Natural Remedies I've Tried Since Moving to a Hippie Little Mountain Town
Boone is big on natural remedies, many of which I had not heard of before moving here. I have very little experience with these, but find natural remedies interesting.
- •Essential oilsThis is pretty trendy I'm realizing. Most have at least heard of these off the mountain. I like them for the smell, but can't say I've gotten anything out of topical application or ingestion.
- •ProbioticsApparently probiotics are good for your gut health, which affects the rest of your body. I was told to take these in pill form on my last trip out of the country. I did not take them, and had some stomach issues upon my return to the motherland. I'm traveling to Ecuador at the end of January, so I may try this for real.
- •KombuchaAnother form of probiotics. It is fermented tea, which sounds nasty. But it can be flavored with fruit and is actually pretty tasty! You get a slight vinegar smell when you go to take a sip, but the drink takes on the flavor of the fruit and is a little bubbly. I can't say this has helped prevent or cure anything, but it hasn't hurt! Some people here get real cray and brew their own kombucha. It involves something called a SCOBY and I am not at all interested in knowing any more about that.
- •JuicingThe one natural remedy I'm most sold on. I actually crave raw juice when I come back from most of my trips. I eat a lot of sodium and don't get enough fruits and veggies when I travel, so juice is the only thing I want for the next few days. It helps me get back to normal, so I am pro juice!
- •AcupunctureThis was crazy. My chiropractor did this to treat some pain in my neck. It did not help me and I said no thank you sir this is not for me 🙅
- •I'm interested in trying next:Himalayan salt lamp - supposedly purifies the air and cleanses it of allergens.