Category: Natural Health

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

If you haven’t heard of Elderberry Syrup yet, you are in for a treat. Elderberry Syrup is made from Elderberries (obviously) and is used in the prevention and treatments of colds and influenza. Elderberry syrup has actually been shown to be more effective at preventing the flu than even the flu vaccine! The flu vaccine is only designed to protect against a few strains, Elderberry syrup kills ten strains of influenza. Not only is elderberry syrup an amazing flu prevention but it can also be taken if you ever do come down with the flu. Elderberry syrup is truly...

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50 Pounds Lighter

I would say I’ve never been a thin person. Even in highschool, I was always trying out some new diet. However, my weight was at least in the normal range. Then came marriage and baby #1. I was now 30 lbs heavier then in highschool and entering into that “overweight” category. After baby # 2, I gained back my baby weight when I stopped nursing and now was 50 lbs too heavy. Despite working at losing those 50 lbs for almost 2 years, they never really went away. Sure I’d lose 10 lbs but then I’d gain it all...

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Breastfeeding IS an Effective Birth Control

  “You know if you just rely on breastfeeding, you’re sure to get pregnant.”  I’ve heard lines like that many times before. The funny thing is that they aren’t true. Breastfeeding CAN be an effective birth control.  It’s been used for centuries to space children. In fact, the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is 98-99.5% effective. However, there is one catch. You must meet certain criteria in order to get that high of a success rate.   That is the problem. Some people think they are covered in the birth control area if they just breastfeed. However, there is a...

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What to Look for When Buying Baking Soda

I was originally going to write about how there is aluminum in baking soda and how I had switched to aluminum free baking soda. However, as I dug a little deeper into my research, I found out that most baking soda is now aluminum free. Companies like Bob’s Red Mill label theirs as aluminum free because originally other baking sodas used to use aluminum. However, now most companies do not contain aluminum but Bob’s Red Mill still has their aluminum free label. So aluminum free baking soda is any baking soda apparently. This was a nice thing to find out,...

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Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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A Natural Form of Birth Control

 My husband and I have gone through quite a few different methods of birth control since getting married. Our first method was the “no birth control whatsoever” method, many times referred to as Quiverfull. While I still feel like that is a great idea, it did not work for me. I had my two boys within a year of each other and my hormones were not happy! So we decided that even though we liked the idea of having however many kids we were supposed to have, I needed a break. So I went on a birth control pill....

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