You’ve all seen the TV commercials and print ads for the random products; you are left wondering whether they really work or not. I’m the kind of person who will try anything once. From this theory, I have discovered some fabulous products that have helped my health in some way. Keep in mind, everyone is different; what worked for me may not work for you. You won’t know until you try them.
1. The Neti Pot
This hidden-treasure remedy is basically a teapot without a lid or handle that is used to rinse the nostrils with warm salty water. Nasal irrigation or nasal lavage is the personal hygiene practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucus and debris while moistening the mucus membranes of the nose and sinuses. It has been practised in India for centuries as one of the disciplines of yoga. I have used this for sinus infections and found my symptoms gone after two flushes. It can be slightly uncomfortable if you are sensitive but well worth it. Clinical testing has shown that this is safe and beneficial with no significant side effects. NeilMed NasaFlo Unbreakable Neti Pot with 50 Premixed Packets Health benefits include, less need for antibiotics and steroidal type medications, reduces nasal cavity swelling that can obstruct breathing, and minimizes pain associated with sinus problems.
2. Head-On Headache Remedy
My husband brought home the Head-On stick from a trip to the drug store thinking I should give it a try. I was skeptical about this one but figured it was inexpensive and wouldn’t be a big deal if it did nothing. My headaches can be severe and difficult to abate, so I wasn’t going to be upset and demand my money back if the pain didn’t completely go away. I applied the stick to my forehead and temples and felt a cool, tingling sensation that relaxed the muscles on my face almost immediately. For mild to severe migraine, expect a distraction and relaxing sensation but it likely will not stop it entirely. For regular headaches, the stick is wonderful and does more to relieve the pain. Head-On is a homeopathic product that is safe and effective for most people. They even have a Head-On product for children. Available in your local drugstore pharmacy department, $8.00. Health benefits include, less need for OTC pain relievers, prescription meds, and has relaxing effect that reduces pain and stress associated with headaches.
3. Tiger Balm
I have used this product since the early nineties when my Karate instructor recommended it for muscle aches. My whole family has benefited from its pain-relieving properties. Tiger Balm ointment was created nearly 100 years ago from ancient Chinese sources and subsequently expanded over the years into different formats to give you the relief you desire for different areas of pain. Tried, tested, and trusted by generations of users, Tiger Balm’s unique herbal formulation eases aches and pains associated with headaches, rheumatic or arthritic pains, muscle strains and sprains. Available in your local drugstore pharmacy department or Amazon.com Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Ointment, Non-Staining, Ultra Strength, 0.63 Ounces (Pack of 2), $5.00-$25.00. Health benefits include, pain relief without OCT and prescription meds, reduces inflammation, use of all-natural ingredients instead of analgesic cremes that may contain aspirin, NSAIDS or steroids, fast relief that gets you back to normal activities.
4. Dannon Activia
This is one of those frequently advertised products that likely many of you ladies haven’t tried yet. The yummy yogurt (I love the vanilla) contains Bifidus Regularis (a probiotic) and is clinically proven to help with slow intestinal transit when eaten every day for two weeks, as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Dannon has gone out on a limb with the Activia challenge that guarantees if you consume the product for 14 days, you will have significant improvement in digestive elimination or they will give your money back. I’ve done it, and it works! Available at your local grocery. Health benefits include, increased elimination that in turn helps other body systems function properly, balances intestinal colony of good-bacteria which lessons the occurrence of parasites and an over-abundance of bad-bacteria, and is a healthy, low-calorie snack that can aid in weight-loss efforts.
5. Peppermint Oil
Mere drops of this precious oil took me through the morning sickness with my six pregnancies. I used the essential oil version that you can only get from the health food store or online distributor (this is not the bad breath product you see in the drug store). You just put 2 or 3 drops on the back of your tongue and let it sit for a few minutes (this is important as the oil is strong and will burn any other parts of your tongue). The most effective remedy that I have ever usedfor nausea , it is the #1 health product to keep at all times. It also works for other digestive ailments like upset stomach due to spicy foods. Now Foods PEPPERMINT OIL Health benefits include, all-natural nausea relief without side effects, aids in digestion, gives you fresh breath, and is safe for children and for use during pregnancy.
*The content of this article is strictly meant to be informational and should not replace advice from your health care provider. Women’s Life Link or any of its authors or associates do not claim that the above information will lead to a cure or improvement of any disease or condition.