9 Home Remedies for Canker Sores

9 Home remedies for canker sores that are fast acting and inexpensive to stop the pain and heal the hurt, plus tips for avoiding canker sores and the difference between canker sores and cold sores.

Canker sores can be a real pain, and are sometimes tough to heal.  Thankfully I haven’t had one in years, although I used to get them more regularly when I was younger, and my husband had a terrible time with canker sores when he wore braces as a teenagers.  In this post we’ll give a quick overview of the different types of canker sores, what causes canker sores, the difference between canker sores and cold sores, and some inexpensive home remedies for canker sores.  Hopefully if you’ve come here for canker sore pain relief and prevention, we’ve got on option that will get you back on track ASAP.

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Things We’re Embarrassed to Talk About – What’s a Healthy Bowel Movement?

What's a Healthy Bowel Movement? Using the Bristol Stool Chart to identify a healthy bowel movement. Five tips for better bowel movements, bowel health.

Sometimes in life we have to deal with things that are less than pleasant – dirty laundry, patching up wounds, pet messes – let’s face it, moms cope with a lot of messy situations.  Talking about bodily functions doesn’t generally make for polite conversation.  Judging by the stunning array of constipation medications available at the drugstore, maybe we do need to talk about healthy bowel movements.  (I was looking for ipecac syrup, which they no longer carry, to keep in our emergency medical kit.) [Read more…]

Honey as Medicine – Prevent Infection, Kill Bacteria, Promote Healing

Honey as medicine. Find out how honey helps prevent infection, kills bacteria and promotes healing. Learn which honey is best for medicinal use.

Did you know you can use honey as medicine?  If I had to choose only one medicine I could have in stock, I think it would be honey. These days, specialty wound-care centers might agree. Honey has become a staple for those hard-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic leg ulcers, burns, even wounds with gangrene. It kills bacteria resistant to other antibiotics and actually heals tissue, nursing the skin back to health. Not only that, but it can decrease the pain. [Read more…]

How To Heal Thyroid With Foods

“How to Heal Thyroid With Foods” is a guest post by Magdalena Wszelaki of Thyroid Diet Coach.  She is a holistic practitioner who specializes in thyroid treatments that address the underlying causes of thyroid problems.

20 million American people, mostly women, suffer from thyroid related diseases. Out of these 20 million only 50% have been diagnosed. This means there are about 10 million of us who might be undiagnosed and misdiagnosed – this results in an ongoing struggle with unexplained weight gain, fatigue, depression and infertility.

Today’s medicine answer to thyroid diseases is to either nuke the thyroid (for hyperthyroidism) or prescribe synthetic hormone replacement drugs like Synthroid (for hypothyroidism). For too many of us these “treatments” do not help to recover and do not make us feel at our optimal health. [Read more…]

Best Herbs and Spices for Cold and Flu – Plus a Secret Weapon

Best Herbs and Spices for Cold and Flu - prevent colds and fight the flu with these natural remedies from your pantry and a "secret" weapon for your home.

The common cold and a strain of influenza A are doing some serious tail kicking this winter from what I’m seeing on the internet and social media.  Because of the ability of the flu virus to quickly mutate, this year’s flu vaccine may be ineffective on over half of viruses sampled by the CDC.  So far, knock on wood, we haven’t battled more than minor sniffles and sore throat, and I’ve made a habit of adding these herbs and spices for cold and flu fighting into our meals and herbal teas.  This post discusses how herbs, spices, traditional remedies and your kitchen sink can help boost your immune system and protect you from cold and flu. [Read more…]