bags of beans are good too. they stay good for a long long time and are good for you (if you're not allergic). we buy them for stockpile, every so
often. also big containers of oats. last forever and a very complete food. can get them at wild oats, as well. local honey is good for just about
everything, even a diabetic may find it useful for applying to wounds (to help them heal faster). and here's a surprising one and based on your
personal pallete, but a big bag of organic, dehydrated coconut flakes (coconut is very good for you, unless you're allergic) and can be added to your
oatmeal to give it some umph. barley grass is also good for you.
i studied natural medicine for awhile. i was in college for that purpose, oanyway.
i have a whole list of natural cures.
for example, diabetic neuropathy and autism, can be treated with methyl b-12 (look it up, amazing stuff). has to be methyl b-12 though. i'd say
this would be good for older people as well. as we age, the enzyme that breaks this down outta b-12, is in less abundance. methyl b-12 is the nutrient
your body uses to regenerate nerve tissue. i'm living proof of that. i use to have horrific neuropathy from gulf war syndrome, but after about a
month of taking the 5000mcg (micrograms) once every three days, all the symptoms are gone, but you have to keep taking it. the good news is, you only
have to take it once every three days so that bottle will last a long time.
alpha lipoic acid is a super anti-oxidant, many times more effective than grape seed extract or vitamin c, etc.
salmon fish is extremely good for memory problems. mom had advanced alzheimers and the only thing that would bring her back to us for a few hours, was
a big helping of salmon (she'd eat it one day and the next day, she would remember my name and carry on conversations that made sense).
baking soda cures many many problems, so many in fact, i'm kinda losing track. but i've heard a teaspoon in a glass of water, every morning, is
good for prostate and other issues. i've used it to remove unusual skin anomalies.
apparently it's really good at balancing pH. it's cheap too, lasts a long time, and can be used for other things as well (deodorizer).
hawthorne berry lowers blood pressure by dilating the tiny capillaries all over the body, increasing oxygen flow by fifty percent and lowering blood
milk thistle is good for your liver and since your liver is your body's filtration system, it's a good idea to keep it healthy.
echinacea can cure alot of viral and bacterial infections. but only if you don't have an auto immune disease.
too much cinnamon can be harmful. take it sparingly when in concentrated form.
green tea is good. apples are good. cranberries are good. avocadoes are good. almost anything super spicy hot, is good, such as cayenne pepper,
lacto bacillus acidophilus (pro-biotic) for rebalancing the digestive system.
tons of stuff in the spice cabinet have interesting and useful histories.
eat a whole clove of garlic, raw, at the onset of a cold.
use salt water solution (saline) to flush your sinus passages if you have a persistent sinus problem/cold, etc
extremely hot and thick oatmeal, eating as soon as you can stand it and is safe temperature, to help sweat out a virus or cold.
good old bran flakes to regulate bowels.
celtic sea salt or himalayan crystal salt, much better for you (still has all its trace minerals in it, minus the added junk that's in processed
table salt. will feed your adrenal glands which are typically worn out from western lifestyle)
eh, i could go on for a long time on this topic but these are ways to be well and feel better and do so without compromising your budget too much.
the only real expenses are the methyl b-12, acidophilus, hawthorne berry, echinacea, alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle. everything else is edible and
can double for other things as well.
for example, you can use oatmeal for certain types of skin care.
baking soda can also be used in some forms of cooking. honey also has other uses than just for food.
erm, i better stop.