EpiPen RipOff: Alternatives, Shady Deals & What You Can Do About It

If you're a parent of a child with life-threatening allergies, you know about EpiPens and the recent gigantic price hike.Epinephrine relaxes the muscles in the throat that swell in the case of an anaphylactic reaction, thereby possibly saving the life of someone suffering from a life-threatening reaction to, for example, a bee sting or food allergy.I am very upset about this whole thing, ...Read The Full Post

12 Adaptogens You Should Know and Why You Need Them

What are adaptogens?Most likely you have been using natural healers in your life for awhile now.  Herbs like Green Tea for antioxidants, Ginger for an upset stomach, or Garlic for its immune boosting effects.However, there are some new kids on the block.Rather, they are old kids, but they are getting a lot of attention these days.They are -- Adaptogens.Haven't heard about them ...Read The Full Post

DIY Goopy Eye Essential Oil Blend

My son doesn't look so good there, does he?It is for sure not fun needing a Natural Remedy for Pink Eye or for "Goopy Eyes" anytime -- but in the summer it just seems wrong.You know what I mean -- right?  Being sick in the summer when almost no one else is sick and you could be at the pool, or outside playing -- it's just a bummer.But it happened to my youngest this summer, and it ...Read The Full Post

DIY After Swim Spray {to Neutralize Chlorine} — and Why You Need It

Today I'm sharing with you a simple recipe for something to make your summer a safer one -- Vitamin C Spray to neutralize chlorine exposure on your body and your hair, aka a DIY After Swim Spray.It's summer....and with that comes time at the beach -- and the pool.And with the pool comes exposure to tons of chlorine, something that I am not a fan of.Chlorine is a problem in so many ...Read The Full Post

DIY Purify Essential Oils Blend – for Home & Health

Since I first started using essential oils years ago, we've  come to a place where we use essential oils every day. We use individual oils as well and blends, and I like them both.Today I'm sharing a recipe for a Homemade Purify Essential Oil Blend, which is one of our favorites.  We've used it several times and it was very effective, and it is a very helpful blend with many applications in ...Read The Full Post

Choosing Maple Syrup: What Grade Should You Buy?

My family doesn't use a lot of maple syrup due to candida and eating more low carb (for sweeteners we mainly use stevia, xylitol, and some erythritol and coconut sugar), but we do use it occasionally and have some in our pantry right now. Over the years, I heard different things about What Grade of Maple Syrup is Best, or that you had to be careful about formaldehyde in maple syrup processing, so ...Read The Full Post

Does Xylitol Cause Tumors?

You've probably heard about the concerns about xylitol causing digestive upset, but have you wondered if xylitol causes tumors?Since switching our family over to low carb sweeteners, I've been concerned about their safety.I'm a natural-minded gal and really want my and my family's food to be as clean as possible, but when battling candida, you do what you have to do.Now we don't use ...Read The Full Post

10 Natural Allergy Remedies that Really Work

Allergies have been a huge problem for me for much of my life.And since my family wasn't really focused on natural living at all, we treated my allergies with drugs, rather than trying to find natural allergy remedies that could help me find relief without the side effects that medications cause.Thankfully, there are other options today for me to lean on for myself and my family. These ten ...Read The Full Post

Castor Oil Packs – What They Are and Why You Need One

Since my family and I started working on improving our health, we've done different alternative or natural remedies that I never thought we would do.One of them is a castor oil pack. Aren't Castor Oil Packs Weird? I remember the days when I thought chiropractors were bizarre.NEVER did I think I would be taking probiotics, going gluten-free, going sugar-free (oh man, did I eat a lot of ...Read The Full Post

DIY Breathe Easy Essential Oils Blend for Cough & Congestion

Today I'm sharing one of the most helpful essential oils blends -- a Breathe Easy Blend.  It's an essential oils blend that we've used often in our home, and it's a great essential oils for cough blend -a necessity for both cold & flu seasons, plus for allergy season as well.Among the worst things in life is feeling helpless when your child is sick.One of my boys suffers from a bad ...Read The Full Post