All posts in Colds and Flu

No Flu Shot For Me! Fighting the Flu With Essential Oils {Antiviral Spray Recipe}

By | September 16, 2014

by Virginia George, Contributing Writer Each fall we begin hearing predictions of the coming flu season. Experts speculate whether it’ll be a “bad” season, or just a mild one, and pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies start pushing the flu shot. Last year Walgreen’s came out with the “Arm yourself for the ones you love” campaign, making those of Read More

Kid-Friendly Cough Syrup

By | March 4, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nicole Walters. Nicole is married to a wonderful man and mama to three children under 3.5. She blogs about real food, navigating corn allergies, and living on a budget at My 3-year-old, 1-year-old and husband all approved the taste of this cough syrup. I’ve also found Read More

8 Things We Did To Stay Healthy This Winter

By | February 20, 2014

  Image by  *~Dawn~* By Beth, Contributing Writer. Come February I am always so thankful we live in the southern part of the US. For us, winter is coming to a close and warmer days are right around the corner. It’s always a good time for me to reflect on the previous season – especially when Read More

Activated Charcoal: New Must-Have in my Natural Health Arsenal

By | September 21, 2013

I’ll confess, I came to activated charcoal for vain reasons. I previously read on WellnessMama’s website about using activated charcoal to whiten teeth, and I wanted to try it before we had family pictures taken. Years of coffee and tea had wreaked their own havoc. As I picked some up at our local health food Read More

The Unconventional {Back to School} Preventative Health Measure

By | August 20, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Chiropractic Care: The Unconventional {Back-to-School} Preventative Health Measure It’s back to school time and whether you have children in a physical school setting or not, chances are germs are going to be flying around.  School hasn’t even officially started in my region yet, but viruses are already making their way through Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: How We Detox from Illness

By | February 18, 2013

Image by the italian voice Last week I talked about a holistic view of illness.  It has taken me quite awhile to get over my fear of illness and develop that view, but it has also helped to improve my family’s health over time.  Today I want to share a little bit more about what Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: A Holistic View of Illness

By | February 11, 2013

Image by the italian voice These days, we’re afraid of illness.  We think illness is something bad, something we should strive never to experience.  We also think that illness is serious – knock-down, drag-out, stuck-in-bed, type of illness.  Both of these thoughts about illness are wrong, though. Before you can feel comfortable treating illnesses holistically, Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Preparing for “Sick” Season

By | September 5, 2011

Image by Leonid Mamchenkov **This post has been entered in Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist!** It’s Labor Day — I hope you’re enjoying the “last hurrah” of summer with family and friends!  We’ve finally hit a bit of a cold front around here, bringing us from the mid-90s and very humid down to Read More

Preventing Colds and Flu this Winter

By | October 11, 2010

Image Credit **This post has been entered in Home Remedies Carnival at Keeper of the Home!** If you’ve seen my other post today, Why You Shouldn’t Get the Flu Shot, then you already (hopefully) know why that isn’t a good option in preventing illness this winter. However, I’m not suggesting that you do nothing. There Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Get the Flu Shot

By | October 11, 2010

Image by USACE European District **This post has been entered in Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop!** Right now, there is a huge push for the flu shot happening.  This year, the CDC is recommending that all people over the age of 6 months receive Read More

Recovering from Colds

By | December 12, 2009

Somehow, I missed this post when I was looking at my schedule! I thought I had everything done through next Wednesday. But, now you see that sometimes taking care of my family means that I do forget about the blog from time to time. :)


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