Staying Healthy

What’s Bugging You? Dealing With Parasites in Humans

Many different types of parasites can affect us in the aftermath of a man-made or natural disaster. If we have a scenario of a large scale disaster or the grid goes down, we will encounter things, yucky things, that we normally wouldn’t, including parasites in humans. Crowded living conditions, shared clothing or personal items, and poor hand hygiene is a recipe for trouble that makes me want to stay home and not be forced (by necessity) to live in a …

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Survive Summer With These Clever Bug Bite Remedies

When friends warned me about the South and bugs, I really thought they were exaggerating. Unfortunately, they weren’t. Once summer began, there were bugs everywhere. I mean everywhere! And these were not just normal California bugs like I was familiar with. Bugs of every shape, color, and size decided to make their appearance, and it wasn’t long before I was scrambling to learn the best bug bite remedies that wouldn’t have harsh side effects. At first, it was fun to …

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17 things you probably didn’t know about honey, but definitely should!

One of my favorite uses for honey is as a face cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling baby-soft, and my only complaint is that it almost always gets in my hair, no matter what. We always have at least 1 or 2 large containers of honey in the house, not only for beauty routines but mostly for cooking and eating. As I’ve researched all the facts about honey that I wanted to know, one thing stood out: it’s important to …

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Simple & Soothing Herbal Remedies for Sunburns

Sunburn happens. If you have very fair skin, it can happen year round, but for most people, sunburn is an annual summertime event, despite their best intentions to avoid it! Avoiding sunburn by using sunscreen, covering up with long sleeves and a hat, and staying out of the sun during the sunniest of the day is always the best policy. But sometimes sunburn happens anyway, whether we forgot the sunscreen or it wore off, or we didn’t think we’d be …

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Foot Care

Foot Care, or You’ll Never Escape the Zombies With Blisters on Your Feet

OW. Just, seriously…OW. Last week was at Scout Camp with my son, which was fun, except for my feet. I know the importance of good quality, properly fitting shoes. I also know wet shoes and feet are a very bad combination. I even know that summer camp can be both rainy and hot. Before camping, I wore my hiking sneakers and sandals enough to be certain they wouldn’t cause blisters. I did purchase a pair of closed toed sandals to …

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Learn the Art of Herbalism Your Own Way

Are you thinking about learning herbalism as a readiness skill to better help yourself and loved ones during an emergency? Let me be the first to tell you that getting a solid herbal education can be tough, but it’s incredibly rewarding. There’s a lot of information to cover, and many different approaches to teaching and practicing herbalism. There are also many different ways to learn herbalism: you can enroll in a local herb school, take online classes, or gather resources …

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10 Fundamentals for Your Natural Medicine Kit

There may be a day when you cannot run to a grocery store or pharmacy for medical supplies. A visit to a doctor may be impossible however there are a number of time-tested remedies that may prove useful. Having certain items on hand can help prepare you for situations where medical attention is necessary. Here’s what should be in your natural medicine kit Aloe vera plant – Anyone who has had a sunburn knows how wonderful aloe vera can be …

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20 All-Natural Recipes For the Cold & Flu Season

Natural remedies can be effective against the miserable symptoms of the flu and colds. We use a lot of essential oils in our home, with eucalyyptus, lavender, and frankincense all good choices for a flu patient’s sick room. These 3 recipes use natural ingredients that can be found in the healthy living section of grocery stores, in health food stores, and on Amazon. These can be made ahead of time and then stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator …

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Get Ready Now For a Miserable Cold & Flu Season With a Flu Survival Plan

I never get sick. I have a killer immune system. Usually, the common cold and the annual flu pass me by but this last year I wasn’t so fortunate. With no flu survival plan in place, The flu hit me hard and I was knocked off my feet for more than 2 weeks. At one point, my fever was high enough that I was delirious, giving my husband crazy instructions for plugging in a heating pad, as my whole body …

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The #1 Item Every Bug Out Bag Should Contain — But Probably Doesn’t

For more than a year my husband walked around, worked at his job, went scuba diving, and tried to lead a normal life, all with a broken back. He was in pain 24 hours a day, and his insurance company would only pay for chiropractic treatments. That’s right. To this day he hates insurance companies, and I don’t blame him. It took a single visit to the right doctor to determine that not only was the pain real but that …

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