Natural Health

Stay healthy with herbal remedies, a nourishing diet, and a chemical-free home.

4 Reasons to Eat Pastured Eggs

By Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby

For many people, eggs, and mostly yolks, are not welcome in the kitchen, due to their high fat content. But what if eggs in their entirety are actually nutritional bombs not to be missed? Here are some little-known facts proving the goodness of eggs.


Top 10 Natural Foods for Cat Health

By Ann Katelyn

If you are planning to feed your cat raw food, you should at least know the basic ingredients that are necessary to promote cat nutrition. Here are some of the top picks when it comes to giving your feline food that would support its complete nutritional needs.


Comparing Soap Ingredients: Farm-Made Goat's Milk vs Corporate-Brand Soaps

By Julia Shewchuk, Serenity Acres Farm

Here are the ingredients listed on the Dove Brand label, with a comparison to the ingredients in our Goat’s Milk Soap. The definitions and explanations for the ingredients were taken from the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep website. No interpretations or judgements were added.


Echinacea: A Common Medicinal for a Variety of Ailments

By Sean and Monica Mitzel, Sovereign Sonrise Permafarm

Echinacea has a rich history, used by several Native American tribes of North America for different purposes, the chief one being as an analgesic (it relieved fever, headaches, and provided pain relief). Echinacea is a natural remedy to turn to the next time you or a family member come down with a cold.


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Negative Effects of Loud Noise on Our Bodies

By Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby

There is scientific evidence that loud noise is not just annoying, but also detrimental for human health. For our bodies, loud noise is a special kind of stress, which not only increases the production of stress hormones, but also causes detectable DNA damage and affects profoundly the cellular defenses.


Mullein: A Common Medicinal for Home Remedies

By Sean and Monica Mitzel, Sovereign Sonrise Permafarm

Cowboy’s Toilet Paper, Our Lady’s Candle, Bunny’s Ear, Beggar’s Blanket, & Quaker’s Rouge are just a few nicknames for Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), a member of the snapdragon family. You will find this fuzzy, biennial plant growing on roadsides and in areas that have been disturbed in almost every state. A pioneer plant, it grows well in any type of soil, enhancing the soil as it grows (nitrogen fixer) which means it is a great plant to keep on your permaculture property for more than just an herbal remedy (or toilet paper emergency).


Killing Microbes Without Antibiotics

By Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby

We think that antibiotics and antibacterial substances are the only ways to contain pathogenic bacteria and cure infections. But there are simple and very efficient tools available to everyone, which provide significant protection from pathogens.


4 Ways to Use Beautiful Bee Balm on the Homestead

By Agatha Noveille, The Herbal Academy

When it comes to landscaping the farmstead or urban homestead, it’s nice to be able to include plants that are both beautiful and functional. Bee balm is a North American wildflower that easily fills both roles. With an unusual, eye-catching bloom that is loved by bees and butterflies, these showy flowers can come in either scarlet or lavender, but this plant provides more than just looks and wildlife habitat: It is also a versatile herb with many different uses for health and home.




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