The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet.  For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet

The Miracle of Herbs for your Health Needs – How to Make Herbal Medicine

Everyone that has read my articles, taken my classes, or heard me speak knows that I am absolutely in love with herbs and nature. I am also moved by the simple beauty that God created all the herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables ultimately used in even the most aggressive forms of cancer and disease. Something so simple to grasp, yet thousands of people have to … Continue reading The Miracle of Herbs for your Health Needs – How to Make Herbal Medicine

Why Doctors Don’t Use Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine Anymore

As a growing herbalist mama, I’ve always been fascinated with the beautiful plants that God created to aid our body in healing. Herbal medicine has been an amazing help for me both during and after my toxic mold exposure. My Italian and Latin American grandma was responsible alongside my dad for awakening my passion for healthy food and herbal medicine. I treasure each memory of … Continue reading Why Doctors Don’t Use Herbal & Naturopathic Medicine Anymore

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Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

The content in this post and on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any views or opinions written in this blog should not be taken as fact or professional advice. For more information please click here.  It’s cold outside and oh baby, people around us sure have been getting sick.  So this morning I wanted to take some … Continue reading Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion, Stys & More

Health News: More Johnson & Johnson’s recalls for Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines linked to a musty or moldy odor

You know I can’t understand why these big companies keep making poor quality products and endangering the public, but they still are open for business. If you recall I did 2 articles a while back about J & J that you can read here, I suggest you check them out: Health News: Another Tylenol Recall, your Children are at Risk Tylenol Recall – Take Action J&J’s McNeil … Continue reading Health News: More Johnson & Johnson’s recalls for Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines linked to a musty or moldy odor

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Birthday Wishes & Fun Facts About Me

It’s my birthday week, guys. Man has this year been rough. From hidden homelessness again to losing my belongings for a third time due to toxic mold to caring for sick family members and going backward in my healing journey… it’s been another challenging year for sure. I always dread birthdays because they are a reminder of the years I’ve lost due to toxic mold … Continue reading Birthday Wishes & Fun Facts About Me

Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

So according to the CDC,  MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you, after he specifically said to the attending nurse that he … Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

About Me

Hi and Welcome to Chemical Free Gal, previously Mom’s Mold Resources. This site and everything here is a result of my love for family and health and my desire to help others find answers. Prior to starting this site, I ran several international blogs on health and wellness with subscribers in over 200 countries. I also formulated herbal products and chemical-free products for my family, … Continue reading About Me

Six Must Have Herbs for the Upcoming Winter Season

Most of you know that I am absolutely mad about herbs.  As the crazy mad scientist herbalist mamma that I am, I wanted to take a moment and share my list of must-have herbs for this winter season.  With so many new viruses and colds going around it is imperative that I keep my cabinets stocked at all times with herbal meds.  From rubs to … Continue reading Six Must Have Herbs for the Upcoming Winter Season

I miss you dad – Dealing with the Aftermath of Losing a Loved One

Today marks the anniversary date of my dad’s untimely death. He was taken from us due to medical malpractice. Sometimes, when we hide deep hurt inside our hearts, it eats away at us, and slowly we begin to die. I am still healing from his absence, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t remember him with profound joy or sadness. I … Continue reading I miss you dad – Dealing with the Aftermath of Losing a Loved One

Bathing with Herbs an Ancient Tradition

I was watching the movie “One Night with the King” the other day.  In the movie, there is a scene where the young girls who were being prepared for their introduction to the king; we’re surrounded by huge bathing pools filled with flowers and herbs. What a beautiful treatment for pampering the body and enhancing overall moods. Looking back in time we know that taking … Continue reading Bathing with Herbs an Ancient Tradition

Not just Pregnant Women need Folic Acid

When you hear of folic acid do you immediately think of pregnant women?  I hope not.  Folic Acid is a necessary nutrient that we can get mainly from leafy green vegetables.  But unfortunately people don’t eat well enough these days to get the recommended amounts so supplementation is required. Below I have posted some very helpful quotes from well known authors, doctors and health experts … Continue reading Not just Pregnant Women need Folic Acid

Recommended Books

Below I will share some of the many books that have adorned my bookshelves at home over the years. I’ve read a few of these several times over the years. I know it is an exhaustive list but I believe that knowledge, the right kind is priceless and powerful!Please check back often as I have about two dozen more books that I need to add … Continue reading Recommended Books

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Drainage Then Detox – Why The Order Matters

Over 18 years ago, when I started coaching and teaching about herbs, healthy living, and healthy eating, almost everyone in the health and wellness industry was pushing detoxification. Detox smoothies, detox supplements, and detox foot baths were slowly making an entrance to the health world. As I started to get sick from toxic mold and chemical exposure (14 years ago) I quickly realized that making … Continue reading Drainage Then Detox – Why The Order Matters

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Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire.  So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and spices in apple cider vinegar. Although the name was originally … Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

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Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Ear infections and ear pain can be extremely uncomfortable, especially for little ones.  At home we have used this remedy for many years along with organic mullein and garlic oil in the affected ear.  Before moving forward I must state that it’s very important that you discuss your concerns with your family practitioner or naturopathic doctor before trying any natural remedy especially if frequent infections … Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally

One of the Worlds Cheapest Remedies Used for the Common Cold, Flu Viruses & Cancer

“I can’t believe just how fast I started feeling better.  It was amazing to see that something so cheap from my medicine cabinet could work so effectively without side effects”.  This was a recent comment I received from a participant in one of the Natural Remedies classes I offered at a local school. And the miracle supplement is? Not so fast, let’s see if you can … Continue reading One of the Worlds Cheapest Remedies Used for the Common Cold, Flu Viruses & Cancer

What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2

Keeping little children healthy can become a frustrating task.  The same goes for the elderly like my 87-year-old grandma. But let’s face it; staying healthy is an issue for everyone regardless of age.  There are many books, articles, classes, and reports available on how to be healthy and have a strong immune system but most of them seem to leave out one very important area, … Continue reading What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2

Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief Herb

Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker, and Migraine Relief No, these three are not necessarily related, but they are in the sense that herbs have been used for centuries to deal with all 3 of these conditions. Let’s start with our blood. Did you know that a typical human red blood cell only survives about 4-5 months in your body? God created us in such a … Continue reading Best Blood Purifier, Congestion breaker and Migraine Relief Herb

Health News: This Year’s Flu vaccine could give your Child Seizures

There is nothing more infuriating than seeing little babies, toddlers and older children in a hospital having seizures because a well-meaning mommy or daddy had their kid vaccinated against the seasonal flu. But what most parents don’t know is that they don’t need to vaccinate their kids and themselves against the seasonal flu. You want to be healthy during flu season?? Make sure your kids … Continue reading Health News: This Year’s Flu vaccine could give your Child Seizures

How to eat when you’re on the road?

It can seem like a daunting task to prepare and package food for a trip especially when you have children.  But oh is it important.  You don’t want to risk getting sick from eating out in someplace you don’t know.  Trust me you don’t.  I know because it’s happened to us and it’s not pretty to get the stomach flu or a virus complements of … Continue reading How to eat when you’re on the road?

Fresh Lemongrass Fields in Israel for Cancer Patients

My mom sent me an email that discusses the properties of one of my favorite herbs for tea called lemongrass.  Of course I was not concerned that this email was a fabricated story because I know that research has been done all around the world to prove the health benefits of lemongrass and many other herbs. But for those that question the validity I did … Continue reading Fresh Lemongrass Fields in Israel for Cancer Patients

Natural alternative remedies for acid reflux disease (GERD)

I hear over and over again people asking me what they can do for acid reflux disease.  I could type all day on what you need to do about this as we suffered the effects of this nasty health issue first hand with my husband.  When we were dating he was very ill and I kind of took him on as my project. 🙂 Several … Continue reading Natural alternative remedies for acid reflux disease (GERD)

Breastfeeding Moms – Increase your Milk Supply

As a mom who actively promotes the “breast is best” belief I just had to share this article with you.  If you are a man or a woman who knows a mom who is breastfeeding please pass this on. This article is based on a fantastic book for nursing moms called Mother Food for Breastfeeding Mothers. The book is a must-read for new mommies and soon … Continue reading Breastfeeding Moms – Increase your Milk Supply

Garlic – Nature’s Fever Reducer

I have been using garlic for years to lower very high fevers in our family and to help with viruses.  But I had never used it on my children before one year of age until recently.  Our little baby a few weeks back developed a very high persistent fever that seemed to come and go after he visited me at work.  I am not sure … Continue reading Garlic – Nature’s Fever Reducer

Help – I’m sick and I’m Miserable!

“Honey, why don’t you run to the drugstore and buy me some of that nighttime stuff the doctor told us about.  I need something to clear up this congestion and sore throat I got” As Ace Ventura would say “alrighty then”. But its really not alright, you know. Most drugstore meds don’t fix your illness, they just mask symptoms. Let’s just analyze the typical scenario … Continue reading Help – I’m sick and I’m Miserable!

To Drink or not to Drink Caffeinated Beverages

Lately it seems like everyone is publishing new research on caffeinated beverages.  Some say “go ahead indulge” while others say “beware”.  So what’s a consumer to do?  In this article I wanted to share some important quotes from a variety of books on the negative effects of caffeine. But say you can’t avoid that sugary caffeinated high.   I have found that Organic ground cacao is … Continue reading To Drink or not to Drink Caffeinated Beverages