As we get older, we are bombarded by ads for pharmaceuticals for just about every common ailment you can imagine. Though I am sure they work well, it should give one pause to think about how all of these drugs together affect our fragile systems.
Instead, there are many alternative medicines that have been in use for millennia that are worth a try. We can slow down the effects of aging using tried and true homeopathic remedies.
Unfortunately, many of these remedies won’t be covered by Medicare. Though supplemental insurance may offset some of the costs. Look into Mutual of Omaha Medicare Plans and see if something like that can help if you are on a limited income.
Read on for some ideas on how to use natural methods to slow down or even reverse your aging naturally.
It’s no secret that our mental facilities take a hit as we get older. The synapses don’t happen quite as fast as they used to.
Keeping our minds sharp is one of the best ways to keep ourselves active and healthy even at an advanced age. If you’re physically fit but have trouble keeping your mind straight, then that has a huge effect on your ability to live a quality of life.
And with a healthy brain, the body usually follows.
To stay mentally fit and physically fit, try doing yoga a few times per week. Yoga has a way of keeping the brain-centered and focused. Your thinking is much clearer and brain fog happens a lot less frequently.
This can keep you positive and help to maintain concentration. In addition, blood pressure is lower and your balance is improved. Since falls are frequently a harbinger of problems to come, you can avoid them by keeping fit with yoga.
Besides yoga, you can also be warding off things like dementia by eating lots of turmeric in teas or recipes. Besides being a great antioxidant it also breaks down amyloid-beta plaques which are known to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
One of the best ways to stay healthy at any age is to get enough sleep. Yet this is a challenge as we age. It is good to be up early to get the most out of the day, but many go to bed too late to be able to get enough rest.
There are a lot of homeopathic ways to get sleep from exercise to natural remedies. For instance, I mentioned yoga in the last section. Well, yoga is so relaxing that doing it three times per week will help you get on a regular sleep schedule.
Any exercise will help to reset your natural rhythm and allow you to fall asleep more deeply.
Then you can also try some infusions or teas made with herbs. Chamomile and lavender are ideal for tea to drink just before bed to help fall asleep and stay asleep. Melatonin supplements can also work wonders as this is the hormone that coats the brain and tells it that it is time to sleep.
Moving around gets difficult due to the onset of osteoarthritis. Our joints get stiff and achy so it takes more of an effort to get going.
The chronic pain of achy joints also doesn’t allow many to sleep well since it is hard to find the right position in bed.
Besides the aforementioned yoga, there are some ways to treat the pain in your joints and keep them loose.
CBD oil is becoming very trendy in treating chronic pain. Since it has been made legal at the Federal level due to the fact that it doesn’t have THC in many forms, it may be available in your area. It does come down to a state by state basis as it is still not allowed in some.
If you can use it then creams applied directly on the joints works wonders. Especially if it is paired with capsaicin.
If you can’t get any CBD cream or other products, then a capsaicin cream will also work really well on its own.
Try taking some collagen supplements as it can help keep the collagen in your joints so it reduces the friction which causes most of the pain.
Using heat and cold pads also work really well to ease the pain. And add more turmeric to your diet as it is an excellent anti-inflammatory.
There are so many ways to take care of ourselves naturally that we should only turn to pharmaceuticals as a last resort. Not every remedy is going to work but give it time and you may be su