Natural Home "Medicine" Cabinet: 34 Herbs, Essential Oils, and Homeopathic Remedies to Treat Injury, Illness and Emotions
I get asked regularly what I keep around the house to prevent or treat illness and injury. Even in a healthy home, kids get sick, and with four athletes in the home, we have our fair share of injuries!
Below is a list of what I always have on hand along with some usage tips. The truth is, I have many more remedies at home as I need them for my work, but these are the ones that I use the most. You can treat many illnesses, injuries and emotional needs with the list below and each one has many more uses than I could ever list here! In addition to the list below, I have found that a whole foods diet, low in grains, dairy, and sugar, helps to keep us well. Don't forget that food is medicine! Try putting together your own natural "medicine" cabinet. I think you’ll be amazed at how much healthier you’ll be and how much time and money you’ll save on doctors visits and prescriptions.
These delicious little date balls are packed with nourishment, but also great for an energy boost and as paleo vegan dessert. My family loves these in the fall and we keep them in the fridge for several days as a healthy go-to treat. Try rolling them in cocoa, coconut, or cacao nibs!
Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free
I’m doing my own deep personal work this season around forgiveness. I’ve experienced trauma and loss in the last year and I know that forgiveness is an essential piece of my growth and healing. I’m also consistently seeing resentment as a barrier to wellness with others and observing the incredible miracle of healing through forgiveness.
In my work, I’ve been defining forgiveness as the intentional process of letting go of negative emotions regarding an offense or wrongdoing. For me it’s important to clarify that forgiveness is not condoning or forgetting, but a personal process of removing the energy of the negative emotions from your mind, body, and spirit. Forgiveness is a process that involves compassion, personal work, and growth. It includes forgiving others for wrongdoings and often, forgiving ourselves.
I love making amazing healthy food for family and friends on the holidays. The trick is to make gourmet, delicious food, that nourishes the body and soul, without adding sugar, toxins and inflammatory foods. My guests love joining us and don’t feel like they are coming over for a “healthy” meal. Here are several of my Rosh Hashannah recipes that I get asked for regularly. I’m happy to finally be able to them put here all in one place! Each recipe is delicious, gluten free, and full of so many healing foods. The recipes here are mostly grain free, all are gluten free, and are processed sugar free. Much of this list is Paleo and GAPs friendly as well. It’s all super delicious and of course there's lot's of honey. Enjoy and shanah tovah u'metukah!
This butternut squash recipe is an easy GAPs, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly recipe that come out yummy every time. I add this to my Rosh Hashannah menu almost every year!
1 1/2 lbs. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt + pepper to taste
1/2 c. spiced apple cider
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss butternut squash with oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time.
While squash is roasting, heat apple cider in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 12 minutes.
Drizzle sweet potatoes with apple cider reduction; toss to coat. Bake 5 minutes more.
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