Category Archives: Natural Remedies

Pollen is Not The Problem

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist April 15, 2014

Spring has sprung in full force in my neck of the woods, and wow, is the pollen ever thick!

Sounds of people sneezing and blowing their nose fill the pollen laden air with boxes of tissue flying off the shelves fast and furious in pharmacies all across town.

While pollen does indeed make you sneeze if you get a noseful of it, is it really necessary to dread spring every single year knowing that Visine and allergy meds will be your constant companion to deal with watery eyes and congestion for at least a month or two?  Is this something you just have to resign yourself to and live with?

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The Best Oil for Oil Pulling Therapy

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist March 15, 2014

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I first learned about oil pulling two decades ago while studying Ayurvedic cooking.  Oil pulling, or oil gargling, is an ancient detoxification therapy mentioned in Ayurvedic texts and is recommended as an easy, daily practice to rapidly improve oral health and over time, help resolve many chronic diseases.

The modern resurgence of oil pulling therapy commenced in 1992 and was initiated by Dr. F. Karach, MD, who used it with great success in his medical practice. Dr. Karach claimed that oil pulling would resolve a variety of illnesses including hormonal problems, cardiovascular disease, and digestive ailments.

Dr. Bruce Fife, author of Coconut Cures and Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing, suggests that oil pulling therapy can effectively be used to clear and heal sinus problems as one of the first detox symptoms that is experienced is an increased flow/clearing of mucous from the throat and sinuses. Mucous drainage is one of the body’s best methods of removing toxins.

How Does Oil Pulling Work?

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Safe, Effective Gas Remedy for Babies

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist February 27, 2014

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My first child was a ravenous nurser. He gulped down breastmilk like each swallow would be his last.

For those of you familiar with the various “nursing personalities”, my son was definitely the speed nurser (aka, “barracuda”), latching on like a little vacuum and suckling with all his might for about 10 minutes on each side until there was nary a drop left.

Because he was such a hungry little fella and nursed so quickly, he suffered from a lot of gas issues due to swallowing quite a bit of air with each feeding.

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Holistic First Aid Kit Essentials

by Dr. David Levi ND February 11, 2014

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Band-aids, Neosporin, Tylenol, heating pad, etc. are the items you’ll find in a conventional first aid kit. Well, if you have children, you’re going need a lot more than that!

This is where homeopathy comes into the picture.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I consider homeopathy to be the best home remedy modality for acute (as opposed to chronic) situations, particularly with children. Homeopathic remedies can be found at most healthfood stores, they are inexpensive, and those tiny sweet pellets are extremely easy to administer to a child of any age, even newborns as they dissolve easily on the tongue.

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Juicing 101: Why Do It, Which Juicers are Best, Recipes to Try

by Melanie Christner, NTP, CHFS, CGP February 3, 2014

Editor’s Note:
I’ve written before how juicing saved my life back in my twenties when I was constantly traveling and experiencing health challenges as a result.  In this latest post on boosting immunity, Melanie Christner describes the background of juicing and how and why it can literally save your life plus some yummy combinations to try and an overview of the best juicers on the market.

Don’t forget that Melanie’s class on the GAPS Diet starts soon. Find out more by clicking here if doing GAPS to reverse autoimmune disease is something you’re considering this year plus you will get a free 30 Day Prep Guide for GAPS!

What To Do?

…when we breathe, bathe, ingest, walk on, cook with, drive in, & live in toxic chemicals…from the carpets our babies crawl on…to the fillings in our teeth, and the lotions we put on our skin? It can be maddening. Heavy metals, petrochemicals & other toxins are pervasive in our human domains, settling unwelcome, into our tissues & brains…and overwhelming our immune systems.

These toxins don’t just hang out. To quote Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut And Psychology Syndrome, “Stored toxicity does not just sit silently in the tissues of our bodies. It causes symptoms of chronic diseases and lays down the ground for cancer formation”.

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