Mar 272014
 

16 Home Remedies for Arthritis - foods to eat and foods to avoid, supplements and lifestyle changes, alternative and herbal therapies for arthritis.

Both my mother and my grandmother dealt with arthritis pain.  When I was a little girl, my grandmother Catherine held up her gnarled hand with crooked fingers and told me, “This is what happens when you crack your knuckles.  Never crack your knuckles.”  While most studies seem to have found no correlation between knuckle cracking and arthritis, the image of grandma’s hand has stuck with me, and I know arthritis caused her pain.  Mom never said much about it, but I’d see her rubbing her joints, and she always wore copper bracelets for the last several decades of her life.  Just recently, I was talking to my neighbor, Betty.  She told me that a friend of hers was on arthritis medication that knocked out her immune system so badly that she couldn’t kick a simple cold.  Her story inspired me to write this post and assemble a list of home remedies for arthritis to provide her with some natural treatment alternatives. Continue reading »

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Jan 032014
 

Top Posts of 2013

My mind has been totally kablooey with the holiday mishmash, the intense cold and having my husband home extra.  (Don’t get me wrong, it was awesome to have him around, but he completely throws a monkey wrench in my schedule, starting with me not wanting to get out of bed in the morning because he’s soooo warm and cuddly!)  If I followed the rules of good blogging, I would have had posts written in advance to share with you.  Instead, I threw up my hands, enjoyed my family, and hoped you’d still be around in 2014.

To start off the new year, I’d like to share the top 15 posts from 2013, since many of you are new to the website.  Also, to be honest, I’ll bet no one but me has read all 500+ posts on the site, so sharing some snippets may introduce you to some that you’ve never seen before.  Some of these were written in 2013, some earlier, all have been much visited this past year. Continue reading »

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Nov 292013
 

Did you miss the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle the first time it came around? We’ve heard from so many people who were disappointed they missed out the first time around, that we’re happy to announce the Encore Flash Sale for Black Friday weekend only!

I know so many people who are learning how to cook gluten free or allergy free, or just transitioning away from the SAD (Standard American Diet).  This bundle offers so many great recipes – plus other resources – in one spot that will help you on your journey.

One of most unique aspects of this sale is that after the holidays, you’ll get a chance to meet and interact with myself and other authors from this bundle online through the “Coffee Table Conversations”.  I don’t know about you, but I know there have been many times over the years when I’ve been reading a book and thought, “I really wish I could ask for more information on XYZ.”  Well, now you can. Continue reading »

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Nov 232013
 

Natural Alternatives to Statin Drugs

The new guidelines that were recently issued by the American Medical Association for the use of statin drugs really ticked me off.  Under the new guidelines, roughly 1/3 of all adults should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.  Many healthcare practitioners already feel there is an overuse of statin medication in the United States.  Many people on statins suffer with serious side effects, which I’ll get to in a bit.  Also, 50% of people who die suddenly from heart attacks do not have high cholesterol.  Clearly, handing out statins like PEZ is not the answer – unless you’re a big pharmaceutical company looking to improve your bottom line.  In this post we’ll discuss the role of cholesterol in the body, side effects of stain medication, and ways to naturally reduce cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack. Continue reading »

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Nov 082013
 

12 Home Remedies for Earaches @ Common Sense Homesteading

Winter weather and the accompanying coughs and sniffles can all too often lead to ear pain and ear infections.  Thankfully, most ear infections get better without treatment, i.e., antibiotics are not required.  In fact, clinical studies have noted that the most commonly prescribed antibiotic, amoxicillin, is no more effective than a placebo. That said, they can still be pretty uncomfortable.  I’ve put together a list of home remedies for earaches to help soothe aching ears.

*Note:  Never use eardrops or oils inside the ear if a child has ear tubes or there is a chance of eardrum perforation.  Please see your healthcare practitioner if pain is extreme or persists for several days. Continue reading »

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