Category Archives: Natural Families

Breastfeeding, Attachment Parenting, Co-Sleeping, etc.

How To Support Liver Health Powerfully & Naturally


The liver is one of the most important, yet one of the most undervalued, organs in our body. It has over 500 vital functions that it is responsible for. As just a few examples, the liver is responsible for: Regulating blood clotting Clearing the blood of toxins Converting excess glucose into starch for storage Excreting waste via bile Converting hormones and vitamins into forms the body can use (sex hormones, Vitamin D, Vitamin A from carotenoids, etc.)  Producing glutathione, the […]

Essential Oil Quality–The Problem With Relying Solely on GC/MS


In essential oil groups, there is a lot of emphasis placed on purity, as there should be. Unfortunately, too much of that same emphasis is centered around GC/MS tests. GC/MS is gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, one of many tests used to analyze an essential oil. While many essential oil users look to it as the surefire way to tell if an essential oil is good, it has many shortcomings. And relying upon this kind of testing can cause a lot of problems.  Contrary […]

A Simple Cure for Polyhydramnios?


I have a dear friend who is a research hound like me. She uses prayer combined with research to seek God’s wisdom for naturally treating health issues that her and her friends are facing, and God has been incredibly faithful to give her the information she seeks. In one situation, she had a friend who needed help for polyhydramnios, a condition during pregnancy where there is an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac.  She found some recent research done on pregnant women […]

Natural First Aid Kit Essentials


All too often, I get emails about urgent health situations from people and when listing the things they need right away to treat it, many people do not have those things on hand and turn to conventional therapies which often make the problem worse. These natural things work and work well, but they only work if you have them on hand right away. Many of them can only be ordered online which is of course not ideal in an urgent situation.  So here are the […]

Thickened Formula: An Ineffective Health Risk?


Despite evidence to the contrary, it is still common practice for pediatricians to recommend feed thickeners for infants with reflux and for it to be used in the elderly. Unfortunately, this common practice has not only been repeatedly shown to be ineffective but it has also proven to worsen health. (Much of this info will be on the topic of feed thickener for infants but is also relevant to the use of thickened feed in the elderly as well with some […]

Secrets to Having Youthful, Healthy Skin Naturally


Now that I’m nearing 40, I’ve been giving more thought to maintaining healthy skin. For me, having healthy skin isn’t just about physical appearance. It’s about physical health. Our skin health is an outward expression of our inner health. And with summer here, it’s even more important to take steps to keep our skin healthy. Unfortunately, most of the skin care products available today are full of toxins that can cause long-term health problems. As always, nourishing our body can and should […]

Questions To Ask Your Raw Milk Farmer Before Drinking the Milk!


So you’ve read my post Milk: Helpful or Harmful or other sources and realize that the only (animal) milk worth drinking is fresh, unpasteurized milk from cows, goats, etc. And now you are on the hunt for a good source of local, fresh, and SAFE raw milk. It’s not just a matter of “Oh, my neighbor has a cow and is selling milk!” There are a few things you should ask about before deciding on a good source of fresh milk. […]

Some Unorthodox Considerations on Lyme Disease


Where I live, ticks are literally a part of everyday life. We have a farm with half of our property being heavily wooded. As a natural health practitioner, I often get asked about my thoughts on Lyme Disease treatment. I’m not going to claim to be anything close to an expert on this complicated and devastating illness. There is much to know and just not enough info out there about this complicated disease yet. For now, I’m simply going to throw some additional considerations […]

Why Your Doctor’s Allergy Testing Isn’t Accurate


In my experience as a natural health professional, I have seen more situations than I can count where someone demonstrates symptoms of food sensitivities but they believe food cannot be the issue because a doctor’s test came up negative for those foods. So they continue eating foods that are making them sick, and their health problems worsen without this issue being addressed. Here’s the thing: The allergy testing most docs do (and the only testing most docs do) is for IgE […]

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My Favorite Way to Soothe and Moisturize Skin (and it’s not lotion)


    Soothing skin–one of the most difficult things to do naturally!! Even “natural” lotions contain petroleum byproducts and synthetic fragrances. Even those from companies people think are natural like Shaklee, Melaleuca, Nature’s Gate, etc. contain so many of these toxic ingredients listed below. Synthetic Fragrances “Fragrance” or “parfum” on an ingredient list actually represents a trade secret fragrance recipe that could be made up of not just one or two chemicals, but hundreds of synthetic chemicals. These chemicals are selected […]

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