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 […]

Natural Relief For Morning Sickness

Morning sickness affects nearly 85% of pregnant women at some point during their pregnancy. Unlike it’s name tends to insinuate, morning sickness can hit at any time. For some women this lasts only briefly but for some it can last the whole pregnancy. It can be unpleasant but is not usually dangerous. There are many […]

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 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 […]

3 Natural Treatments for Varicose Veins

If you suffer from bulging or lumpy veins in your legs, don’t despair. Roughly half of all middle-aged Americans have varicose veins—mostly women. Although that is little comfort when your legs are in discomfort, there are natural measures you can take to relieve the pain and even shrink the veins that cause it. Varicose veins […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Natural Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD for short, is no stranger to the months of January through March. As the sun trades off with the moon much earlier and the temperature drops to unbearable lows, it sometimes takes everything in our being to not curl up in the covers and not releasing ourselves from the tangle of […]