Natural Ways to Treat Premenstrual Syndrome

Natural Ways to Treat Premenstrual Syndrome- Keeper of the Home

By Andrea, Contributing Writer Do you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome? Achy back, bloating, cramping, tender breasts, and headaches are all unpleasant symptoms associated with menstruation. In our house, there are three menstruating women. Our symptoms, and the severity of these symptoms, varies. This has taught me there is no one good way to treat premenstrual syndrome. Our approach to naturally treating premenstrual syndrome is two pronged: preventative daily treatment and treatment of symptoms. Natural Preventative Daily Treatments for Premenstrual Syndrome Chasteberry – The best daily […]

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturally

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we’ve only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn’t complex (in fact, often home remedies are very quick, simple and inexpensive) it does take some reading, research and trial and error to find the right remedies that suit the needs of your family. Being able to glean from other women and moms, and learn their favorite and tried-and-true remedies helps to take […]

Holistic Dental Care: Looking at the Causes and Prevention of Cavities

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer Have a baby, lose a tooth. Unfortunately so far that adage has been true for me! After the removal of my second back molar, I knew that had better get on top of the real cause of tooth decay so that I could prevent further loss in myself, and take preventative measures for my children. I’ll share what I’ve decided to do in our family. In addition, you can see the other posts I’ve done on holistic dentistry on my […]

Questions to Ask Before Choosing Between Natural and Conventional Treatments

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Going to the doctor just isn’t something that we usually do in our family. Our journey of learning to treat many of the sicknesses or symptoms that we experience (and realizing just how simple, affordable and effective these natural treatments really are) was a big motivation behind this month of home remedies and natural illness prevention that’s been happening here this month. However, although I do not have a high degree of trust in doctors and conventional medicine, there are the odd times when we […]

Natural Sugars Can Still Cause Tooth Decay

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Brushing a child’s teeth – twice daily?  Doesn’t always happen when you’re a busy mama. Flossing that same child’s teeth daily?  Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child’s dental hygiene really make the difference between a sticker and a cheap toy ring vs. tears and a $1,000 pediatric dental bill? For us, the latter (no, 1,000 bucks is NOT an exaggeration) took place because of a simple drinking habit our toddler had.  Weaning at 15 […]

Using Homeopathic Solutions for the Family

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Are you enjoying this month of natural remedies and illness prevention? If you’ve missed any of the posts, you can find them all here. I was just wondering what you use for your children in place of tylenol and motrin. We typically don’t bother treating our kids fevers until they get over 101, and fortunately that rarely occurs. But we have been struggling with managing our children and infants pain for both teething and leg aches/growing pains. Do you have any natural pain killers that […]

Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis: Natural Alternatives to Taking Antibiotics

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As any breastfeeding mama can tell you, mastitis is one of the nastiest things to deal with. These infections (which stem from a clogged milk duct) can come on quickly, bringing with them raging fevers and achy, fluish feelings, as well as acute soreness and tenderness in the breast, particularly around the area of the clogged duct. The common solution to mastitis (at least, for most doctors and even some midwives) is a strong dose of good ol’ antibiotics. Sure to clear up the angry […]

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipe

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Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This remedy is one of the best for warding off colds, the flu, or any kind of general feeling of ickiness. Not only is it chock full of anti-viral and anti-bacterial goodness, but it’s guaranteed to knock your socks off! Ginger and cayenne are warming to your system, while onion, horseradish and garlic help to kill any bug that is attempting to assault your body. Sage and rosemary dry up any mucus that might be tempted to drip, and […]