Winter is on it’s way (I’d say Winter is coming, but that’s practically copyright thanks to GOT….) So! We thought we could share some of the tips, tricks and health ideas that some of the team at NMK use for their own benefit to keep them a step ahead.
We’d love to hear yours, so post it in the comments below!
- Colloidal Silver. I’ve used it in Ionic form, for conjunctivitis, ear infections, open wounds and sore throats.
- Microbiome - I had no idea about what this word was/meant, until 2 years ago. Great book, ‘10% Human’ by Allana Collen https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780007584024/ to get some wonderful insights on understanding your microbiome, and what it does for you (or more accurately, how it IS you.)
- Gummies. Yep, gelatin.
These are FAST to make and set in the fridge, and your favourite fruit or liquid can now be amazing for your gut health, as well. My daughter’s favourite is blueberry, and mine is mango or strawberries and coconut cream.
- Gelatin, again. Need to rebuild your gut health?
- Bone broths are a wonderful, warming way to introduce gelatin and a whole host of fabulous minerals into your system.
- We like to use organic meats and bones in our house, so simmering them over low heat for many hours brings out the minerals and nutrients that help to rebuild your gut.
- Essential Oils:
- How I use mine – I put drops into a diffuser at home, I put them onto the pillows and sheets of my kids before bed, and I use them when I clean, so that I’m not ingesting chemicals or exposing my kids to hormone disrupting smells.
- Peppermint oils helped my pregnancy headaches SO much.
- I’ve just begun experimenting with using them in my foods – choc chic peppermint ‘ice-cream’ with frozen bananas, cacao powder, and a drop of peppermint essential oil is our favourite – we gently blend through cacao nibs after it’s blitzed in the food processor. Yummo. Fast, tasty, and my daughter maintains that my ice cream is better than the ones at the shop – probably because she knows that she can have that if she eats all of her dinner and the other one is once in a blue moon!
- Leave the skin on:
A great time saving exchange for the small increase in cost, is leaving the skin on my organic veggies. The skin (and the small particles of dirt on the skin) of your organic veggies, is SO good for you. Leave it on, save time and enjoy the vitamins and minerals that you’ll get along the way.
- Coconut Oil Pulling:
My dentist got me onto this. It’s a great way to help your gums and oral health, is to swirl coconut oil around your mouth. Pull it all through your teeth and swish it all around. Coconut oil has many anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties, so it’s a wonderful choice to help prevent gum disease, and improve your health.
- Tumeric, Ginger and Garlic:
Anti inflammatory properties, galour. There is a great time saving recipe in Sarah Wilson’s book ‘Simplicious’ called ‘Good For Your Guts, Garlic’ about how she ferments her garlic and it’s kinder on your gut and easier to digest. I also finds it backs off the strength of the garlic (which is a bit of a shame for me because I LOVE it powerful, but makes my husband do a happy dance) and we have it ‘ready to go’ in a huge jar in the fridge, which cuts down prep time for meals.
- Diatomaceous Earth:
- This has so many uses. I use it in the garden to keep unwanted pests off my veggies, I drink it in smoothies, or water, and it’s great for the chickens in the chicken coop to cope with pests! I feed it to our animals to help with other measures for intestinal worms. My daughter requests it every now and then, which is great because it reminds me! I use a tablespoon of DE, mixed with a tablespoon of honey and she eats it to help with intestinal worms. There is a food grade diatomaceous earth, and one that you can use in the gardens, so if you are planning on eating it, get the food grade one. If you want to give it a crack try it here https://www.diatomaceousearthonline.com.au/food-grade-de/
- My hot tip – if you use it to dust your kids hair in it to kill nits, then make sure you don’t get it in their eyes, or they will NOT LIKE YOU. Mixed with coconut oil would be a better suggestion…
- Bentonite Clay:
I use this on march fly bites, mozzie bites, ant bites and wasp/bee stings. It takes the sting out within 2 seconds of application. Even my Mum was a sceptic and she’s now converted. I also drink it – it apparently has electrically charged particles that grab the bad stuff from your body, and help you eliminate it from your system. I drink this in water, mixed with a plastic spoon (you have to keep it away from metal to maximise the particle charge benefits), and tell me you don’t feel a change after 2 days!
Remember, this is by no means advice, just some things that we personally use and our experiences. As always, speak to a qualified person if you’re interested in trying anything!
Written By: Kelly Townsend (Director)