How to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet

Natural Medicine Cabinet Swap Outs

Natural Medicine Cabinet Swap Outs

‘Tis the season for sinus infections, flu, bronchitis, strep throat, stomach bugs and other nasty viruses and sickness!  I can’t think of a better time to share with you how to create a Natural Medicine Cabinet.  Why a “natural” medicine cabinet?  Well, if you look at many of the medications found in most medicine cabinets, you might be surprised to find out that many of them have artificial dyes, colors and harmful ingredients that could possibly be causing you harm instead of making you feel better.

Building a strong immune system is so important, especially now that new reports show that antibiotics are not working as well as they used to, and people are staying sicker for longer periods of time.  Below you will find easy, safe Swap Outs that are completely natural and do NOT contain the scary ingredients that are found in many medicines.

HOW TO BUILD A NATURAL MEDICINE CABINET

(Swap out everyday, over-the-counter products for the highlighted Shaklee products.)

Herbal Blend Multi-Purpose Cream

Dr. Shaklee originally called this product “Foot Cream”, but it became known as Basic ‘F’ (face, feet and fanny!) due to its many uses:

  • Rashes
  • Diaper rash, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak
  • Detergent burn
  • Chapped skin
  • Athletes Foot
  • Bruises
  • Aching muscles
  • Insect Bites
  • Acne
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Dandruff
  • Jock itch
  • Chafing

***1 product to replace 13!

SPF 30 for the body Suncreen:  Instead of Banana Boat

  • Patented Vital-Repair+® contains antioxidant vitamins and botanicals to keep the skin from aging
  • UVA and UVB protection that adds an extra defense against premature skin aging and cancer causing sun rays
  • Paraben Free
  • This is the only sunscreen that doesn’t burn my daughter Lauren’s skin.

Vitalizer:  Instead of One A Day, Centrum, other Over-the-Counter Prenatal Vitamins

  • Vitalizer is more than just a single multivitamin—with 80 bio-optimized nutrients clinically proven to create a foundation for a longer, healthier life, it’s the only comprehensive multi-nutrient supplement pack you need.
  • Backed by 55 years of nutrition science, a first-of-its-kind Landmark Study, 12 clinical trials, and with formulas that target the specific health needs of men, women, and active adults, Shaklee Vitalizer is the first step toward an optimal nutritional foundation.

Calming Complex:  Instead of store bought Aloe Vera Gel

  • Great for sunburn on faces and environmental stress
  • Has advanced liposome technology with benefits of beta glucan
  • Paraben Free
  • Hypoallergenic

Joint & Muscle Cream:  Instead of arthritis creams, Icy hot, Ben-gay or other sports cream

  • Minor joint pain in the wrist, ankle, knee, elbow, and hip
  • People who occasionally experience minor back, neck, and shoulder muscle pain
  • Children over 2 years old to soothe minor sprains, bruises, and cramps

Pain Relief Complex:  Instead of Aspirin, Prescription Pain medicines

  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Helps prevent breakdown of connective tissue
  • Improves knee flexion
  • Relieves joint discomfort

Defend & Resist Complex:  Instead of Airborne, Cold Eeze 

  • Active Ingredients:  Echinacea to take care of bacteria and Larch tree extract to attack viruses
  • Use as a preventative when flying or in large gatherings of people during cold and flu season or anytime you come in contact with allergy activators

Immunity Formula:  Instead of Sudafed or Clariton 

  • Can reduce allergy symptoms, and relieves lingering symptoms such as cough
  • Contains Shaklee Guard, a natural antioxidant
  • Especially good for those with sinus problems
  • Contains a synergistic blend of Vitamins
  • Speeds wound healing

Ez-Gest:  Instead of Beano, Gas-X

  • Offers relief from incomplete digestion of food
  • Supports complete digestion of: carbohydrates, fats , protein, diary products , gas producing vegetables such as beans and broccoli

Stomach Soothing Complex:  Instead of Lactaid, Dramamine, Zantac, Pepcid AC 

  • Relief for upset stomach
  • Acid Reflux (GERD)
  • IBS
  • Colitis
  • Motion sickness
  • Morning sickness

Chewable Cal-Mag Plus:  Instead of Tums or Rolaids

  • Calcium Carbonate acts as an anti-acid from natural sources and builds healthy bones at the same time.

Fiber Plan Tablets:  Instead of Colon Cleanse, Metamucil

  • Promotes regularity, aids in digestion and supports colon health!
  • Especially good for those who are dieting
  • Insoluble fiber promotes regularity sometimes called “the broom” which helps detoxify the body

Fiber Plan Unflavored 

  • A good source of Vitamin C
  • Soluble fiber that binds with cholesterol
  • Start slowly to avoid causing gas

Herb Lax:  Instead of Ex-Lax, Liver Cleanse, Detox Cleanses

  • Detox
  • Promotes peristaltic action
  • Cleanses the tissue cells, blood and kidneys

Alfalfa

  • Absorbs cholesterol in the intestines
  • Helps to fight disease causing fungi
  • Provides 300 mg of Calcium (as much as in a glass of milk)
  • Promotes body detox

Liver DTX

  • Helps the body make the liver proteins necessary to regenerate liver cells
  • Helps maintain bile flow
  • Helps detoxify the liver
  • Helps break down fats
  • Helps transport toxins into the blood stream and out of the body

Performance:  Instead of Pedialyte, Gatorade 

  • An electrolyte drink that helps the body utilize water by hydrating the body
  • Provides superior hydration to relieve the symptoms of:  Vomiting, Diarrhea and Hangover

Cor Energy:  Instead of No-Doz, Stay Awake

  • Improves kidney health
  • Helps balance blood sugar
  • Enhances sexual function
  • Protects against radiation
  • Lowers LDL (bad Cholesterol)
  • Increases mental vigor and concentration
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Aids the liver

Memory Optimizer

  • Increases & maintains memory function and overall brain health
  • Improves ability to learn new information
  • Increases speed of information processing
  • Increases blood and oxygen level to the brain
  • Improves glucose utilization to the brain
  • Supports overall brain health

180 Energizing Tea:  Instead of Coffee, Rockstar drinks, Monster drinks

  • Boosts energy
  • Contains taurine which acts as a calming agent

The next three supplements are good to use instead of depression medications.

Moodlift

  • Used to treat anxiety and fearfulness
  • Used to treat nervousness
  • Used to treat insomnia
  • Promotes calmness
  • Anti-viral activity
  • May be helpful in reducing tension headaches
  • May improve menopausal symptoms

Stress Relief Complex

  • Relaxation without drowsiness
  • Enhances the body’s ability to adapt to continuing stress
  • Helps the body to avoid the effects of stress on long-term health by blunting the cortisol response to stress
  • Helps make epinephrine which is involved in mood regulation
  • Relieves symptoms of ADD

Gentle Sleep Complex:  Instead of Tylenol PM, Unisom

  • Improves the quality of sleep
  • Relaxing effect
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Relieves tension and restlessness
  • Stabilizes irregular heart rhythm
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Anti-aggressive properties
  • Improves childhood behavioral disorders
  • Helps menstrual cramps
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Intestinal colic and gas pains
  • Migraine headaches
  • TMJ
  • Restless legs

Please contact me directly at evarumble@carolina.rr.com with specific questions or visit my website: www.evarumble.myshaklee.com.

Take Care and Be Well!

Eva

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