“Q”uercetin

Quercetin is very necessary to have in our bodies. . . . → Read More: “Q”uercetin

MS, the Pacific Northwest and Vitamin D

I live in the Pacific Northwest.  I live in the land of rain and gray.  While I love how green my surroundings are, the lack of sunshine can be a real downer.  Now the direct correlation between the lack of sun and auto-immune diseases especially Multiple Sclerosis, is down right depressing.

” MS is a chronic, unpredictable . . . → Read More: MS, the Pacific Northwest and Vitamin D

“O”nion

“Chop up a raw onion and cover it with honey (manuka honey is even better) and let it stand for four or five hours. It makes an excellent cough syrup and is wonderfully soothing for an inflamed throat.” Lynley Kempthorne: . . . → Read More: “O”nion

Cure Dry Skin – From Outside and In

This winter I had very dry skin.  I’ve always had dry skin—even in humid Illinois where I grew up.  But this winter, my skin was drier than ever.  I have controlled the itching by using coconut soap, shea soap and hand-made African black soap.  I have tried to avoid any commercially made soap that has . . . → Read More: Cure Dry Skin – From Outside and In

“N”utmeg

Nutmeg is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin that are essential for optimum health. . . . → Read More: “N”utmeg

Spring has sprung!

With Spring here and summer around the corner, the outdoor projects are ready to be tackled.  At my house, we have already had our first round of battling the ants.  In a continued effort to look towards natural remedies, I did a bit of research on controlling garden pests without spending a fortune on chemicals . . . → Read More: Spring has sprung!

“M”ullein Tea

Mullein is an herb and is more commonly known as Lamb’s Ear. It has been used as an herbal tea for ages and a source of healing coughs and congestion. It also has many other uses and benefits. . . . → Read More: “M”ullein Tea

Are we what we eat?

I have been feeling stressed, negative and frustrated and by changing my diet, I might be able to think clearly and process the stress better and not let it affect me so greatly. . . . → Read More: Are we what we eat?

“J”icama

It is a leafy bean-like plant with tubers. The tubers are edible, the remainder of the plant: leaves, beans and stems are not, they are highly poisonous and used sometimes to be a pesticide. Therefore, only eat the tubers. The root (tuber) looks like a beige, over sized turnip, yellow and papery. The inside is white with a crisp texture that resembles a raw potato or pear. However, the flavor is like an apple, sweet and starchy. I . . . → Read More: “J”icama

“I”odine

What is the place of Iodine in our bodies? Iodine is essential in the proper functioning of our thyroid glands. So? Well, a properly functioning thyroid gland is essential as it secretes thyroid hormones that control the basic metabolic rate of the body. . . . → Read More: “I”odine