We love our Mountain Mamas - some of the hardest working mamas around. We chop wood, drag slash, carry water, and clean out the privy. Fa real, it's hard work and we love it. So, with all the depths of gratitude and amazement for our Mountain Mamas, we're instigating a new tradition here at the … Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Homestead!
Public health officials base their forecast on the Southern Hemisphere's flu season from the previous summer - and they're all saying THIS winter's flu forecast is worse than usual. That's also how they usually develop the current years' vaccine - from the specific flu strain that just finished it's course in Australia, and is on … Continue reading 7 Natural Remedies for the Flu
Favorite thing about the Holistic Homestead #67: We are more interested in EMPOWERING YOU to take charge of your health with simple, DIY, all natural remedies - than in making money from our products (we are a nonprofit, after all)! As it turns out, we know most folks will still buy our amazing Dr. B's … Continue reading Watch this 2 minute video, learn how to make homemade cough syrup!
Way #1: Recognize (and appreciate!) that our kids are actually here to teach compassion to US boring, jaded, and temperamental adults. (I'm talking about myself here...mostly...) My kiddo amazes me with his compassionate responses - when he hears a baby crying, he says aloud, "I hear a baby. He sounds sad. Don't be sad, baby!" … Continue reading 10 ways to teach Compassion to Kids
Wait...wait! Don't skip this one right away. You're probably thinking, what the heck is "viral gastroenteritis" and "why should I care?" Basically, this is really bad diarrhea with vomiting, which are common symptoms of the stomach flu, but it can actually kill you. Medscape reports "acute gastroenteritis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide." … Continue reading Natural interventions for Viral Gastroenteritis
Sometimes I don't even have the will to write. All I can do is cry and pray, and try to be strong for my little one who lives with Hirschsprung's Disease (HD). Jimmy was diagnosed with HD when he was just two days old, at which point he was rushed into emergency, life-saving surgery at … Continue reading Life with Hirschsprung’s Disease: Relapse & Setbacks
When my son was first diagnosed with HD (Hirschsprung Disease) I had never heard of it. In fact, it's rare enough that most of the general public, and even a good deal of medical professionals have never studied or encountered the disease. I was desperate for information that I could understand...because my doctor's explanations just … Continue reading Hirschsprung Disease: It’s all about the poop
The Holistic Homestead.org is way more than a blog - it's a resource. We have cataloged literally hundreds of articles covering everything from health policy, the vaccine debate, herbalism, spirituality and health, and first aid...if there's a topic that intersects with "holistic" and "homesteading" anywhere on the internet, you can be it's here! That's why … Continue reading And our #1 most popular post is…
A large manufacturer of Homeopathic remedies has recently recalled three specific products from markets nationwide: Kids teething tablets, Kids Ear Relief Liquid, and Kids Ear Relief Oral Liquid. The reason for the recall is one ingredient in these homeopathic preparations: Belladonna. Atropa Belladonna, also called Deadly Nightshade, is an extremely toxic plant - in material … Continue reading Raritan Pharma voluntarily recalls Homeopathic Products
Make your own antibacterial ointment to keep in your first aid kit - safe, natural and effective for kiddos, pets and the whole family!