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
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
I have used my NaturoKit natural first aid kit more than 5 times in the past two weeks. I usually think of first aid kits as getting more use during the outdoor, summer months, but our family is rapidly disproving... Read More
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
This post is the follow up to last month's post on Stacey's experience with Depression in Pregnancy. The first post was intended to bring awareness to the issue and offer hope and encouragement, and this second post takes a closer... Read More
Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our Valley finally began its annual cooling trend last week. After several months of nearly 100 degree heat, we were able to enjoy a rainstorm, complete with chilly temperatures and a delightful nip in... Read More
Written by Meg, Contributing Writer Herbal Remedies for Sunburn Once your skin is burned and there’s no turning back (or when your skin has been overexposed to hot, drying sun and wind or chlorinated swimming pools), use the same herbs,... Read More
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... Read More
Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis: Natural Alternatives to Taking Antibioticsby Stephanie Langford
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... Read More
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!... Read More
Idyllic as it would be, most of us don't have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin... which... Read More
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer Note: Because so many readers of Keeper of the Home are of childbearing age, it is important to clarify that hormonal imbalance is not exclusive to older women. Even teenagers can be affected by... Read More
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
Today I'm over at Simple Organic, sharing about my journey with PCOS and natural ways to treat it through lifestyle changes. Call me naive. I didn’t know that there was something terribly wrong about going 6 months without a cycle.... Read More
Image by vieuxbandit As I went to write this next post for my Year of Herbs series, I had been thinking of doing comfrey or yarrow. However, I've really been enjoying learning about herbs that we all have right at... Read More
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