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Red Raspberry Leaf

Brewed as a tea or as an infusion, raspberry is the best known, most widely used, and safest of all uterine and pregnancy tonic herbs. It contains fragrine, an alkaloid which gives tone to the muscles of the

pelvic region, including the uterus itself.

Of special note are the rich concentration of vitamin C, the presence of vitamin E and the easily assimilated calcium and iron. Raspberry leaves also contain vitamins A and B complex and…

Added by Pat Robinson on August 8, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Nutrient-dense snacks!

Would you like some varied and novel suggestions for quick, handy, protein rich snacks, especially those including tuna, eggs, beans and chicken. I hope everyone will chime with a few favorite ideas for kids!

Have you tried alternatives of fish/crab/oyster/sardine/salmon in place of tuna in patties, salmon cakes, salads, fish-melts, etc. with various spices and bits of carrot, celery, onion, peppers, mayo, breading, etc and fish salads with cucumber, greens, tomato, beans, etc. And…


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Overwhelmed? Where to Start?!

Where do I begin...?

I've found that many people are overwhelmed with which healing "diet" to choose and where to start. And the diets often have 'rules' for sequencing food introductions and HUGE food elimination requirements, and can contradict…


Added by Pat Robinson on August 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments


[written my Karen Jensen, October 31, 2009, reposted with permission]

Shortly after Scout was born she began to have some serious health problems. The only thing that I could do as her mother was to take her to the doctor - time and time again - and use the information that they gave me as a springboard for learning . . . I dug and I dug deep.

It all began with DHA/ARA. Everywhere you look baby formula and food says that is has added dha/ara for brain and eye development.… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on August 3, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I need Sleep...Sleep...SLEEP!


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Listening To Your Body

Listening to my body was a new step for me. I was taught that protein was 'good food', and that plants were 'low calorie', and fats were 'bad food'. I remember knowing how to count calories by age 10 or so. Listening to my body was irrelevant. And our food was every artificial color of the rainbow, daily: puddings, jello, kool-aid, candy, frosting, Lucky Charms, jelly beans, medications, flavored milk, Orange Soda, ice cream, etc. etc. We did have

"square meals"; but we had to sit there… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on July 30, 2010 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Candida 101


Added by Pat Robinson on July 30, 2010 at 7:00pm — 12 Comments

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

I had no idea how much high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) could affect how we feel and our behavior. Or how ubiquitous it is in our food!

I had HFCS all the time, before pregnancy. But, after all of our son's food intolerances and nursing, I had so many benefits from not eating it. I know our son is much more keyed up when he consumes HFCS. We've been able to find many preferable products which do not contain HFCS, such as popsicles, juice, cereal, beverages, candy,…

Added by Pat Robinson on July 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Thyroid 101


Added by Pat Robinson on July 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Amalgam Removal Risks and Protocols.

I have 10 amalgams, I'm very cautious/concerned about the removal benefits, and risks. If I were trying to conceive within 18-24 months, I would NOT have even one mercury filling removed and absolutely not by a regular dentist. There is a big dump of stored mercury into blood circulation about 3-6 months after removal and again around a year, per my understanding.

Basically, the body "chelates" itself (into breastmilk, fetus, etc) during the first few months after…


Added by Pat Robinson on July 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — 33 Comments

Nose Bleeds

How to Cure Nosebleeds with Natural Treatments

  1. Soak a small cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and pack it lightly into the nostril.
  2. Squeeze nettle leaves, soak a cotton ball and pack lightly into the nostril for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Soak a small cotton ball in lemon juice and pack lightly into the nostril for 2-4 minutes.
  4. Mix grind cumin and equal amount of apple cider vinegar, soak a cotton ball and pack into the nostril for 1 minute.
  5. Boil 10…

Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Motion Sickness

Ginger - Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of the more popular natural remedies for motion sickness. It has been used for centuries in cooking and medicinally.

Acupressure - According to traditional Chinese medicine, pressing on an acupuncture point called "pericardium 6" (P6) may relieve nausea and motion

sickness. The point is located on the inside of the forearm, about two

inches above the crease of the wrist.

A person can press on the point using… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Jellyfish Stings

How to Cure Jellyfish Sting with Natural Treatments

  1. Wash immediately with apple cider vinegar, DO NOT wash with water!
  2. Wash with vinegar immediately.
  3. To relief the pain from jellyfish stings and help the stings disappear, smear some castor oil on the stings every day.
  4. Cover the Jellyfish Sting with sand.
  5. Apply Aloe Vera on the Jellyfish Sting

The urban legend is that…


Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Heat Rash

Perspiration helps to regulate your body temperature by cooling you down as it evaporates through your skin. Donning tight-fitting clothes in fabrics such as nylon and polyester traps sweat and heats up your skin, causing it to swell and plug sweat ducts. Heat…


Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:04pm — 1 Comment

Spider Bites


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Poison Ivy

We tried everything homeopathic and topical. Rhus Tox is indicated, I believe. We sprayed it on, pellets, too. Lidocaine spray helped but is very cold. My sister suggested Clearasil Plus, it dried the rash more rapidly. Gross, but anything was better than steroids. Calamine/Caladryl helps some. But with a large body area, that is benedryl absorbing into the body. Epsom salt soaks will also dry it. Or as a compress. Calendula topically as a wash is generally very… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is caused by water depletion (dehydration), or in rare cases—rare because of Americans' typically high-salt diets—by salt depletion. (We lose salt along with our sweat.)

Thirst is likely to be the first symptom, followed by loss of appetite, headache, pallor, dizziness, and a general flulike feeling that may include nausea and

even vomiting. In more extreme cases, the heart may race and

concentration may become more difficult.



Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Head Injury

Your active child may receive a good wallop on the head as she runs, climbs and plays, but as long she is up and running again after the injury, it is not likely that she has sustained serious damage.

You should watch her for the next 24 hours, though, since the symptoms of a serious head injury…


Added by Pat Robinson on July 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Adrenal Fatigue?

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