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5 Real Foods to Help You Prevent a Cold or Flu and My Puchero Andaluz Recipeby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer One of the most important things I've learned over the years, especially since having children, is that optimal nutrition and care for our body's well being is the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had... Read More

Favorite Winter Herbal Remedies: Colds and Coughs, Stomach Viruses, and Headachesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already!  I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season."  In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds.  That's no fun. We choose... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Seasonby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's that time of year again.  The season that many moms dread for their families - cold and flu season. Each year I review my old list and research new ways to try and keep... Read More

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Themby  

Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many... Read More

Cool Meal Ideas for Hot Daysby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's 90 degrees outside and the last thing that's on your mind is cooking, much less turning on the oven!  As summer kicks in full time, I find myself less and less motivated to spend... Read More

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipeby  

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

Homemade Cough and Cold Syrupby  

Since mentioning and tweeting about this syrup I made, I've had many requests to share the recipe, so here it is! It comes from a book I mentioned briefly before called 10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas. This is a... Read More

Getting Sick= Good Practice with Herbs!by  

Wouldn't you know it, that within days of posting on garlic and all of its healing properties, we would come home from a weekend away with several sickies (including myself)? I've spent the last 4 days on a computer fast,... Read More

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