Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment

Welp, it happened. My first bee sting! Not the first ever in my life, just the first from my own bees. My husband and I were out at the hive yesterday evening trying to rectify the free-form comb situation that had developed. We added more frames to give them  some space as they've already begun … Continue reading Holistic Bee Sting Care and Treatment

Forsythias and Such

My husband and I joined the Arbor Day Foundation. People who see us cutting down most of the dogwood trees around our house may find that hard to believe, but we did. And we have a method to our madness. To start, we need more space to plant our fruit and nut trees for our "food forest" … Continue reading Forsythias and Such

Anything But That…

Ugh...So rough couple weeks topped off with a sick toddler. Last night after I emailed my Bible study small group to cancel on account of my feverish little man, I got a call from a friend. She started off with an apology, which is never a good sign. She went on to say that her … Continue reading Anything But That…

Herbalism: Shout Out

This is mostly a shout out to a really knowledgable young woman I had the opportunity to hear speak last weekend. I recently had the privilege of attending the Appalachian Homesteading Conference where I gleaned much information regarding homesteading things like raising chickens, meat, smoking/preservation, canning, and herbal medicine. The most pertinent information to me … Continue reading Herbalism: Shout Out

ACV Allergy Killer Drink

Pollen sucks. I'm pretty sure it's my husband's one weakness. It turns him from my Iron Man into a sniffly, snotty, congested mess. And seeing as how I never enjoy seeing my man suffer the clutches of springtime seasonal allergies, I came up with a remedy that had him cleared up within minutes. There are … Continue reading ACV Allergy Killer Drink

Tinctures

I'm a huge fan of herbal medicine. I believe that God endowed creation with everything we would need in order to heal sickness, eat healthily, and thrive as His children with all of that joy and gratitude rolling up to him as praise and worship. It's no secret to those who know me that I … Continue reading Tinctures

MTHFR

No, it's not text shorthand for a swear word... MTHFR stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Wonderful! But what is it? It's a gene, more specifically a genetic mutation. And I have it! MTHFR gene is responsible for the methylation or processing of amino acids (component parts of proteins) within the body. Specifically, it is responsible for … Continue reading MTHFR

Why Herbal Medicine?

If there's an adverse reaction to a medication, I probably have experienced it. When I was a junior in high school, I had been asked to sing as part of an ensemble for an Easter program at a local church. We had a limited number of rehearsals scheduled which meant I was expected to be … Continue reading Why Herbal Medicine?

Top 5 Favorite Herbal/Alternative Medicine Resources

I am that person in my family that gets made fun of for being a crazy hippie who teaches yoga and avoids doctor visits. I'm also that person in my family that every one calls asking for home remedies when they feel sick or get injured. I wear both hats proudly. My sister frequently asks … Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Herbal/Alternative Medicine Resources