What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? Where is Your Medicine Cabinet?

What’s in your medicine cabinet? WHERE is your medicine cabinet? Is it in your kitchen or bathroom?

Mine is in the kitchen.

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For the average person, their medicine cabinet is in the bathroom. This is where our prescription medicines from the doctor and over the counter meds from the drugstore are located. On average, these medicines are designed to treat us after we become sick. These medications also focus on the symptoms.

On the other hand, the medicine in our kitchen is designed to decrease our risk of getting sick in the first place. Instead of working on the symptoms, this medicine is designed to keep the immune system strong. By keeping the immune system strong, the need for medicine from the doctor is decreased.

My Medicine Cabinet

Here are few of my favorite items I keep stocked in my medicine cabinet:

Here a just a few of their many benefits:

Apple cider vinegar.

  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Regulates pH
  • Improves digestion
  • Assists in weight loss
  • Potassium 11 mg

Turmeric.

  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Prevents inflammation
  • Prevents growth of cancer cells
  • Treats diabetes
  • Anti-allergy
  • Improves memory
  • Decrease arthritis symptoms
  • Fiber 2.1 grams
  • Manganese – 26% of daily value
  • Iron – 16% of daily value
  • Potassium – 5% of daily value
  • Vitamin C – 3% of daily value

Black pepper. Note: a dash of black pepper helps the body absorb turmeric in the liver.

  • Improves digestion
  • Increases nutrient absorption
  • Anti-cancer
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Potassium – 92 mg per serving
  • Calcium – 3%
  • Iron – 3%
  • Magnesium – 3%

Cinnamon.

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  • Fights yeast infections
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Antioxidant
  • Weight loss
  • Lowers LDL & triglycerides
  • Helps increase alertness
  • Phosphorous – 2 mg
  • Magnesium 2 mg
  • Calcium 26 mg
  • Iron .2 mg
  • Magnesium 1%

Oregano.

  • Decreases risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Calcium 29 mg
  • Magnesium 5 g
  • Manganese .09 mg
  • Vitamin E .33 mg
  • Fiber .8 g
  • Iron .66 mg
  • Potassium 23 mg

Green tea.

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Decreases food poisoning risk
  • High in antioxidants
  • Stabilizes blood sugar levels
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Potassium 21 mg

Nutmeg. Note: just a dash of nutmeg is all that’s needed

  • Detoxifies the body
  • Antioxidants
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Good for oral health
  • Improves oral health
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Potassium 25 mg
  • Magnesium 3%
  • Iron 1%

Black seed oil.

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Protects liver
  • Fights allergies
  • Boost immunity
  • Aids weight loss
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Aids digestion
  • May help with blood sugar levels
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Potassium 98 mg
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 6%
  • Magnesium 5%
  • Vitamin C 2%

Ginger

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  • Aids in weight loss
  • Boosts immunity
  • Anti-cancer
  • Nausea relief
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Heals ulcers
  • Decreases ulcers
  • Potassium 46 mg
  • Vitamin C 1%
  • Magnesium 1%

Garlic pills.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Detoxifies
  • Vitamin B6 2%
  • Fiber .6 grams
  • Vitamin C 1%
  • Manganese 2%
  • Selenium 1%

Here is my morning routine:

  • 2 capfuls of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 dashes of black pepper
  • 1 dash of nutmeg
  • half teaspoon of cinnamon
  • half teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 dash of oregano

I mix these ingredients in a small cup and drink up! Since I intermittent fast daily, this is all I consume until I eat in the afternoon or evening.

At night, I drink one spoonful of black seed oil, right before bedtime:

This is just a small sample of the nutrients and health benefits of these spices. While most people like multivitamins, I’d rather consume these, as I know the human body can utilize them much better than a man-made pill.

Did you know our bodies are able to store nutrients in our bones and fat? Another thing many people may not know is these spices have quite a few nutrients in them. (We all know the body can store excess fat, but don’t think about it storing nutrients.)

This is important because many of us are deficient in many nutrients. There can be instances where we feel sick, but its actually a vitamin deficiency and not realize it. For more information on nutrient deficiency, click HERE.

Change your mindset when it comes to health and nutrition. Don’t wait until you’re sick to start taking better care of yourself, start now by adding these and other spices to your diet. Your body will thank you.

Get more great tips in my books The 3 Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Fitness and The Diet of Success: Healthy Eating Tips for Hard Working Professionals. Both available in audio, kindle and paperback versions.

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