18 Natural Ways to Treat Strep

  I hate strep! I very rarely get strep but came down with it this week. I couldn’t get to the doctor right away so I looked into natural treatment options. Strep is about the only thing I will take antibiotics for. Some people have treated strep successfully using the methods below. One of the […]

All Natural Cold and Flu Care

  It’s that time of year again.  As soon as school starts again, I brace myself for the first illness to hit home.  My 2 year old just came down with a bad cold.  Someone just asked me what I use for cough and cold medicines, so I thought I’d do a post on it. Most […]

7 Homemade Cleaning Supply Formulas

I love the book “The Naturally Clean Home” by Karyn Siegel-Maier. I had my library order it in for me from another library. I may have to buy it. It contains 150 formulas for green cleaning. Below is a sampling of some of them. I chose ones with the easiest mixes of ingredients, and with […]

All Natural Homemade Popsicles

Just in time for summer.  Homemade popsicles!  My kids love smoothies and popsicles.  Smoothies are great for hiding supplements in so we make them often.  Whatever’s leftover, I throw into popsicle molds.  I’ve discovered with kids and food that it’s all about the presentation.  Put anything into a cool looking popsicle mold, and they’re going […]

Houseplants – All Natural Air Purifiers

My latest craze – houseplants!  I read that two houseplants can purify the air of a 10 x 10 room.  So, a 2,000 square foot home would need approximately 15 to 20 houseplants to remove all the toxins from the air. So, I got 3 to 4 houseplants for our family room.  I figured I’d put the houseplants […]

Got Gallstones? (Part 1)

Me too!  Actually, most people do.  The problem is, when the stones get too big and get stuck in the gallbladder and cause gallbladder attacks like it did for me last year.  I learned way more than I ever wanted to know about the gallbladder and the liver.  To be honest, I wasn’t even sure where […]

All Natural Couponing

OK, I’ve been watching too many shows of Extreme Couponing on TLC!  I once tried to coupon a couple of years ago but I gave up because I thought it took too much time and many of the coupons were for foods that we don’t eat, but I’ve changed my mind!  Once I saw this […]

All Natural Gardening and Lawn Care

Just a reminder – don’t forget to start your gardens!  We planted some seeds outside last week.  We have had an unusually cold and rainy spring here in the Midwest, as has been the case around the U.S.  I’m sure all the crazy weather is going to affect produce prices and availability this summer, so all […]

The All Natural Pregnancy

I could have labeled this post “How to Prevent Autism” because I do believe a woman can greatly reduce her chances of having a child with autism by taking care of herself before and during pregnancy.  But, in striving for an all natural pregancy, you can reduce a whole host of other issues as well.  […]