Growing up in my house, we didn’t believe in going to the doctor unless it was absolutely necessary. It’s so easy to get a prescription for anything you can think of, and it is widely believed that going to the doctor for every little thing is the “safe” way to go.

But most minor ailments can be treated in the home, cheaply and safely. And the possible side effects (if any at all) with home remedies are far less extreme than many medications. You know those irritating prescription commercials? When they talk about possible side effects, my head spins. Why would I want to take a medication if it could kill me or make me homicidal? Even if the percentage of people who experience those adverse reactions is minimal, what sense does it make to take that risk? Especially if it can be avoided altogether.

It is important, however, to make sure you are always well informed, and follow your intuition. When in doubt, don’t do it. And if your condition ever worsens, or just doesn’t get any better, don’t hesitate to go to the doctor. I am a big fan of the Home Remedy Treatments website, and GrannyMed. A lot of things listed you have probably heard of before, but some may surprise you. Give it a try, and find out what priceless information you might have been missing out on!