Both medical and homeopathic doctors recommend that herbs and supplements be taken in conjunction with traditional treatments. Trying alternative methods alone, especially depending on the stage of the cancer, may not work, and after a certain point it may be too late to begin conventional treatments. Physical activity, like yoga, and even meditation, can also reduce stress and anxiety, which reduces the side effects of cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy.

Before you book an appointment with a doctor or visit a pharmacist, consider whether a home remedy may be all you need. Recent studies suggest that improvements in diet and lifestyle offer better long-term health benefits than drugs. Natural remedies for minor ailments are cheaper and readily available, and have fewer side effects.

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The following natural remedies can be found in your kitchen cupboard or local grocery store:

  1. Ginger

Fresh ginger is scientifically proven to help reduce nausea and queasiness. It contains compounds that block serotonin receptors in the stomach. Ginger helps the stomach release its contents into the small intestine, where it can ease bloating and indigestion. A simple tea made from a couple of grams of ginger in boiling water can be an effective alternative to medications for stomach problems.

ii)Cranberry juice

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can lead to cystitis and other painful illnesses. Research shows that drinking cranberry juice regularly can prevent UTIs, particularly for middle-aged women and pregnant women. There is also some evidence that cranberry juice can cure the symptoms of colds and help to prevent respiratory infections and cancer.

  1. Yogurt

It’s long been understood that the body needs a balance of different types of bacteria to maintain a healthy digestive system. So-called “good bacteria” in yogurt can help to keep yeast levels in check and reduce the risk of yeast infections. Brands of yogurt containing live cultures ensure you get the full benefit of good bacteria. As it’s a healthy source of protein and calcium, eating yogurt on a daily basis is an easy way to improve your health.

  1. Apple cider vinegar

Vinegar has been used for centuries for a range of household purposes. It’s also been used to treat a number-of ailments. In more recent years, studies have concluded that the apple cider form of vinegar offers the greatest benefits to health. This is because of the high levels of acetic acid it contains. Apple cider vinegar is believed to reduce blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity, and this makes it a potential treatment for diabetes. Apple cider vinegar lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.

  1. Honey

Use of honey for medicinal purposes can be traced backed to Ancient Egypt. As well as having nutritional benefits, honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can be used to treat colds and coughs, to alleviate some allergies and as an aid to sleep. The natural antibiotic properties of honey mean it can also be used to disinfect minor wounds and bums.

  1. Turmeric

Many Asian countries have been using turmeric as a medicine for centuries. It contains a compound called curcumin, and there is evidence that this has the ability to stop bacteria from multi plying. A paste made from a teaspoon of turmeric and a few drops of water can be used to cleanse wounds and reduce risks of infection. Recent studies also indicate that turmeric can help with brain functions, and it may be used as a treatment for dementia and some brain diseases in the future.

It’s always sensible to seek medical advice for more serious conditions and illnesses, but natural remedies can be effective treatments for routine health issues. Contact us for more information.