A few years ago my husband was faced with a life-threatening case of pancreatitis. Despite my best efforts of using herbs to support his body, he ended up with an emergency weeklong stay in intensive care. Seeing how we eat very healthy and use herbs and other natural products to support our health, the situation caught us completely by surprise! As he lay in the hospital bed, fighting for his life, we made the decision to go ahead with the intravenous (IV) antibiotic treatment. While antibiotics are often overused, there are times when they are absolutely necessary as they...Read More
Although I’ve never personally struggled with eczema, I’ve seen the negative effects it can have on friends and loved ones. Not only does it affect skin’s appearance, but it can be painful and even interfere with life. Fortunately, there is hope for those with eczema, and this article will explain some successful ways to get to the root cause of it. What Is Eczema? Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is when the skin becomes itchy, red, inflamed and uncomfortable. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in really bad cases can cause dark patches, rough or leathery...Read More
As soon as September hits, I’m ready for the onslaught of the pumpkin spice season. You won’t find me with an expensive drink from that large coffee shop chain in my hand though. I’m all for the occasional treat, but honestly, the coffee shop drinks are so syrupy sweet, I can’t even enjoy them. Instead, I opt for a healthier version that hits just the right notes of sweet, healthy, warming, and fall flavor. This version incorporates the many health benefits of turmeric and puts a fun fall twist on a classic favorite. The Popularity of Turmeric Beverages There...Read More
Inside: If you’re looking to make the switch from unhealthy sodas to healthier versions, look no more. Here are 15 healthy homemade sodas to get you started! Not only do they taste great and satisfy your fizz craving, but many of them are good for your gut health! Soda, pop, coke, whatever you call it, this sweet beverage is delicious. In fact, there’s nothing quite like the refreshing fizzy taste of a cold soda. However, soda is NOT healthy for your body! Research has shown that the ingredients in conventional soda are literally addicting. Companies spend a lot of money trying to...Read More
As parents, we instinctively want to protect our children from anything dangerous. Many of us choose foods that will strengthen their bodies, avoid synthetic chemicals, and turn to natural remedies and herbs instead of prescription medications. Even with these precautions, though, is it possible that our children’s systems still need to be detoxed? Is a detox necessary, or even safe for children, and at what age? Can you use herbs to cleanse your child’s liver safely? Maybe your kids have been eating a standard American diet and using conventional skincare products, and you’re looking to make some positive changes...Read More
Many parents want to use herbs to better their child’s health, but questions about safety come to mind, especially when it comes to giving their child an herbal tincture that’s been extracted in alcohol. Most parents new to herbs wonder whether alcohol tinctures are bad for children. I mean, alcohol is bad for anyone if too much is used too often, right? And, because children are much smaller in weight and their bodies don’t metabolize toxins the way an adult’s body does, wouldn’t it make sense that there should be some worry around giving alcohol to them… even if it’s...Read More
With the holiday season in full swing, you’re bound to have some excited kiddos running around, especially on Christmas Eve! There will be marathon cookie bakes, playing with the cousins, Christmas at the in-laws and so much more going on. With all this activity, it’s no wonder the littles have trouble getting to sleep at this time of the year. So instead of getting overwhelmed by all of their energy, why not help your child settle down at night (or daytime!) with this herbal tea blend for anxious kiddos. When There’s Too Much Stimulation A few weeks ago we had...Read More
The sweet smells of holiday baking tantalize the senses and remind us of family and seasonal traditions. Unfortunately, though, we don’t all have time to fill the house with olfactory stimulating baked goods, and seeing how artificially scented fragrances can cause neurological damage among other issues, we natural mamas must resort to other methods of adding holiday scents to our homes. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be that difficult. We can use herbal, holiday potpourri blends to fill our homes with the scents of the season, and the best thing is it’s completely natural. Today I wanna talk about...Read More
I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!
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