Ladies, we know it’s hard out there. From daily primping to monthly menstruating (sorry, but there’s just no beating around the bush here), taking care of your body might require reaching for the medicine cabinet more than you even realize.
If you’ve found a way to manage the aches and pains of everyday life (and womanhood!), we applaud you. But could there be a better alternative than relying on painkillers and other medical treatments on a regular basis?
There is growing concern in the medical community that low, steady doses of painkillers may have long-term effects. Additionally, painkillers and chemicals are designed to mess with your body and brain chemistry—and can we really say we know the effects of that?
So whether you’re worried about influencing natural brain chemistry, want to avoid liver or kidney damage, have no time to make it to the pharmacy, or are just trying to live a more natural life, alternative remedies using food and herbs abound for nearly everything you can pop a pill for. Here are seven ailments that women commonly face and alternative ways to treat them.