Ah, hippie shit.
Who among us can resist its siren call? After all, don’t we all want to live in a world where the solution to every problem we have lies in our pantry? Child not doing well in school? Rub em down with cornstarch. Dismissive husband? Simply dab some apple cider vinegar behind his ears (organic, of course).
There’s nothing quite so delightful as the smugness that comes with rubbing oil of oregano onto our feet while drinking chamomile tea and explaining to our girlfriends that western medicine just doesn’t compare when it comes to treating gangrene.
I like to think of myself as a wise woman of the world. But I have a confession: I’m hippie on my mother’s side (so half hippie) but I have a highly tuned bullshit-o-meter. So this means I will stick a clove of garlic up my hoo-ha to get rid of a UTI, but I will not use crystals to alleviate my allergies. Ya feel me?
Here are five Damn Girl tried and true’s:
1. Ginger for motion sickness
I am afflicted with the motion sickness double whammy. I have the traditional car sickness, plane sickness, can’t look at my cellphone while walking sickness, and also hormonal motion sickness. Who says you can’t have it all?
When I go on a trip or am due for my period, I start my morning with about a tablespoon of fresh grated ginger in a cup of water, then supplement throughout the day with ginger chews to keep the dizzies at bay, which it does!
2. Positive thinking physically changes the shape of your brain
I know when you are stressed out and just need a break, there is nothing so soothing as wishing your neighbors, in laws, and exes horrible, detailed deaths. But according to research, our thoughts actually change the shape of our brains, for better or worse.
3. Apple cider vinegar for mole removal
You can remove raised moles and skin tags with organic apple cider vinegar.
Remember, kids: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. You should not try this under any circumstances. But I did and it worked wonderfully! I removed eighteen pesky moles and two ugly skin tags. I did this 5 years ago and my pale, sensitive skin has no scars and the moles have not come back. Read how I did it here: http://homeremediesforlife.com/apple-cider-vinegar-for-mole-removal/
4. Yoga for… almost everything
Yoga is the fountain of youth. Yoga keeps your tendons and joints lubricated and your muscles strong and flexible.
Yoga is excellent for your brain chemistry. Yoga balances hormones, reduces pain, and improves your balance and sleep quality. Yoga does just about everything except clean your house and make you breakfast and honestly, I don’t have any sources for that last statement so don’t quote me on that one.
5. Breast massage for regular periods
This is a weird one, but quite effective: prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen are all produced from rubbing down your bazoombas.
Breast massage can be a game changer for those who suffer from PCOS, perimenopause, and irregular periods. Aim for 10-15 minutes before bed.
Tell me, what hippie-shit do you find really works? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll test them out for part-two!