The Natural First Aid Kit – A Guide

Once you know what is available from nature for first aid response it can be simple and cost effective to put together a reliable natural first aid kit suitable for the home, the car and the workplace and most are inexpensive.

We have easily available products to create the complete kit covering you for cuts, grazes, bruises, bumps, sprains, pulled muscles, stings, insect bites, rashes and much more plus even remedies for emotional stress or shock associated with accident trauma. Putting together an all natural first aid kit may seem daunting at first until you take an inquisitive visit to an online natural health website or your local natural health store which stock a wide variety of these items.

However there is one important issue to be careful of in making your choices and that is the use of the word “natural” or “organic” by product manufacturers. Many companies are still trying to fool consumers by doing what is called “window dressing” or “green washing” by making reference to claims using these words on labeling but have very little of a natural or organic ingredient it the product.

The Natural First Aid Kit - A Guide

I always recommend going for a trusted brand that is known to be all natural, pure, 100% or certified organic – reading the ingredients list in small print on the back of the packaging can generally reveal much. Preservatives are one ingredient where use of an all natural substance as is still a growing trend so in general you can avoid chemical preservatives by using ointments (non water content) rather than creams (usually water content).

Here is a basic list of some of the best natural first aid kit remedies:

Tea Tree Oil, Manuka oil or honey, Calendula ointment or cream, Paw Paw or PaPaw Ointment, Propolis Ointment, Aloe Vera gel, Noni Juice, Vitamin C, Zinc Oxide cream, Comfrey ointment, Rescue Remedy, Arnica ointment or cream, Weleda creams and homeopathic remedies, saline solution, natural oil based insect repellent such as neem oil or lemon eucalyptus – in a carrier oil base.

Plus your dressings etc such as plaster dressings, safety pins or bandage clips, gauze bandages, crepe bandages, sterile pad dressings, sissors, arm sling, tweezers.

For the complete detail of why and how to use the natural first aid kit remedies in the list above and other natural remedies please visit  or click my bio link. Happy natural health from Nancy!… Read More

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Ways to Maintain the Nutritional Value of Your Food

Eating right is important to stay healthy for better life. Healthy food gives us the power and energy to fight with the external diseases. It is a big question – whether we are eating the right food, whether we are getting the right nutrition from our food or not. To meet with the growing market demand, farmers are using various chemicals, fertilizers and other agents that help to grow vegetables and fruits faster in a short time. Even the shopkeepers apply different colors to make vegetables and fruits look fresh longer. They also inject water and chemicals inside the fruits to make them look juicy.

Ways to Maintain the Nutritional Value of Your Food

Things that affects food’s nutrition Value

1. Blanching

2. Canning

3. Freezing

4. Pasteurization

5. Dehydration

6. Milling

7. Fertilizers

We are not aware of the amount of chemicals we are eating each day. You may prefer avoiding outside foods but your homemade foods items can be equally harmful for your health. So it is better to consume organic foods they are grown without any synthetic chemical or fertilizer. To know more about the benefits of organic food refer to the various online health guide.

Research shows that person having organic foods becomes less ill then those having inorganic food. Organic foods can be costly but it is negligible in comparison to its benefits. Eat locally available fruits and vegetable they are sold by the farmers fresh from their farm. Also have seasonal fruits and vegetables. Check the tags before buying organic fruits and vegetables from the market.

Purchasing organic food is not enough you have to retain the nutrition value of the fruits and vegetables even while cooking otherwise its useless. Here are few ways to preserve the nutrition value of your food.

Ways to retain the nutrition value of cooked food

1. Steaming

2. grilling

3. roasting

4. Stir – frying

5. Microwaving etc.

Other ways to preserving your food

Avoid boiling food, store food properly, wash or scrub the food instead of peeling them etc. Proper storage and cooking will keep the nutrition value intact in the food. It is better to consume the food within few hours after cooking to get the most benefit out of it.… Read More

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