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Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies

I think we tend to forget where medicine originally came from. God gave us plants to use as food. (KJV Genesis 1:12 And the Earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind and God saw that it was good. Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it grew.) Hippocrates’ famous quote: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” These all point to the importance of what is now labeled as holistic or natural remedies, which have been around since the beginning of creation and are still used today.

A few of my favorites are:
1) Colloidal Silver.

Most of us are familiar with silver nitrate eye drops administered to babies after birth to lower the percentage of blindness, which became a common practice in the United States in the early 1900s. Colloidal silver, which is silver in suspension at doses as low as 10 parts per million (ppm) to 500 ppm is a tremendous antibacterial, and anti-fungal, and has even been found to serve as an anti-viral. In our household during COVID-19, we used 20 ppm. We swabbed the inside of our noses with it and took orally as preventive measures.

2) Peppermint Oil.

Peppermint oil is an excellent versatile oil. It can be used internally for digestive issues, topically on the temples and behind the neck, and in the form of aromatherapy to ease migraines. It can be applied topically for muscle aches and to improve the skin and hair. Please note: Do not use the essential oils at full strength on the skin. All essential oils should always be mixed with a carrier oil such as almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil.

3) Bentonite Clay.

Bentonite clay has been known to assist in pulling metals out of the body, thus promoting detoxification of the body. One of my favorite applications is to combine Sonne’s #7 liquid bentonite clay and Sonne’s #9 psyllium seed and husk (fiber) and drink this first thing in the morning to detox.

4) Aloe.

Aloe gel is great for external skin issues such as acne, burns, sunburns, rashes, bites, and stings, and to decrease inflammation. Internally, aloe juice (pure aloe juice is recommended) contains vitamins and minerals and can relieve and soothe the digestive tract and lining of the intestines.

5) Ashwagandha.

An adaptogenic herb, supports adrenal function and adrenal fatigue, lowers cortisol, and can aid with balancing thyroid hormones.

6) Astragalus Root.

An adaptogenic herb that enables the body to fight off stress and disease. Astragalus root has antioxidants that help tackle free radical damage, which can cause disease and aging. It can also boost the immune, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.

7) Berberine.

Berberine has been used as a natural remedy for insulin resistance, decreasing blood sugar, and reduce risk for diabetes. It has also been known to enhance the cardiovascular system as a powerful natural antiarrhythmic compound, decreases blood pressure, and is known to be an anticoagulant.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Sandi Brooks nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program.

About Sandi Brooks:

A Florida licensed massage therapist (MA05943) since 1985, Florida licensed Esthetician/Full Facial Specialist (FS877053) since 2004, Certified Natural Health Professional and Health Coach, and A.C.E. Personal Trainer. Sandi opened Le Camelot Wellness Spa in November of 2004. Camelot means a place of peace and beauty. Sandi specializes in non-invasive rejuvenation treatments for a natural and fresh look. For more information and to schedule a free consultation, please text Sandi at: 813.239.4090. Website:

Written By: Sandi Brooks


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