Natural Health

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

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.


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

Common Mullein 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

Use these tools available to everyone that provide significant protection from pathogens without antibiotics or antibacterial substances.


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4 Ways to Use Beautiful Bee Balm on the Homestead

By Agatha Noveille, The Herbal Academy

Add this versatile herb and not only increase your garden’s beauty, but provide wildlife habitat and home and health aides.


Canine Homeopathic Treatments for Natural Pet Care

By Bruce McElmurray

We live in the mountains with our four German shepherd dogs. Our nearest veterinarian is approximately 45 miles one way and so we often treat our furry family members with homeopathic remedies. These have worked for us in the past, and although I am unable to say that the natural remedies always work, these are worth giving a try.


Health and Environmental Effects of Triclosan

By Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby

Recent scientific studies suggest that the widely used antibacterial substance triclosan is not as harmless as we thought it was.


Be Wary of 'BPA-Free' Cans

By Shelley Stonebrook

BPA-free cans sometimes include PVC copolymer and other unsafe bisphenol A (BPA) replacements.



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