago
Meredith  

I love home remedies and natural cures. I am very skeptical of the safety of prescription drugs. Good information!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Meredith

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  about 7 years ago

good info. thanks

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks!

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  about 7 years ago
Golfspice  

Proven home remedies have to better than taking drugs! And as you say, there is plenty of information available if you search for it.

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  about 7 years ago

yes there is, and we all need to explore more!

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  about 7 years ago
Joan S  

Agree with you. Alternative remedies are often the right answer to eliminating common ailments and even serious ones. With the serious ones, sometimes it's best to get the help of an informed alternative specialist. I believe in heading illness off at the pass, if you can. Preventative measures that are "non drug" work wonders. Thanks Shawn, for another informative article.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for reading it. :)

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  about 7 years ago

Tea tree oil is another really nice thing to have around. Good for acne breakouts and I used to add it to our shampoo to avoid the kids getting headlice. Alternative remedies are awesome!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Lacey, I will add that to the list

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  about 7 years ago

Yeah, thanks for the so useful info Shawn . Nice site too

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Tan

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  about 7 years ago

All good advice! Does that mean I don't have to go to the Vet? LOL Great article!

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  about 7 years ago

I will write you a pass, lol

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  about 7 years ago

Love this treatment man good stuff love how you break it down for us of the why we should look into home remedies and what solution there are to them Great article as always Shawn!

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks Jacob!

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  about 7 years ago
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