Dr. Oz Today, January 20, 2014, gave the 5 best natural remedies for our 5 biggest everyday problems. Oz covered new natural cures for everyday aches and pains, boosting your immunity, getting rid of an upset stomach, a natural sleep aid, and using yoga to reduce stress. Oz knows it is easy to reach for an OTC or prescription drug to help us out. These drugs usually have side effects and natural cures are the best cures. We get the best natural remedies backed up by our favorite doctor’s research today.
Pumpkin Seed Powder Sleep Aid
We all have nights that we just lay in bed and cannot fall asleep. Sometimes we get into a routine of waking up in the middle of the night and it seems like forever before we finally get back to sawing logs, as my husband does quite a bit. Oz says new studies show that Pumpkin Seed Powder actually increases your serotonin levels and using it can help you get the rest you need. Oz says just take 1 or 2 teaspoons and add it to a glass of milk about an hour before you go to bed. You can read more about getting proper sleep here.
Yoga Stress Reduction
Stress seems to be a part of everyday life for some of us. Hectic schedules, managing the kids, and trying to keep a family together can get you so stressed you may want to just run away. Oz says the best way to reduce stress is to try some Yoga. The best yoga poses for stress are to sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Relax and let your body fold over as much as you can without causing pain and hold this position while you breathe deeply. Do this for a few minutes and you will see your stress melt away. Oz also has more ways to reduce stress naturally.
Ginger Tea Fights Upset Stomach
Anyone who has kids knows that upset stomachs can ruin your day. We all get them from time to time and it is easy to reach for the pink stuff or chew on a tablet but Oz says there are some natural ways to get rid of an upset stomach that won’t have any side effects. Ginger naturally helps to ease stomach pain and Oz says Ginger Tea is the fastest way to get relief. Just take some ginger, slice it up, and add it to a cup of hot water. Let it steep for a few minutes and then sip it slowly. Click here for more homeopathic remedies.
Black Elderberry Syrup Immunity Booster
Our immune system is our first line of defense against colds and flu. Keeping it working at peak efficiency will help us avoid the fevers, runny noses, and coughing that goes with these ailments. Oz says Black Elderberry is the best way to boost your immune system and you need to take a couple of teaspoons daily to give your immune system a boost. Read more about Elderberry Extract.
Arnica Gel Pain Reliever
Oz has talked about the power of Arnica Gel for over 2 years now. This natural way to relieve muscle and joint pain is proven to work and some say it does a better job than most of the OTC medications. It is all natural and Oz says you just massage it into your problem areas 2 or 3 times a day. You can read more about natural ways to fight pain.
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