Chapped lips tend to get worse in winter, but can be a problem any time of year. From too much dry air to medical conditions, we'll discuss what causes chapped lips, plus home remedies that show you how to get rid of chapped lips and heal. It's important to match the right remedies for dry lips so you heal as well as treating the symptoms. Remember – good health starts from the inside out. [Read more…]
Wine out of dandelions? You bet! Making homemade dandelion wine is a longstanding family tradition. We don't make it every year, but I do like to keep a few bottles on hand for company. You can use the dandelions from your yard, provided they are free of pesticides, herbicides and other things you don't want to eat. The taste of this dandelion wine is rich, golden and warming – more like a good brandy than a wine. I've had friends who don't normally like wine comment that they do enjoy this “spring tonic”. [Read more…]
The 2017-2018 cold and flu season has been the worst since 2014/2015, with the majority of flu cases linked to influenza A virus H3N2. During the week of December 13, 2017 to January 6, 2018, the CDC reported seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths, as well as a lab-confirmed hospitalization rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people. Emergency rooms across the country have been hard hit, with the flu virus widespread in nearly every state. The flu season may be peaking, but the CDC predicts 11-13 more weeks of increased flu virus activity. In this post, we'll talk about some of the most effective supplements to prevent and treat cold and flu – vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. [Read more…]
In this post we'll share how to make elderberry syrup with fresh or dried elderberries or elderberry juice. I noticed years ago that the ingredient lists on most commercial elderberry syrups for kids doesn't contain much elderberry. Now we make our own so we know it's the real deal. Studies have shown that elderberry syrup helps treat the flu virus. (See more information on those studies at the end of the post.)
Note: If you're looking for the elderberry jelly recipes, those have been moved to their own post at Elderberry Jelly Recipes – Low Sugar and Sure-Jell Options.
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“The Alzheimer's Antidote – Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss and Cognitive Decline” provides real options to those desperately in need. We don't have to resign ourselves or our loved ones to living as a shadow of ourselves. Through proven diet and lifestyle changes, we can dramatically improve quality of life, either by avoiding illness or reversing damage that has already been done. [Read more…]