Review of Homeopathic Remedies

I am always on the hunt for great alternative treatments for any ailments. I have discovered over the past few years that most of my problems on the outside are indicative of a more deeply rooted issue on the inside. So when my skin suddenly became more reactive, sensitive, and broken out than normal, I knew I needed to do a little research into what could be going on. While I could likely cure my skin issues with a couple of topical treatments, that would just be a superficial band-aid solution. I wanted to cure the root, not simply cover the symptoms!

I made an appointment with my local naturopath and was prescribed an alternative treatment that I had never heard of before. It is called Constitutional Hydrotherapy and it basically kickstarts the detox process by stimulating your liver and lymphatic system (among others) through an electrode stimulation and the systematic use of hot and cold towels. I am still learning how the exact process works, but from what I have learned so far your body must kick into gear in order to continue to heat up cold towels and the electrodes are places in numerous locations to send stimulating pulses into your system.

I have been going to Constitutional Hydrotherapy for a couple months now and must say that I love it! While the treatment can be slightly uncomfortable at times, my body indicates that it is detoxing at a faster rate due to the speed in which my body heat can heat up cold towels. In addition, my skin has definitely calmed down and become far less reactive. If you struggle with a skin issue or just need to detox in general, I highly recommend regular Constitutional Hydrotherapy once or twice a week, or as prescribed by your Naturopathic Doctor.


treatment that I am on is a dietary supplement called Thyroid Synergy. Through a blood panel, I discovered that my thyroid is functioning at a sub-optimal level, likely due to the strong genetic link to thyroid disease in my family (I will add that the blood panel indicated PERFECT protein levels… as a vegan. Yes, that’s right). Thyroid Synergy is a homeopathic supplement that is designed to naturally encourage and stimulate the thyroid’s optimal functionality. The supplement includes Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, American Ginseng, and Forskolin Extract. This supplement is great if you do experience thyroid issues on a smaller scale and want to give your thyroid a chance to start working more organically, as the more intense treatment options work FOR your thyroid rather than with it.

One final treatment that I was prescribed for my skin was a beta carotene concentrate. This is another easy supplement that can improve the quality of your skin. Beta carotene is also great for your mucus membranes, immune system, and eye health. In addition, a recent UK study shows that beta carotene can improve the color of your skin, making it look glowy and sun tanned, due to the vegetable pigments called carotenoids. Talk about a BONUS!

Next time you struggle with a seemingly surface-deep health issue such as acne, remember that many issues lie beneath the surface. Check out your local naturopath and ask them about these different treatment options to cure your ailment from the inside out. Watch not only the symptoms vanish, but the root of the issue itself.

Make it a great week, Crush community!

-Delaney

Don’t let my face fool you… the cold towels are brutal!

Don’t let my face fool you… the cold towels are brutal!

Thyroid Synergy supplement

Thyroid Synergy supplement

Homemade Vegan Pho

The following is a quick and easy take on the Vietnamese dish we all know and love! While Pho actually often requires a lot more work to be its most authentic version, for those of you who may be in a pinch for time and want that delicious, warm comfort food feeling, this recipe is a must-try.

When it comes to the veggies and tofu, use your preferred proportions. Some like their Pho extra soupy, while others may like it filled to the brim with veggies, etc.

Here’s what you need:

-Red cabbage

-Carrots

-Celery

-Broccoli

-Mushrooms

-Tofu

-Rice noodles

-Vegetable broth (click here to shop my personal favorite)

-Salt

-Pepper

-Nutritional yeast

-Optional flavor add-ons: sriracha, hoisin, basil

How to make it:

  1. Dice tofu and sauté on medium with a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Instead of oil, sauté in water or coconut aminos!

  2. Wash and chop vegetables

  3. In a large pot, bring broth to a boil, then allow it to simmer

  4. Add vegetables to broth and simmer for 5 minutes

  5. Add tofu and noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes, until noodles are tender (possibly longer depending on the type of noodle)

  6. Top with your favorite flavors! I opt for sriracha, hoisin, and fresh basil.

There you have it! This recipe is so easy, quick, and delicious. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

-Cairi