7 Natural Remedies for the Flu


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

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Watch this 2 minute video, learn how to make homemade cough syrup!


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!

10 ways to teach Compassion to Kids


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

Natural interventions for Viral Gastroenteritis


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

Life with Hirschsprung’s Disease: Relapse & Setbacks


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

Hirschsprung Disease: It’s all about the poop


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

And our #1 most popular post is…


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…

Raritan Pharma voluntarily recalls Homeopathic Products


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

New Video! The Holistic Homestead gets a package


Because here at the Homestead, we are all about making healthy choices for our families - that's why we buy our healthy snacks in bulk from Fundgraiser.com ! Great for lunch boxes and gym bags (and, yes, I DO keep travel packs of almond butter in my purse!), shipping is free, and Fundgraiser quickly delivers healthy … Continue reading New Video! The Holistic Homestead gets a package