DIY Holistic, Natural Medicine Cabinet

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Have you ever wondered what lurks in your medicine cabinet?

Is it time to update your synthetic go-to health aids with natural, holistic options that actually help ease your symptoms AND heal the body?

If so, we’re here to help you get started.

Over-the-counter medicines pose dangers to the overall population, from gastrointestinal bleeding to kidney failure to addiction, just to name a few, and any of these can happen to any of us.

But what, you may wonder, is your alternative when you have a headache? a stomach ache? a cold?

Surprisingly, there are many options!


The following are products we feel are a must-have for your holistic medicine cabinet:

PAIN/HEADACHE
Rather than reaching for an NSAID, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin, the natural solution of a high dose of curcumin can help and heal at the same time.

Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that work to diminish and eliminate inflammation in the body.

Our recommendation:
– Designs for Health® Curcum-Evail™ (1 supplement is approximately 600mg of ibuprofen)

STOMACH ACHE/ACID REFLUX
For upset stomach, it’s good to have a few herbal supplements on hand.

First, always take a probiotic daily (20-50 billion) and if you are on antibiotics, increase your intake to 100 billion per day throughout your duration.

For an onset of acid reflux or heartburn, we use deglycyrrhizinated licorice before it comes on and/or after you start to feel it.  To heal the stomach from more severe and reoccurring reflux, turn to supplements that include zinc, L-glutamine, licorice extract, marshmallow extract, slippery elm, and curcumin.

Our recommendations:
–  Jarrow® 20-50 billion probiotic

–  Designs for Health® DGL Synergy™ (for occasional acid reflux)

–  Mountain Peak Nutritionals® Acid Reflux™ (for severe, reoccurring reflux)

COLD/FLU
In regards to cold and flu, there are preventative as well as symptom control options.

For prevention, taking Vitamin D3 on a daily basis can make a big difference in protecting the immune system (this is especially for adults and kids between Halloween and Easter).

We also like a blend of herbs such as Vitamins A, C and B6, magnesium, zinc, echinacea, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and selenium to be taken prior to exposure to many people (such as an airplane, mall, etc. during sick months) or to be taken after being around someone who is sick.

To help ease symptoms of a cold or flu, the same herb blend can help the body recover as well as a natural chest rub relief and cough suppressants.

Our recommendations for adults:
–  Vitamin D3 Complete with Vitamin A and K2 for adults, typically 2,000IU per day

–  Mountain Peak Nutritionals® Acute Immune™ (for chronic immune breakdown and when symptoms arise)

–  Now Solutions® Chest Rub Relief

–  Pulmonest (for cough)

Our recommendations for children:
–  Vitamin D3 drops (place it on a multivitamin) 800-1,500IU per day

–  Mountain Peak Nutritionals® Acute Immune™ (half a pill)

–  Now Solutions® Chest Rub Relief

–  Pulmonest (for cough)

SLEEP
When it comes to sleep, it’s crucial we get it.  There are plenty of natural supplements that can be helpful to both falling asleep and staying asleep.

Our recommendations:
–  Designs for Health® NeuroCalm™ (for falling asleep)

–  Integrative Therapuetics® Cortisol Manager™ (for staying asleep)

–  Integrative Therapuetics® Lavela WS 1265™ (for falling asleep and staying asleep)

–  CBD Oil

STRESS/ANXIETY
For those stressful days that we all have, know that there are natural products you can turn to for calming the mind, lowering cortisol, and relaxing the body.  In addition, there are supplements that can help the mind and body deal with chronic stress and anxiety on a daily basis.

Our recommendations:
–  Integrative Therapuetics™ Lavela WS 1265™ (for acute or chronic stress)

–  CBD Oil (for acute or chronic stress)

–  Designs for Health® NeuroCalm™ (for acute or chronic stress)

–  Innate Adrenal Response® (for chronic stress)

These are just a few natural supplements that we encourage for a holistic medicine cabinet that you can turn to at any time (regardless of time of day or day of the week). Waiting until a doctor’s office opens or until you can get into the pharmacy and reaching for something in your cabinet can make the difference between feeling better within minutes to feeling better after days.

And not only do we recommend these supplements to our clients, but they fill our own holistic medicine cabinets as well! It is from using these on (sometimes) a daily basis that we find it inspiring to share with others.

If you would like to begin your own natural medicine cabinet and/or suer from other acute or chronic conditions and are interested in ordering or learning more about what supplements would be best for you and your family and you live in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Centennial, Larkspur, Monument, Colorado Springs, or the Greater Denver Metro area, contact our oces at (303) 688-6698 or click here to schedule a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation with Dr. Graves to get your own personal recommendations!  You can then order supplements through our office in person or online.

You don’t have to be weary of what lies behind that cabinet door anymore. Get better and get get healthy…naturally!

 

REFERENCES:  
https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/dsd/documents/DDP/MedicalDirector/DangersOfOTC- MedsPt1-112513.pdf
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