Natural remedies for your office

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As part of my efforts to create a healthier work place, I do a lot to promote lifestyles and work ethics that are in tune with our bodies’ natural needs. An important part of this involves the use of natural remedies for various ailments.

Natural remedies are great when you can find them. When in doubt, I always try a natural remedy before attempting to medicate myself. It’s becoming increasingly known that many, if not most, health related issues are caused by the presence or absence of a natural bodily need. If you can take care of that, you don’t need any complicating medications.

Here are a few that I recommend:

Allergy Relief. For allergies, there are a wide variety of natural remedies that work very well. Here are a few that I like a lot:

  • The Paleo diet in general, or abstaining from wheat and grains in particular. You’d be surprised how effective this can be in improving allergy issues. Just ask Bill O’Reilly.
  • Steaming/saunas. This actually cured my seasonal and pet allergies this past spring. I walked into the sauna and steam rooms sneezing and coughing, and walked out feeling like a million bucks.
  • Water. During allergy season, drinking literally gallons of water per day is critical for me in preventing my allergies from becoming sinus infections. Not surprisingly, this prevents and remedies many other ailments as well, including…


  • Pressure point release. This is amazingly effective for me. The idea is that migraines are caused by blockages in blood flows, and you can relieve this by strongly massaging a pressure point that is blocking smooth blood flow. For me, that pressure point is almost always in my left hand where the base of my thumb meets the base of my index fingure.
  • Water (see above).
  • Managing my caffeine intake. If I bounce between caffeine extremes, either having far more than normal or abruptly stopping after a long period of caffeine consumption, I’m usually ripe for a migraine. I make sure to up my water intake during these periods, it really helps to head them off.
  • Sleep better. See my post on the subject to learn more.

I’ll also add that for me, Excedrin Migraine works as a great last resort for migraines. As I like to say, do it when you need to, but only when you need to.

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