Natural Remedies for Headaches

Natural Remedies for Headaches

This post about natural remedies for headaches has been sponsored by Amoil Natural Healing Oils and Boombox Network. This post contains affiliate links.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  I have always suffered from frequent headaches.  Sometimes I feel like I have more headache days in a month than NON headache days!  This gets extremely frustrating since I don't get much accomplished when my head is throbbing.  It also makes me very irritable which forces my children and husband to tiptoe around the house for fear of getting their heads chewed off if they so much as whisper too loud.  I really don't like taking over the counter pain medications.  WHY?  Check out my post about the dangers associated with pain relievers and you will understand why!  I try to tackle as many of my … [Read more...]

All Natural DIY Pain Relieving Salve

All Natural DIY Pain Relieving Salve

Spring is finally here and with the warm weather comes lots of planting.  Gardening is not always easy work and after a day of turning soil, lugging around bags of compost, and bending over to plant seeds my entire body is usually one gigantic knot of muscle pain.  I have been buying Tiger Balm for years but have you seen the size of those tiny containers?  Yeah, the stuff works really well but it's expensive if you need more than just a finger full of pain relieving salve on your aching body.  I decided to try my hand at making my own pain relieving salve to see if I could save a little bit of money and make it with only natural ingredients.   Tiger Balm comes in a couple different strengths.  This pain relieving salve is fairly mild so you if prefer a stronger feel to it, just up the … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Medication Overdose and Misuse #GutCheckAGA

How to Avoid Medication Overdose and Misuse #GutCheckAGA

This blog post about how to avoid medication overdose is part of a campaign by BOOMboxNetwork.com on behalf the American Gastroenterological  Association.  I received payment for my participation. All opinions stated  within are my own. This post should not be interpreted as medical advice.  If you have questions about your health or current medications please ask your doctor. As a pharmacy technician for a major retail chain I get to talk to quite a few people about an assortment of health related issues.  Everyone seems to want to talk to me about their sensitive rash, stomach problems, or the type of cold symptoms they are suffering from.  Many times they ask the pharmacist's advice about what sort of medicine we recommend to treat their current symptoms.  However, many more people … [Read more...]

Eating Healthier Without Stomach Issues Thanks to CharcoCaps® #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

Eating Healthier Without Stomach Issues Thanks to CharcoCaps® #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

We inherit a lot of things from our parents. Their eye color, their body shape, and sometimes even of a few of their personality traits. What did *I* get from my parents? A seriously sensitive stomach! Yeah...thanks a lot DAD! I learned from a very early age that some things are just not good for me to eat, especially if I plan to be in mixed company. It's one thing if you pass gas in front of your husband of 18 years. (OK, am I the only one that actually does that?) It is a whole other thing entirely if you pass gas while in the middle of a lab meeting or in line at the grocery store! Avoiding my 'trigger foods' isn't always easy while eating healthier....nuts, high fiber fruits and veggies, garlic, beans...those are all really tasty and I am not good at denying myself the things I really … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Turmeric and a Turmeric Tea Recipe

Health Benefits of Turmeric and a Turmeric Tea Recipe

Please note that this post about the health benefits of turmeric is NOT intended to be taken as medical advice!  See your doctor for any health issues you may be having! Several years ago I got a muscle spasm in my shoulder that just would not go away.  No coincidence, I'm sure, that it was around the same time I started blogging.  Despite medication, physical therapy, and massage, that muscle spasm is STILL there and has now created a whole host of other issues as well.  I am trying desperately to get rid of random pains that range from my feet and knee all the way to my neck and back.  It is slow going, especially since I don't like to take medication.  Anti inflammatory meds are not without risk so I started searching for holistic alternatives.  One such supplement I came across at … [Read more...]