Using Your Shopping List to Cure Illness
The next time you go to the grocery store, you might want to take a second look at the items on your shopping list. Many of them could have health benefits you never knew about! With medical and prescription drug costs rising quickly — just as new ailments are being discovered — more people are turning to alternative medicines, supplements, and food sources to treat their health problems.
The Purpose of Supplementing
Our bodies should receive the nutrients we need to survive through food, but these days, most people’s diets aren’t providing them with all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients necessary. When our diets are lacking, we’re more prone to infections, poor brain function, arthritis, pain due to inflammation, and a long list of other unpleasant side effects. The concept of supplemental treatment is to fill in those gaps andcprevent or treat illnesses that are related to missing nutrients.
Food and supplements found at your local grocery store can treat and prevent so much more than the public is aware of. Here are five items from your cupboard that can start treating your ailments today:
Broccoli is a great natural treatment for men with low testosterone. Two substances — I3C and DIM — are naturally occurring in broccoli, and both prevent men’s bodies from turning their male hormones into the female hormone estrogen. Even men who are already taking extra testosterone will benefit from consuming more broccoli.
Most of us already have cinnamon on our spice racks, but few know that cinnamon has an uncommon effect when consumed: It helps regulate blood sugar as well as a prescription medication. Increasing cinnamon in your diet is especially useful for those who suffer from insulin resistance.
It’s common to use white sugar to sweeten our drinks and desserts, but did you know you could use it to heal pressure and venous ulcers of the legs and feet?