Tick season is now upon us in the Midwest and we have already seen quite a few of these critters. The most important thing that you can do after being outdoors (especially in wooded areas) is to perform a tick check. They like to hide in all kinds of crevices, so it is important to do a thorough check each time.
I grew up eating garden-fresh foods. Our summer meals on the farm varied week by week, depending on what was ripe. Some nights we’d eat entire meals of buttered sweet corn, juicy watermelon, and raw peas fresh out of the shell. It wasn’t glamorous, but it was delicious.
The heart shaped violet leaves are another ally to have in your herbal medicine cabinet. Fresh violet leaves are high in salicylic acid and are very nourishing to the nerves, lungs, immune system and especially the reproductive system.
With gardening season finally here, it is important to get your kids involved so they not only learn about where food actually comes from, but also so they can get those little fingers and hands dirty!
Going to the dentist for a checkup as a child always turned into finding another cavity. To this day, I have anxiety when I have to go for a checkup. I did not want my children to have these same feelings about the dentist and so began the research on how to strengthen not only their teeth, but mine as well.
One of the many symptoms you may notice if you have a copper deficiency is grey hair. Copper is an essential trace mineral and is found in all body tissues. It also helps the body form collagen and too much or too little of copper can affect how the brain works.
My lips got a little too much sun over the weekend and that usually means that cold sores will soon appear. That familiar tingling feeling started and so I began adding these wild oregano drops to my water.
Isn’t it amazing that stinging nettle returns just in time to help with Spring allergies? When the sneezing starts in our house, I always reach for the nettle. I use a tincture for the boys and a tea for myself.