Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the…… Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees
What are you cleaning with? Do you reach for Dawn to wash your dishes or Windex to clean your windows? Did you know that most commercial cleaning products contain endocrine and immune system disrupting chemicals? Bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfecting sprays, deodorizers and many other cleaning products have ingredients in them that have been linked…… Continue reading Green Cleaning Recipes
Alright so with all the holidays coming up we are most likely to be outdoors, indoors and surrounded by people. People who sneeze and don’t cover their mouth. Little kids who wipe their nose and yes, after wiping they touch the slide, water fountain and bathroom door. Can you say yuck with me? No, seriously, this…… Continue reading Wellness Herbal Tea Recipe for the Immune System
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…… Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
Source:Natural News By: Lance Devon The Vietnamese Health Department is coming out and ending the use of hepatitis B vaccines throughout the entire country of Vietnam. The decision was made after three different families lost their babies after the precious young ones were inoculated with standard, proven hepatitis B vaccinations. The three babies died on…… Continue reading Hepatitis B vaccine halted after 3 newborns die from system shock
Few remedies can be used for various ailments and applications without adding other components. Grapefruit seed extract is one of those all in one toxic-free solutions that can be used internally, externally and as a potent cleaner and disinfectant. For those traveling internationally its an amazing solution for treating water and leafy greens that can…… Continue reading A Must Have in Every Home – Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal Remedy
You know I have heard this so many times it is not even funny anymore. People who don’t value or understand the benefits of eating healthy seem to criticize those around them who eat to live. I should have an additional hole back there from all the times people have ripped me to shreds, criticizing…… Continue reading I’m Crazy Because I Eat Healthy and I Want to Help Others Eat Healthy Too!
Source : http://www.mercola.com Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water (brine) bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s…… Continue reading How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing
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 flu viruses and colds going around it is imperative that I keep my…… Continue reading Six Must Have Herbs for the Upcoming Winter Season
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today in the form of essential oil for the respiratory system, immune system, nervous system and in skin care products. This powerful antiseptic grows wild throughout north-east Africa and is shipped all over the world. Herbalists and doctors in the East and West have…… Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
Source ABC News Article written by KIM CAROLLO Eating a healthy amount of greens could have an effect on genes linked to heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster and McGill universities found that eating fruits and vegetables may actually change a gene variant, called 9p21, that is one of the…… Continue reading Health News: Eating Greens & Fruits Turns Off Heart Disease Gene
I am working on an article about Autism and how there is a tremendous link between gut health and autism. Here is a great way to increase the good flora in your digestive track and its something you can make at home in minutes. Below is an article from Body Ecology that explains just how…… Continue reading Make Your Own Coconut Kefir – A Great Cultured Food for Digestion
Author: Danna Norek Written for: Natural News “Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods. Phthalates are mostly used as a “plasticizing” agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used to make…… Continue reading This Chemical Ingredient in Nail Polish, Toys, Soaps and Hair Care Products Must be Avoided
Room-by-Room Chart for Reducing Exposure Source: http://www.womensvoices.org Room Reduce Your Usage & Alternatives Kitchen Reduce: If you practice good food safety, wash your hands (especially after handing raw meat), and do not leave cooked food on counters for longer than two hours, daily disinfection at home is simply unnecessary. Alternatives: To clean your sinks and…… Continue reading Reduce Toxic Exposure when Cleaning each Room of your Home with these Safe Alternatives.
Know the ingredients in your personal care products. A fantastic Guide by EWG (Environmental Working Group) “Better products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potentially worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims like “gentle” or “natural,” but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost…… Continue reading Cancer in a Bottle – Learn to Read Labels and Avoid these Toxic Chemicals
This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me mine in a large 20-ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over. People think I lie when I tell them…… Continue reading Organic Baby Stealing Green Smoothie Very Cute
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about…… Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
If you have normal to dry skin and keep it cleansed and toned regularly, you need only occasionally use face masks for deeper cleansing and conditioning. If your skin is particularly oily you could use a face mask about once a week to tone the skin, particularly after steaming the face. When you have chosen…… Continue reading Inexpensive DIY Herbal Face Masks
Cayenne is one of those herbs that I try to never leave home without. I carry a very potent extract in my purse that packs a mild 30,000 Scoville heat units. This miracle herb is useful to promote circulation, stop an asthma attack, alleviate a sore throat, aid digestion, regulate blood pressure and stop…… Continue reading Got Cayenne? Find Out why You Should Always Have it on Hand
It is a terrible fact that we live in a world where pesticides are sprayed freely over all our lawns, crops and plants. Our children are exposed to thousands of these chemicals just by playing on grass that has been treated with pesticides. Even babies in the womb are exposed to these deadly chemicals and…… Continue reading Do This Now & Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals
You don’t have to be a baby to use these either. Really, anyone that wants a nice gentle non-toxic cleanser will benefit from making their own cleansing cloths and tossing the toxic wipes which are loaded with cancer-causing parabens and formaldehyde. You will need: -organic disposable cotton pads or you can make your own cloth…… Continue reading How to Make Herbal Baby Wipes
Just before we continue let me clarify that I am not talking about people here. I really mean rats from the rodent family. 🙂 Because I realize that I have a huge audience with readers from as far as Mauritius, Malawi, Australia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and many more, 154 countries…… Continue reading Get rid of Rats using Herbs
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…… Continue reading What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2
Organic quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas” for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors. It is grown at 10,000 to 20,000 feet above sea level, and in the past, it was known for being the main source of food for the altiplano Indians which allowed them to thrive in the…… Continue reading Why this Incan Superfood should be in your Pantry?
Today I had a friend call me to ask how she should make an infusion (cup of tea) with the Organic loose Lemon balm and Echinacea she purchased. She was a little confused because she had heard me on a CD I did where I am teaching moms how to prepare a decoction for their…… Continue reading How do I make a tea with organic loose herbs and what on earth is a Decoction?
Have a guess? Let’s see if you can get this one. This tree is tall and usually found in tropical climates. Its used along beaches and roads for decoration. Any ideas yet?? OK, I will spill the beans. It’s the coconut tree. You see coconut trees are not just the perfect tree for water, oil,…… Continue reading What Food can be used as a Sugar, Soy Sauce, Flour, Vinegar and Nectar with Exceptional Health benefits?
Time has flown past us this year. In just a few weeks people all over the world will be celebrating the holidays. I know for me December smells of gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves, curry, fruit pies, and hot cocoa. Not to mention some fabulous homemade dishes. This year I wanted to share my Favorite Winter Tea…… Continue reading Organic Winter Tea – Enjoy the fragrances and tastes of the upcoming season, in your cup!
Is there a cold or flu virus lurking around the corner? Did you just go to the store and open up the refrigerated section then a few minutes later rub your eyes? It’s amazing how easily we are exposed to nasty viruses and bacteria. All it takes is for Joe Shmoe to sneeze and cough…… Continue reading Cold and Flu Cocktails/Remedies – What you Should Have on Hand!
There isn’t anything more painful and pestering than a canker sore in your mouth. Depending on where the sore is located in can be extremely painful to the touch and eating is almost impossible. Recently while I was brushing my teeth with the baby in arm (he is my little cling on), he smacked the…… Continue reading One Moms Adventure with Shea Butter & a Canker Sore
Did you know that in 2009, more than 85 percent of American corn crops were genetically modified to either repel pests or to be tolerant to herbicides used to kill weeds in a cultivated field? This is the corn your buying and ingesting every time you purchase regular catchup, cookies, snacks, yogurt, and many other…… Continue reading GM Corn not only Toxic for Our Body but for the Earth
Yeah, I know what you are thinking. Green smoothie, come on its gotta be nasty! Nope, not so. I am actually enjoying a yummy green smoothie as we speak. A few years ago I found a great company called Amazing Grass. They have fantastic powdered greens and wheatgrass for those days you can’t juice all…… Continue reading Most amazing Green Smoothie Ever
I love making my own body sprays to use instead of toxic overpriced designer brand perfumes. Not only do they smell great but by making my own sprays I am avoiding all of the cancer-causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not, over 95% of all perfumes are made with derivatives of petroleum. …… Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume
Coughs, Sneezes, Runny Noses Anyone? Our kids are back in school and stress seems to be creeping up on me not just because of homework and traffic but germy wormies! My little girl came home Thursday with a fever, coughing, sneezing and saying “mommyyyyyy I don’t feel so good, can you make me some tea?”…… Continue reading Immunity Boosting Secrets for Tea Making
Did you know that your child could die from contaminated ground beef? See here for a recent news article. Or better yet do you know what has been found in your favorite fast food burgers. Did you know that it’s possible to find cow poop in your burgers along with a tasteful dose of ammonia? I…… Continue reading Food Inc – A Must See Film – Watch It Now
Rock a bye baby on the tree top…….la la la la – la la – la- la la. How many times have we sung that lullaby to our babies? But dreams might not be so sweet for thousands of people around the world who have highly toxic mattresses in their home. Most of the worst…… Continue reading Is there a chemical plant in your mattress?
Hi guys. I wanted to pass on this helpful information. If you are in the South Florida area you will probably want to participate in this insightful series of talks taking place at WholeFoods. Dr. Colon is a local pediatrician who has a heart for health and wants to see our children succeed without overdosing…… Continue reading Local Holistic MD Linda Colon giving Talks at WholeFoods – Join us for free
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…… Continue reading Health News: This Year’s Flu vaccine could give your Child Seizures
Since I have been on to all the petrochemicals in makeup, beauty and skin products I thankfully don’t use any of them. I use herbs and grains along with homemade herbal oils balms and salves. But I realize that most of the men and women I know use tons of toxic, cancer-causing junk. There is…… Continue reading Green Living: Is there poison in your cosmetics?
You’ve all seen it. It comes in hundreds of colors, shapes sizes and uses. Some people buy it to feel better while others buy it because they think they need to keep up with the trends of today. Kids need it and can’t live without it. We train our babies also to want it. But…… Continue reading Green Living: Do you really need that?