6 Natural Remedies That Will Keep You Out of the Clinic

When you or your children are not feeling your best it can be incredibly hard to find time to get in to see your doctor–between after school activities, work and carpools, and then trying to get an appointment and plan ahead–well, it can be impossible sometimes. Plus, who wants to take prescription drugs all the time? Instead of letting yourself continue to run down and feel terrible, here’s some quick home remedies that will get you back up to speed and feeling great in no time!

1) Migraines

Headaches are bad enough, but migraines can be utterly miserable. Keep that bad headache or migraine in check with a few drops of peppermint essential oil, rubbed into your temples and behind your ears.

2) Bloating

There is nothing worse that the feeling that you’re about to explode out of your clothes, and it’s hard to find anything that will make you feel better quickly when that feeling hits. What causes that awful feeling? Who knows, but one of the easiest, cheapest and best answers is to try a mild diuretic such as dandelion tea. It works by stimulating bile to break down foods, and can also help you shed extra water.

3) Back Pain

Whether it’s from picking up heavy children or carting loads of laundry through the house, nearly all Moms have back pain–some on a regular basis. What can you do to help get rid of the nagging pain? You don’t have to spend a lot of money on different balms or pain relievers, instead try adding a few drops of peppermint oil and menthol to water and freeze it. When it’s all frozen together, have a friend (or your significant other!) rub the soothing concoction into your back and feel the pain melt away.

4) Brain Freeze

Everyone has had a kid with a brain freeze – that feeling that your entire head has turned into a block of ice and suddenly the world narrows to a tiny window . . . so instead of suffering along for one more minute, try this simple (and free!) trick. Push your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Something about having your tongue in this location can help calm the nerves and soothe the pain faster than you can imagine.

5) Insomnia

There are so many different things going through your mind–kids, school, what to make for dinner, when you have to go to the store, upcoming birthday parties and gifts–that it’s a wonder your brain is ever able to turn off! Help it along by consuming some fresh and tart cherries before bed. Not only do they contain natural melatonin, but they will give you a boost of vitamins that your body has all night to absorb.

6) Damaged Hair

Olive oil is not just for healthy cooking–it can really give your hair a shine treatment as well! Olive oil is packed with monounsaturated fatty acids that can pump up your hair and make it softer and more manageable.

Take just a few minutes for yourself and try these great (and inexpensive!) home remedies–you will be glad that you did!

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