Natural Hay Fever Remedy

Several years ago, we bought a house in the middle of a hay field. Come summer, our son could barely function for the runny nose and eyes, sneezing and congestion. Diagnosis: Hay fever. Prescription: Claritin. Before anyone in our home takes a pharmaceutical product, I look it up in the Physician’s Desk Reference. Not liking […]

Natural Burn Treatments/John W. Keim’s Comfort for the Burned and Wounded

Many years ago, while popping popcorn on the stove, I caught my hand on fire. While two babies slept in the other room, my husband pulled into the driveway with our oldest to see me, through the picture window, trying to blow out the flames on my hand. The following weeks were not pretty. I […]

Health Benefits From Coconut Oil

When I read this story of Bruce Flett, I was shocked. This man spent the greater part of last year suffering with dementia as a result of an infection in his heart and a valve replacement. Flett was unable to dial the telephone, use the computer, talk clearly, or even take care of his own […]

Pain-free Gardening

For some reason, each spring, I end up with sore muscles—especially the front of my thighs. It comes from the garden, I’m sure. This year, I’m determined to start my gardening season pain free. I’d like for you to do that too. So, here are some tips that I have learned that will help. Stay […]

8 Exercise Ideas for Homemakers

Most stay-at-home moms, homeschooling moms, or homemakers in general are an under-exercised lot. Let’s face it; we fail to take good care of ourselves because we are too busy taking care of everyone else in the family. With that in mind, I’ve developed methods to keep my body moving and stretching throughout my day, without […]

How To Cook And Grow Swiss Chard

Imagine coming in from shoveling snow or defrosting animal water troughs on a bitter cold, winter day and the smell that lures you to the kitchen. On inspection, you see just another pot of vegetable soup simmering on the stove. But the flavor is like no vegetable soup you’ve ever tried. Such was our experience […]

How to Make and Apply a Poultice To Draw Out Infection

I’ve had occasion to use poultices with my boys—poison ivy and a sprained knee come to mind. But you may ask, “What is a poultice?” or “When do I use a poultice?” or even, “How do I make and apply a poultice?” What is a poultice? A poultice is a mixture of raw, cooked, or […]