SparkPeople Remedies of the Natural Kind Team Messageboard This is a Christian team where people can get and share information on natural remedies that can help maintain good health and aid in managing some common health issues. SparkPeople Remedies of the Natural Kind Team Messageboard Hello spark world I started a few years ago, but didn't really pursue it to much. Now I'm going to try harder and get myself healthier. I can use some confidence boosters and motivational helpers along the way. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:35:07 EST Just wondering Is this board active anymore? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 5 Oct 2014 11:27:04 EST Top GMO foods and petition for labeling On page 3 of the article, you will find two petitions: one for US and one for Canada. Please sign. This is so very important for our well-being! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nkenfoods-to-avoid.html?page=1 </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:15:44 EST The Serious Pain of Gout The Serious Pain of Gout <BR> <BR> They call it “The Rich Man’s Disease” because, historically, only wealthy people could afford to eat the rich foods—especially red meat, refined sugar, and alcohol—associated with gout attacks. But today, we are blessed, and cursed, with an overabundance of nutrition. Gout is on the rise. And the culprit? Uric acid. Uric acid is a natural substance that is produced in our bodies. The problems arise when either there is too much uric acid produced (about 1... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 08:25:51 EST Apple cider vinegar I've been reading up on apple cider vinegar for weight loss and have been doing it for a week. I take a spoonful in water before I eat a meal and I feel like it suppresses my appetite and reduces my cravings. I don't know if it really does or if it is all in my head. What are you guys' thoughts on it? I also feel like it helps my digestion. <BR> <BR> FYI I use the Bragg's unpasturized kind with the mother in it. I know I read the regular Heinz kind has no real benefits. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:17:48 EST ADHD: PI -- HELP ME!!!!! Hey everyone.... I need some help.... <BR> <BR> I am a mom to four kiddos whom I love dearly. My middle son, who is 7, is having some trouble focusing on things. As much as we've tried to get him to focus, he seems to have difficulty. He is highly intelligent. He's in 1st grade and is doing 3rd grade math and reading. He's been off the carts with the tests that he's brought home with regards to academics. <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago, report cards came home and he scored very, very high ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:17:35 EST cocoanut oil Can you give me your opinion on the use of cocoanut oil? <BR> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:10 EST ASTAXANTHIN Does anyone have any experience with this. It seems to be in the press a lot these days. <BR> Michael Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:14:21 EST The Power of Garlic The Power of Garlic <BR> <BR> Well, now, you probably think I’m talking about the odor, but no. Powerful as it is, the smell of garlic can’t hold a candle to all the wonders this homely herb can do. <BR> <BR> And garlic’s no newcomer on the block. Back in 3748 B.C., Egyptian slaves went on strike when they didn’t get their ration of garlic–which they believed gave them courage and strength. <BR> <BR> About 2500 years ago, Hippocrates recommended garlic for infections, wounds, cancer, le... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:10:54 EST The Super Stress Adaptogen The Super Stress Adaptogen <BR> <BR> Life in the 21st century is full of stress in the form of emotional setbacks, environmental toxins, physical trauma & poor nutrition. This stress depletes the body of critical nutrients and causes oxidation of various cellular elements. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions. <BR> <BR> Ashwagandha is also called Indian ginseng, winter cherry, & Withania Somnifera. Although it grows naturally in ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:08:16 EST Beat Hypothyroidism Naturally Beat Hypothyroidism Naturally <BR> <BR> One of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain. Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems. An anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle provide natural solutions to boost thyroid function. <BR> <BR> The thyroid gland is one of the most sensitive regions of the body to environmental toxins.The most c... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:07:22 EST The Thyroid Disease Epidemic The Thyroid Disease Epidemic <BR> <BR> As a health care practicioner, I am amazed at how often I hear about thyroid malfunction. It is estimated that 10% of the US population suffers with thyroid problems with 95% of those being hypothyroid, where there is too little thyroid hormone being produced. The other 5% of diagnosed thyroid disorders are hyperthyroid, as in excessive thyroid hormone production. <BR> <BR> Thyroid hormone stokes our metabolic furnaces causing increased heat production... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:05:54 EST Red Palm Oil 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:18:34 EST positive energy need please Good morning team, <BR> I trust all had a fantastic Christmas. <BR> <BR> I have a request if you don't mind. I had the Endoscopy and Colonoscopy yesterday morning and had 3 stomach and 5 colon biopsies taken. I wont have results for a couple weeks due to holiday. YUK! I am a bit concerned because my Mother and Aunt both died from colon cancer. <BR> So any nutritional help, or any type of suggestions that might help would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Saturday <BR> michael Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:03:04 EST Would LOVE to Learn Hey everyone! My name is Shanon, and I want to learn everything I can about healing herbs and where to find them and how to grow them. Also, I've been looking for a good book that would help as a reference guide. Everything I have found so far doesn't tell you how to grow, or even how to break them down into what you need. They're mostly about what to buy. I don't want to buy, I want to grow. <BR> I'm frugal, but I also want to be self-sufficient. A family of six, we don't have the ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:41:40 EST 30 Digestive Herbs 30 Digestive Herbs <BR> <BR> As polite topics of conversation go, constipation, gas, diarrhea and irritable bowels definitely don’t top the list. But we won’t let that stop us. After all, digestive health is important: Your elimination system carries away the wastes of all of your cells, allowing each organ to function in a proper environment. And elimination troubles can put your daily routine out of whack. It’s your good fortune that some simple digestive herbs and effectivenatural remedie... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:55:55 EST The Common, But Overlooked, Cause of Illness The Common, But Overlooked, Cause of Illness <BR> <BR> It’s kinda hard to ignore a 500-pound gorilla smack dab in the middle of the room, but it happens. <BR> <BR> And if you’ve been to, say, twenty or thirty doctors to get an answer as to what ails you, and you’re still dragging your patooty, you know what I’m talking about. <BR> <BR> Has anybody mentioned mold? And that it comes at you in two ways? <BR> <BR> The first, best-known mold problem is the black, creepy-crawly stuff. As it... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:51:21 EST 3 Things You Must do to Lose Weight 3 Things You Must do to Lose Weight <BR> <BR> Weight loss resistance is characterized by the inability to maintain an appropriate weight despite exercise and dieting. This is due to hormones and inflammation. Weight gain and particularly abdominal fat is a classic sign of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. <BR> <BR> Some individuals try to follow the standard advice of low calorie dieting and lots of exercise but they struggle to maintain their weight loss. This is a classic sign... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:49:51 EST Why Detox Baths Why Detox Baths <BR> <BR> If the toxins we consume cannot be destroyed by our digestive system, detoxified by the liver, or eliminated by the lymph system, they begin to build up. As they accumulate, they start to affect the body which can result in slow metabolism, low energy, reduced immunity, and can lead to serious chronic diseases. <BR> (NOTE: Baths should be taken on a daily basis during detox and rotated, switching to a different type of bath each day. After detoxing, use whichever b... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:37:02 EST Herbs that Balance Your Immune System Herbs that Balance Your Immune System <BR> <BR> In many countries throughout the world herbs are used as a primary healthcare tool. Much of the therapeutic aspects of modern medicine were taken from the study of ancient herbal remedies. Unfortunately, medicine has manipulated these natural plant-based properties and synthetically altered them. This process has produced toxic and often lethal side effects. The natural herbs themselves when used correctly are able to synergize with our natural... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:28:51 EST 4 Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism 4 Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism <BR> <BR> The older we get, the slower our metabolism gets, too. In fact, our metabolism slows down by 5% each decade after we hit age 40. Is this just something we have to accept or can we fight it? We most definitely can fight it! Here are a few ways to keep your metabolism going strong: <BR> Eat more protein. Your body uses more energy to digest protein, so add some lean meat, fish, tofu, beans, nuts and eggs to your daily meal plan. <BR> <BR> Eat sma... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:37:03 EST Strengthen Your Immune Muscles Strengthen Your Immune Muscles <BR> <BR> Most of our society lives with the idea that health is a state of "feeling good," and "not being sick or diseased." We fear contact with bacteria, virus, and other microorganisms. We use anti-bacterial soap, sprays, pills, potions, & lotions. We are constantly "gearing up," for the next big flu pandemic, etc. <BR> <BR> Building Your Immune System: The immune system functions much like a muscle. When our muscles are challenged with exercise, t... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:27:54 EST God's Natural Anti-Biotics God's Natural Anti-Biotics <BR> <BR> Every fall as the weather changes, the skies darken and the temperature drops people begin to get sick. The doctors' offices are packed and the line at the pharmacy is backed up out of the store. Much of our society has been convinced that they are genetically deficient and prone to illness and their only true solution is in man-made drugs and other synthetically derived products. This flies in the face of natural creation and thousands of years of h... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:22:35 EST Brain Boosting Super Foods Brain Boosting Super Foods <BR> <BR> Low energy, poor memory and brain fog are common day epidemics. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life.Certain foods and herbs have the potential to boost brain function naturally. <BR> <BR> The brain is extremely sensitive to free radical damage, poor circulation and poor blood sugar balance. Individuals with chronic inflammatory stress, arterial restriction and... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:19:26 EST I Give Thanks to All of YOU! <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> I know we all don't live in the USA but our Thanksgiving is about giving THANKS so I am posting this to all of you. <BR> Thanksgiving is a perfect time to stop for a moment and remember to give thanks. It's a time to be grateful for one's health, family, friends, job, home, and having nutritious food on the table. I give thanks to all of y... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:57:13 EST Vitamin K2 is Critical Vitamin K2 is Critical for Healthy Bones, Joints & CardioVascular Function <BR> <BR> Vitamin K has been studied for the last 80+ years and known to be a critical nutrient. Most research has focused on its effects associated with blood coagulation. New studies are looking at its effect in synergy with Vitamin D3 on various health factors. Vitamin K2 appears to be a very important nutrient for healthy bones, joints and cardiovascular function. <BR> <BR> Vitamin K was originally discovered in ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:04:09 EST A Natural Alternative for Bladder Related issues? Uva Ursi: A Natural Alternative for Bladder Related Issues? <BR> by Jennifer Good <BR> <BR> Each week we take a closer look at some common and some not so common ingredients used in the natural health world. This week’s featured ingredient is uva ursi, sometimes referred to as bear berry because bears enjoy eating the fruit from this plant. For natural health purposes, however, only the leaves, not the berries, are used in herbal medicine. Uva ursi has been used medicinally for nearly 2,000 ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:02:16 EST Milk Thistle: A Natural Liver Protectant Milk Thistle: A Natural Liver Protectant <BR> by Jennifer Good <BR> <BR> For over 2,000 years, Europeans have used milk thistle seeds as a health supplement for liver cleansing. In Western culture, its medicinal use dates back to the 1700s and is now used for a wide variety of ailments. The name "milk thistle" is derived from the appearance of the plant’s leaves. Milk thistle is also called silymarin, which refers to an antioxidant flavonoid comprised of three isomers, the most active of whi... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 08:58:06 EST rash from a bite does anyone have any ideas about what to do about a rash that developed from a bite of an unknown insect? It spread out around the area of the bite and is rough, red and itchy. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 00:16:11 EST What do you want to see with this team? Opinions I can post until I am blue in the face what is it that you want to see here on this team???? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:32:01 EST Feeling Tired in the Fall? How do you get yourself motivated to exercise and keep moving in the fall & winter months. <BR> Curious Minds want to know! <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:26:37 EST Are You Experiencing a Healing Crisis? Are You Experiencing a Healing Crisis? <BR> <BR> It is not uncommon for individuals to suffer from detoxification reactions when they begin a program of natural healing. This is classically referred to as a healing crisis and occurs when the body is expelling toxins into the different systems of the body. The healing crisis is a normal process that toxic individuals will often encounter on their path to getting well. <BR> <BR> The medical term for healing crisis is the "Herxheimer Reaction.... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:22:51 EST God's Natural Chemotherapy God's Natural Chemotherapy <BR> <BR> I believe deep within my spirit that God created us for incredible health & vitality and desires for us to look to nature to provide the resources for health & well-being. Our society has been trained to look first to man-made interventions and treatments. <BR> <BR> However, I believe we honor and glorify Him by looking to His creation for the answers to our health goals. The more I study nature, nutrition, human physiology and biochemistry, etc. the ... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:19:43 EST Cures in Your Cupboard Cures in Your Cupboard <BR> <BR> Cures in Your Cupboard: Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments <BR> Next time you get sick, skip the trip to the drugstore—help may be as close as your kitchen cupboard. Our grandparents often turned to herbs and spices to ward off common ailments, and these time-tested remedies have proven safe and effective. (If you have a health condition or are already using medication or other treatments, consult your practitioner before use.) <BR> <BR> Coughs: Thyme conta... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:33:49 EST 30 Digestive Herbs 30 Digestive Herbs <BR> <BR> As polite topics of conversation go, constipation, gas, diarrhea and irritable bowels definitely don’t top the list. But we won’t let that stop us. After all, digestive health is important: Your elimination system carries away the wastes of all of your cells, allowing each organ to function in a proper environment. And elimination troubles can put your daily routine out of whack. It’s your good fortune that some simple digestive herbs and effectivenatural remedie... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:25:27 EST Natural remedies for pain? Does anybody know of any natural remedies for pain? If so, it would be very much appreciated! Thank you! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:20:01 EST Hi I'm Dazy I just joined SP and love it...there is so much help and encouragement that I really know I can do it. The blogs and emails as well as the teams are like therapy to me. I hope to reach my goal of losing 100 lbs in 1 year the same way I got this way. One day at a time. Blessing and continued health to ya'll. Hope to hear from you. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:19:26 EST GROWTH HORMONE MADE NATURAL GROWTH HORMONE MADE NATURAL <BR> <BR> One of the most widely publicized anti-aging hormones is human growth hormone (HGH). HGH is renowned for its ability to stimulate muscle development, bone growth, & fuel immune activity while switching your body into a potent fat burning machine. <BR> <BR> HGH is known to provide us with many other benefits as well, such as enhancing skin repair (reducing wrinkling), restoring internal organs that have atrophied with age, reversing cognitive deteriorati... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:32:21 EST The Hidden Hormone Epidemic The Hidden Hormone Epidemic <BR> <BR> "As a species, we're on a fast track to extinction," says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. "In the past few decades, men have lost 50% of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man's sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20%. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast ca... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:26:49 EST New to the Leaderboard Hi everyone, I am not new to the team but I am new to the Leaderboard. I am here to help out with this team. As I promised PJGABRIEL. I will be checking out all the topics and I will start posting some info as I come across it. <BR> Anyone that has some ideas for this team is welcome to share them with me. I welcome any ideas. <BR> Have a super Evening/Day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:13:00 EST HI everyone I am new to the team. I am all about holistic medicine and home remedies, and I hope to learn more while I'm here. I can't wait to get to know everyone. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:02:48 EST A New Hope... Hi there. Like many people I am not new to trying to lose weight. Over the years I've lost and gained more than I want remember. Now I am the heaviest I have ever been and realizing this must stop. I remember saying by the time I'm 30 I will be slim and feeling great. Instead I went deeper into depression and gained what I wanted to lose. Now closing in on my 40th birthday I have not changed in the way I wanted to. <BR> <BR> At this point in my life I am in a place mentally that feels wonde... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:36:47 EST Juicing Movie: Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead I love this movie and re-watch it when I need an emotional lift or hope. <BR> <BR> I recently read someone's post about fibro & enzymes. I immediately thought about this movie, and wondered if it would help the person asking about enzymes. I think it might. <BR> <BR> For everyone else, I think it would help most of us. <BR> <BR> This is a free movie on Hulu. It's a documentary. It's very inspirational. I highly recommend it. <BR> <BR> Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead <BR> <link>www.hulu... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:56:55 EST digestive enzymes Good Morning Everyone, <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any experience with digestive enzymes. My wife has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. The rheumatologist wants to put her on all kinds of strong medications and cymbalta. A friend said her doctor,a nutritionist, said she needs to take digestive enzymes and that will probably cure her. <BR> <BR> Anyone have knowledge of how/why this might work <BR> <BR> Thank you all <BR> Michael <BR> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:41:42 EST Homemade Calendula Oil Homemade Calendula Oil <BR> <link><BR>made-calendula-oil.html </link> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:03:18 EST Help--I have MONO. I've been having problems with extreme exhaustion/tiredness for two months. I finally went to the doctor yesterday, and I have mono! I probably caught it from a kid at school (I'm a teacher). <BR> <BR> Well, I can't slow down. I'm teaching choir camp next week, and the next weekend is my wedding, and then we're going to Disney for our honeymoon. <BR> <BR> Doc said I can keep a normal schedule, just no strenuous exercise. He said there is nothing I can do to make it go away. But does anyone... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:19:13 EST Inflamation?? Anyone know anything to use in place of medicines as an anti inflamitory? I am having major back spasms and they just keep upping the dose of meds. Want to try something natural. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:05:50 EST Curing Heel Pain at Home; Plantar Fasciitus (PF) I posted a "Help Needed" thread on 3 teams awhile back for curing heel pain at home, as I am unemployed and cannot go to the doctor, and I got lots of good answers. <BR> <BR> I wanted to say thank you to everyone, and post a summary of answers of what worked for others, and post what I found out when I researched. <BR> <BR> NOTE: It may be something else other than PF, as several team members gave personal testimonies about. It is best to go to a podiatrist to find out for sure. <BR> <BR... Sun, 27 May 2012 11:32:07 EST Good News from Thanks Mike Adams: <BR> <BR> There's some good news on the health freedom front! Sen. Dick Durbin's amendment that would have destroyed the supplements industry was voted down in the Senate: <BR> <link><BR>in_supplements_Senate.html </link> <BR> <BR> At almost the same time, US Senator Rand Paul introduced a surprise amendment to end FDA raids on raw milk farmers, disarm the FDA (take away the agency's guns) and restore freedom of speech to supplements... Fri, 25 May 2012 23:49:20 EST Tumeric Extract Benefits <link><BR>0416/tumeric-extracts-may-protect-the-<BR>heart-post-surgery.aspx?xid=nl_Everyda<BR>yHealthHeartHealth_20120515 </link> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:57:56 EST Argentinian Mom Wins Over Monsanto &Gets Env.Award Argentinian mother sticks it to Monsanto, wins major environmental award <BR> <link><BR>a_Monsanto_environment.html </link> <BR> by Jonathan Benson, staff writer <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) The tragic, but inspiring, story of one woman's quest for justice in her local community has resulted in a significant victory for health freedom. Sofia Gatica, an ordinary, working-class mother from Argentina, successfully mobilized more than a dozen of her neighbors t... Mon, 14 May 2012 15:00:39 EST Nat. Remedies Daily Chat Would anyone besides me like a daily chat thread? <BR> <BR> I put it in the "Introduce Yourself" forum because there are sticky threads available in this forum. <BR> <BR> I recently left a very large team that begins with "Natural . . . " because it no longer fits my life; too many disgruntled and prickly people there who take offense at the simplest thing. There are other changes too; it isn't the team it used to be. So would like to chat here instead. Anyone with me? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 21:36:59 EST VitD3 &Curcumin Synergistically Clear BrainTangles Vitamin D3 and curcumin synergistically clear brain tangles to help prevent Alzheimer's dementia <BR> <link><BR>3_curcumin_Alzheimers.html </link> <BR> by John Phillip <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) New diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this lifes... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:57:42 EST FDA wants to take away our right to buy Vitamins Don't Let the FDA Get Away With It! <BR> <BR> The FDA wants to take away our right to purchase nutritional supplements. They have proposed draconian recommendations on supplement manufacturers that would essentially remove most supplements from being available to consumers. Why would the FDA try to do this? One would hope that they must be doing this to protect us from the danger of vitamins and mineral neutraceuticals. <BR> <BR> How many people are taking neutraceuticals in the U.S.? It is... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:46:18 EST Bitter Apricot Kernels Bitter Apricot Kernels; <link> </link> <BR> Has anyone ever eaten them? <BR> <BR> It seems they contain a high amount of a glycoside named: Laetrile also Amygdalin. <BR> It's been nicknamed "Vitamin B-17" although it is not a vitamin. The term coined by Ernst T. Krebs, <link> </link> who discovered its usefulness as a cancer preventative & treatment/cure. <BR> <BR> Food Sources <BR> <BR> • Beet tops <BR> • Alfalfa, bamboo, and fava sprouts <BR> • Spi... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:08:12 EST Spring Forward - Set Clocks 1 Hr Ahead Before Bed If you live in The States and if Daylight Savings Time applies to your location, set clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight. At 2am Sunday while we're asleep, the time will change to 3am. <BR> <em>56</em> <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> Which way do you move the clock? A way to remember is a play on words; you "Spring Forward" in the Spring, moving the hands ahead one hour, and losing one hour of sleep. <BR> <BR> In the Fall you "Fall Back"; so Spring Forward & Fall Back is how you... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:57:42 EST 7 Healthy Dessert for Breakfast Looks delicious! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es-pictures/healthy-dessert-for-breakf<BR>ast-recipes.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealth<BR>DietandNutrition_20120223#/slide-1 </link> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:04:38 EST Hello All! I am glad to have found this group as I am trying to live as natural as I can. <BR> <BR> I am in the process of trying diffferent herbal teas to help me sleep at night. <BR> <BR> Hope all is having a great week! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:32:57 EST Mood Busting Snacks Great ideas to help you for any reason. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ctures/bad-mood-busting-foods.aspx?xid<BR>=nl_EverydayHealthEmotionalHealth_2012<BR>0125#/slide-1 </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:23:06 EST Greetings Sparklings! I'm new at this spark people thing but what I've seen (this is my second day) I've really liked! I'm into herbs and stuff, growing my own food (I hope to get into shape enough to do a garden) and getting healthy, especially! Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:56:00 EST Foods for 2012 <link><BR>inny-foods-for-2012.aspx?xid=nl_Everyd<BR>ayHealthSkinandBeauty_20120111 </link> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 10:04:50 EST Marshmallow root Does anyone know about marshmallow root and it's side effects? I have a French coffee press that I can use as herbal infusions I though I'd try it but I want to know how much herb to use. I don't want to poison me or someone else!!! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 13:50:55 EST Getting Back in the groove of healthy living. Hello everyone. I have tried all remedies for pain control, weight loss, and so on. I am so ready to try the all natural way of living. Please feel free to send me any advice and ideas; all are welcome. My name is Jan and hope to gain alot from natural living, as well as making nwe friends and much needed support. Have a wonderfully happy day. <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:36:30 EST Free Audio Books <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks bloggers MoneySavingMom, and Beauty and Bedlam. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 16:53:22 EST Hello from a farmer! Hello all! <BR> I am new to this team and want to say hi! I live on a farm in the mountains. I milk sheep, make cheese and yogurt, grow my own veggies for our family, and forage for wild plants. <BR> I'm looking forward to learning from everyone! Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:36:51 EST Natural remedies for reflux? Hello all, <BR> I am new to this team. I usually get a bout of reflux this time of year after my diet changes from healthy fresh-from-the-garden food to more processed foods. I know, eat more raw foods, but the store bought veggies just do not do it for me. My Dr put me on omeprazole, which is blech! OK, for a temporary fix, but not long term. <BR> Any remedies out there? I use ACV, but it has not worked for this particular ailment and too much of it does not agree with me. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:32:41 EST New here Hey ya'll. I'm Bobbey, new to the team and a SP returnee. (And boy, has it changed a lot since I was last here!) <BR> <BR> I'm thrilled to find this team and hope to make lots of like-minded friends. People IRL tend to look at us like we're a little crazy but our natural ways are working so we keep reaching out to share our ways with others. <BR> <BR> Currently we (that would be the hubby of 19 yrs, 17yo & 13yo boys) are transitioning to a mostly raw, organic, traditional, cultured diet.... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 12:39:42 EST HI EVERYONE I am interested in learning more about Natural Remedies my mom has always been into everything Natural but I thought she was crazy but now I am older and done some research and I am more interested so here I am. <em>30</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:41:38 EST Anxiety Foods that Help <link><BR>res/anxiety-foods-that-help-foods-that<BR>-hurt-0118.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthE<BR>motionalHealth_20111105#/slide-1 </link> Sat, 5 Nov 2011 20:24:53 EST Natural Cancer Killers <link><BR>et/natural-cancer-killers/?xid=nl_Ever<BR>ydayHealthHealthyAging_20111019 </link> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:37:34 EST 10 Most Filling Foods <link><BR>lth-pictures/satisfy-your-appetite-wit<BR>h-these-delicious-choices.aspx?xid=nl_<BR>EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20111015#/slide-1 </link> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:44:53 EST Comfort Food Make Overs <link><BR>comfort-food-gets-healthy.aspx?xid=nl_<BR>EverydayHealthChildrensHealth_20111014<BR>#/slide-1 </link> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:48:56 EST Breast Cancer Symptoms <link><BR>-pictures/breast-cancer-symptoms-when-<BR>should-you-worry.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayH<BR>ealthHealthyAging_20111007#/slide-1 </link> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 21:34:14 EST Hi there, everyone! I'm really exicited about joining this team, I've always been drawn to natural remedies! I love this whole site and it just keeps getting better. It's always been so hard for me to stick to a diet, but so far, so good! I need lots of support, just not sure how to get involved interacting with the team. Next week I'm going to my parents for a visit so I might drop off the radar for awhile, no internet there! I look forward to meeting all of you! Fri, 7 Oct 2011 19:03:41 EST Balsamic Strawberries with Ellie Krieger Video <link><BR>p/c/0/JAkXxu16OMw </link> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:13:45 EST What do you do about quality standards? I know with prescription drugs there are standards met----and enforced----so how do you choose which herbal suppliments to buy? Even multivitamins don't have qualilty standards; for instance, sometimes they put calcium in but in a form which your body cannot absorb. I've been trying to make my own potions like teas, tinctures, oils, etc, but I can't grow my own chammomile and wouldn't know it's quality if I did. Is there a brand name that we can rely on and how do we know? <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:58:59 EST EPA Reverses Itself on Fluoride <link><BR>a-reverses-fluoride/ </link> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 06:09:26 EST Hi Everyone! I am so excited about finding this team and joining! <BR> <BR> What are ways to lower cholestral and triglicerides? <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to not just losing weight but really disciplining myself to eat right and exercise!!! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:10:02 EST Whole Grains <link><BR>ures/whole-grains-in-the-diabetes-diet<BR>.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLivi<BR>ng_20110903#/slide-1 </link> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 16:52:59 EST HEEL SPUR WITH INSERTIONAL ACHILLES TENDINITIS <link> <link> </link> </link> <BR> This is my diagnosis but too many people who have opted for the surgery are not happy. I would like to opt for the Bauerfeind AchilloTrain Achilles Tendon Support and have talked with a friend who found this successful after wearing it for 3 or 4 months. <BR> <BR> I had another person tell me that she was told by a friend to soak her foot in vinegar as long as she could every day and it would eventually dissolve the spur. ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:39:43 EST Hello Hi everyone, My name is Janice. I'm hoping to fine a natural way to help with my depression. I have depression since my teenage years. I am 55 now and still have clinical depression. I've tried so many medications some help and all of them have side effects. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 20:12:22 EST Polar Bear Climate Change Scare Story Was Fraud I already knew this, since Sarah Palin debunked it in 2009, but, it's always nice to see another story in print about it to get the message out to those who still don't know. You're missing alot of embedded links and formatting that make it more readable, by not clicking on the link. <BR> <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> link with pictures: <link><BR>s_scientific_fraud.html </link> <BR> <BR> print-view link with much less advertising: <BR> <link>... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:31:52 EST 10 Soda Alternatives <link><BR>soda-alternatives.aspx?xid=nl_Everyday<BR>HealthWomensHealth_20110818#/slide-1 </link> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:47:47 EST 9 Foods you should be eating with Diabetes <link><BR>es-pictures/joy-bauer-foods-for-diabet<BR>es.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHeartHeal<BR>th_20110815#/slide-1 </link> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:07:40 EST Natural Remedies for RA (rheumatoid arthritis) Hi, does anyone have any idea about natural remedies for this? My son has it and it doesn't want to go with prescriptions. I know about fish oil, nettles, and few others but any other ideas? Thanks so much for your help! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:37:30 EST Hello Everyone! I am elated to have found this site. It suits all of my needs to inspire me to be successful in my weight loss and fitness journey. I have already seen so much positivity and beauty in people here. I am very happy to be part of a team with everyone. Fri, 8 Jul 2011 01:25:15 EST 5 Foods for Better Health Dr. Oz had Dr. Weil. on last Friday and here is a list of the foods for better health. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>or-better-health?sp_rid=ODY2Njc0NjY2S0<BR>&sp_mid=1757137 </link> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:54:24 EST 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas A link with the Healthy Breakfast ideas: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-slim-down-healthy-breakfast-ideas.asp<BR>x?xid=nl_EverydayHealthLivingWithADHD_<BR>20110706 </link> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:07:05 EST Crispy Parmesan Chips Recipe Here is a good looking recipe. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/crispy-parmesan-chips.aspx?xid=nl_Eve<BR>rydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20110706 </link> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:02:59 EST Chia Seeds and their Benefits Here is a link to a good aricle on the advantages of Chia Seeds. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>plements-a-z/chia-seeds/?xid=nl_Everyd<BR>ayHealthManagingDiabetes_20110706 </link> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:33:38 EST MOTIVATION & BOOKS & GRATITUDE I just did another blog this one has some good books in it the team may want to check out. Let me know what you think. Linda <em>247</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:52:18 EST Glad to find this team!!! So glad to find this team. I discovered natural medicine about a year ago and I've found that most of the natural remedies I do work FAR better than over-the-counter stuff. Everyone I know thinks I'm crazy and tells me "medicine exists for a reason." But I know that natural medicine works for me! My favorites: <BR> <BR> --Green tea (to prevent sickness; I drink it daily and have NOT had a real illness in a year!!! My allergies are better, too) <BR> <BR> --Ginger for nausea <BR> <BR> --Pepp... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:24:16 EST hello all hi, <BR> <BR> my name is brenna. I'm married with 3 kidz. I've dabbled and explored a bit her and a bit there with different natural stuff. I accept both western and eastern styles of medicine. they both have their place. I've had good and bad experiences with both of them. <BR> <BR> and would love to hear more good things about natural medicine. <BR> <BR> thanx. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 04:37:50 EST New to Team; but not to herbs Bright Blessings <BR> <BR> Just wanted to post and say I look forward to being a member of this team. I am in the process of turning my yard, front and back into one big herb garden, mainly for the herbs but also I won't have to mow the yard as frequently. <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:50:51 EST Benefits of Blueberries Great article on blueberries and their benefits for Cholesterol. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-medicine/study-reveals-cholesterol-l<BR>owering-effects-of-blueberries/?eiid=&<BR>rmid=2011_06_08_EHD_[P11782329]&rrid=387316178 </link> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 10:12:10 EST Herbal tooth powder Forget expensive and chemical and carcinogen-laden toothpastes! I just made my first batch of tooth powder and I am a convert! <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup dead sea salts <BR> 1/4 cup white kaolin clay (this is the same kind used in dentist tooth polish!) <BR> 1/3 cup baking soda <BR> 1 Tbs. ground sage (a natural tooth whitener) <BR> 30 drops of spearmint essential oil <BR> <BR> mix thoroughly, preferably in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon and store in a dry jar. When you want to brush, pour about... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:35:33 EST Healthiest Power Fruits Article Below is a link to a great article on healthy fruits that are naturally good for us to eat. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n-pictures/the-healthiest-power-fruits<BR>-next-door.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthH<BR>eartHealth_20110601 </link> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:06:03 EST intro Hi <BR> I am Cheryl and I joined Spark People at the end of April. Looking forward to meeting you. <BR> Mon, 23 May 2011 10:54:07 EST The Health Benefits of Phytochemicals The Health Benefits of Phytochemicals <BR> <link><BR>micals_health_benefits.html </link> Fri, 20 May 2011 05:08:16 EST Asparagus and Cancer A friend sent this to me and I thought this would be a good forum to find out if anyone else has seen any studies like this. Of course, I would imagine this day in age, it would be better to use organic asparagus? <BR> <BR> Asparagus -- Who knew ? <BR> <BR> My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style <BR> asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in <BR> the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did <BR> this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stag... Fri, 20 May 2011 01:06:51 EST TSA Backscatter Radiation Safety Tests Were Rigged Email from Mike Adams of <BR> We have some astonishing breaking news for you today: The testing of the TSA's backscatter airport security machines was rigged to produce fraudulent test results that vastly understate the amount of radiation being emitted by these machines. <BR> <BR> Even more, it turns out the TSA has operated in complete secrecy surrounding these machines, including using secret scientists to conduct the radiation tests, which were based on secret methodolog... Tue, 17 May 2011 02:21:58 EST World Population Reduction Through GM Toxins Thanks to Mike Adams at for bringing this to my attention. Notice the paper that printed it is not Canadian, American, nor English. We have to get the news from elsewhere. <BR> <BR> Study: Toxin from GM crops found in human blood <BR> <link><BR>in-from-gm-crops-found-in-human-blood/<BR>1/137728.html </link> Mon, 16 May 2011 16:14:03 EST Organic Strawberries $1.99 This is a one-day sale Friday 4/29 ONLY, Whole Foods has 16oz organic strawberries for $1.99. <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:49:59 EST I need advice <em>213</em> Hello Sparky's <BR> <BR> Ok ... I have a problem and I need some opinions and advice. In recognition of my first year anniversary of quitting smoking my daughter bought me a set a resistance cords (which I love) and a NB Monitor and Pedometer. It is a watch but it's main purpose is to keep track of my heart rate (resting and during exercise); how many steps, miles, and calories I burn. This was no cheap gift .... it cost her $70. My issue with it is that the setup directio... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:21:39 EST Coffee for Asthma Coffee for Asthma <BR> <BR> <BR> Asthma can be a serious disease that requires medical management, not home remedies. But we mentioned in the first edition of "The People's Pharmacy®" that if you are caught without medicine, a couple of cups of strong coffee may help open airways. <BR> <BR> We later heard from a young woman who forgot to take her asthma medicine with her on her honeymoon. A walk on the beach left her wheezing, but she remembered this remedy and it saved the day. <BR> <... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:30:28 EST Honeysuckle Sore Throat Syrup Good April Morning to Everyone, <BR> <BR> I thought that since so many people I know are getting sick ... you know those 'Spring' colds ... that I would post a T&T (tried and true) remedy that I use in my home. I know that the remedy calls for leaves and flowers from 'wild' vines but I've only been able to find 'wild' shrubs that I harvest my leaves from. I don't use the flower because I like to put them in my dehydrator for later on when I might need the gentleness that the flower lends t... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:19:50 EST Healthiest Oil to Use in Summer Marinated Salads? Hi I have a question I'd like your input on. <BR> <BR> I will only buy organic, expeller cold-pressed oil. <BR> <BR> I don't buy soy due to thyroid (read the label: most vegetable oils are soy). <BR> <BR> I don't buy canola due to the toxin Sherry Rogers, MD taught me about - google canola toxin if you don't know, it's an area of controversy but I trust Dr. Rogers and definitely take her advice. <BR> <BR> So for marinated refrigerator salads, like 3-bean salad, where something like oliv... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:17:56 EST Hello from WNY-I am new I just noticed this team on a Spark Friend's page. I checked it out and joined! I am so pleased to have found this team. It is my deepest desire to make my own health remedies. To be honest, I'd like to make almost everything. My mum made so many home remedies. She had many native friends who taught her how to make many good home remedies. I am sad to say that I paid no attention to all the priceless knowledge my mum knew. Today I so wish that I had paid attention. <BR> <BR> Glad t... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 14:18:56 EST any one have experience with St. John's Wort? i have suffered from mild depression and anxiety for several years. i am NOT interested in taking conventional antidepressants/anti-anxiety medication. i have heard that some people have used st. johns wort to treat mild depression/anxiety and because i am no longer taking birth control, i have nothing preventing me from trying it! have any of you used st john's wort? to what effect? do any of you know of any could resources to consult about dosage? do you harvest the plant yourself (i ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 14:51:43 EST WILD CARROT for contraception? I was wondering if anyone here uses or has used wild carrot for contraceptive purposes. Because of changes in my health insurance policy, I need to go off of or switch the birth control I am currently using. I have never been very comfortable with using synthetic hormones for this purpose anyway, so I am using this opportunity to explore natural alternatives. <BR> <BR> If any of you DO have experience using this herb, in what capacity to you do so? I've heard of people making tea out of... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 14:45:24 EST Amazing . . . "An Apple a Day" I have eaten apples all my life and love them. My two favs are Granny Smith and Pink Ladys; third place is any kind of apple that's NOT mushy. <BR> <BR> I have recently quit buying apples because they are consistently, always on the Dirty Dozen list of highly contaminated by pesticides, and, organic are too expensive. They are sold by the pound and apples are heavy . . . peeling conventional apples does NOT solve the pesticide problem as they are saturated with toxins while they are growi... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:29:25 EST Reducing Your Pesticide Consumption Reducing Your Pesticide Consumption <BR> by Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group on March 10, 2011 <BR> <BR> Take time with the content on this one, for example, I highly recommend clicking on and reading the embedded links; and that's in addition to getting through the long article. <BR> <BR> There is a goldmine of information here. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>anicsense/article/article/reducing-you<BR>r-pesticide-consumption/?utm_source=ff<BR>news... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:30:35 EST An Interesting Poll You Might Want to Vote In Blog <BR> <BR> Poll: Did You Get a Flu Shot This Year? <BR> <link><BR>_you_get_a_flu_shot_this_year </link> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:33:44 EST It's CSA Time; Community Supported Agriculture 1. Read about whether or not CSAs are for you, go to this link and click on it: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Click on the Home tab or this link: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 3. In the Name/Description/Product search box, type in certified organic. <BR> <BR> 4. Put your zip code in the Where box. Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:30:50 EST Skippy Peanut Butter Recall How to Make Sure Your Peanut Butter Is Safe <BR> By Reader's Digest Editors <BR> <BR> Before you make your kids a PB&J for lunch tomorrow, check your pantry. Unilever, one of the world’s largest food conglomerates, has just announced a recall involving two varieties of its Skippy peanut butter because of fears of salmonella contamination. The possibly tainted products include jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread that were so... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:16:48 EST Sorry for being out! Recently I have been absent due to a death in the family and hope that everyone has been doing fine. Will be back on more regularly and will be posting more and here if you need me. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 09:05:47 EST Hello From Kentucky! I'm Caracia Hello All, <BR> <BR> I've been studying and using herbs and herbal remedies for almost 30 years now. The last 15 or 20 have been intensive. In 1995 to 1997 I studied with a close friend who is Amish who tutored me in the world of Iridology..... from there I delved into as many books on the subject that I could possibly find. <BR> <BR> Herbs and and natural healing is a fabulous thing. It's wonderful to find this Team and interact with others who believe in herbs" YAY!! <BR> <BR> <em>4... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:37:56 EST Hear Ty Bollinger Live: Cancer Step Outside theBox Many of you know my sister died of cancer on Dec 2, 2010, as I held her hand in hospice. She was 51. She had been diagnosed a year before, and ever since that time I've been researching natural cures for cancer, since my sister, and millions of others, die after unsuccessful TRADITIONAL cancer treatments. They die only after being tortured via chemo, burned via radiation, and enduring surgeries, and only after the cancer industry has wrung every last dollar out of them. 98% of chemo patients... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 05:02:15 EST Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Hi everyone. My name is Sarah. I am from Arizona. I enjoy learning about herbs and would like to learn more about them as well as meet others who enjoy them as much as I do. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:53:33 EST Glad to find you! Hi all! I've been on SP but only recently have had time to see all that's available - I love it! I am also working on a Master Herbalist course, so was glad to see this Team Page! I had gotten lazy in the last few years but am hopefully on the road to great health again! Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:53:17 EST Natural Remedies for Cerebral Palsy Hi all ! My name is Beth and one of my 2 yr old twin daughers was recently diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy. Her tendon stays very tight on her right leg and she can walk and run, but its a little tougher for her and she does it a little funny. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of any herbal or homeopathic treatments that can help in Cerebral Palsy? Or even nutritional/supplements that would help? I am still researcing everything that I can do to make her as productive as possible. She is a ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:06:27 EST INPUT NEEDED! Input needed: I've got an 89 year old female, diabetic, high blood pressure, arterial fibrillation due to narrow heart artery, with osteoporosis and COPD/emphysema. Already on tons of medications, and .5 milligrams difference in her heart medication can make a huge difference in her well being. How do I feed her without tipping the balance in either direction? Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:58:24 EST Hi Guys! :) I am brand new to SparkPeople. I joined last weekend & am still figuring things out. I lost a little over 30 lbs. several yrs. ago w/WW meetings & online & was able to keep it off for quite a few years. Then, I switched to just WW online for awhile & did fine. Then, I quit WW online (since I was a Lifetime member I could go to their meetings for free, but still had to pay to use their online service, which is why I quit). I kept the weight off on my own for awhile, but gained 12 lbs. of it ba... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:38:00 EST Hilarious, Horrifying: Taco Bell Beef Faked This is hysterical and sarcastic. What is sad is that it's so true. <BR> <link><BR>l_beef.html </link> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:20:30 EST Hemp protein powder Has anybody tried using hemp protein powder? <BR> Joan Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:06:00 EST chia seed Has anybody tried using chia seed? <BR> Joan Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:04:37 EST Hello from a learner :) Hi new team! <BR> <BR> I have been teaching myself natural health for the last year. I completed a degree in dietetics and nutrition, but it was very western based. While there is a lot of great information from that program, it does lack a lot, as well! <BR> <BR> So I have been trying to do what research I can on holistic, natural care, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc. It's amazing how much info is out there, though sometimes hard to sort out the true from the noise. <BR> <BR> Hoping... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:51:29 EST Hello from a Montana believer in all-natural! Hi, My name is Kelly, I have four spoiled kids and a pain in the rear husband, and I wouldn't trade any of them (today anyway). I believe in the power and potential of using all natural and home remedies for treating myself and my families ailments and assisting in improving our overall health. I have a wonderful Mother who introduced me to the complex world of essential oils and teas and herbs to improve the health of my family. I love organic essential oils, I have a problem. I want them al... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:35:57 EST Hi Took a hiatus for a while, but now I'm back...I hope I will succeed this year. Happy to join this team! <BR> <BR> Check out my blog: <link> </link> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:26:16 EST Curious about Coumadin My mom is now taking Coumadin to thin her blood. It confuses me that the doctor puts her on this medication that must be monitored often (weekly/biweekly) with a finger-stick & she is told to stay away from foods higher in Vitamin K, which thickens the blood, as well as all foods, herbs or supplements that thin the blood. <BR> <BR> Since I'm a ferocious fan of the effects of taking ginger regularly as an antiviral (haven't had a cold in just over two years now), I would like to know if any ... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 12:36:16 EST Back after a backslide! I am a long time SP member who has been away for over a year. <BR> <BR> I am a relatively new herbalist, having just started a few years ago. I wildcraft all I can, buy from respected buyers for the rest. I now make all of my own formulas, too, unless it is a rare herb that I do not have access to. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 23:59:07 EST Antioxidant All-Stars for Super Healthy Great article on best food choices. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ioxidant-all-stars-for-super-healthy-s<BR>alads?click=p3link1 </link> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:17:38 EST Hello Everybody! I'm new to SparkPeople and have never used a site like this (including forums, blogs, message boards, etc). I am very excited to meet everyone and share inspiration and a sense of community with all of you. Have a wonderful day and congratulations on all of your successes. : ) <BR> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 04:38:59 EST New to Spark and Natural Remedies Team <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Just joined SP few days ago and found this Team. Have always been interested in natural/herbal remedies and hope to find and give some good tips here! <BR> <BR> DaisyLil Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:38:12 EST Newbie Hi, my name is Freda. I just discovered this team by seeing it on my spark friend FairyDancer's page (thanks S!) I became interested in natural remedies after taking Ethnobotany. My interest was further developed when I worked at a First Nations Food bank in Northern Canada and I became close to the community's medicine woman (she's a herbalist). I hope to share and gain info with this team as we all grow together. Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:42:01 EST Keep Arteries Healthy Great article on arteries. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ry-foods-healthy-nuts?eid=7234&memberi<BR>d=9647544 </link> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:00:10 EST anti-inf ammatory question I have injured my shoulder about two years ago. When I went to the doctor he told me it could be tendonitis and if so the anti-inflammatory prescribed should make it stop hurting. If not (which it didn't) then it probably is my rotator cuff and the next step was to get injections. Which I chose not to do b/c I don't like the damage they do to the joints. So, in keeping my injured shoulder safe I have put too much pressure on my once good shoulder. Now I have what seems to be the exact sam... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:20:22 EST Secret to Great Physical Health This is a great article about lifestyles <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2010/11/16/hispanics-live-long<BR>er-than-us-caucasians.aspx </link> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:29:06 EST New to Team Good afternoon...I stumbled onto this group quite by "accident"--though I do not believe in accidents or coincidence, either. <BR> I am a 42 year old female who knows I do not have to feel as old as I do!! I have degenerative back issues (surgery in the spring possibly) and I strive to be healthy. <BR> I enjoy different supplements--the major ones I use are Vitamin A, E, and B Complex. I have very healthy skin, hair and nails. The rest of me suffers...I am looking forward finding out mor... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:21:08 EST Fall Back - Daylight Savings Time Ends For those of us living with Daylight Savings Time, it ends tonight - Fall Back - set clocks one hour back (earlier) before bed, as Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am Sunday, Nov 7th. <BR> <BR> Change clocks, toothbrushes, smoke detector batteries, and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:59:55 EST Hawthorn and heart health Does anyone have any experience with Hawthorn Berry Syrup? My father just had heart surgery to repair a leaking anuerism for a second time. Apparently, he was born with a bad valve (replaced eight years ago) and a somewhat twisted aortic artery that has a lot of buildup and scar tissue. I've always hesitated to try anything on him because he was of course on Coumadin from his first surgery and EVERYTHING interferes with it! He's not even supposed to eat green, leafy things, which he loves... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 10:47:59 EST Monsanto not doing so well? <link><BR>archive/2010/10/23/monsanto-finally-re<BR>aping-its-just-desserts.aspx </link> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:28:24 EST Any morning sickness tips besides taking ginger? I'm really getting tired of crackers, chips, and toast. I'm not able to eat much sugar, fruit, anything remotely acidic, and not very many vegetables without feeling pretty yucky. I hate ginger. Ughhhh! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:53:59 EST Essiac Tea Has anyone tried this? Has anything about it been posted in the past? <BR> <BR> I am thinking of trying some but it gets very confusing as there is lots of info posted about it. <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:42:02 EST Gov'ts Assault on Raw Foods You're not gonna believe the details when you read this. <BR> <BR> Continuing its assault on raw foods, the U.S. government has ordered a farm to destroy 50,000 pounds of raw cheese: <BR> <link><BR>nd_Dairy_food_tyranny.html </link> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:32:36 EST Restless legs/neuropathy I saw this remedy on an MS forum last night. Those of us with MS have a horrible time with pain/numbness/tingling/cramps in our legs and feet. <BR> <BR> Several people have tried Vicks Vapor Rub for this problem and say it helps tremendously. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:13:39 EST Mike Adam's Exp'ce Opting Out of NakedBod Scanning This is Mike Adam's experience. This is not my experience. Notice the psychological warfare employed. <BR> __________________ <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) I encountered my first airport naked body scanner while flying out of California today, and of course I decided to "opt out" of the scan. You do this by telling the blue-shirted TSA agents that you simply wish to opt out of the body scanner. Here's what happened after that: <BR> <BR> A TSA agent told me to step to the side and stay put. He t... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 13:53:53 EST Cup if this to keep your lungs young. Great Information! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>en-tea-healthy-lungs?eid=8555&memberid<BR>=9647544 </link> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:52:07 EST Crunch on these to keep artiers clear Great information! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>esterol-with-walnuts?eid=8555&memberid<BR>=9647544 </link> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:48:37 EST May you be Blessed This is inspirational. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ahMail-_-FR-_-10.15.10-_-MYBBMovie </link> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:04:27 EST Antioxidant Rich Foods Great list of Antioxidant rich foods. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:08:08 EST Hi There Hi there, I am new. Long time sparker with a new profile. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:33:04 EST The Healing Power of Probiotics Impresses Rsrchers I have been reading about epigenetics, I take probiotics, and I already knew from researching my sister's cancer about the cruciferous/cancer link, so I found this article very interesting. <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> From Dr. Mercola <BR> __________________________________ <BR> <BR> A breakthrough study has revealed for the first time that probiotic bacteria appear to affect gene activity and cellular reactions in the human intestine. <BR> <BR> According to NUTRAingredients.... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:24:12 EST Non GMO Shopping Guide Here is a good source to help shop and avoid the GMO Foods out there. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 9 Oct 2010 13:41:33 EST Laugh off Flu Season with this Vitamin Another great article for Vitamin D. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ne-system-vitamins?eid=8548&memberid=9<BR>647544 </link> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 22:46:49 EST Keep Blood Sugar Lower with this ingredient It is interesting how simple foods can make such a difference. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ar-green-leafy-vegetables?eid=8548&mem<BR>berid=9647544 </link> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 22:40:12 EST Supermarket "Health Food" Dangers Please take a look at this because this is what is happening without our knowledge on many levels of food out there today. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2010/10/04/watch-out-there-are<BR>-more-problems-with-genetically-modifi<BR>ed-foods-than-youre-allowed-to-know.aspx </link> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 22:28:25 EST Howdy! My name is Dee and I joined SP almost a month ago. I am a biologist and a newlywed. I also run a sanctuary for feral cats (all are neutered and vaccinated) in memory of my daughter, who died unexpectedly almost 9 years ago. <BR> We do not have any prescribed or OTC medications in our home, although we are not opposed to using them when absolutely necessary. I have been using herbal and nutritional therapies for over thirty years and I got into homeopathy about 15 years ago. In general, we are... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 21:35:47 EST All About Pumpkin My Superfresh grocery store has large pumpkins on sale. Everywhere else pumpkins are $4.99 and higher. But today they have a sale, 3 for $5, or only $1.67 each, for the large ones. <BR> <BR> So instead of "goin' for the gold" I'm going for the pumpkin! Guess that's going for the orange, right? <BR> <BR> Nowadays they sell the small pumpkins as "pie pumpkins". And noses are turned up at using the big ones. However when I was growing up, my mom would always scrape the candle wax out of the i... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 16:37:29 EST A Proven "Better Than Drugs" Solution 4 Depression From Dr. Mercola <BR> <BR> I'm forwarding this one on in email. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2010/10/06/the-real-cause-of-a<BR>mericas-mental-illness-problem.aspx </link> <BR> __________________ <BR> <BR> Tens of millions of Americans have been made crazy — due to their use of or withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. That’s the conclusion of two books written by award-winning health science writer Whitaker. <BR> <BR> In his first book, Mad in America: Ba... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 04:08:26 EST Hey! Hi! I'm Abi. My weight loss journey started back in April when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes b(at 25, ugh). Started out at 170. I'm down to 150. Looking to get down to 110. <BR> <BR> I'm not on any meds and would like to keep it that way. More money for yarn. <BR> <BR> Besides that, I'm an Army wife, knitter, classic rock fan. And I have 2 furbabies. Sun, 3 Oct 2010 17:29:32 EST Natural Help for the Flu Use Natural Remedies and Treatments for the Flu <BR> <link><BR>the_flu_remedies.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Twenty Reasons Why Vitamin D Is Better Than a Swine Flu Vaccine <BR> <link><BR>D_swine_flu_vaccine.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Build Natural Immunity against the Swine Flu <BR> <link><BR>immunity_disease.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Elderberry Trumps Tamiflu f... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:47:46 EST Free Downloadable Menu Planning Sheets These are great to hang in your kitchen. I keep mine on the fridge. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Here are some very nice Fall-themed ones I found today: <BR> <link><BR>-menu-planners-downloadable </link> <BR> <BR> Some people store each week's in sheet protectors in a binder when they are through with them; menu sheet on top with the printed-out recipes behind it. Saves alot of time for re-using later and menu-planning ideas later, and makes it easy to not... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:59:40 EST Non-Stick Cookware T great article on cookware, have been aware but like this article on the subject. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2010/09/21/compounds-in-nonsti<BR>ck-cookware-associated-with-elevated-c<BR>holesterol.aspx </link> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:22:25 EST Curing Heel Pain at Home; Plantar Fasciitis I posted a "Help Needed" thread on 3 teams awhile back for curing heel pain at home, and got lots of good answers. <BR> <BR> I wanted to say thank you to everyone, and post a summary of answers of what worked for others, and post what I found out when I researched. <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>304</em> <em>311</em> <em>304</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Footwear recommendations <BR> I don't own any of these, had never heard of these, thanks!, and will have to check them out. <BR>... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:02:30 EST Need Fresh Idea Help With Menu Planning? Ten 30-Minute Meals—All Diabetes-Friendly! <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> They make the pictures look so good, even of the stuff you don't like. <BR> <BR> Here's more 30 min meal links: <BR> <link><BR>earch.jsp?getfields=description.articl<BR>etitle.title.pv_type.question&proxysty<BR>lesheet=pv_frontend&access=p&output=xm<BR>l_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&lr=lang_en&client=pv<BR>_frontend&filter=0&num=20&site=pv_prod<BR>&requiredfie... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 07:54:38 EST Vitamin D Here is information on Vitamin D which is getting more and more attention these days. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2010/09/06/vitamin-d-linked-to<BR>-cancer-and-autoimmune-disease-genes.aspx </link> Mon, 6 Sep 2010 16:13:56 EST Dog has chewed fur off his leg Does anyone know if I can use tea tree oil on my dogs leg to keep out infection? I will take him to the vet when he reopens on Tuesday (it's a holiday Monday) but until then I'm wondering if there is something I can use to treat his leg. Thanks Sun, 5 Sep 2010 13:08:28 EST maca Has anyone heard of/used maca before? Benefits, side effects? Is this safe? How much should you take each day? I bought some from bulk barn so I would need to know in terms of tsp etc. Fri, 3 Sep 2010 10:42:08 EST Hello from MT I'm new to this message board; I've been interested in this stuff for a long time---hopefully I've got stuff for you, too!!!!! <em>432</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:01:31 EST New to this team Hi, I am a spark lover... looking for teams I can enjoy. I love my spaniels team but nothing else quite yet. Thought I would try this team out! Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:14:54 EST Homemade cough syrup for kids.100% natural I don't know about you but in the years of being a mother,almost 18 years now, I have always struggled with getting my kids to take ANY form of cough medicine. After years of trying I decided maybe they are on to something. I researched the ingredients and most of them were worthless anyway. So I went out on a limb and created my own solution using herbs and whole ingredients. It worked great and I NEVER have a problem with the kids taking it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/4 teaspoon marshmellow ... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:55:27 EST Even though I am new, I am here for you! Achieving wellness the natural way, is well with me. <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> Sun, 15 Aug 2010 15:06:13 EST Coupon Codes for Vitamin Sites I get Dr. Janet Hull's free newsletter, <link> </link> <BR> <BR> She's the doc who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and with "a textbook case" of a thyroid disease called Graves Disease; but she found out what she really had was aspartame poisoning and she cured herself. <BR> <BR> So in today's newletter, Dr. Hull is passing on the following coupon codes, these are 2 companies I have never used personally (so I have no opinion whether good or bad and a... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:47:30 EST H1N1 Vac. Mixed into this Year's Seasonal Flu Vac. Flu Vaccine Push Already Underway; First Batch Causes Seizures in Children <BR> <link><BR>ines_seizures.html </link> <BR> <BR> Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved <BR> • A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus) <BR> • A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus <BR> • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus <BR> <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=641684 </link> <BR> <BR> H1N1 Protection in Co... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:40:48 EST Milkweed Milkweed <BR> A truly remarkable wild vegetable <BR> <BR> By Sam Thayer <BR> Director of the Wild Food Institute <BR> Bruce, Wisconsin <BR> <BR> Milkweed isn't your average weed; in fact, I feel guilty calling it a weed at all. The common milkweed, Asclepias syriacqa, is one of the best known wild plants in North America. Children love to play with the downy fluff in autumn, while farmers despise it as a tenacious weed of hayfields and pastures. Butterfly enthusiasts adore milkweed as ... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 13:07:40 EST 1st-Hand Stories using Baking Soda in Maple Syrup? Hi all I already know what the internet has to say about maple syrup with aluminum-free baking soda in it (for cancer patients). <BR> <BR> Does any one have first-hand accounts of using it, and what results did you see? <BR> <BR> You can google it if you want to know more, the info is readily available. While talking about our own experiences using it is okay, we should exercise caution in saying anything else. So just stick to your story, your account, nothing else, don't ask for how you ... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:45:23 EST Need some help with Cholesterol Numbers I just received an email of my Cholesterol Numbers and there were high. In February quite taking my statin because of what I read about Simvasstatin which is generic for Zocor. I do not want to take a statin but know when I go see him he will want to increase the dosage, but when I was taking this it was below 100, in fact my HDL dropped below 60 and my LDL was 42 so my total cholesterol was below 100, which everything I have read is not good. Now my HDL is 54 which is too low though he do... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:28:51 EST Thank you! I just wanted to say to the team Thank you for the goodie. And I am sorry I haven't been very talkative lately just not enough hours in my days! <BR> I'll work on it! LOL <BR> Thanks again! Sun, 25 Jul 2010 17:58:20 EST Mosquitos and Ants! So, my little man is getting eaten up by mosquitos and ants here lately. We have exterminators for the house and yard but the ants are still outside like crazy. Any natural stuff I could put on the yard? FYI, we do have a compost bin in the back corner of the yard. <BR> <BR> Mosquitos...I'd rather not use deet. Ok, let me rephrase that...I will not use deet on my 2 1/2 yr old. Anything topical that i can put on him and in the yard when we're outside? Not a fan of Avon skin so soft because o... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:29:49 EST heat rash remedies/t reatments? So, we live in Texas and my husband works outside all day long and we think he has a heat rash on his lower back and obliques...any treatment suggestions? We've been keeping him dry, cool, and applying calamine lotion but it isn't getting any better yet. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 08:56:07 EST Herbs from China 'Organic' In processing herbs consumed for food and medicinal purposes directly from the farms of china, 250 pesticides can be detected. Some of the pesticides they can use are not legally practiced on farms in America. Pesticides include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Cholinesterase-inhibiting agents hinder transmission of impulses in the nervous system. Exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides has been linked to impaired neurological development in the fetus and in infants, chronic ... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 00:05:05 EST Fire Ant Bite Care Take care to avoid, take care to wear long clothes, gloves and boots when working in the yard to remove the pests. A fire ant can bite and sting many times within just a few seconds and put venom in your skin several times in just a few seconds. They work droves and travel in flying swarms, many fire ants will attack at once resulting in burning pain on multiple sites. Each ant will bite to hold on with the pincer mandibles making it resistant to the force of the neither garden hose, nor will... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 00:03:19 EST Bloating relief This post is because I recently used this and know it works. <BR> <BR> I bloat between 5-7 pounds one week before my period EVERY month. <BR> <BR> So I started using dandelion root and leaf for bloating and it really works well. Within a few days, all the bloating ceases and the scale goes back down. <BR> <BR> But only use it for a week or two because it has vitamin "A" which can be stored in the body.So 2 weeks tops with this herb. <BR> <BR> Give it a try,I did and I am using it EVERY m... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:04:46 EST Bloating relief This post is because I recently used this and know it works. <BR> <BR> I bloat between 5-7 pounds one week before my period EVERY month. <BR> <BR> So I started using dandelion root and leaf for bloating and it really works well. Within a few days, all the bloating ceases and the scale goes back down. <BR> <BR> But only use it for a week or two because it has vitamin "A" which can be stored in the body.So 2 weeks tops with this herb. <BR> <BR> Give it a try,I did and I am using it EVERY m... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 14:54:56 EST Foundation for acne prone skin? I've been using bare minerals for a few years now, and hardly ever wear foundation anymore (going to school and don't see the need). However, when my husband and I do go out and I wear my foundation, I always break out. I didn't have bare minerals on for 5 hours and I already have two pimples forming. What do you all use? Do you have acne prone/sensitive skin? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:20:15 EST walking I know we mostly talk about foods & herbal remedies, but I was so grumpy from the wind today. We have trees down all over town, I mean whole trees! <BR> <BR> When the wind died down for a while this evening Hubby & I walked, I was really glad, cuz we didn't go out this morning. I really felt much better, not nearly so out of sorts. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:02:26 EST Natural ingredients for a liver cleanse Every few months I like to do a liver cleanse. It really helps to clear up any skin problems that may have built up over weeks time. It also helps to create the bile needed for elimination. Another great liver cleanse reason is one of the main ingredients helps to rebuild the cells in the liver. <BR> <BR> Here are the ingredients I use for this liver cleanse. I do switch it up from time to time but this month this is what I am using. <BR> <BR> Buplerum- Chinese tonic herb for liver and circ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:16:58 EST Help Needed: Curing Heel Pain at Home I need at-home therapy I can do without seeing a doctor (or any other professional) for heel pain, since I started exercising it returned with a vengeance, I'm limping every day, and I'm unwilling to stop exercising - I have a whole person to lose yet, I CANNOT stop exercising!! <BR> <BR> Do any of you have natural answers to plantar's & heel spurs, other than "see a doc" and other than "stay off of it"? <BR> <BR> Thanks alot. I really need answers. I have a long road ahead of me. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:53:16 EST aloha...again? i can't remember if i ever introduced myself...typing is difficult...have many physical ailments (chronic fatigue, myofascial pain) that are not helped by western medicine, so i've been healing with natural remedies instead. it's trial and error. each person is unique and one woman's potion is another's poison. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:52:44 EST How to increase your energy level With four kids I really needed a way to keep going throughout the day. When I lost that 40 pounds it seemed as if I lost my pep too. So I went on yet another research journey for several months to see how I could increase my energy without caffiene. <BR> <BR> These results I am about to tell you came over time. I also increased my physical activies such as adding more workout days to my week. I also cleaned up my diet by not eating processed food,sugar or carbs that were not whole grain. <B... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:52:16 EST How toRid Your Body of Mercury &Other Heavy Metals Put this on your "to be read list" because you need to give it some quality time. Chock full of info and links, this is a very long article, but well worth the time. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/autism-mercury-toxicity_b_497047.html </link> <BR> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 14:46:23 EST Anybody use a multi vitamin? If so, which one ... and why? <BR> I posted about aspartame in flintstone's vitamins earlier this week, and am looking for alternatives. I found some for my son, but my husband doesn't like them and will only take chewable. I'm also looking for me. I'm currently using synthetic, but would like to know what everybody else uses :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:27:38 EST Coconut Oil I posted this on my Thyroid Community Team site and got a lot of responses so I thought that I would throw this out here because of the nature of our site. <BR> <BR> I have Hypothyroid and have been working extremely hard to lose weight and after almost three months walked 170 miles and and been to Curves since joining on April 8th 41 times and only have lost 6.6 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have been reading that Coconut will help with weight lose and some people have heard about this and have used... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:17:13 EST Had a productive day Today I strained and bottled my Pau d'Arco and Horsetail tincture then started some fresh ginger tincture. I packed (will be away from the net for Friday eve through Sunday eve) and went to town with my hubby. Tomorrow I will spend some quiet time with him then head down the road for a seminar/retreat with a group of other politically active friends. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:04:33 EST Valerian for a restful nights sleep Valerian has been used medicinally since the time of Hippocrotes. 460-377 B.C.E <BR> <BR> <BR> Valerian is a tranquilizer and calmative useful for restlessness,nervousness,insomnia,hysteria<BR>,menstrual problems,headaches, and nervous disorders. <BR> <BR> <BR> Also Valerian is used for idigestion by relaxing the muscles of the digestive track when under stress. <BR> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:05:37 EST Reduce cellulite naturally Cellulite is water trapped between fat cells. There is a great method, when used over time,that will reduce the appearence of cellulite. <BR> <BR> #1 start a workout plan. Exercise will increase muscle mass <BR> <BR> #2 A.Gotu Kola has properies known to reduce cellulite <BR> B.Kelp increases the metabolism, adds iodine and helps thyroid function. This reduces fat in the body. <BR> C.Dandelion root is a natural diaretic(my spelling is off tonight sorry) which will reduce bloating and... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 23:17:57 EST I am New! Hello team! I am glad I saw this team on another Sparkers page. I joined because I want to educate myself on natural remedies and be able to make better decisions on my health and care and be able to be healthier through more natural remedies instead. I have a long ways to go,but you have to start somewhere,so,here I am. I am Diana and I am a mom of 3 and a wife to 1 husband,lol,that's enough,lol! I have a very long story of how I arrived at Spark People in the first place.I have Congestive H... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 23:01:38 EST introducing my self hi! I'm Cynthia, 47 years old and kind of stuck at home--grounded by terrible arthritis and asthma. I would LOVE to go back to the healthy way of living and eating I'd enjoyed several years ago but have been facing a lot of set backs due to repeated rounds of very high doses of steroids. This has weakened me greatly and caused weight gain that is not "true" weight (that's what I tell myself to keep from utter depression). <BR> <BR> While I do believe in the value of natural rememdies and ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 05:47:30 EST silicone tools One of my standby remedies is not putting unhealthy into my body, I worry about what to cook on & with. Has anyone seen any data on silicone used in the kitchen? <em>304</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 08:58:41 EST Estrogen levels...need help please :) so, I went to the doctor and my estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels are low... i mean super low! My doc said I'm not going through menopause (I'm 27 mind you), but want to know how to get my levels back to normal. She said I need to eat vegan and see if that helps. But, there are plenty of meat eating ladies out there that have normal levels. Anybody experience this? Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Fri, 21 May 2010 16:29:13 EST Any Good Natural Remedies For Anxiety? Hi, <BR> Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a good alternative to medication for anxiety (panic disorder)? I have been on medication for this for several years (had it my entire life), have slowly been weaning myself off the medication & would like to go a natural route. Exercise has been helping; as does alot of sunshine. I am vegetarian & try to eat as much whole foods as I can. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are doing well & having a pe... Tue, 11 May 2010 23:01:24 EST Hi, I am new here Hi, I am Bea. I am 36 and I just joined this website tonight. I need a lot of motivation to stay on any kind of fitness plan. It seems like I am starting to loose a grip on some of my healthy habits that I lived easily only a few years ago. I know what I want but I just need help getting there again. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I lost 85 pounds which put me at an adult all time low of 155 starting from my all time high weight of my whole life, 240(ish). Two years later and now I am hove... Sun, 9 May 2010 00:28:02 EST !!Newbie to Spark!! Just stopped to say HI! <BR> I'm a Mom of 3 busy boys, blessed business owner, and wife of the most AMAZING man; who talked me into buying a farm! <BR> Im probably pretty close to the average SAHM and lovin it! I tend to Run Run Run..and FORGET about MEEEEEE time!!! <BR> But I'm getting back to my "grove" and having fun along the way!! <BR> Good luck to you all along the journey as well! <BR> ~Blessings Thu, 6 May 2010 14:26:05 EST any suggestions for fibromyalgia? I was recently told I have Fibro. <BR> I refuse to take antidepressants for this, there has to be something that works, the antidepressants they want to put you on guessed it weight gain...No way... <BR> any suggestions? <BR> sheri Mon, 3 May 2010 08:20:42 EST Any infor on Kefir? Hi! I am thinking about trying to make my own kefir from grains but wondered if anyone here has some experience with it. Also, any info on the benefits. I take a probiotic daily but wondering how the 2 compare. TIA for any info. Sun, 2 May 2010 22:33:46 EST Help for Lowering Cholesterol w/out Medication? Hi! <BR> My husband has high cholesterol and we are looking for ways to help lower the bad and especially raise the good. The doctor is giving him some time to work on this himself before reccomending medication. He has normal blood pressure and is 36 years old. I'm trying to adjust his diet to help do this, but was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to do this? <BR> My doctor ran bloodwork on me and mine was 80 / but I'm vegetarian & since I'm a sahm I get plenty of exercise with a... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:18:22 EST Hello I just found this team. I am so excited to learn all I can. Iv been here on Sp since Dec.09. Looking forward to sharing and joining in this group. <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:07:48 EST Artificail Sweetner <link><BR>spartame%20-%20Is%20the%20sweet%20tast<BR>e%20worth%20the%20harm </link> <BR> <BR> Please Take a moment and read and listen, this is something discussed before and this is really something to here about the history. Scary what the FDA will approve but harass farmers over Raw Milk. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:16:07 EST another newbie... i have been on spark since 08 but just found this team and am very excited as i am into trying anything natural and alternative! i hail from PA..and use apple cider vinegar with the mother regularly to clear up ear infections and to clean my dogs ears...and i would be lost and stuffy without my neti pot! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:46:13 EST Has anyone been able to access this link? I have been going through all my team digest and there is an Link which MS_MAYZEE posted. The title is "Flour Facts" <BR> <BR> When I tried to click on the title, it said that the web site could not be found. <BR> <BR> Has anyone been able to access this information? As it refers to gluten-free flours it is of special interest to me as my sister must eat gluten free. <BR> <BR> MS Mayzee does not appear to be on the team anymore. Does anyone else know? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:19:06 EST Sorry for the late introduction & question please. Hi everyone, I'm sorry for the late introduction here as I added myself to this group a whiley ago but have only just got around to this due to ongoing health issues. I have always preferred to treat any illness using natural remedies if possible rather that prescribed ones as prescribed always has so many negatives to it. I had my gallbladder removed in Jan this year and since then my stomach ulcer that was diagnosed a year and a half ago has been giving me "a lot" of pain, so much so that I... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 06:43:08 EST Red Rice Yeast - Good or Bad?? I recently have been seeing so much out there about Red Rice Yeast that have been researching what this is about. Well the more I read the more I do not like what I read, it seems many of the Cholesterol lowering drugs are made with using this and in fact it is a Statin in reality. Has anyone else been seeing the same things? Wed, 14 Apr 2010 22:55:18 EST Jump start your metabolism? Does anyone know of anything that can jump start a metabolism? My problem is in Jan they put me on a new combination of antidepressants and within a short amount of time I gained over 15 pounds. For about a month now I exercise 5 times a week, eat healthy and drink a ton of water but nothing is coming off. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it :) Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:46:02 EST Does anyone here sprout seeds? Any tips? I'm new here and I don't know if this team will be able to answer this, but I want to try sprouting some seeds. Other than buying from a place in Saskatchewan which sells organic seeds, I don't really know how to go about this. And of course, I don't want to invest a lot of money until I know for sure that I will like and eat them.... Any thoughts? Tue, 6 Apr 2010 00:29:11 EST Hello Monday I love finding out information that helps you be healthy and God intended. I have several medications I am taking, and truly believe that this is unhealthy, I have stopped my Smvastatin because of reports I read, and have been using Activated Charcoal, Milk Thistle in a Liver and Kidney Cleanse, Advanced Advanced Artery Solution, Krill Oil, COQ10, and other everyday supplements. Can honestly say they make feel much better and can tell that my body is ridding itself of toxins. It is nice to... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:51:30 EST Looks like a schizophrenic or bipolar episode . . Please pass this on to anyone you know who has a female family member with psychiatric issues, as well as to all health professionals you know, to get the word out. They can simply test for the antibody in the blood. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Carol <BR> <BR> <BR> "It looked very much like the beginnings of a schizophrenic or bipolar episode," said Christopher Kobet, a fourth-year neurology resident at University Hospital who helped pinpoint Echols' problem. <BR> <BR> But the real culprit w... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 15:57:12 EST Newbie! Hi everyone! I'm Erin and I'm very excited to see that SP has this team! I would like to learn more about natural ways to remedy common ailments instead of using OTC medicines. I'd also love to learn about ways to make myself healthier using natural substances, to prevent illness. Visit my sparkpage for more info about me! I look forward to getting to know you all! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 07:14:33 EST Toothpaste Without Flouride Hi I just learned that flouride suppresses thyroid function by clogging the iodine receptors in the thyroid gland (plus there is a long list of additional problems with flouride - it's poison). <BR> <BR> So after throwing out my toothpaste I've been using baking soda, and I just read someone else's thread about baking soda for deodorant use, which prompted me to create this thread. <BR> <BR> Does anyone use toothpaste that you can buy at Walmart or any grocery store, that does not contain... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 23:25:07 EST baking soda as a deoderant! I've been using pure baking soda as a deoderant for the past 2 weeks and it works like a charm! I just put about a dime-size amount in my hand, wet it with a drop or two of water, rub your hands together and rub it into your armpits. That's it! No oder all day long! And its so inexpensive!! Try it!! Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:15:06 EST Acne remedies? I got off of the pill a couple of months ago and now I feel like I'm going through puberty all over again. I never had acne growing up, or that many zits for that matter, but I keep breaking out all over my face, chest, and back, and feel really oily. Any ideas for home remedies? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 20:32:37 EST anything natural for sea / motion sickness? Has anything natural worked for you reguarding sea sickness / motion sickness? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:53:21 EST Ahhh, This feels like home. I was excited when I found this team. For many years I've used natural remedies, teas, and tonics. I stopped for a while and wasn't surprised when illness followed. Now I'm back and hope to learn alot from this team. I hope also to be an asset. Love, P. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 23:53:43 EST lemon cleanse for whole body Has anyone out there heard of the "lemon cleanse" for the whole body? If so,and you tried it,did it work as you wanted it to? <BR> Also,does anyone think our bodies need "cleansing" from time to time? <BR> If so,what would you recommend as a good herbal method to use? <BR> Thank you. mj1550 Sat, 13 Mar 2010 06:50:12 EST Hi! Name is Charlie. I live in the Twin Cities. Live on a lake. Have a couple of daughters, special kids! Trying to lose some weight. Can't wait for summer to get here! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:33:18 EST Urinary infections Please do not get upset with me but my rottweiler (dog) consistently gets urinary infections. Is there sometime I can give her besides an antibiotic which really does not work because of using it so often? It gets expensive going to the vets and paying for antibiotics. (my dog is 98 lbs) <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:17:21 EST Need help...any herbs to treat depression??? I need assistance. I am looking for something natural that will help me with the symptoms of depression that I am presenting. I feel very sleepy/tired/unmotivated and really need assistance finding something. Any herbs that you might know of. I don't want to take any medication and I am trying to deal with this in a natural way...Please HELP!!! Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:40:35 EST Natural remedy's Used fennugreek tea, fennel tea or slippery elm tea for tummy troubles, helps sooth the intestinal tract. <BR> Calcium/magnesium for calming. <BR> a crushed clove of garlic soaked in olive oil for an hour or so makes soothing drops for ear aches. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:08:24 EST Hi Hi, My name is Kathy. I am 51 years old and have 17yr old twin boys with autism. Trying to improve my health so I can be around to help my boys be all they can be. Don't like or trust big Pharma, and try to do natural things if possible. Life is incredibly busy for me and I don't know how often I'll be able to check in (dial up takes absolutely too much time to do anything online. But looking forward to learning new things to exercise my brain while I exercise my body. Thanks Mon, 22 Feb 2010 14:10:28 EST Relcation for weight loss??? My girlfriends & I were chatting this weekend & one of them said that she was going to relacate cuz she heard it's supposed to bring on more weight loss. I looked at her like she was nuts... why do that to your body!!???!! Anyhoo, she researched on some breastfeeding website & found that fennel, fenugreek, & blessed thistle work well to increase milk supply. I'm worried for her cuz she has high blood pressure & isn't talking to her doctor about this before starting. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:59:52 EST Just joined! Excited to find this group!! I try to go organic and Homeopathic route as well as alternative Remedy's!! AWESOME!! <em>414</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 20:14:00 EST Dr. Mercola Hi all! Just wanted to suggest this web site for some really interesting articles on things like natural cures, What big pharma doesnt want you to know, things like that. I recently did an article on baking soda and how it may help stop cancer as well as other things. Anywhoo... the web site is scroll down till you find dr Joseph Mercola and that should get you right on the site. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 18:23:03 EST TICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there an herbal way to prevent ticks? My husband is out in the fields a lot in the summer,and ticks really love him,(I guess he tastes good)ha ha. <BR> If someone has anyway of stopping these things,please <BR> let me know. Thanks a lot. <BR> mj1550=marjory Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:31:11 EST I'm new to this team. Hi, I just joined this team not too long ago. I dislocated my R shoulder on halloween 2009. I am trying not to take drugs. I want to be natural. So I thought there my be good reading on here. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:10:49 EST Ginger to Fight Off Colds I was researching anti-virals one night and came across a great link: <BR> <link><BR>_herbal-remedies-for-cold.htm </link> <BR> <BR> I saw this part regarding ginger, and since I love eating unsulfured crystallized ginger lately I was even more excited about using it medicinally: <BR> ***** <BR> Ginger contains nearly a dozen antiviral compounds. Scientists have isolated several chemicals (sesquiterpenes) in ginger that have specific effects against th... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:33:28 EST Abdominal pain - continuous constipation issues My daughter (who is 12) has constant abdominal cramping. After a night in the ER a few months ago, x-rays taken, etc., it was determined that she was severely constipated. So not as to give too much TMI, she was feeling better after that. However, since she is eating GFCF, and other than certain veggies that she likes and any GFCF bread and pasta, I am giving her a fiber supplement but I think that her bowels are not moving enough to possibly be the "cure" of her abdominal cramping as she ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:25:31 EST Howdy! I am new to this group. I was attracted to this group, because I am interested in using Natural Remedies. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse of 29 years. I am currently getting a degree in psychology. When I have completed this goal, I am going to get my B.S. in nursing. When done with this goal, I will get a Masters Degree in Nursing. I plan on being a Holistic Nurse Practitioner. I want to teach people, how to use alternative medicine, whenever possible. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 01:48:14 EST Goal/Eat within calorie range Post here each day that you don't go over your calorie goal. <BR> I met my nutrition/calorie goals for Thur. and Fri. <BR> What abt you? Did you meet yours? <BR> Let's get going and stay within our allowed calories! <BR> Come on Team...Let's do this! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>243</em> <em>213</em> Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:55:44 EST Hello, I am new I am new to this team. Having fibromyalgia has encouraged me to turn to natural remedies as well as the need to lose weight. So here I am. Excited and glad to be here. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:20:13 EST Hi and Happy New Year Hi Everyone and Happy New Year - I'm Stephanie and I'm from PA. I've been here at SP for about 9 months now. I've always been interested in natural remedies and am ready to learn some more so here I am. I hope you all have a great 2010. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:14:45 EST Tree Barks/Roots/Etc and Uses Sassafrass tree: <BR> Leaves are edible/used to make "file" gumbo <BR> Roots for herbal tea/tonic <BR> <BR> Sweet Gum tree: <BR> Sap can be used for incense <BR> Sap has been used to treat dysentery,diarrhea <BR> Sap balsam(boiled down sap) when combined with beeswax/tallow/lard is used as a skin cream to treat such things as skin problems,ringworm,and some skin cancers. <BR> American Indians boiled leaves and placed on wounds to heal the wounds. <BR> Sweet Gum belongs to the Witch Hazel fam... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:31:01 EST Resolutions/ /Goals/Plans for 2010 I plan to reach my goal weight this year. I also want to grow more herbs and medicinal plants as well as lots of fresh veggies for the family. If possible I'm also going to get my own chickens for fresh eggs. <BR> I would like to go totally organic in everthing. <BR> I want to learn to can my own food so I can avoid additives and high frustose corn syrup. <BR> I also want to restart my walking program. <BR> What are your plans? <BR> <em>41</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:38:56 EST Onions Onions are good for you! <BR> Onions increase your HDL(good)cholesterol, <BR> Thin your blood,regulates blood sugar,kills bacteria, <BR> decreases blood pressure,helps with colds,congestion and coughs. <BR> An old home remedy for pneumonia,colds,or severe congestion was made with onions as follows: <BR> Brown onions with bacon or salt meat in skillet until <BR> well done. Make poultice with onions and meat, place on chest of sick person when it cools enough so that it won't burn the skin. It ... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:04:46 EST High Fructose Corn Syrup Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis. <BR> <BR> Fructose, a sweetener derived from corn, can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes and heart disease. <BR> <BR> It has increasingly been used as a substitute for more expensive types of sugar in yoghurts, cakes, salad dressing and... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:22:24 EST Emergency Request- Leukemia Worse Case Diagnosis Hello, Everyone. I need everyone's help. Some of you may know that my dh went into the hospital Friday with Leukemia. The results of his tests came in today. He has practically no normal white blood cells. <BR> <BR> He was given 2-6 months to live without treatment and a 50/50 chance of living a few more years with treatment (chemotherapy). The kicker is that he has a 1/3 chance of not surviving the first 30 days of chemotherapy. We had high hopes until today. He has opted for the chemoth... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:36:53 EST Soap Does anyone have directions on making natural soaps? Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:40:16 EST Yeast Infections Forget spending $30 on a box of Monistat. Head to your local grocery and pick up some garlic. <BR> <BR> Peel one glove and with a knife, carefully put a couple of slits in the sides--do NOT slice it all the way through. <BR> <BR> Insert the garlic as you would an applicator free tampon, being VERY careful not to push it too far up. <BR> <BR> Your body will naturally push the clove of garlic out once the juices from the slits have done their job. You may need to repeat with a second clov... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 16:34:31 EST What Does That Do???? Name all of the uses and benefits that you know for <BR> <BR> Vitamin A <BR> <BR> <BR> And for more information on Vitamin A-visit this website. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Too Much Vitamin A: <BR> Hypervitaminosis A refers to high storage levels of vitamin A in the body that can lead to toxic symptoms. There are four major adverse effects of hypervitaminosis A: birth defects, liver abnormalities, reduced bone mineral density ... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 08:47:22 EST Oil of Oregano / Rosacea Has anyone used oil of oregano for rosacea? It's good for putting on the bottom of the feet to fight infection in the body like a flu or cold. It's good to take a few drops in water internally but burns a bit. Someone (elsewhere) had mentioned it's good for rosacea but how is that if it's hot to the mucous membrane? It's not hot when applied to my feet but only internally. Thoughts? Links? Info? Experience? Fri, 6 Nov 2009 20:01:38 EST Remedy for child's stuffy/runny nose? My son started going to daycare on Monday and his nose runs constantly during the day and then he has a hard time sleeping at night. Any ideas on how to help him sleep easier? I put vicks on his feet last night and it worked ok, but we were still up every two hours. <BR> <BR> Advice is very much appreciated. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:13:57 EST Interesting website... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 22:00:49 EST cholesteral, high blood pressure any remedy on lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure that is safe and natural? i don't take any medications because dr. says not that high enough to take meds.. <BR> <BR> also--instead of prozac, (which i haven't taken yet) for peri-menopause symptoms --anything in place of that? <BR> <BR> thank you, tina Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:53:16 EST need help I need a list of tried and proven herbal remedies for stress,anxiety and depression. I'm taking xanax <BR> now,but I would like to go natural on my meds. Also I need help with dealing with stress,anxiety,and <BR> depression. Can anyone please help me? <BR> Thank you. mj1550 Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:01:59 EST Newbie Hi everybody! I'm Erin and I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I'm interested in learning more about natural remedies, since I really dislike using medications. I thought this group and its members might help me learn. Visit my spark page to learn more about me! Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:24:58 EST I'm New! Hi! Im Bonnie! I joined this team b/c I am always looking for natural remedies. I don't like to take medicine if I don't absolutely have to, so I thought this would be a good place to join! <BR> <BR> I also love supporting others and meeting new people! Sun, 4 Oct 2009 16:00:04 EST calcium/D3 I found that taking 2 calcium before I go to bed, it helps me relax to fall off to sleep. Everyone take your vitamin D 3 everyday and it will help to keep you from getting a cold/etc. Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:47:11 EST natural remedies for congestion? It's that time again :( This weekend I have been having a dry, sore throat. My allergies/sinuses are acting up. I am starting to get thick mucuous in the back of my throat. I hate that feeling. I would like to know of any ideas people use to help thin the thick mucuous in the back of your throat and soothe your throat. Any ideas? I will not use OTC or prescription congestants because it only makes it worse and dries me out even more, so I stay away from that stuff. I want something natural. T... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:12:08 EST Veggies Veggies Veggies List you three favorite vegetables or three vegetables you have eaten recently or plan to eat soon. If you want, include your favorite way to prepare them. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:56:05 EST Prevent the spread of viruses w/iodine I was emailed a short article about helping to prevent <BR> the spread of virus' and thought that I would share it since it could be of great importance to those with compromised immune systems. Povidone iodine can be added to your soap dispensers. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/derry.9.19.09.htm </link> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:40:58 EST newbie Hi folks-just joined your team. I am from brampton, Ontario and am 56 yrs old. i work in a retirement home but wish I could retire!! <BR> Have been interested in natural remedies-recently a co worker told me about vinegar and how it can help my arthritis! <BR> -Wendy (visit my spark page) Wed, 9 Sep 2009 18:26:41 EST What is an adaptogen? These exciting herb plants will bring about a balance for the body; have a normalizing effect on the body and to be capable of either toning down the activity of hyperfunctioning systems or strengthening the activity of hypofunctioning systems <BR> … as you need it. <BR> Russian scientist and researcher Dr. Israel Brekhman realized that when people go through highly stressful and depressing situations, their lives often suffer. They’re overwhelmed, and the depression, fatigue and anxiety t... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:37:32 EST iodine/kelp Have any of you tried iodine/kelp for hypothyrodism? I have it and take synthyroid but stay so tired. Need some energy bad. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:47:30 EST Fruits-Fru its-Fruits Challenge Name three different fruits that you have eaten recently. If you want you can even say how you ate them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are my three: <BR> Blueberries: on cereal and by themselves <BR> Bananas:by themselves and on toast <BR> Watermelon Tue, 25 Aug 2009 10:40:58 EST Hello to everyone The title Natural Remedies caught my attention since I study and use natural herbs for health reasons.I'm new to this but happy to be here. Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:19:06 EST need safe remedies for sleep i've been taking 5htp, black cohosh, ashwaganda, (this is what a nutritionist has recommended) at night, i tried melatonin, but still only sleeping maybe 4 in half hours. <BR> i know it is a part of my perimenopause, but this is hard. <BR> any more safe suggestions? thank you, tina Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:16:30 EST Newbie says hi Hi everyone. I joined this group because I am a strong supporter of natural healing. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:11:37 EST Newbie says hi Hi everyone. I joined this group because I am a strong supporter of natural healing. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 23:11:24 EST incontence I heard that corn silk flower helps those not being able to hold their urine. Anyone here of it. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 21:25:24 EST new to team I believe in natural remedies. I want to be better educated by the herbs/vitamins. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 11:26:54 EST Motivating Quotes Post inspiring and motivating quotes here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't Quit <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will; <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all uphill; <BR> When the funds are low, and the debts are high; <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit <BR> Rest if you must, but don't you quit. <BR> <BR> <BR> Success is failure turned inside out; <BR> The silver tint of the clouds of doubt; <BR... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 09:08:08 EST Strange pain in Achilles tendon I am hoping some one may have an answer. <BR> <BR> Periodically, and it seems to happen most often when I am sleeping, I get shooting pains in my Achilles tendon. <BR> <BR> It actually feels like little electic currents are racing down my legs (though that causes no pain) that once they hit my Achilles tendon just Pop with electricity causing a twitching pain. It seems to happen more w/my left leg than my right. <BR> <BR> I really think it has something to do w/my hypothyroidism, fibrom... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:04:48 EST Participate by Posting I challenge you to post something new at least once per week to keep the team interesting.It can be an update on your latest weigh in or any fact that would be of benefit to the team. Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:42:35 EST Hi from Dallas, TX Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just found this page and look forward to learning lots. <BR> <BR> I have been diagnosed w/fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hypothyroidism, and Adrenal Fatigue. Next week I start natural hormone therapy in order to try to rebalance all of my endocrine hormones that have gone batty. If I am lucky all of the above ailments will go bye-bye once everything is balanced. <BR> <BR> I have been unable to work the past year and a half due to illness and have cut out all the u... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:18:26 EST Consumer News/Updat es/Recalls Update from FDA: <BR> <BR> Darvon and Other Pain Medications <BR> Search Consumer Updates <BR> <BR> On July 7, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced actions it was taking to reduce the risk of overdose in people who use pain medications, such as Darvon and Darvocet. These medications contain the drug propoxyphene, which is linked to death from overdoses. <BR> <BR> FDA finds there is evidence that propoxyphene can effectively treat pain at recommended doses. But beca... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 05:09:22 EST Frustration Corner Feel free to whine. Express your frustrations! <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:32:36 EST Truth and Consequences Tell us about your proudest accomplishments or failures with Sparkpeople and any consequences, good or bad that resulted. <em>213</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:28:05 EST Tidbits of Useful Information Most of us know the common uses of garlic,peppermint,&cloves but did you know that these plants can also be grown to repel mosquitos? <BR> Marigold,Lavendar & Rosemary are also good. Sat, 11 Jul 2009 08:17:05 EST Food for thought Why are most doctors and mainstream medicine against natural healing methods using vitamins, herbs and other nutrients? According to Arthur Schopenhauer, 19th Century Philosopher ..."All truth passes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third it is accepted as self-evident." Natural medicine, it seems, is currently somewhere between the ridiculed and violently opposed phase. Sun, 5 Jul 2009 19:00:32 EST Cell Salts/Need&Use? Does any of you have knowledge of cell salt needs and their use? <BR> When I was researching the cause of muscle spasms and twitching muscles I ran across an article about cell salts. It indicated a person could also be low in certain cell salts when they have various illness and conditions including muscle spasms. <BR> Have any of you used them? <BR> Please explain their use at length if you know about them. <BR> Thanks Fri, 3 Jul 2009 06:18:12 EST Hi from NEPA Hello from Northeast PA. I am German, live here for 6 years now and just started taking classes about herbs with a herbalist from Honesdale. It is very interesting. I would like to attend a school (online). Does anyone have any suggestions about good schools for herbalism????? Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:11:52 EST Hi there! Hi, my name is Karen, and I'm just dropping to intoduce myself to the team and wish everyone great success on their goals. <em>224</em> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 20:18:01 EST Tried and True Remedies/Herbal Recipes/Etc You may post remedies that you use regularly. One that I use is a mixture of baking soda, a little salt and vaseline to make a paste for insect bites. <BR> It stops the itching and dries them up quickly. <BR> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:24:39 EST Huddle Feature Our huddle feature won't recognize me as logged in and won't let me post so Good morning everyone...I hope all of you have a great weekend. Sat, 20 Jun 2009 09:11:28 EST Vinegar for swimmer's ear Did any of you see the episode of Doctors yesterday? <BR> They recommended using vinegar as a home treatment for swimmer's ear instead of having the expense of going to a doctor. Have any of you used this remedy? Thu, 18 Jun 2009 18:25:24 EST Hello from the newbie Hello. Hmm... I'm not too good at introducing myself so don't mind me if I ramble. <BR> I'm 23, mother to a 21 month old terror and semi-step-mother to a 3 year old (we're not married yet, but might as well be, so I call her my semi-step-daughter). I was always big, but gained a lot of weight when I became pregnant, and it got even worse after I had my son. <BR> I've been on sparkpeople for awhile, but lose my motivation for lots of different reasons. This time I'm totally 100% motivated int... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:27:26 EST Skin rashes My oldest daughter told me she has a cream now for her skin. She has a rash that comes and goes and her doctor said it's just sensitive skin. She's also getting medication for her acne which is pretty bad. I hear Tumeric is good for boils and skin eruptions, do you think this would benefit her? Tue, 9 Jun 2009 10:32:07 EST sage Do any of you raise an herb garden? I started a small one last year and my sage came back. Now it is starting to bloom and was wondering if I need to pinch off the blooms? <BR> Thanks for your help. Joan Tue, 9 Jun 2009 00:08:53 EST pre menopause, any natural safe remedies?? sorry for such a strange question.....but does anyone have any advice for this. i have been taking vitamins, black cohosh, b complex, maganesium , calcium, estroven--5htp.. doing my best to eat better, exercise .for my symptoms of premenopause--last month it was terrible, i became very test results said yes, my hormones were a bit off, nurse said it was up to me to take hormones or take things naturally...some tell me to go on hormones, or that bioidentical hormones? some tell me t... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:53:54 EST colon or "body" cleansers For several years I've heard about colon or body cle- <BR> ansing,but recently I've been thinking I'd like to try it,but I'm not sure which one to get,you have to be so careful what you buy,one that will work for you,and some won't. <BR> Does anyone have an idea what to do? Should I go for the body cleansing or the colon cleansing? Does <BR> anyone have a "natural" way to detox? I'd sure be <BR> interested in anything anyone has to tell me. <BR> Thank you. mj1550 Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:57:01 EST Training/ Education I will post this in the other team I belong to, so if any of you get it twice, sorry. <BR> <BR> I am interested in learning all I can about Herbs and natural treatments, in use, and preparations. In benefits and concerns. Does anyone know of any good Places for further education on the subject. Is there any Online schools that you all know of? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance, Fri, 22 May 2009 15:32:39 EST hello from tennessee Good morning, <BR> I am the new kid on the block. =) <BR> I am a firm beleiver in natural/herbal remedies. <BR> Was so glad to find this group. <BR> Hope you all have a great holiday weekend. <BR> hugs <BR> sheri Fri, 22 May 2009 07:48:41 EST New to team I was glad to find this team. I have several health issues and find going all natural in my "treatments" to be the best thing for me. I was reading through the posts on apple cider vinegar and wholeheartedly agree with the posts there. I was on 3 pain medications for arthritis and, now, with ACV and virgin coconut oil I have NO PAIN at all. <BR> <BR> I like to make my own skin care products from herbs, essential oils, and other natural ingredients, too. We moved about one year ago and,... Thu, 21 May 2009 08:47:49 EST