Simple Organic: 5 Simple Home Remedies That Really Work

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Fall is here, and with it comes the usual season of colds and flus. Many of us are searching for more natural ways to treat sickness when it arises, and the good news is that you don’t have to be a herbalist, naturopath or health kook to use home remedies that really work. There are many home remedies out there that are difficult to make, full of expensive and exotic ingredients, or that have questionable results or even safety concerns. Happily, there are also many […]

Using Kudzu to Fight a Cold (A Simple Remedy for Children)

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I first heard the word Kudzu in a small seminar given by a local herbalist. Its funny name caught my attention, which quickly turned to interest, as she discussed how to prepare it as a cold remedy. Today I want to share how easily you can use Kudzu to support your family through illness. But first, let’s address the question: What is Kudzu? The Kudzu (or Kuzu) plant is a climbing, woody vine which belongs to the pea family (or more technically, the leguminous family). […]

Resources and Links for Natural Home Remedies and Illness Prevention

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I am continually amazed and grateful to discover all of the simple, natural ways that God has given us to stay healthy and to deal with sickness, injuries and symptoms when they do occur. I have personally begun to venture more and more into the vast array of natural remedies and holistics methods of healing over the past 5 years or so. Though I still haven’t been able to delve into these studies quite as much as I have with nutrition and natural living in […]

Introducing Home Remedies Month and My Thoughts on Meeting Joel Salatin

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I’m so excited to announce to you the theme for October here at Keeper of the Home! All month, the great majority of the posts from both myself and my contributing writers will focus on simple, safe and effective home remedies or preventative measures that you can take to avoid getting sick. Every mama needs to know that avoiding the Tylenol, Vaporub or antibiotics this winter is easier than she might think. We’ll have posts on cold and flu prevention (and even cavity prevention), children’s […]

Boost Your Immune System For the Coming Cold Season Using Real Foods

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer When I was a teenager I used to get several colds every winter. Along with that came the inevitable bouts of bronchitis and/or pneumonia. Every year without fail. Looking back I can’t help but laugh because now I know why I was always sick. My immune system was shot because I ate junk, never gave my body proper rest, and had destroyed my gut through many rounds of antibiotics. The good news is we can recover and build our immune […]

Solutions to irRASHional Problems with Cloth Diapers

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer **This is somewhat of a two part post, beginning with Sherrie’s post on Healing Rashes While Cloth Diapering. Sherrie is our resident cloth diapering expert and she has many valuable things to say on this topic!** If you find that your baby is starting to break out into a rash in the diaper area while you are using cloth diapers, do not immediately think that cloth isn’t working for your child!  And certainly don’t think you have no alternative […]

Spoonk Rider Portable Acupressure Mat: Review and Giveaway

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There is a new nighttime battle between my husband and I. No, it isn’t a tug-of-war for the comforter or over who gets the fluffiest pillow. We’re both clamoring to use our Spoonk Rider mat, for a little bit of bedtime relaxation! I first ran into the Spoonk Rider portable acupressure mat at an Eco Trade Show in Vancouver early this year. They were available to try for a few minutes in the midst of the busy convention center. I was a bit wary of […]

MRSA: A Safe, Natural, Inexpensive Cure

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**Stephanie’s note: This excellent post on curing MRSA is just a little sneak peak into some of the posts that will be coming in October, when we dive into all sorts of natural and home remedies, as well as looking at prevention for colds, flus and even cavities!** Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer How I Contracted MRSA Late last June, I had total knee replacement surgery.  It ended up being a bit of a nightmare with many complications, the scariest of all being a […]