Real food has been an important part of helping me to overcome chronic fatigue and other health issues! Here is a peek inside my real food pantry. Keep reading for the benefits of these foods and the best sources for awesome prices!
The castor oil is for liver detox. The liver is related to sleep and hormonal issues. Castor oil packs are a great therapy for the liver. Vitacost has a good price on this. The black tea helps my daughter with nausea when she has a bad cold. Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy for heartburn and is a natural probiotic if you get the kind that says “with the mother” on the label. It is also awesome for making homemade dressing. You can check out some salad dressing recipes on my pinterest board. Store bought salad dressings are filled with very bad oils and are very harmful. You can read about the power of good oils and fats here and here.
I rarely buy juice, but bought this organic one to make homemade jello. But I haven’t experimented much since I started working on histamine intolerance. The tomato sauce is Whole Foods brand (365) and is an awesome price for organic tomato sauce! It is the best price I have found. It is organic and doesn’t have any msg in it. When reading labels it is important to note that even the word “spices” can mean hidden msg. The applesauce is Food Lion brand. It is a great price for plain unsweetened applesauce. The noodles came from an oriental food store. Oriental food stores have great prices on rice pastas and sweet potato pastas for those who need to be gluten free. I am unsure if they are certified gluten free though if you have celiacs. (I am gluten free, but I don’t have celiacs.)
I have alot of spices because it is an easy way to make real food tasty! The salts are very important for health. I learned about the healing power of salt when I was working on overcoming adrenal fatigue. When I had adrenal fatigue I couldn’t sleep very much at night and I felt terrible and very tired during the day. Needless to say I was very interested in overcoming it! Some people that had lyme’s disease also used salt as an important part of their recovery. The right salt has so many important minerals that help our thyroid and detox systems to work right. Obviously, I am not talking about grocery store white salt. Here are some excellent salts for health-this one or this one.
At the bottom of my pantry, I store produce (like this mega watermelon :)). I also have one of my favorite fats to cook with-palm shortening. This is a healthy fat and it sells for a really good price at Tropical Traditions. On my sidebar is a link to Tropical Traditions. I also have baking soda (good price at Costco) for help in scrubbing my bathroom and stained clothing. (I don’t use poisonous cleaners anymore-see why that is so important for me in this article).
I buy alot of these items from Vitacost. If you have never ordered from there you can use this link to save $10 off of your first order!
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Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. You should consult your health practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements. I am not a doctor or medical professional.
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