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While you are there be sure
to read his article on vaccinations (located at the bottom of his home
page) titled Vaccinating Our Children: A Shot in the Dark.
...a form of mercury called thimerosal was used as a preservative in many of the vaccines given to infants and young children, including vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza, diphtheria, tatanus, pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). Congressman Dan Burton (R-Indiana), who spoke before the House committe on Government Reform's hearing on mercury and medicine last year, knows just what this poison can do to the delicate brain and nervous system of a young child: his once-healthy grandson, who was given vaccines for nine different diseases in one day, now suffers from autism....
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Herbal Health and Healing
NEW Help With Acne - Why we get acne and natural ways to take care of it.
Ten Tips for Women with PMS - Easy to implement tips by author/herbalist Susun Weed.
Arm Yourself Against Sickness -Herbal remedies are safer and work in harmony with our body.
Dare To Raise Your Kids Drug-Free - Free from Prescription Drugs, that is!
Favorite Herb Books-So many herb books to choose from! Here are a few of our family favorites to help you decide.
St.John's Wort- Learn how to harvest this very useful herb.
St.John's Wort in the News- Interesting facts about the latest controversy!
Soap Root-If poison oak has found you then you need to find this plant!
Natural Family Home Medicine Cabinet-Take a peek inside our medicine cabinet.
Yourself Against Sickness
Using herbs allows our bodies own defense system (immune system) to build up immunities thus making our body and our health stronger and less susceptible to every bug that comes around. Herbs are also safer and have few, if any, side effects. When used faithfully and consistently, herbs can restore health and cure many ailments. Colds, fevers and flu's, especially in children, will respond favorably and quickly to herbal treatments.
So arm yourself with some reliable
herb books (see Our Favorites) and keep
a stash of herbs in your cupboard (go to the Natural
Family Herb Shop). Be prepared to defend your health!
(c)2002 - Kelly is a WAHM of 5 children. She has been involved in Midwifery for the past 15 years and has attended many homebirths. Using natural remedies and herbs has been a way of life for her and her family for over 22 years now.
TO RAISE YOUR KIDS DRUG-FREE
Well, yes there is a difference, yet those over-the-counter and prescription drugs, like their illegal counter-parts, can and do ultimately cause harm to our children's bodies.
But do we dare to raise our children without the use of drugs? Most people would say it's impossible. Granted, there are times when drugs are what's needed and they should not be totally avoided, but most of the time natural alternatives are the safest and more beneficial road to take. Raising our children drug free is a possibility and is well worth the attempt.
Too often I see and hear of parents taking their children to the doctor for colds, coughs and flu, usually within the first day or two of symptoms. Immediately their doctor will prescribe over-the-counter nasal sprays, decongestants, cough syrups or prescription drugs and antibiotics. These drugs will usually give the desired quick relief but at what cost to the child's immune system?
Antibiotics are now one of the
most over used drugs. There are increasing reports showing how the
excessive use of antibiotics has now created resistant strains of
bacteria causing the need for new and stronger antibiotics. This vicious
cycle has reached a crisis level. Yet doctors are still prescribing
antibiotics for colds, coughs and sore throats which are almost always
caused by viruses. Antibiotics are meant for bacterial infections
not viruses. ( see American Academy of Family Physicians handout on
Aspirin is another drug that is commonly overused and is usually the first choice when a child has a fever. A fever is one of our bodies natural defense mechanisms. It is not a disease. A fever should not be treated as something to quickly rid ourselves of.
When we have a fever it is telling us that a disease is present. When disease is present our body will increase the production of white blood cells, our disease fighting cells. The increased production of white blood cells raises the body temperature which helps create a favorable environment for the white blood cells to survive in as they work to eliminate the toxins that are making us sick.
Quickly ridding our body of a fever by the use of aspirin or an aspirin substitute like acetaminophen, will disrupt this important natural defense mechanism and can ultimately prolong the disease and cause the need for further and stronger interference.
So how can we raise our children
drug-free? Staying free from sickness is the best way. You've heard
"an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". We can keep our
children healthy and their immune systems strong through good wholesome
nutrition. Fresh, organic when possible,fruit and vegetables, whole
grain breads, soy and other plant proteins and plenty of
Another way is to make herbs,
homeopathics, vitamins and minerals
Read lots of books on alternative
medicine and keep several on
Research what your alternatives
are and become informed so that
As we gain knowledge and begin
to take responsibility for our
Here is a list of books that are
very helpful and important to have
Medicine For Children:Drug-Free Health Care for Children
Medicine At Home
Water retention, mood swings, sore breasts, and indigestion are problems experienced by many women in the week preceeding menstruation. Here are a few tips from Susun Weed's best-selling book, NEW Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way (Alternatives for Women 30- 90) to help ease these discomforts.
To relieve water retention
To moderate mood swings
To relieve congestion and tenderness
in the breasts
To relieve digestive distress
For more information see my book Menopausal Years
by Kelly Frohnauer
Today's Herbal Health:
The Essential Reference Guide
The Herbal Handbook A
User's Guide to Medical Herbalism
Home Herbal - A Practical
Family Guide to Making Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments
DISCLAIMER The herbal information
you find here is not intended to prescribe or diagnose in any way and is
not to be used against medical advice. It should not be used as a substitute
for professional help. The intent here is to offer our personal use and
opinion of herbs and their benefits. Those who are sick should research
the alternatives and consult their chosen health professional.
Dr. David Williams is known as the Indiana Jones of alternative medicine! He travels the world looking for natural cures. You can find alot of very helpful and interesting information plus his excellent newsletter at his website. His drop down menu of medical conditions will quickly lead you to his cure. You will also find his article about discovering 4 key ingredients in Australia that help combat arthritis and joint discomfort. Click on link above.
**Homeopathics are another great addition for your homes medicine cabinet. Check back soon for information on homeopathics. In the mean time you can go to Homeopathic Educational Services at homeopathic.com
Today's Herbal Health : The Essential Reference Guide
by Louise Tenney
(see review on this page)