Health Benefits of…Roses?

I’ve seen wild roses in abundance along many country roads. Most people only think of the rose as a fragrant flower; and in the wild, a pesky weed. But I’d like to share not only fragrant ways to use the roses, but healthful ways to use the rose hips. Source of Vitamin C The rose […]

Picking Wild Berries

Some plants we eat, I think, by default. Because they do not poison, we ingest them to fill hungry stomachs. Like turnips, they bring no other satisfaction or inspiration to life. Other plants we eat for the sheer delight they bring, arousing the palate and brightening the mood—like berries. Red, black, blue, a veritable rainbow […]

An Introduction to Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural health practice that is often described as “foot massage.” However, it is a lot more than just a foot massage and reflexology can help you to manage many health problems; headaches, PMS, back pain and asthma are just a few of the conditions that may be helped by the practice of […]

Can Safe Sun Exposure Be a Part of Your Natural Health?

Top of the summer season’s questions and one of the most controversial, is can a natural approach to sun exposure be safe? This is a tough question to answer – start doing your research and the deeper you go, you’ll find a plethora of conflicting information and a minefield of scientific gobbledygook. Holistic approach, anyone? […]

Safe Sun Protection and Natural Health

Safe sun exposure in the modern age is generally accepted to include the application of sun screens or blocks with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15+. As our awareness of the potentially harmful nature of some cosmetic ingredients grows, so does an ever increasing amount of natural and organic labelled sun screen products become […]

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 […]

Health Benefits of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is one of 8 B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose). The fuel is then “burned” to produce energy. B vitamins also help the body to metabolize fats and protein and are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous […]