It took me way too long to learn about the power of magnesium. If I had paid attention and done my research I would have saved myself months of suffering from the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
With this in mind I am constantly on the lookout for other health tips and tricks I may be missing. I want to stay on top of my health and make sure I'm doing all the right things so I don't have to go through anything remotely like what I did last time.
During one of my most recent searches I came across a book called Everyday Roots. It's written by a woman named Claire Goodall, and what struck me was how similar her story is to mine.
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The short version of her story is that for years she felt tired and sick all the time and was on a lot of medications to address her health issues.
However over time she did research, experimented, and learned a great deal about what foods and supplements made her feel better and what made her feel worse.
Her book Everyday Roots contains everything she learned, including the things that helped her get off the medications and feeling healthy again.
Everyday Roots Book Review
I was fascinated by what she went through and how she turned everything around so I picked up a copy of her book.
It is broken into three parts:
- Home Remedies
- Natural Beauty Products
- Non-Toxic Household Cleaners
Being a guy I wasn't super interested in the Natural Beauty Products section, or even the Cleaners section. Mostly I wanted to see what she had for Home Remedies and in particular how she healed herself.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised and found interesting and useful tips in all the sections.
What I found most interesting in the Home Remedies section were her ideas on how to treat:
- Nausea/Motion Sickness
- Sore Throats/Allergies
I do have my own ways of dealing with migraines but she gave me some ideas for new things to try. So far I've implemented one of them and I haven't had any migraines since, but only time will tell for sure.
I also have really bad seasonal allergies and right now I am 'less awful' than usual, which I count as a win.
Some of the remedies seem like they could work for other ailments as well. So far I've seen things I think may help with anxiety, dizziness, muscle cramps, constipation, and fibromyalgia.
Natural Beauty Products & Household Cleaners
Here she covers how to make healthy versions of detergents, shampoo, and various other cleaners.
As I mentioned before I wasn't overly interested in these sections, but as a guy I still need things like deodorant and toothpaste ... both of which she covers.
The toothpaste in particular was very interesting. I'm trying it now and so far it does a great job and my mouth doesn't feel 'abused' like it does after using regular toothpaste and mouthwash.
Overall I give Everyday Roots 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.
What I liked:
- It is detailed and includes variations for many of the recipes.
- It covers a wide range of health issues.
- All the ideas are things Claire has already tried on herself and her family.
What I didn't like:
- It's expensive. I do feel that I got my money's worth but be prepared for sticker shock initially.
- Some of the ideas I've seen elsewhere before, though if they work and she's tried them I imagine it's fair to include them.
- Not everything applies to me and the health issues I deal with. However I think it will be a good reference down the road if I experience something that's new to me that she already has a remedy for.
Is Claire's Book Worth It?
To be honest I was hesitant to buy Everyday Roots at first, especially based on the price tag.
What eventually sold me was the 60 day money-back guarantee. With that I figured I could try it and later get a full refund if I didn't find it helpful.
So I felt like I had nothing to lose by trying it, and at this point I'm glad I did.
I would have paid a lot of money just to learn about magnesium, and she has over 215 tips like that in her book. When I looked at it like that I realized our health has no price and the chance to feel good again is worth its weight in gold.
Based on that I have to say it's worth your time to check out Everyday Roots. Give it a try and you'll have two months to test her ideas and see if any of them help you.