12 Complementary Health Remedies on a Shoestring Budget

by Mel Ve |

Having run the gauntlet of toxic medicines and vaccinations, and having suffered vaccine injury resulting in complete loss of hearing in my right ear, I am passionate about promoting the usage of complementary remedies.  I use and make many of these remedies for myself, and have distributed them amongst those who are savvy enough to heal themselves, rather than succumbing to the cut, burn and poison industry, which is exactly what mainstream medicine is.  Ask yourself this question: How does it benefit doctors and the pharmaceutical industry to have a healthy population?  The answer, if you are honest about it, is that it does not benefit them at all. Doctors and Big Pharma are in business with disease.  Their aim is not to heal you.  Their aim is to profit from you.

According to Peter C. Gotzsche MD, Director of the Nordic Cochran Centre in Copenhagen, and Professor of research design and analysis at the University of Copenhagen, prescription drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.  In America alone, prescription drugs kill over 200,000 people every year, and this is whilst doing exactly what their doctors told them to do. For this reason, many people are exploring ways to approach their health in a more holistic way, as opposed to using allopathic medicines, which can be very expensive, not to mention fatal side effects.  Indeed, many people put unquestionable amounts of faith into doctors and the Big Pharma funded medical industry, but there are plenty of ways to escape the cycle of medical genocide.



Taking responsibility for one’s own health starts with a healthy diet, but also getting educated about our anatomy and how to support it with a complimentary approach.  Just a few basic tips and remedies result in total transformation and control over one’s health and wellbeing. However, first thing is first, and that is getting to grips with some of the basics when it comes to health.



When the body breaks down food, the metabolic waste can be alkaline, neutral or acidic, which can affect the body’s acidity levels.  Diseases such as Gout, which is an accumulation of acid crystals in the joints, are a direct result of too much acid in the body. Indeed, the presence of acidic metabolic waste makes one more vulnerable to disease, as it has been proven that diseases such as cancer and pathogenic infections do not thrive in an alkaline enviroNment.

The alkaline diet works off the premise that one’s diet can alter the pH value of your body.  When discussing the alkaline diet, it is important to understand pH, which is the measurement of how acidic or alkaline something is.  The pH value ranges from 0 – 14

Acidic: 0.0 – 6.9

Neutral: 7.0

Alkaline: 7.1 – 14.0

Certain food groups are considered acidic, alkaline or neutral:

Acidic foods include: meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains and alcohol

Neutral foods include: natural fats, starches and sugars

Alkaline foods include:  fruits, nuts, legumes and vegetables

Alkaline diet food chart


There is an extensive list of health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) that have been well known for millennia, having been in use since around 5000 B.C.  It has been shown to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, assist in weight loss, improve metabolic function, cure the common cold, and improve gut health. It also works well as dermal acid peel, which improves the appearance of acne and scarring on the skin, as well as soothing sun burnt skin.  But most importantly, ACV is amazingly effective at alkalising the body by helping to detoxify the liver, purify the blood, cleanse the lymph nodes whilst boosting one’s immune system.  ACV should be taken in a 10 ml measure, diluted in a glass of drinking water, and taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Apple Cider Vinegar is relatively inexpensive and available at most grocery stores



This is a familiar household product that also goes by the name of Sodium Bicarbonate, and is known for its alkalising effects, as it helps to neutralise acid and improve the pH balance in the body.  Baking Soda has been used to kill off bacteria, fungus and mold, such as those that can cause skin and nail infections in humans. It is also wonderful for cleaning teeth, as it kills off Streptococcus mutans, which is a type of bacteria associated with tooth decay.  Baking Soda can be used as a natural deodorant and a skin exfoliator, which is mixed with water. Baking Soda has even been known to relieve sunburn, soothe bug bites, and remove splinters from the skin. It also makes an effective and non-toxic household cleaner for the kitchens, bathrooms and carpets, with many other uses which replace toxic household cleaners.



Pink Himalayan Salt (PHS) is often said to be the most beneficial, as well as the cleanest salt available on the planet today.  It is also the most alkalising food additive one can use, with all kinds of nutritional and therapeutic properties. In fact, Himalayan salt lamps are becoming hugely popular due to their air purification properties.  PHS contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, not to mention that it makes food taste great in measured quantities. PHS has been said to improve respiratory problems, balance the body’s pH, aid in digestion but to name a few amazing benefits of this ancient salt.



Coconut oil is one of the most versatile health foods with a plethora of uses and applications.  In fact, the Coconut tree is considered to be the “tree of life”. Some of the top benefits of Coconut Oil include balancing hormones, fighting inflammation, killing candida and other harmful bacteria in the gut resulting in improved digestion, stabilising blood sugar, improving Alzheimers’ Disease, whilst also boosting the immune system.  Coconut Oil can be used for moisturising skin, decreasing wrinkles and age spots, and has the added benefit of having a Sun Protection Factor of 10 – 15. It can be used to condition the hair, a make-up remover, lip balm, nail cuticle treatment, treatment for cracked heels, wound salve, shaving cream and insect repellent. Coconut oil is safe for use on humans and animals, and can be used for internal and external applications.



One can use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil for Oil Pulling techniques, to either remove sub dermal splinters, poison, puss or infections.  To improve the health of one’s teeth and gums, Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil is used in Ayurvedic medicine practice in order to detoxify the mouth, remove plaque and bad breath, fight bacteria, reduce tooth decay and gum disease such as Gingivitis.  Oral oil pulling is done by taking a tablespoon of oil into the mouth immediately after brushing and rinsing in the morning. Spend 10 – 20 minutes swishing the oil around the mouth before spitting it out. Do not swallow it. Notice that the oil will be a different colour having extracted the toxins.


Lunar Colloidal Silver that I brew on the full moon


Colloidal Silver is a solution of water containing dissolved particles of suspended silver, and has been used for at least 6000 years to prevent microbial infections.   In ancient times, silver was a popular remedy to stop the spread of disease. Its use as a natural antibiotic continued all the way until the 1940s, when modern antibiotics arrived.

Silver has been proven to be effective against almost all organisms that have been tested.  Before the invention of the refrigerator, it was common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk as a preservative, because silver was known to prevent the growth of algae, bacteria and other undesirable organisms.   Silver is antiviral, anti-inflammatory and very effective in treating nearly all infections that occur within the body, including bladder and kidney infection, tick bite fever, cold / flu / pneumonia, and sinusitis. Colloidal Silver is also a fantastic non-toxic household disinfectant, which can be used to sterilise working surfaces and bathrooms.  Colloidal Silver is so mild, that it is safe for usage on babies and breastfeeding mothers, as well as on animals. For internal and external use.

I often get requests regarding which is the best brand of Colloidal Silver.  Please find this link below, which contains all the information you need to know, regarding our own tried and tested LUNAR SILVER.



Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a powder that comes from the fossilised remains of tiny aquatic organisms called Diatoms. Studies have shown that DE is an essential mineral for the body to build strong bones, hair, nails and teeth, and it is needed to carry calcium into various parts of the body.  DE helps to detoxify the body by killing parasites and viruses that can contribute to illness, whilst also helping to clean the body’s blood. It is also an effective treatment for keeping animals parasite free, both internally and externally. DE can be used to make a number of natural cosmetic products such as toothpaste, deodorant or detoxifying face clay masks.  Safe for humans and animals. For internal and external use.



Activated charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so that the body doesn’t reabsorb them.  It can be made from a variety of sources such as coconut shells. In addition, it is used to reduce bloating and gas, lower cholesterol, treat bile flow problems safely during pregnancy and even prevent hangovers.  The porous surface of the activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive-charged toxins and gas to bond with it. These porous cavities that enhance toxin elimination inside the body are the result of a heating process, which is what allows the charcoal’s “activation”.  Research even shows that activated charcoal works better than stomach pumping in some situations. Safe for usage on humans and animals.



Kefir is white gel-like cluster of grains, which can be used for fermenting various foods, thus creating naturally rich probiotic foods.  Kefir has been used for thousands of years, and contains many bioactive compounds, including as many as 30 strains of good bacteria that help fight against tumours, harmful microbes and carcinogens.  This nutrient packed superfood has been touted as relieving many health issues which can be traced to originating in impaired digestive or immune function. Kefir can be used to make dairy and plant based cheese, dairy and plant based yogurt.



Kombucha in fermenting jars with SCOBY inside
Kombucha in fermenting jars with SCOBY inside


Originating in Manchuria around 2000 years ago, Kombucha is known by the Chinese as the “Immortal Health Elixir”, as it has tremendous health benefits extending to the heart, brain and especially the gut.  Kombucha is made by fermenting tea with a Symbiotic Culture of Bacterial Yeast (SCOBY), also referenced as Manchurian Mushroom tea. Due to the fermentation process involved in creating Kombucha, it contains a large number of living healthy bacteria referenced as ‘probiotics’, which line the digestive tract and support one’s immune system, as they absorb nutrients and fight infection and illness.

Kombucha also makes a wonderful naturally fizzy replacement for toxic, sugary sodas, and also alcohol, as well as containing absolutely no artificial colours and preservatives.  Kombucha can be flavoured with different fruits and spices, and kept in the fridge for up to 3 months.


Ginger is one of the most used dietary condiments in the world today, being equal parts delicious and nutritious.  Ginger is the underground stem part of a flowering plant, and it is versatile and easy to use, and has been a natural remedy for thousands of years due to its medicinal properties.  Ginger can be used to treat a number of ailments including nausea, fungal infections, inflammation, arthritis, cancer but to name a few. Ginger also promotes proper digestion, improves brain function, lowers cholesterol levels, regulates blood sugar and relieves joint and muscle pains.



Closely related to the Ginger plant, Turmeric is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet in fighting and even reversing disease, and is one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science.  There oars over 12, 500 peer reviewed articles published proving turmeric benefits, especially one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin. Turmeric typically is in a ground distinctive yellow powder which has numerous uses and health benefits.  Sometimes applied topically to assist in helping wounds to heal, Turmeric is however usually ingested, benefiting the body by fighting inflammation, slowing blood clots, reducing depression symptoms and certain types of cancer. Turmeric can be used on humans and animals, and can be used internally or applied externally to help wounds heal faster.

There are a number of amazing holistic remedies that can replace commonly used medicines, however, if you are currently taking allopathic medication and thinking of moving towards a more holistic lifestyle, please consult an registered Naturopathic practitioner.

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