April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Chickens For Eggs and Maybe Meat?

We love our chickens! We've had them for less than a year. We got them for their eggs and bug-eating abilities, and now we're considering some for meat. Although we eat a lot of vegetarian meals, we are currently all omnivores. When we eat meat, it's usually deer my husband hunts for in Iowa. We like chicken, but not the stuff that is in the grocery store! So I'm talking with my kids about us possibly eating some chickens we have grown ourselves. I told them that…

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Added by Francie on April 25, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cuts, Scrapes

Stop the bleeding. The fastest way to stop bleeding is to apply direct pressure. Place a clean, absorbent cloth—a bandage or a towel—over the cut, then press your hand against it firmly. If you don't have a cloth, use your fingers. This will usually stop the bleeding within a minute or two. If blood soaks through your first bandage, add a second one and press steadily. Add new bandages over old ones because removing a cloth may tear off coagulating blood cells.…



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Added by Pat Robinson on April 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Burns

Here are a few alternatives.



An old timey solution we used was Burow's Solution. It is Aluminum Acetate resulting from the reaction of

Calcium acetate and Aluminum Sulfate. It is buffered. I imagine it is the sulfate which helps, similar to Epsom salts which is magnesium sulfate.



We'd… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on April 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wild Crafting - starting small

I have always been intrigued by the idea of wild crafting. I believe we receive the most benefit from whole foods and I love it when I can grow them at home. BUT wild crafting freaked me out. How could I identify anything, how could I know what I was getting?? I'd look at pictures and read books and the picture never looked like anything in my yard.



On a whim, I joined Herb Mentor for the $1 first month trial. That was a few days ago and let me tell you about last night's dinner. We… Continue

Added by Anna on April 11, 2010 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

Joint pain

Joint injury

Joint strain

Arthritis

Tendonitis

Bursitis



Here are 218 medical research articles from the US National Library of Medicine regarding natural substances and arthritis: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/disease/arthritis



1. Ice massage

2. Homeopathic Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, Ruta,…

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Added by Pat Robinson on April 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bug Bites

Mix a dilution of 5 percent … Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bruises

Lavender essential oil, arnica, cold compresses, vit C and vit A.



Excellent sources of vitamin C include: parsley, broccoli, bell pepper, strawberries,… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blisters

Found this wonderful "Natural Cures Guide" site!!



Lavender and tea tree can each be purchased as a highly concentrated and fragrant essential oil. To use essential oils on a blister, dilute them by adding five times as much of a neutral vegetable oil, such as olive, almond, sesame,vitamin E, or avocado oil. To make an infused…

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Added by Pat Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bee Stings

If there is difficulty in breathing or dizziness and nausea, seek medical advice. If you don’t know if your child is allergic to honeybee venom, watch for swelling in the throat that might affect breathing.



Mud. (for immediate relief in the yard or away from home) Baking soda: mix the baking soda with vinegar and apply the thick paste to the wound.



Apple Cider Vinegar: The raw kind. Spectrum or Braggs are good brands, available at all health food stores. If bitten… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Allergies (seasonal)

Bio-Allers for grass or outdoor allergies provides homeopathic relief for the symptoms of sneezing, congestion, headache and itchy, watery eyes associated with grass, tree and other pollen allergies. These are easy, safe and quite amazingly effective~! http://www.bioallers.com/category-exec/category_id/580



You might try the new nasal wash X-clear. It only has water, xylitol, saline and… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Landmark Healthcare Act Approved in Colorado

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) was

pleased to learn that
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

has given approval to Colorado Medicaid’s proposal to collect a hospital

provider fee. CHA and Gov. Ritter’s office developed the Colorado

hospital provider fee proposal that would insure an…
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Added by Ron Zwerin on April 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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