2020 was a tough year.
No embellishments required, last year, for the lack of a better word, was, well, CRAP!
Though 12am on the 1st of January, 2021 may not have been the silver bullet some of us were naively hoping for, this year definitely looks a lot brighter and better.
With the vaccine rollout very much on the horizon, many of us are looking forward to a more normal future, one that a lot of us may have taken granted before the whole Covid19 bombshell started.
Nature and all her wisdom in caring for ourselves and keeping us at optimum health has often been overlooked as a “real” solution but during this global mega long sick day, we’ve realised the importance of maintaining health as a long-term solution rather than a quick fix shot – prevention has always been better than a cure!
The wisdom of our ancestors and their faith in the ability of nature to care for and nurture us has been calling us for many decades now with many of us ignoring their persistence, but perhaps Covid19 has given us ample time to reflect.
Though we are by no means diminishing the great positive stride allopathic medication has made in caring for our health, we believe that this does not mean we discredit the expertise and experience of those who have come before us and their trust in Mother Nature to heal that which she has created – us.
There is a nice space in the Venn diagram where natural medicine and allopathic medicine can coexist with one another, resulting in a calm and fruitful relationship in our humble opinion.
Let Food be thy Medicine, and let Medicine be Thy Food …
Greek Physician, Hippocrates was no flake, and was able to see the direct correlation between food and our health.
Many quotes regarding food and health have come since and this is because most of us understand the direct link between good, wholesome and nutritious food and the optimal health of us and our loved ones.
Fresh fruits, vegetables and a limited supply of organic meat for the carnivores of us ensure that we feel healthy on the inside which always shows on the outside as well.
We are what we eat, and there is a glow that shines off of us naturally when our bodies are fuelled with all the nutrition that consuming food the way Nature always intended gifts us.
Here are just some of the reasons choosing to eat organic is better for you, your loved ones, your community, and the environment:
- Organic Food is most likely fresher due to the absence of harmful chemicals and pesticides as well as unnatural preservatives.
- Organic farming may protect nature as natural pesticides are used instead of chemically laden ones.
- Organic produce should be free of Genetically Modified Organisms, the potential negative repercussions of which are still not entirely known to humans.
- Decreased risk of harmful side effects and illness due to the absence of harmful pesticides usually found in conventional non organic foods.
Natural Products are better for our skin and hair …
Do you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body?
Now that you’re thinking about that, be honest with yourself … are you taking as much care of it as you should be?
Are you nurturing it and nourishing it with the best ingredients Mother Nature has to offer?
The pores on your skin are directly linked to your insides, so what you put on your skin will end up in your blood stream and organs. With this in mind, make sure you use only the best ingredients to care for yourself.
It is common sense to use what this stunning planet has created so bountifully for us seeing as we’re just one of the many creations of Mother Nature.
There are a wide variety of natural oils options that are truly magical when it comes to sheltering our skin.
Like most natural remedies, these natural solutions target the source of the problem rather than on the surface cloaked issues while the “real” problem is left to fester and aggravate beneath the surface – often discovered too late when it is.
Many natural oils also have the added benefit of being naturally effective against all the unique variations most of us face at different times in our lives.
Black Cumin Seed, for example, is considered as one of the greatest modes of healing medicine, particularly used to fight against a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, boils and cold symptoms.
Rosehip Seed Oil is brilliant in regenerating new skin cells – the ultimate way to naturally combat ageing properties that leave skin feeling fresh, youthful and rehydrated.
Most closely aligned in its attributes to the skin’s natural properties, Jojoba oil is the ultimate moisturiser that results in smooth, soft and hydrated skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins, and minerals.
These are just a few examples of the wonderful oils we have out there to care for and feed our skin with the good stuff our amazing planet has to offer!
Take a Walk amongst the trees …
There’s a reason so many global civilisations of the past spoke about the wonder and healing attributes of simply being one with nature.
Especially with the past few months we’ve all had to endure, if anything, the numerous lockdowns we’ve all been faced with have made us crave the need to be outside! Our mental, emotional, and physical health rely so much on being outside in the wilderness, breathing in fresh air, taking in all the greenery around us and smelling all the natural smells of Mother Earth.
You’ll be surprised at how reinvigorated and energised you feel even after a short, brisk walk in the outdoors during lunch time! Just make sure you are caring for yourself adequately and protecting yourself from harmful UV rays in the hotter summer months and we’d bet our bottom dollar, you’ll be feeling the good vibes before too long.
Choose Nature to Heal yourself
We hope we’ve managed to educate you on the importance of natural products, organic foods, and the general wellbeing that occurs when you immerse yourself in nature through this post.
If you have any cool stories and real life examples of how nature has helped you cope with life in general, we’d be thrilled if you shared them with your fellow peers in the comments section.
Also, if we’ve inspired you to make nature a part of your life, please check out this absolutely free natural hair checklist we have up for you to make that move easily, quickly, and happily!