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Simple Steps for Creating a Natural Medicine Cabinetby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer When my family first started transitioning to real food, I was so overwhelmed with all the different "start here first" options that nearly gave up. I ended up writing "22 Days to a Fresh Start"- a... Read More

What? You Want a Box of Baking Soda?by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer "Mom, where's the baking soda?" I got a heartfelt laugh the other night when one of my daughters bounded into my bedroom asking for baking soda. I was a bit confused as she had been... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

8 Ways to Use Essential Oils Without a Diffuser (plus a way to get 3 free bottles!)by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer Do you love essential oils, but you're not ready to spend a whole lot of money on them yet? I hear you. When I first started using oils a number of years back, I was... Read More

Natural First Aid for Summer Ailmentsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer It's pretty much impossible to go through a summer and not come out the other end with a colorful array of scrapes, scars, burns, and bites. These things are just as much a part of... Read More

The 5 Best Natural Remedies for Beginnersby  

Are you eager to start making the switch over to natural remedies, but unsure of where to start? I know that when you're first getting started with the world of herbs, essential oils, alternative medicines and so on, it can... Read More

The Top Five Occasions When You Should Take A Detox Bathby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I used to think baths were for kids. Who takes a bath when they can take a speedy shower, after all? However, I have recently gotten over my reservations with taking baths. Change that - I have... Read More

How to Naturally Boost Your Iron Levelsby  

Though I’ve been somewhat low in iron in previous pregnancies, this was the first time I truly felt the physical effects of the deficiency. And in fact, this isn’t only a pregnancy-related issue, but being low in iron be a... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

Finally! A cough syrup I’m happy with!by  

Cold and cough season sure is upon us, isn't it? Like many of you, we do our best to: Pump up our immune systems through real food to minimize how much we get sick in the first place Use many... Read More

DIY Skin Soothing Salveby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There's always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can't get used to because it's inevitably followed by six weeks... Read More

Soothing Lemon Ginger Drink for Colds and Congestionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When it comes to colds and congestion, ginger and lemon pack a powerful punch. Ginger warms the body and is known to help with decongestion. It is also thought to boost circulation and the immune system. Lemon is... Read More

3 Easy Ways to Guard Your Health Before You Leave the Houseby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson Does your family get sick all the time? It doesn't just feel like it - you literally say, "we're sick again" at least twice a month. I'm sorry, friend. I know how it is, really. I... Read More

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizerby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I'm not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold... Read More

Cure Coughs Naturally {& 30 Other Home Remedies}by  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I’ve never been a fan of medications. Over the counter or prescribed … it doesn’t matter. After being prescribed antibiotics for a good two years of my childhood – and developing severe allergic reactions to them –... Read More

3 Herbal Teas That Build Your Defenses Against Cold And Flu Seasonby  

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cold and flu season is right around the corner. What are you doing to build your defenses? Adding any or all of these 3 herbal teas to your natural medicine cabinet can help keep you... Read More

How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poulticeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chances are you will encounter some type of insect or bug bite during the summer. There are lots of ways to treat such bites, but today I want to share one very effective treatment that utilizes the... Read More

Top 8 Essential Oils for Home Useby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson There are some crazes I steer as far away from as possible. Beanie Baby collections? Nah. Mullets? Shudder. Any comeback of '90s fashion? No thanks. But essential oils? I'm shouting from the rooftops how much... Read More

8 Ways to Use Clay as a Natural Remedyby  

This post was originally published in August of 2012, but the tips and advice are still timely, especially in the summer months! Of all things, did you ever think that I would tell you to go eat some dirt? Well,... Read More

Why this is a post I never thought I’d writeby  

*It's rather coincidental, yet so perfectly aligned, that I would feel led to write this post the same week that Jessica's thoughtful post on such a similar topic went up. I think the message is coming through loud and clear...... Read More

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