Managing chronic conditions can be extremely expensive, and to say I am frugal is an understatement. I am a coupon diva and extreme bargain hunter. I seek out deals for travel, retail, entertainment, transportation, food, and healthcare. Here are a few budget savvy methods that fall in line with my 3 Key Concepts to Live Well & Be Well. As with any advice, speak to your doctor before implementing anything that may affect your health.
Be Well! ~Tiffany
Indigestion or heartburn? Drink 1/4 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1/4 cup water OR chew a small piece of crystallized ginger OR sip on chamomile tea OR chew sugarless peppermint gum. Simple solution...avoid harmful foods since diet is the number one culprit.
Sensitive skin, shingles, contact dermatitis? Stay indoors when temperatures soar, avoid excessive sun exposure, and check your water heater. High heat aggravates many conditions and hot water can scald. Turn the temperature down to 120 degrees to save on heating bills.
Constipation, hernias, or digestive complaints? Foods like rice, oats, and potatoes support the health of our colon, are filling, rich in nutrients, and very inexpensive. Avoid toppings that contain oil.
Insomnia? Stream nature sounds like ocean waves or tune into a tapping/EFT video with Brad Yates to help you wind down.
Aches & pains keeping you awake? Try acupuncture, my number one method to relieve pain and help manage stress. Community based clinics are affordable and many health plans may cover the cost, check with your insurance carrier.