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.
Cough and Sore throat remedies don’t have to come from the drugstore – quick and easy relief may be right in your pantry. Sometimes sore throat pain is just caused by winter dry air; sometimes it’s linked to a cold, flu or other virus. Whatever the cause, these home remedies can help relieve throat pain and speed healing. Remember – If pain is severe or persistent, is accompanied by high fever, bleeding or trouble breathing, please see a trained health care provider. Take care of yourself and get help if you need it. [Read more…]
Several many years ago I was blessed with plantar warts on the heel and toe of my right foot. They were fairly large and uncomfortable (heel about the size of a pencil eraser, toe about half that). This was the B.C. (Before Crunchy) time in my life, so I scheduled a doctor’s appointment to have them lasered out. GAH! Never again! The smell of charred flesh was foul, as was the crater in the bottom of my foot, but the worst part was that the darn things came right back! I ended up treating with over the counter wart removers, pecking and poking until the darn things finally disappeared.
I was not happy when I recently discovered a Mini Me version of the heel wart had returned. (This is fairly common, since the virus can hang around dormant in your system.) This time I caught the wart early, and am unleashing the full armada of home remedies for warts to knock it out. In this post will cover a bit of info on what causes warts and wart identification, before giving you a great list of natural treatment options for warts. [Read more…]
If you’ve been watching the reports about this season’s unusually severe flu symptoms and looking for more ideas to give your family’s immune system a boost, you may want to give this recipe a try – or make your own variation. I made “jello flu shots” by infusing immune boosting herbs in finger gelatin made with fruit juice. Call them what you like, and enjoy some extra anti-oxidants and cold and flu fighting herbs.
These are not made from the prepackaged gelatin dessert. The color comes from fruit and vegetable juices. They are thickened with plain gelatin, or agar agar can be used if you need a vegan alternative.
Recently, some friends asked me for home remedies for acid reflux, so it seemed like a great topic to add to the Home Remedies Collection. Whether you call it acid reflux, GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, it doesn’t feel good. Symptoms include upset stomach, regurgitation, and the classic mid-chest burning sensation known as heartburn. Many folks resort to proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as esomeprazole (Nexium®), lansoprazole (Prevacid®), and omeprazole (Prilosec®). The thing is, long term use of PPIs has been linked to problems such as life-threatening diarrhea, respiratory illness and osteoporosis. (See “Do PPIs have long-term side effects?” for more information.) So what can you do to feel better? [Read more…]