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Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Muscle aches can really slow down your workout routine.  Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes!  Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract.  Normal activities are now painful.  Rest is the best remedy, followed by hot bath … Continue reading

Night Terrors in Children

Night Terrors in Children

I use a great natural remedy for night terrors and fatigue.  My children get very restless and tired during the summer.  Summertime is great for so many reasons.  We love getting out of the house and participating in local activities.  My boys are busy with summer camps and swimming lessons.  My only complaint about summer time … Continue reading

ABC Homeopathy

ABC Homeopathy

A great ABC’s of Homeopathy.  The basics.  Simplified.  Easy to read.  Many of my readers (and friends) email me often and ask me what books I recommend for parents wanting to learn more about Homeopathy and Childhood Illnesses.  This is one of the first books I read when I started using natural healing.  It is … Continue reading

My trip to the Emergency Room

My trip to the Emergency Room

I wanted to write a quick update about my health status.  I was severely ill the last 10 days and I ended up in the Emergency Room twice! Not something that I am used too.  I haven’t been to a hospital in over 5 years (birth of first son).  I haven’t even been to a … Continue reading

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies are important for every holistic medicine cabinet.  My youngest son (3 yrs old) woke up at around 11 pm last night with a barking cough.  Every parent dreads the sound! You instantly know it’s going to be a long night.  Sleep goes right out the window…. and it sure did for me.  I … Continue reading

Sore throat and Dry Skin

Sore throat and Dry Skin

This last week I was pretty sick.  I had a fever on and off for 5 days and a severe sore throat.  I think it was tonsillitis, but I am not positive.  I stayed home and rested, hardly ate anything (bc I couldn’t swallow), and drank healthy fluids… homemade broths and herbal teas w/ raw … Continue reading

Stubborn cough going around…

Stubborn cough going around…

Picture Source My oldest son caught a nasty upper respiratory infection about 2 weeks ago.  It may have been bronchitis, whooping cough, or RSV.  It didn’t get TOO serious, but it was persistent and stubborn.  We managed pretty good at home with our arsenal of natural medicines and healthy diet.  Seems like many of these … Continue reading

Natural Cough Syrups

Natural Cough Syrups

I am getting a lot of phone calls from friends and family regarding Whooping Cough.  I did a post about my recommendations here, but wanted to add a post on cough syrups for Whooping Cough.  There are some great options available online and in your local stores.  It seems like whooping cough is still circulating, … Continue reading

Cold & Flu Kits

Cold & Flu Kits

Since cold & flu season is upon us and it’s time to stock up on my natural remedies. 1. I have already used this one with great success, just a few weeks ago.  This combination remedy works great for colds and flus going around.  There was a very nasty sinus infection/ congestion going around and … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily effecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It’s highly contagious, and adult whooping cough is not uncommon. It starts as a common cold and develops into a spasmodic, persistent, suffocative cough accompanied by a sore throat, fever, mucus secretion and vomiting. Coughing continues until … Continue reading

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

3 Natural Remedies for Warts

Warts are becoming more and more common. If you have never seen a wart consider yourself lucky, most of us have had one or know someone that has. They are hard rough lumps growing on the skin, caused by infection with certain viruses and occurring typically on the hands or feet. If you have one, you want it GONE as quickly as possible. Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Chickenpox

Natural Remedy for Chickenpox

A few days ago I had a friend email me about chickenpox.  Her children had been exposed and she wanted to be prepared for the good, the bad, and the ugly.  What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a viral infection in which a person develops extremely itchy blisters all over the body. It used to be … Continue reading

Flu. Fever. Grief. Food Poisoning. Teething. Colds.

Flu. Fever. Grief. Food Poisoning. Teething. Colds.

Remedies for Specific Situations and Acute Illnesses Kali-bichromicum. Number one remedy for sinus infections. Chamomilla. Number one remedy for teething. Ignatia. Number one remedy for acute grief or emotional shock. Belladonna. Number one remedy for high fever. Aconite. Number one remedy for nipping a cold in the bud, especially if onset is precipitated by a cold, … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Anxiety

Natural Remedy for Anxiety

Ok. I feel like the guy with the big paper bag sometimes…actually a lot.  Maybe I need to carry one of those around with me always.  Anyone else concur? Everyone suffers from some form of anxiety during their lifetime.  It may be  job related, health related, family related, child related, or other things.  Life can … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Strep Throat

Natural Remedy for Strep Throat

I know there are many natural remedies for strep throat.  Just google it and you will find many herbs and other holistic alternatives.  My mother raised me sipping on a mixture of vinegar, water, and honey at the first sign of sore throat.  I still use vinegar when I am unable to access my homeopathic … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Overeating

Natural Remedy for Overeating

I know I have been guilty of overeating here and there.  Which is not too bad.  I just can’t do it often if I want to stay healthy and fit.  There is a difference between chronic overeating and the occasional overeating.  I am more like the occasional overeater and my husband has the love of … Continue reading

Natural Remedies for Labor (Pregnancy)

Natural Remedies for Labor (Pregnancy)

I was looking up a remedy for pregnancy and I found this great website.  It covers many of the common homeopathic remedies used for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.  I have experienced positive results with many of these.  For my second pregnancy I used Nux Vomica successfully for morning sickness.  I used Cimicifuga, Caulophyllum, and Arnica towards … Continue reading

Natural headache relief.

Natural headache relief.

Homeopathy is all about the details.  This may be one of the reasons I love it so much.  It works with my detail oriented mind.  Headaches can be from all sorts of things.  A headache for me may be totally different than a headache for my husband.  Homeopathy considers these details when suggesting a remedy. … Continue reading

Bites and Puncture Wounds

Bites and Puncture Wounds

Ledum  (wild rosemary) ~puncture wounds (from needle pricks to dog bites) ~lacerations (especially hands and feet) ~insect stings or rashes. ~it promotes faster healing and is known to help deter sepsis ~it also has a knack for healing old yellowed bruises, black eyes and eye injuries (with the attention of a healthcare practitioner) ~similar applications … Continue reading

Backache Relief

Backache Relief

  Homeopathic medicines are great for backaches.  Other forms of complementary therapies are massage therapy, acupuncture, and light stretching/exercise.  When used together the relief comes very quickly.  Here are a few remedies that are great for certain types of backaches. Arnica– Backache from injury or overuse of back muscles. Bryonia– Aching or stitching pain from … Continue reading

How are Homeopathic Remedies made?

How are Homeopathic Remedies made?

How are homeopathic remedies made? This is something that has confused me over the years. When I first started using homeopathy I was not really worried about how it was made. I just wanted something holistic to work (that was not allopathic in nature). I new homeopathy was safe, natural, gentle, but that was about … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Fever

Natural Remedy for Fever

Belladonna is a great remedy for fever. Of course, a doctor should be consulted anytime the parent feels like condition is serious enough.  One of the great things about homeopathic remedies is that they work quickly, especially for acute situations.  That is, if you have selected the correct remedy.  Belladonna should always be considered for … Continue reading

Pulsatilla for Colds

Pulsatilla for Colds

About 4 years ago I was looking into natural healing with my first son.  He had colic as a little newborn and we did not have the most pleasant breastfeeding experience.  I stuck it out, but that is how I first learned about homeopathy.  I was researching all sorts of things and I would stumble … Continue reading

Remedy for Skin Conditions

Remedy for Skin Conditions

There are great homeopathic ointment creams for skin conditions.  Dercut ointment is one of the best.  It is geared towards more serious or stubborn cases of acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, cold sores, rashes, etc.  I have seen cases of stubborn eczema that cleared up on Dercut Ointment. I developed a cold sore (for the first time … Continue reading

Indigestion or Nausea

Indigestion or Nausea

There is a great homeopathic remedy for indigestion and nausea.  The nausea may come from overindulgence of food or drink.  These symptoms may come on about 2 hours after eating.  There may be a sour or metallic taste in your mouth.  You may have an onset of heartburn, bloating, and want to loosen your clothes … Continue reading

Top 5 First Aid Remedies

Top 5 First Aid Remedies

We live in Florida and go outside most of the year.  There are lots of bumps, bites, and cuts that come our way.  My 2 boys have accidents daily.  Here are my Top 5 favorite First Aid Remedies.  Don’t leave home without them. (1) Arnica. Number one remedy for accidents, shock, injuries, and bruising. Patient has a … Continue reading

20 Remedies Every Home Needs

20 Remedies Every Home Needs

Here is a list of 20 homeopathic remedies that every family should not be without.  These remedies are great for beginners and should be purchased at 30 C.  The article can be found here. There are many great self help books on homeopathy.  One in particular is by Mirando Castro called “The Complete Homeopathy Handbook”.  It … Continue reading

Cough Syrups

Cough Syrups

If you have lingering coughs in the winter a strong cough syrup comes in handy.  Listed below are the strongest natural cough syrups that I have found.  We can go through  bottles of random cough remedies from the health food store, but nothing works as fast as Apo- Pulm and Bronchi-Pertu.  Here is a little … Continue reading

Canker Sores

Canker Sores

I woke up with a canker sore the other day.  Not pleasant.  I can not remember the last time I had a canker sore.  I decided to look up causes of canker sores and this is what I found: The cause of canker sores is unknown, but they tend to run in families. Canker sores … Continue reading

Natural remedy for Bacterial Infections

Natural remedy for Bacterial Infections

Notatum (Penicillium notatum) – for relief of Cold Symptoms, Earaches, Bacterial Infections and Respiratory Infections. Notatum is effective for treating all types of bacterial infections and inflammations, especially those caused by staphylococci and streptococci. It also helps resolve urological infections, herpes zoster, otitis, tonsillitis, respiratory infections and acne. This remedy can be prescribed in high doses to … Continue reading