5 of the Most Popular Spices and Their Uses

As the winter evenings grow longer, we traditionally start to think of things that make us feel warm, happy and healthy! Culinary spices often fall into this category, particularly as spices are often added to various celebratory dishes. However, spices have medicinal benefits too. Five of the most popular spices that are used during the […]

The Wonderful Health Benefits of Himalayan Sea Salt

Although many people are familiar with sea salts, not so many people are as familiar with crystal salts, such as Himalayan pink salt. Furthermore, if you are familiar with Himalayan crystal salt, you might be most familiar with Himalayan crystal lamps, which are a popular use for Himalayan salts. However, crystal salts such as Himalayan […]

Low Acid Coffee

Last week I wrote about the dangerous effects of caffeine and how I ultimately gave up coffee because it caused me horrible stomach pain. Well, recently, I was introduced to a way that I can enjoy coffee once again. While strolling through our local farmers’ market I spied a guy giving free samples of iced […]

Arnica and St. John’s Wort Liniment

I’ve told you before that Kloss’ Liniment is one of my favorite medicinals, and Arnica (Arnica montana) is a close second. With boys in the house, and gardening/homesteading chores to do, we see a lot of bruises and sore muscles. Also known as the mountain daisy, mountain tobacco, or wolf’s bane, arnica is recommended by […]

5 Ways to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 million Americans have diabetes. They also predict that if current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.  In light of these staggering statistics, I’d like to share five sure-fire ways to help lower your sugar—for those who feel they’ve tried everything. […]

How Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Health

Working from home, my dog is my constant companion for much of the day. He is always there, at my feet or at the door, ready for the next adventure! However, apart from the companionship that he brings me each day, my dog is taking care of my health in more ways than one. Dogs […]

The Therapeutic Benefits of Writing

I write. I write for money and I write to share my passion and knowledge for certain subjects. However, I also write for therapeutic reasons. This may sound a little strange to a non-writer but writing, like other creative outlets such as art and music, can really help to maintain a balance in your life […]