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Spring Cleansing Tonic: Iced Nettle and Rose Hips Tea

Spring Cleansing Tonic: Iced Nettle and Rose Hips Tea

Spring is a time of cleansing and nourishing. We emerge from our winter cocoon ready to shake off the sluggishness, a few fluffy pounds, and greet the sun with enthusiasm. This spring cleansing tonic is a great way to clear a lingering winter cough, purify […]

Plague Tonic: A Safe Flu Shot Alternative

(source) This year, influenza has swept the nation. Flu shots are being handed out in record numbers and are even being offered as part of promotional packages to encourage people to get their flu shot. If you’re looking for a flu shot alternative, you’re in […]

DIY Herbal Cough Drops: Sore Throat Remedy

Did you know that commercial cough drops and sore throat lozenges make it harder to fight off an illness? The artificial colors and flavors in processed foods and medicines can cause symptoms such as hyperactivity, headaches, neurological problems, and cancer. The sugar alone acts as an […]

How I Stopped a Gall Bladder Attack Naturally

How I Stopped a Gall Bladder Attack Naturally

This morning, I woke up anticipating a productive day of making applesauce, playing princess and racing imaginary horses, then finishing a post on Katie’s tooth healing diet. Instead, I decided it would be much better to have a gall bladder attack. :insert heavy sarcasm here: […]

DIY Healing Skin Balm

DIY Healing Skin Balm

Beautiful snow and cold temperatures spell trouble for ultra dry and sensitive skin. This skin balm has proven itself time and time again to sooth dry, itchy skin, heal scars, prevent wound infection (even from cat bites teeming with bacteria), and save little noses from […]