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What are the Best Home Remedies We Can Use during the Lockdown?

We are still for the most part sheltering at home.  This opens up an important question: how should I treat a minor medical problem that I am sure is not the coronavirus?  Now more than ever we need home remedies that really work.   Naturally, as an online casino, we at Intertops Casino think that responsible online casino gaming is a very good “home remedy” for the shut-in blues and to calm the nerves.

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Medical Home Remedies

The idea behind this article is what are well-known and established medical home remedies so that we can stay home without worrying about every little tweak?  These so-called home remedies are also valuable for normal times which we hope will come back soon!

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

These components help in many ways.  They are vital for the general health of our cells.  It is at the cellular level that energy is collected, stored, and used so healthy cells are extremely important.

Under normal circumstances, many people don’t think so much about how to get the omega 3 fatty acids into their own and their kids’ diets.  Nowadays, we all need the biggest boost to our general health we can get so a good supply of omega 3 foods is a must.

Ocean fish are the best source for omega 3 fatty acids.  Of course, kids generally don’t like fish so much so we suggest finding interesting ways to cook fish so the kids might be willing to try it. 

There is a form of cooking that relies heavily on peanuts and peanut butter.  Kids love peanut butter so you might try hiding the fish under an Indonesian penury sauce!

Some nuts such as walnuts and almonds are also good sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

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Locally Produced Raw Honey

Did you know that one out of every 200 Slovenians raises bees for honey?  That number includes kids! 

Most honey sold in the big highly-developed countries has been processed to give it a longer shelf life.  The processing kills off the pollen and enzymes that occur in natural honey and it is these products, especially the pollen, that some feel help ease allergy symptoms.  Some people feel that locally produced raw honey is a genuine health food that strengthens the body with only about one teaspoon of honey per day.

Raw Ginger and Turmeric

Raw ginger is available in most large supermarkets even in places where it was not available a decade ago.  Ginger is a basic herb in Chinese cooking and it does take some time for westerners to develop a taste for a very gingery Chinese dish.  It is well worth getting used to using ginger in general dishes such as rice, sautéed vegetables, stews, and so on.  Ginger has many medical benefits.

Raw ginger is also a good natural health food when it is used in tea.  It can be combined with raw turmeric as an excellent home treatment for many ailments such as the common cold plus it generally strengthens our immune system.  Raw turmeric is still not widely available at suoermarkets but a good health food store should carry it.

Processed ginger is less helpful so while gingerbread is delicious, raw ginger is much better as a home remedy.

Olive Oil

Oil in general is a still a controversial subject.  The low carb diets often talk about people eating fat for good health!  The high carb diets, especially the Pritikin diet, prescribe very little fat and emphasize complex carbohydrates.

If you look on YouTube for Ted Talks on diabetes, you might find two such talks, often presented next to each other, one of which advocates low carb and high fat regimen for diabetics while the other recommends the exact opposite.

The fact is that many dieticians recommend the Mediterranean diet as one of the healthiest in the world.  This diet emphasizes small amounts of meat especially lamb, raw vegetables, olive oil, some beans, lemon, tahini sauce, garlic, and pita bread as a scooper rather than as a sandwich maker.

Olive oil is high in monosaccharides which are considered a lot heather than saturated fats and polysaccharides.  In the “old” Middle East it was customary for people to begin their day with a demitasse-sized “glass” of pure olive oil.

Olive oil, like all oils, should be cold pressed and should say extra virgin on the label. The term extra virgin refers primarily to cold pressing as heat alters all oils.  While there are many very large olive farms in the Middle East, there are still many small family holdings as well.  Families go out to collect their olives come November or December and take the oil to the local oil press.

If you can get some genuine olive oil that has not been mass produced using chemical pest controls and fertilizers, do so even though they are not inexpensive.

Fermented Food

There are several different types of fermented food.  They are considered very beneficial for strengthening the healthful bacteria in our intestinal tracts.  Many people still don’t know that we are at our healthiest when we have certain bacteria in our intestines!

These bacteria help in digestion which at the intestinal level means getting the nutrients into our bloodstream and removing the waste which is toxic.  A good deal of general illness or non-wellness can be traced to very low levels to zero healthful bacteria in the intestines.

Fermented foods include sauerkraut, yogurt with live acidophilus, miso, tempeh, kimchi, kombucha, and kefir.  Don’t let these strange names scare you off. 

Miso is a very salty fermented product made from a grain such as rice or a bean such as soybeans.  It is very flavorful and very salty so a little makes a huge difference in the taste of dishes and also packs a lot of probiotics which are the healthy bacteria that we are looking for.

Kombucha is a product that you will probably have to buy.  It is made of tea and healthy yeast and herbs.  Tempeh is similar to tofu but is more fermented so it has more healthy bacteria and a tangy flavor which tofu lacks.

Kimchi is Korean sauerkraut.  As this food is basically just cabbage and salt, you can learn to make it yourself.  Real home-made sauerkraut does taste different than the canned product most people use.  It is very effective in strengthening the good bacteria.

Kefir is like yogurt but a lot thinner.  It is similar to buttermilk which is another effective fermented food.  Both kefir and yogurt are relatively easy to make at home.

Apple Cider Vinegar

This is probably the most acquired taste of the ingestibles on this list.  Taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a drink twice a day is said to have many healthful benefits.  However, most people truly cannot get used to the strong flavor of this vinegar!

If you can learn to tolerate apple cider vinegar, you can incorporate it into your list of effective home remedies.

Hand Washing

We’ll end with the simplest home remedies of all.  They are washing your hands often, staying clean in body and soul, sleeping well and for enough time, avoiding unnecessary chemicals in cleaning and in food, and exercising.

We wish everyone a quick turnaround from coronavirus lockdown to post-coronavirus health and happiness.

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