Have you ever wondered what a naturopath has in their kitchen cupboard?
I know that my family who aren’t so into the health scene love looking in my cupboard to see what superfoods I have, or what herbal tea I would recommend for their current ailments.
So today I though we’d have a bit of a fun email and share with you my essential pantry shopping list!
It is really amazing how much healing potential is already sitting untapped in most peoples cupboards.
Spices that don’t get used – or if they do, not properly. Powerful healing vegetables that get thrown out or only used as garnish. Items that can soothe a rash, or take the sting out of an insect bite.
Have you ever watched a movie where the ‘healer’ saves someone by chewing up some weeds and sticking it in a wound and wished you had that sort of understanding of the natural world?
And did you know that there are the weeds in your garden that have so many healing properties, but no-one understands and just poisons them thinking they are a pest and worthless?
Well, today I have listed 11 must-have items our naturopath have in their pantry! I wonder how many you already have?
The Healing Pantry
- Coconut water. Used when exercising, hot or dehydrated. Electrolyte rebalancer.
- Dehydrated bone broth to add to food when too busy to make from scratch.
- Dandelion Tea – a coffee alternative that is superior for liver detox and health.
4. Colloidal silver. For eye and ear infections, sterilising water bottles, cleaning any infections.
5. Coconut oil. We can write a book on this, but can be used internally, in cooking, topically on skin, as a personal lubricant, oil pulling – and much, much more.
6. Slippery Elm Powder. Used internally for digestive health, it can also be applied to the skin for wounds, burns, gout, rheumatism, cold sores, boils, abscesses, ulcers, toothaches, sore throat.
7. Sauerkraut – Shop bought or home made. A dollop day!
8. Dried reishi mushroom – rehydrate and use in cooking when cold and flu seasons hit.
9. Aloe Vera Juice or pulp of fresh plant. – Internally for digestive upset, reflux, etc. Externally for burns, heat in the skin, rash.
10. Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother. Organic only. Aids digestion, use in salad dressings, is probiotic, supports detoxification, improves protein digestion. And so much more!
11. Spices. Spices in cooking enhance nutrient absorption and have a raft of therapeutic properties. Our favourites include Turneric, Black pepper, Cumin, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Star anise, and nutmeg.
Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what you should be doing to support your health. There is SO MUCH information out there, and trying to apply it in our day to day life – when we are not experts in this area – can be very hit and miss.
Have you ever wondered if what you are doing even does anything?
Or if that supplement that sounded so good on a website promising health is even adequate for your needs?
In reality, supplement manufacturers are generally more interested in their sales than your health, and many products on the market are not strong enough, or pure enough to help a health concern.
We see it all the time. In fact, last week a lady came who had been on vitamin D all winter by her doctors recommendation, yet her vitamin D test result was still too low and affecting her immune system and mental health!
So if you are sick of guessing, it is time to work with experts in natural health who can guide your supplement choices and diet to suit your needs, reverse health imbalances, and get you feeling great in the shortest time possible.
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