A is for ASTHMA: Essential Oils for Support and Prevention

Yet again, I’ve been having conversations with two friends about their children, themselves and Asthma.My family has been blessed to not have to experience the frightening, panic ridden feelings of an Asthma attack.  If you had one you know how it is.  And if you have ever watched one, you know the feeling of helplessness that floods over you as you watch some gasping for air.So, if any of you are suffering with Asthma now, or know someone who is, I think it’s time to Blow the Whistle on Asthma!...more

The Many Benefits of Green Tea

I'm one of those odd people who really enjoys the taste of green tea and I began drinkng it way before I knew of its many health benefits...The Many Benefits of Green Tea ...more

Honey - the Ultimate Hay Fever Cure

Honey has many health benefits incuding being a completely natural and effective treatment for hay fever...Honey - The Ultimate Hay Fever Cure...more

5 Natural Edible Healing Remedies

Moms Miracle Tea: How to Stop a Runny Nose

We had a very lovely Christmas and were enjoying all the quality family time we could squeeze in while the oldest two were home for college.  Then my husband came down with a terrible cold that turned into a full blown flu.  Man down, but I’m pretty tough and decide I’m not going down.  I drink my antioxidant coffee each morning so my immune systems pretty ramped up.  However, the sniffles soon turn into a runny nose that is more like a faucet than a nose....more

Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy

Did you know that seven out of ten people are allergic to poison ivy? We just returned from a family vacation with one child covered from head to toe with poison ivy. Poison ivy symptoms are pretty straight forward:...more
Washing immediately after exposure is best, of course. It's the oil from the plant that causes ...more

The Great Lice Pandemic of 2012

I get a call this morning as I’m rushing out the door for our Church Tubing party.  It was Grandma.  She had watched Poppet yesterday so I could attend an event.  Apparently there is a head lice issue that has surfaced in the family.  Now, I’ve never had lice, but the thought of these little creatures taking hold in my home is terrifying.  I had to go, and waited the entire ride to the tube park eager to rip of Poppet’s little touque and look for infestations!  No sign of the little buggers!...more

Stocking the Natural Medicine Cabinet

  I am not a medical professional, or an herbalist. I just know what works for me and my family, and would like to share it with you. Our medicine cabinet looks like most, we have a couple of over the counter pain relievers, band aids and vitamins.  But there are a few things you will find that are not in your average medicine cabinet. Some you may have heard of, some of these may be new to you. ...more

11 Natural Treatments For Depression: An MD's Tips For Skipping The Prozac

As an MD, I’ve watched too many of my colleagues yank out anti-depressant samples every time a patient starts to cry. So on behalf of physicians everywhere, let me apologize for our trigger-happy prescription-writing behavior. I don’t mean to diminish the pain someone who is depressed might experience. But tears are healthy. Sadness doesn’t always need treatment. And it’s important to remember that the pain muscle and the joy muscle are the same. If you can’t feel one, you won’t feel the other....more

Lissa, thanks for offering a physician's view on this. Instead of talking about my manipulative, ...more