Taking a proactive approach to your health is always in order. It does not need to cost you a salary in supplements or a week’s worth of time. There are simple, inexpensive, quick habits that you can incorporate into your routine that will create long lasting health benefits.
In my book, “How to Beat a Tough Economy: A Mom’s Survival Guide to Living on a Tight Budget,” I share easy-to-make luxurious body scrubs that use pampering ingredients like pineapple, ginger and even chocolate.
There are also several pages dedicated to Dr. Mom (you!); home remedies that will save you unnecessary trips to the pediatrician and empower you to become the health expert for your family. For example, did you know that crushed cloves have potent antibacterial properties that act as an anesthetic to dull tooth and mouth pain? Or that a pinch of sugar applied to the back of your tongue can relieve you of the hiccups? The book also includes remedies for drawing out splinters, healing pink eye and nixing those ugly warts.
Do you have house plants? Did you know that some houseplants are not only attractive, but they can serve as allergy relievers (rubber plants), fight asthma (Boston ferns) and banish mold (English ivy).
Take your physical health seriously, but don’t spend serious money to do so. We are surrounded by easy and simple solutions, you just have to know where to find them!