Them: “Are you on any medication?
Me: “Yes. I take meds daily.”
This is an actual picture from my “medicine cabinet.”
2 capfuls Apple cider vinegar
1 dash of nutmeg
1 dash of black pepper
1 dash of oregano
1/2-1 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2-1 teaspoon of ginger
Mix with room temperature water in glass cup.
I take this concoction every day. I rarely eat breakfast, and most days I don’t have my first meal before 3pm. I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting. For more info on fasting, click HERE.
Here are a few benefits of each:
Turmeric: Improves digestion, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, Improves immune system
Ginger: Treat nausea, anti-inflammatory, stimulates cardiovascular health, cold & flu relief
Black pepper. High in antioxidants, may help improve blood sugar, helps lower cholesterol levels, anti-inflammatory
Oregano: Rich in antioxidants, help fight bacteria, anticancer properties, anti-inflammatory
Nutmeg: Helps lower blood pressure, improve digestive health, insomnia relief, detoxifies the body, may help stop growth of cancer cells
Cinnamon: High in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, helps stabilize blood sugar levels, may cut the risk of heart disease
Apple cider vinegar: Lowers blood sugar levels, kills harmful bacteria, lowers cholesterol levels, assists in weight loss and belly fat reduction, improves heart health
Here’s my first hand experience with apple cider vinegar:
1 teaspoon of black seed oil
Here are a few benefits of black seed oil:
- Fights inflammation
- Reduce allergy/hay fever symptoms
- Acne treatment
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Decrease joint pain/arthritis
- Shrink cancer tumors in rats
- Alleviate asthma symptoms
- Boost sperm count in rats
THEM: “Does it work??”
ME: “No high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, no diabetes, no cardiovascular disease. No Flu in 30 years. Blood donor for 9 years. The goal is to keep my immune system strong so it can ward off disease, not take better care of myself AFTER I get sick.”
The key to good health is to take care of yourself before you get sick. While traditional medicine is used when a person is ill, natural medications like those described above can be taken before you get sick.
Our health is our most valuable resource. Start taking better care of yourself today. Your body will thank you.
Get more great health 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 on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audible formats.