The Six (Affordable) Things That Keep Our Family Healthy:
We Mix Up a Batch of Happiness Everyday in Our Home
At our house we don’t get sick. We have been healthy for years. What, you may wonder is the recipe for our success?
I’ll let you in on our little secrets:
Turmeric is a common spice used in Indian curries and is easy to find at any grocery store. It’s main component, curcumin, helps the body fight viruses and bacteria. I sneak a little turmeric into everything I cook and feed the kids, so they’re eating it several times a day.
We all take Epsom salt baths several times a week. Epsom Salt, otherwise known as magnesium sulfate, is a natural mineral known to boost white blood cell production; it flushes the lactic acid out of muscles and detoxifies the body. We just add a cup of Epsom salt to a hot bath and soak ’til we’re pruney. It can be found, inexpensively, at any grocery store or pharmacy.
Garlic has been known for thousands of years to be the elixir of health. Garlic fights toxins and kills bacteria and parasites. I add a clove of minced garlic to most of the dinners I cook. It can be found at any grocery store or is easy to grow in the garden.
4. Fresh Air and Sunshine.
Sunshine can heal most common ailments. It produces endorphins, increases the number of white blood cells and provides life-giving energy to your organs. Being outside in the fresh air invigorates and boosts natural defenses. Fresh air and sunshine are readily available simply by going outdoors. And it’s free!
5. I love you.
We say it and we hear it a lot. And we mean it. Love is the best cure for anything that ails you. At our house we say, “I love you” upon waking, before one of us departs the house, at bedtime and anytime we feel it throughout the day. The genes that control our immune system are enlivened when we feel loved. Love is the most powerful force in the universe!
Smiling can relieve stress and boost your immune system. Smiling is relaxing, which helps our immune system work more effectively. Smiling helps us to have a positive outlook. Smiling helps us to feel better throughout our lives. And it can even be contagious.
If you want to be healthy like us, just try some of these affordable tricks.
Hope you’re having a beautiful day!
Want 15 free additional reads weekly, just our best?
Ed: Bryonie Wise, Waylon Lewis
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. My Marriage had to End—for my Life to Begin. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. The Day I Stopped Running.