Find the Health Answers You are Searching for With NourishDoc

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Over the years I’ve had various people ask me if I could recommend a natural doctor to them in their area. They, like so many others nationwide, are searching for an answer to health problems they suffer from. Unfortunately, holistic doctors are few and far between in most areas and I fear the best advice I can generally give is for them to inquire at a local health food store for a possible recommendation.

I completely understand the helpless feeling of wanting answers to health problems but not knowing where to turn. I too faced years of suffering with failing health, not knowing that there was an answer for me, and not realizing there was a world of natural healing at my fingertips. I am so thankful for the lady that recommended a chiropractor to me one day that completely changed the direction of my health.

It is my desire to help others in the way that I’ve been helped. To be a ray of hope when all hope has been lost. That is why this blog was born: to help others find solutions to their health problems out of gratitude for the many others that have helped me over the years.

For those of you that are searching for someone to help you find answers for your health needs, I am so excited to share this website that I’ve recently been introduced to called NourishDoc!

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NourishDoc is a website that helps you find independent holistic health experts for natural professional help – all online. It is a network of qualified, independent, certified holistic and natural medicine experts and doctors. These experts can offer you advice based on your specific condition. You can receive your professional consultation via audio, video, or text chat without the hassle of an office visit and without the frustration of trying to locate a natural doctor near you.

Help is even available after normal working hours, on weekends, and on holidays!

Why the Holistic Approach is Different

Conventional medicine is a system of approaching disease and illness by dealing with symptoms and making those symptoms more bearable.

Alternative medicine is a system of getting to the root of the disease or illness so that the symptoms are not just suppressed, but that the disease or illness is truly healed and the body is brought into balance.

Through NourishDoc, you can choose alternative health therapies such as:

  • Integrated medicine
  • Functional medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Holistic medicine
  • Natural medicine
  • Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Homeopathy
  • And many other disciplines that derive their treatment and healing practices from nature.

What does is Cost?

It is free to set up an account with NourishDoc and ask questions, but just like any doctor’s visit, there is a cost to receiving professional help. Don’t worry, though, you choose the plan that is right for you!

Customer Satisfaction

If you are not satisfied with the expert advice you receive and are unable to resolve it, NourishDoc will authorize a full refund! I don’t know about you, but I sure wish I could have a refund on some medical advice I’ve received in the past. ;)

Whether you suffer from cancer, disease, or an illness of some sort, you can find natural help and a plan that is right for you. Visit NourishDoc.com to get started! 

How To Make Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer That is Actually Safe for Your Kids

hand-sanitizer Making my own hand sanitizer has been on my list of to-dos for a looong time! I am so happy to say that I’ve finally made some! Yay! I’m going to show you how very simple it is to make homemade moisturizing hand sanitizer. With the approaching winter months and cold/flu season, killing germs is on most of our minds. I am one of those that cleans the shopping cart handle and carries a (natural) hand sanitizer in my purse. But it’s important to use natural hand sanitizer and I’ll explain why.

Why Traditional Hand Sanitizers Are Not OK

I recently looked up the ingredients of the Purell brand hand sanitizer because it is a popular one. While the chemicals in this hand sanitizers are not listed in the high zone for causing cancer, the ingredients are still not natural or, in my opinion, completely safe. In this post,  I’m going to focus on just 2 aspects of traditional hand sanitizer ingredients that concern me the most.

Alcohol

Have you heard about the kids getting drunk from ingesting a few squirts of hand sanitizer? This is due to the alcohol content. The high alcohol content makes store-bought hand sanitizers not safe to me. Even if a child doesn’t eat the sanitizer, the alcohol is getting into the bloodstream via the skin. Hand sanitizers contain about 63-70% of pure alcohol. Yikes! That is not something I want to continuously put on my children’s skin.

Bad for the Immune System

Hand sanitizer strips the hands of both good and bad bacteria. This is not a good thing since the body uses germs to build strength and help the immune system fight illness. So in other words, the hand sanitizer that is supposed to help you NOT get sick can actually contribute to you GETTING sick. This is one reason that it’s so good to let your children play in the dirt, run around outside barefoot, and play with animals. Kids that stay indoors too much are often sickly looking and acting. I am all about keeping the hands washed and cleaning dirty handles that may have germs, but let’s do it in a safe way! How to Make Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer that is Actually Safe for Your Kids | Jill's Home Remedies | Learn how to make this simple safe hand santizer! How To Make Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer That is Actually Safe for Your Kids

Making hand sanitizer is very simple. All it requires is some essential oils mixed with witch hazel, and you have yourself a safe sanitizer just in time for the winter months!

Homemade Essential Oil Hand Sanitizer

1 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel or 1/2 cup witch hazel and 1/2 cup aloe vera
1 capsule vitamin e oil
3 drops rosemary oil
4 drops eucalyptus or tea tree oil
5 drops cinnamon oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops clove oil

I buy essential oils here.

Directions

  • Puncture vitamin e capsule and squeeze into a jar.
  • Combine all the other ingredients in the jar and shake well.
  • Transfer to spray or squeeze bottle.
  • Shake well before each use.  

Homemade Hand Sanitizer
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup 100% pure aloe vera gel or 1/2 cup witch hazel and 1/2 cup aloe vera
  2. 1 capsule vitamin e oil
  3. 3 drops rosemary oil
  4. 4 drops eucalyptus or tea tree oil
  5. 5 drops cinnamon oil
Instructions
  1. Puncture vitamin E capsule and squeeze into a jar.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the jar and shake well.
  3. Transfer mixture to spray or squeeze bottle.
  4. Shake before each use.
Adapted from The Natural Beauty Book
Jill's Home Remedies http://jillshomeremedies.com/
And there you have it! Simple and safe hand sanitizer that will kill the germs but keep your immune system intact too!

Have you ever made hand sanitizer? Are you concerned about the safety of traditional sanitizer?

Resources

  • Hubbard   |  , B. S. (2014). 6 Reasons to Avoid Hand Sanitizers. Retrieved September 23, 2016, from http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Headline/illness-washing-hands-sanitizers/2014/12/23/id/614647/ 
  •  Are We Overusing Instant Hand Sanitizers? (n.d.). Retrieved September 24, 2016, from http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/susan-evans-md/are-we-overusing-instant-hand-sanitizers 

My Review of Essential Oil Pain Relief Blend

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According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This number is huge but it does not even reflect those that suffer from mild to severe occasional pain. That’s a lot of pain sufferers, isn’t it?! Pain is a big part of so many people’s lives. Whether you suffer from occasional pain or pain on a regular basis, I’m going to share an essential oil pain relief blend that I’ve been using that may be just the answer you need to natural pain relief!

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My Review of Essential Oil Pain Relief Blend

All Natural

I’m sure most of us have a family member, friend or some type of acquaintance that lives with pain. The burden of pain can be quite crippling and hard to live with on a daily basis. Most people turn to doctors and prescriptions for relief. The side effects, however, of pain medication (such as kidney and liver damage) can be quite concerning to some who would rather have a natural option. I recently received a bottle of Essential Oil Pain Relief Blend by L’or Pur to try out and was anxious to try it after reading reviews on their website such as:

“…I experienced great relief after using it. The relief was immediate. It’s amazing!”

“This product works like magic.”

“There was no pain in my neck and shoulder for almost 8-10 hours after application.”

I can say that I too found similar results after using this essential oil blend! Essential oils can be a powerful natural alternative to pain relief. There are 8 essential oils used in this blend: 

  1. Peppermint – Peppermint oil offers significant pain relief for muscle strains. It also helps the brain to handle the pain better.
  2. Wintergreen - Wintergreen oil is the most popular of essential oils for pain relief. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and can offer the same pain-relieving effects as aspirin. 
  3. Menthol – Menthol helps pain by targeting nerve receptors and helps the nervous system not remember the pain.
  4. Camphor – Camphor works as a mild anesthetic.
  5. Clove – The soothing and warming properties of clove help it to reduce pain.
  6. Sage - Sage helps soothe inflamed muscles and joints.
  7. Marjoram – Soothes muscles and strengthens the nervous system.
  8. Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus oil relieves spasms and pain.

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Effective, Fast Relief

What good is using something for pain relief if you are in a ton of pain and have to wait a long time for it to work?! One thing that I was impressed by was how quickly these essential oils soaked into my skin and offered quick relief.

Ready-To-Go

I’m all about blending oils on my own to save money, but it is so nice to buy a blend that is already properly diluted with carrier oils. This blend uses sesame and almond oil.

Affordable

I don’t know if you’ve ever priced essential oil brands, but some of them can be up to $60 an ounce or more! Whew! I don’t know about you, but that is NOT in my price range. L’orpur Essential Oil Blend is only around $15 an ounce, and the bottle comes in a larger size, which makes it last a long time. Check out this short video of me applying the oil!

Read more about this essential oil blend here, and be sure to use lorpur15off at checkout to save 15%!

  Resources

  1. H. (2016). Essential Oils for Pain – L’orpur. Retrieved September 30, 2016, from http://essentialoilbenefits.com/essential-oils-for-pain-lorpur/ 
  2. The American Academy Of Pain Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved September 30, 2016, from http://www.painmed.org/patientcenter/facts_on_pain.aspx