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The body is a complex machine that needs proper maintenance and care for it to function optimally. Your body endures poor food choices, stress, sleep deprivation, environmental toxins, and inactivity, so, on occasion, your machine will get sick. When it does, subdue your illness from a natural approach. Extend healthy living beyond your dinner plate and into your medicine cabinet. Stock your medicine cabinet with essential natural remedies.

Natural remedies, according to Brigitte Mars, an herbalist and co-author of  The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, Natural remedies help to bring you back into balance by bolstering immunity, strengthening the body, and encouraging it to heal itself.”

Too often, your knee-jerk reaction is to reach for the over-the-counter drugs (OTCD) or prescriptions to treat an illness or condition. The stark reality is that OTCD and medicines suppress the symptoms whereas natural remedies boost our immune system and improve overall health. When a virus invades, a healthy body has a better chance to overthrow the virus or rebound from infection.

It’s incredible the number of natural remedies that take up residence in your kitchen or garden. Building an arsenal of natural remedies for healthy living is an inexpensive way to combat illnesses.

In the early stages of my battle with Lyme Disease, natural remedies and clean eating helped subdue the illness. You can read more about my journey with acute Lyme Disease here.

Once I cleared my body of the disease with the help of natural remedies and clean eating, It made sense not to contaminate my system with OTCD.

The list of remedies that I provide is by no means an exhaustive list. There are many other healthy living products available, but these will help you create a chemical-free, non-toxic first aid station at home.

Build Your Healthy Living Medicine Cabinet With These Natural Remedies (some of the suggested remedies will need refrigeration)

Note: Always read the ingredient list to make sure the product is free from suspicious ingredients. The products that I recommend are void of unhealthy ingredients.)

Cold Sores/Fever Blisters 

Colds/Bronchitis/Sinus Congestion


  • Activated Charcoal tablets – absorbs toxins from the colon and bloodstream and helps to firm stools. Do not take for more than three days. Read and follow product instructions carefully.
  • Acidophilus (non-dairy)- replaces depleted gut bacteria
  • Bone broth – supplies essential minerals and boosts your immune system
  • Ginger tea or chamomile tea – eases cramps and abdominal pain
  • Grapefruit Seed extract – contains antiparasitic properties
  • Magnesium 

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Insect Bites and Stings

  • Essential Oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Calendula cream or ointment
  • Apple cider vinegar – dilute with water 1:1 ratio, apply to infected skin





More Healthy Living Natural Remedies

Minor Burns

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential Oils- Tea Tree Oil
  • Calendula ointment or gel
  • Vitamin E oil (apply once healing has begun)
  • Chamomile tea bag or green tea bag – apply directly to the affected area
  • Raw honey

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Minor Cuts and Abrasions

PMS Cramps

Skin Irritations

Sore Throat

Sore Muscles/Backache


  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • Comfrey Cream– soothes and heals the irritated skin



Medical Disclosure
I do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.
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  1. Karen Martins on March 10, 2020 at 9:47 pm
    Do you have a brand recommendation for zinc lozenges?

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